Honors & Awards
Overview: A candidate for postseason honors ... One of the country's top wing players ... Quite possibly the nation's most athletic player and most electrifying dunker ... Has range beyond the arc ... Improved on driving to the basket more in 2004-05, but needs more consistency in doing so ... Has the ability to become a great defensive player.
Career: Has played in 96 games and started 72 ... Averaging 13.1 points and 5.1 rebounds in his three seasons ... Shooting 41.3 percent from the field, 34.8 percent from the three-point arc and 71.9 percent from the free throw line ... Became the 40th player in Memphis history to score 1,000 points in a career ... Is No. 16 on the Tiger career scoring chart with 1,265 points ... If he hits his scoring average (422 points) for his first three years, will finish among the top-10 scorers in Memphis history ... Has 108 assists, 106 blocks and 85 steals ... Has hit 185 career three-pointers, which is No. 2 on the Tiger all-time list ... His 531 three-point attempts are also No. 2 on that chart ... Is No. 10 on the Memphis career three-point percentage chart at 34.8 percent ... Has six career double-doubles ... Was invited to the Team USA U21 Trials in the summer of 2005, but had to pull out when he suffered a rib injury ... Participated in the trials for Team USA for Young Men's World Championship in the summer of 2004.
2005-06 Preseason:A 2005-06 Wooden Award preseason candidate ... Selected to the ESPN.com/Dick Vitale All-Solid Gold fourth team ... Invited to the Team USA U21 Trials, but was unable to participate due to injury.
2004-05 Season: Played in all 38 games and started 28 ... Eight of the 10 non-starts came in a sixth man role in the Tigers' eight postseason games ... Led team in scoring (16.0 ppg) and free throw percentage (73.3) ... Averaged 5.0 rebounds and recorded 44 assists, 28 blocked shots and 39 steals (second on team) ... Shot 40.7 percent from the field and 32.5 percent from the three-point line ... Netted double figures in 29 games ... Grabbed five or more boards in 21 games ... Ranked among Conference USA leaders (overall games) in scoring (5th), free throw percentage (15th) and three-pointers made per game (13th) ... In Conference USA games only, ranked among the league leaders in scoring (13th) and three-pointers made per game (13th) ... Postseason (NIT/C-USA Tournament): Moved to the role of the sixth man in the postseason and came off the bench in all eight games ... Averaged 16.6 points and 3.5 rebounds in the postseason ... Scored in double figures in six games ... Shot 52.9 percent from the field, 42.5 percent from the arc and 75 percent from the foul line in the eight postseason contests ... Had eight blocks and nine steals ... In NIT play (four games), averaged 19.5 points and 3.8 rebounds ... Netted double digits in all four games ... Shot 51.9 percent from the field ... Had 21 points, six rebounds and two steals vs. St. Joseph's in the semifinals ... Scored 26 points and added three blocks vs. Vanderbilt in the quarterfinals ... In Conference USA Tournament, averaged 13.8 points and 3.3 rebounds ... Had a solid shooting performance in the tournament at 54.3 percent from the floor, 50 percent from the arc and 87.5 percent from the free throw line ... Had 20 points and six rebounds vs. Charlotte in the C-USA Tournament quarterfinals ... Opened C-USA Tournament play with a 23-point performance vs. Saint Louis ... Had a spectacular dunk over Saint Louis' 6-foot-10 center Ian Vouyoukas ... Conference USA play: Started all 16 league games ... Averaged 15.1 points and 4.7 rebounds in conference action ... Shot 37.6 percent from the floor and 76.7 percent from the charity stripe ... Had 19 points and six boards vs. Saint Louis ... Shot a career-high 16 three-point attempts (made five) vs. the Billikens ... Went scoreless for the first time in his career vs. Louisville (2nd game) ... The game broke a string of 85-straight contests in which he scored ... Prior to that game, had four-consecutive games of 20 or more points (22 vs. Charlotte; 24 vs. Southern Miss/2nd game; 28 vs. Tulane; 24 vs. Louisville/1st game) ... Averaged 24.5 points and 4.0 rebounds in that stretch ... Shot 45.5 percent from the field, 30.6 percent from the arc and 90 percent from the charity stripe in those four games ... Posted career highs for free throws made (10) and attempted (11) vs. Southern Miss (2nd game) ... Tied a career high with five assists vs. Houston ... Had 19 points and five rebounds vs. East Carolina ... Scored the 1,000th point of his career in the second half vs. the Pirates ... Became the 40th player in Tiger history to reach the milestone ... Recorded a double-double of 14 points and 10 boards vs. TCU (1st game) ... The double-double was the sixth of his career ... Had 29 points and five rebounds vs. Marquette ... Had another jaw-dropping dunk late in the game vs. the Golden Eagles ... Non-conference play: Played in all 14 games and started 12 ... Came off the bench for two games in December due to an ankle injury ... Averaged 16.6 points and 6.2 rebounds in non-league play ... Shot 79.6 percent from the free throw line ... Had 18 points and five rebounds vs. Texas ... Came off the bench to record 22 points and seven boards vs. Providence ... Posted fifth career double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds vs. Austin Peay ... Had 23 points and eight rebounds vs. Maryland ... Averaged 22.8 points and 6.3 boards in the Coaches vs. Cancer (CVC) Classic ... Had 25 points, four rebounds and a career-high tying five assists vs. Syracuse in the CVC title game... Netted a career-best 33 points vs. St. Mary's in the semifinals ... Also had a career-high four steals vs. the Gaels ... The 13 field goals made vs. St. Mary's was a career best ... Named to the CVC All-Tournament Team ... Averaged 16.5 points and 6.0 rebounds in the CVC Memphis Regional ... Named the CVC Regional MVP.
2003-04 Season: Played in 28 of 30 games ... Made 18 starts ... Averaged 13.0 points and 5.7 boards ... Was third on the team in scoring and rebounding ... Ranked among the Conference USA leaders (all games) in scoring (18th), three-point field goal percentage (13th) and blocked shots (12th) ... Missed two games after suffering a head injury vs. Missouri Dec. 27 ... Underwent surgery Dec. 31 to repair a bone crack above his eye ... Did not see action vs. Oakland and Villanova ... Started the first 10 games of the year ... Upon returning from injury, took over the role as the Tigers' sixth man ... Returned to the starting lineup the last eight games of the season after Jeremy Hunt suffered his ACL injury in mid-February ... Netted double figures in seven of last nine games (15.0 ppg) ... Hit four or more treys seven times ... Postseason (NCAA/C-USA Tournaments): Started both NCAA Tournament contests ... Had eight points and five rebounds vs. Oklahoma State ... Scored a season-high 26 points vs. South Carolina in the NCAA Tournament first round ... Posted a career best for treys (6) vs. the Gamecocks ... The six treys set an NCAA Tournament record for the Tigers ... Recorded fourth career double-double vs. South Carolina with 26 points and 10 rebounds ... Posted 14 points and four boards vs. Saint Louis in the Conference USA Tournament ... Had four three-pointers vs. the Billikens ... Conference USA play: Saw action in all 16 league games, starting six ... Averaged 11.3 points and 5.6 rebounds in conference games ... Shot 71.7 percent from the foul line in Conference USA play ... Scored 15 points vs. Cincinnati ... Had 22 points vs. TCU (2nd game) on 7-of-14 field goals, 3-of-4 treys and 5-of-7 free throws ... Suffered a sprained ankle in first half vs. Louisville (2nd game) and was unable to play in the second half ... Posted 18 points and seven rebounds vs. Southern Miss (2nd game) ... Had 15 points and eight boards vs. UAB ... Had 12 points and six rebounds (four offensive) vs. Marquette ... Scored only seven points vs. East Carolina, but grabbed seven boards ... Tied a season-high with four blocks vs. Saint Louis ... Also posted 11 points and five rebounds vs. the Billikens ... Had 19 points on 7-of-13 field and 5-of-10 treys vs. Louisville (1st game) ... Grabbed six boards vs. the Cardinals ... Played game without protective goggles for first time since Dec. 27 injury ... Made several key plays in the last seven minutes vs. Louisville: 7:12 left -- hit trey to pull Memphis to within 52-50; 5:51 left -- hit trey to put Tigers up 53-52; 4:14 left -- put back a Memphis field goal miss for a 57-55 lead; 1:55 left -- blocked a Louisville three-point attempt as the shot clock expires, causing a Cardinal turnover ... Hit a season-high seven free throws vs. USF ... Averaged 14.7 points and 7.0 rebounds in three-game span from Tulane Jan. 17 through USF Jan. 27 ... Tulane contest was his first "true" game back following injury ... Scored 15 points and grabbed six boards vs. the Green Wave ... In first three games (Southern Miss, DePaul, Charlotte) back following injury, averaged only 3.3 points ... First game back following surgery was C-USA opener at Southern Miss ... Non-conference play: Had surgery Dec. 31 and missed two games vs. Oakland Dec. 29 and Villanova Jan. 6 ... Left Missouri game in middle of second half with a head injury, which was later determined to be a fracture above the eye ... Recorded third career double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds vs. Belmont ... The 11 boards tied a career high ... Had 18 points and six rebounds vs. Illinois ... Scored 21 points and grabbed nine boards vs. Tennessee Martin ... Posted 23 points and seven rebounds against Fordham ... Opened season with a 19-point, six-rebound performance vs. Wake Forest ... Started season with a string of seven-straight double-digit scoring games ... Averaged 17.6 points in those first seven contests.
2002-03 Season:Named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team ... Started 26 of the Tigers' 30 games ... Averaged 9.8 points and 4.8 rebounds ... Had a team-leading 46 rejections ... Ranked fourth in Conference USA in blocks (1.53) ... Postseason (NCAA/C-USA Tournaments): Finished with eight points, five rebounds and two assists in the Tigers' NCAA Tournament game against Arizona State ... Averaged 11.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks in the Conference USA Tournament ... Posted five points, seven rebounds and three blocks in the semis vs. Louisville ... Scored 18 points (5-10 FG, 3-7 treys, 5-6 FT) vs. USF in the quarterfinals ... Conference USA play: Averaged 9.5 points and 4.3 rebounds in conference action ... Started 14 of the 16 league games ... Netted double figures in eight games ... Hit three or more treys seven times ... Scored 10 points, knocking down 3-of-5 three-pointers, in the Tigers' win at UAB ... Pulled down seven rebounds and had five points off the bench in the Tigers' win over Cincinnati ... Scored 12 points (2-3 treys, 6-8 FT) to go along with five rebounds at Louisville ... Knocked down 4-of-9 three-pointers and finished with 15 points vs. UAB ... Scored a season-high 22 points, including four treys, vs. East Carolina ... Had three blocks in the ECU win ...Non-conference play: Started nine of the 11 non-C-USA games ... Netted double figures in seven games, including the first five contests ... Had four points, three rebounds and two blocks vs. Murray State ... His one-handed jam sparked a 9-0 Memphis run to help the Tigers overcome an eight-point, first-half deficit against the Racers ... Lone points against No. 7 Illinois came on an inbounds lob pass which fueled an 8-0 run to put the Tigers up 58-50 ... Had 16 points and career highs of 11 rebounds and five blocks vs. UALR ... The double-double was his second of the season ... The 11 boards were a career high ... Recorded 14 points and nine rebounds against Arkansas-Pine Bluff ... Had first career double-double performance with 13 points and 10 rebounds against Austin Peay ... Played a career-high 45 minutes and had five assists (tied career best) and three blocks against the Governors ... Started first game of collegiate career vs. Syracuse ... Finished with 12 points, nine rebounds, five assists (career high), two blocks and a steal against the Orange.
High School: Averaged 21.5 points and 13.6 rebounds as a senior at Northwest High School en route to being named Indianapolis Star's Player of the Year ... Had 1,210 points and 737 rebounds in his career ... Prep squad was the Indianapolis Public School Athletic Conference champions with a 17-8 record ... Team was also sectional runner-up ... Played in the 11th annual Super Shootout, which pits the top players from the city and metro area of Indianapolis, and scored 25 points and had a game-high 16 rebounds ... Netted 16 points in the 2002 Reebok North-South Classic ... First player from Northwest to be named to the Indiana All-Star team ... Also the IHSAA state champion in the high jump with a personal-best jump of 6-11 as a senior ... Placed sixth at the state championship in the 400 meters with a time of 49.28 ... Sectional and regional champion in both the high jump and 400 meters.
Total 3-Point Rebounds Year GP-GS Min/Avg FG-FGA Pct FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def Tot Avg PF-FO Ast TO Blk Stl Pts/Avg 2002-03 30-26 759/25.3 102-238 .429 47-130 .362 43-67 .642 41-103 144 4.8 61-0 34 38 46 23 294/9.8 2003-04 28-18 753/26.9 126-325 .388 62-167 .371 50-73 .685 42-117 159 5.7 56-2 30 44 32 23 364/13.0 2004-05 38-28 1131/29.8 211-519 .407 76-234 .325 109-141 .773 63-127 190 5.0 79-1 44 55 28 39 607/16.0 TOTAL 96-72 2643/27.5 439-1062 .413 185-531 .348 146-347 .719 146-347 493 5.1 196-3 108 137 106 85 1265/13.2