Overview A thick, powerful forward who has good hands and a knack for the ball... Shows good touch
around the basket... Stepped up last season, taking on a starting role in the absence of injured forward Wayne Simien... Collects
an impressive number of steals for a big man, usually by anticipating entry passes into the post... Can be a rebounding force
on both ends of the floor... A good interior passer... Looking to improve at the free throw line.
Junior Season (2002-03) Played in all 38 games, starting 25... Averaged 6.0 points and ranked third
on the team with 6.8 rebounds per contest... Logged 19.9 minutes per game... Shot 50.9 percent from the floor and 57.6 percent
from the line... Tallied 24 blocks, and, at 6-9, managed to record 1.3 steals per game -- good for third on the team... Posted
11 games with double-figure rebounds and had six double-doubles... Scored a career-high 16 points on two occasions, and pulled
down a career-best 16 rebounds against Syracuse in the National Championship game on April 7... Finished the season strong,
averaging 8.7 points and 9.7 rebounds per game while shooting 62.2 percent from the field in the NCAA Tournament.
Junior College Played two seasons at Iowa Western Community College... Coached by Jim Morris...
Named honorable mention All-America as a sophomore... Averaged 16.6 points and 8.2 rebounds per game his sophomore year...
Led the Reivers to a 22-9 record as a sophomore... Shot 65.8 percent from the field in his second campaign... Missed seven
games during his sophomore year after having arthroscopic surgery on his right knee... Averaged 9.7 points and 5.0 boards
per game as a freshman at Iowa Western.
High School Lees Summit (Mo.) High School (2000)... A standout forward in basketball, while excelling
at tight end and defensive end in football... Named Lee�s Summit Athlete of the Year as a senior... A McDonald�s
High School All-America nominee... Led the Tigers to the state quarterfinals as a senior... Ranked as one of the top-five
tight ends in Missouri as a senior on the gridiron... Coached by Keith Miller.