Memphis to face Saints in Old Spice Classic action Thursday in Orlando.
Overview: Has size and wingspan similar to teammate Robert Dozier, but is physically a little stronger ... Great from 19 feet and in... A strong finisher and good with the ball... Has range to the three-point line.
High School: Played the 2004-05 season for Laurinburg Prep, a team that recruiting analysts/publications have called the top all-time prep squad ... Helped lead Laurinburg to a 40-0 record and the 2004-05 prep school national championship ... No. 1 Laurinburg Prep defeated No. 2 Hargrave Military Academy 95-83 for the national title ... Had 13 points in the prep national championship game ... Averaged 16.1 points, 7.3 rebounds and 3.5 assists at Laurinburg Prep in 2004-05 ... Named a 2005 Scout.com prep All-America first teamer ... Ranked among the nation's top players by Scout.com (No. 11), SchoolSports.com (No. 13) and RivalHoops Top 150 (No. 15) ... Rated the No. 5 shooting guard in the nation by RivalHoops ... Played in the Reebok/EA Sports Roundball Classic All-Star Game (Chicago) and The Jordan Classic (New York) following the 2004-05 campaign ... Had 12 points, one rebound and two assists for the West Team in the Roundball Classic (West won 136-119) ... Netted 15 points for the Gray Team in the Jordan Classic (Gray won 127-126) ... Prior to 2004-05 season, ranked as the No. 2 player in the 2005 class by Prep Stars' Rob Harrington on USAToday.com ... Also rated the No. 11 player in the 2005 class by Scout.com ... USA Today also ranked him among its Super 25 players in the nation in 2005 ... Transferred to Laurinburg from Hamilton High School in February of 2004 ... Prior to 2003-04 campaign, was rated the nation's No. 5 overall prospect by Rivals.com ... Rivals.com also rated him the country's top small forward ... Ranked the No. 17 player in the country by Bob Gibbons' All-Star Report ... Averaged 21.9 points and 12.0 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game in 2002-03 ... Earned Tennessee All-State first team honors in 2002-03 ... Named MVP of the AAU National Championship in the summer of 2003, helping lead the Memphis YOMCA team to the 17-and-under national crown.