Miami Senior HS
As a Senior(2009-10)
Second player in UM history to record 1,000 points, 850 rebounds and 100 assists in a career…. Team leader in scoring (12.0 ppg), rebounding (7.8 rpg), field goal percentage (.604) — the second-best single-season field goal percentage in UM history — and blocked shots (1.1 per game)… Among active ACC players in 2010, ranked second in career boards (879) — fourth in Miami history, and eighth in career points (1,245) — 19th all-time at UM… Had three “20 & 10” games in his final collegiate season, tying for third most in the ACC… Tied for seventh in the ACC in double-digit rebounding games (9), fifth in offensive boards (2.9 per game), sixth in total rebounds (7.8 rpg), 10th in defensive rebounds (4.8) and 19th in scoring (12.0 ppg)… Shot 55.0 percent (236-429) from the field versus ACC opponents over his career… Ranks 10th all-time at UM in blocks (93)… Sixth in the ACC with 5.5 free throw attempts per game and third at UM with 567 career attempts… Averaged 14.3 points on 64.3 percent shooting from the field (18-28) and 77.8 percent from the free throw line (21-27) over his last four games… Attempted a free throw in all but one game this season (at Boston College), and shot 77.8 percent (21-of-27) from the line over his last four games… Scored in 124-of-126 career games… Owns two of the ACC’s top-10 rebounding games in 2009-10 — including a season-best 15 versus both Stetson (12/16) and South Carolina (11/22)… Posted a double-double with a game- and season-high 23 points (9-12 FGs), 11 boards and a season-high tying three blocks versus Wake Forest (1/9)… Made game-saving block off a shot from Al-Farouq Aminu with 10 seconds left… In the Charleston Classic opener vs. Tulane (11/19), converted a UM program-best 8-of-8 field goals en route to a double-double of 22 points and 14 rebounds… MVP of the Charleston Classic, finishing as tourney’s top rebounder and second all-time in Charleston Classic history with 34 boards… Averaged 16 points, 11.3 rebounds and shot 66.7 percent from the floor (18-27 FGs) throughout the tournament… Posted 17 points with a game- and season-high tying 15 boards in the championship win over South Carolina (11/22)… Game-high 20 points (8-10 FGs) and season-high tying 15 rebounds at Stetson (12/16)… Posted fourth 20-plus scoring game of year and the eighth of his career with 21 points (5-6 FGs, season-high 11-14 FTs), nine boards and two assists against No. 6/6 Duke (2/17)… Turned in seventh double-double of season with 13 points, 11 boards and a career-high tying three blocks versus No. 20/20 Georgia Tech (2/10)… Team-high 15 points (5-6 FGs, 5-7 FTs), seven boards and a block versus NC State (2/27)… Team-high 18 points (7-11 FGs, 4-4 FTs), six boards, a career-high five assists and two blocks over Virginia (2/23)… Grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds at Maryland (1/26)… Double-double of 15 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks versus Boston College (1/19)… Posted 11 points and nine boards at Virginia (1/16)… Back-to-back double-doubles with a team-high 17 points, a game-high 14 rebounds and two blocks against FAU (12/19)… Posted nine points and a game-high 11 boards in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge win over Minnesota (12/2), becoming the 30th Hurricane to score 1,000 career points… Finished with 17 points (7-9 FGs, 3-3 FTs), three assists and a season-high two tying steals versus USC Upstate (11/28) in just 18 minutes… Missed his first game of the season versus Florida State (3/6), snapping a string of 37-straight games.
As a Junior (2008-09)
Led Miami in rebounding (7.3), field goal percentage (.565) and steals (1.0), while ranking second in scoring (10.6)… Scored in double figures in 16 games, including a season-high 24 points versus Florida Atlantic (1/5), with a career-high 12-of-16 performance from the line… Those 16 attempts tie for fifth most in program history, while his 192 free throw attempts are the 10th most in a season for a Hurricane… Posted 23 points in an overtime effort versus Virginia Tech (1/25), including hitting 9-of-12 free throws… Ranked fourth in the ACC among active career rebound leaders (654) and among the ACC’s top 25 all-time rebounding leaders as juniors… Grabbed double-figure boards six times, including a career-high 16 versus Florida Southern (11/15) and 15 at Georgia Tech (3/4)… Recorded four double-doubles, including a 16-point, 14-rebound effort in the Paradise Jam semifinal versus No. 2/2 UConn (11/23)… His 14 career double-doubles were sixth-most among active career double-double leaders in the ACC… Averaged 3.1 offensive rebounds per game — fifth-best in the ACC, and ranked 11th in the league in overall rebounding average with 7.3 an outing… Sixth in the ACC with 6.2 free throw attempts per game… Missed his first game in three seasons as a Hurricane, sitting out the home contest versus North Carolina (2/15) due to injury… Snapped a streak of 89-straight games played — including 33-consecutive starts… Started all 31 games in which he played in 2008-09, tying for 14th in program history… Converted at least 70.0 percent of his field goals in 10 games, including an 8-for-11 effort at NC State (1/27)… Finished with a team-high 17 points and eight boards at Florida (3/20) in the NIT’s second round… Grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds, while adding eight points, two blocks and two steals in an NIT first-round win at Providence (3/18)… It was his sixth double-digit rebounding effort of the year, and the most by a Hurricane in the postseason since Gary Hamilton in the 2005 NIT opening round at South Carolina… Posted his 14th career double-double and fourth of the season with 10 points and a game-high tying 15 rebounds (including 11 offensive boards) at Georgia Tech (3/4)… After missing one game due to injury, returned to the starting lineup at Florida State (2/18), finishing with eight points, a team-high tying seven rebounds, two assists and a steal… Collected seven points, seven rebounds, a steal and an assist at No. 3/4 Duke (2/7)… His powerful dunk was selected as the top play on Doug Gottlieb’s Gott Hoops… Posted double-digits for the fourth-straight game and 14th time of season with 18 points on a season-high eight field goals (8-11) – including six dunks, while grabbing six rebounds and handing out two assists at NC State (1/27)… Team-high 23 points on 7-of-10 shooting from the floor and a 9-of-12 effort at the line versus Virginia Tech (1/25)… Posted his third double-double of the year with 10 points, 11 rebounds and three assists in a win over Florida State (1/21)… Picked up 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting at No. 5/6 North Carolina (1/17)… Grabbed a game-high nine rebounds (six offensive boards) with three assists in a win over Maryland (1/14)… Went 11-for-14 from the free throw line for a team-high tying 13 points and seven boards at Boston College (1/10)… Scored in double figures for the third-straight game with 16 points on 5-of-7 shooting from the field and 6-of-9 shooting from the charity stripe in a victory over St. John’s (12/27) at Madison Square Garden… Also grabbed a team-high tying seven rebounds with two assists… Connected on 4-of-5 shots from the field for eight points and 11 rebounds versus Ohio State (12/2) as part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge… Finished with 14 points and nine rebounds in the Paradise Jam opening win over Southern Miss (11/15), shooting 3-3 from the floor and 8-of-10 from the charity stripe… Earned “Chairman of the Boards” recognition at the team’s postseason banquet after leading the team in rebounds.
As a Sophomore (2007-08)
Saw action in all 34 games, with his 18 starts coming in the last 21 games — including 10 straight to close the season… Second on the team and 13th in the ACC with 6.5 rebounds per game… Tied for fifth in the league with 2.6 offensive boards per game… Converted a team-high 55 percent of his field goals – seventh best in UM history, while ranking fourth on the team with 8.6 points per game… Instrumental in UM’s home win over Duke (2/20), scoring a team- and career-high 26 points on 12-of-14 shooting from the floor en route to National Player of the Week honors by both ESPN.com and Rivals.com… Versus the Blue Devils, set career high in made field goals, while tying season high in field goals attempted…That 85.7-percent shooting performance against Duke tied for third-most efficient outing in the ACC in 2008… Averaged 12.0 points and 7.8 rebounds over the last six regular-season contests… Recorded fifth double-digit rebounding performance of the season with 10 at Florida State (3/8) in the regular-season finale… Posted two of his four double-doubles of the season versus Clemson — scoring 18 points and tying a season high with 12 boards in UM’s home win over the Tigers (1/27), and then finishing with 11 points (5-of-7 FG) and 10 rebounds at Clemson (2/27)… Pulled down six-or-more rebounds in 21 of 34 games played… Followed up stellar play in win over Duke with 12 points in victory over Maryland (2/23)… Grabbed a team-high nine rebounds in the win over St. Mary’s (3/21) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament… Logged a season-high 31 minutes at Wake Forest (1/29), finishing with 12 points (6-of-8 FG) and six rebounds… Made first start of season versus Penn (1/2), posting a double-double of 18 points and 12 boards, along with a career-high tying three steals… Scored in double-figures 12 times this season… Tied a career-high with five blocks in ACC-opening win over Georgia Tech (1/12)… Posted first double-double of the season with a 13-point, 11-rebound performance vs. North Florida (12/20)… Scored seven points — including two key free throws with 1:12 remaining — and grabbed seven rebounds in win at Mississippi State… Posted a team-high 16 points in the win over Alabama State (11/28), shooting 71.4 percent from the field (5-of-7)… Had 14 points (6-8 FGs) and nine rebounds at FIU (12/8).
As a Freshman (2006-07)
Started 22-of-32 games played as a true freshman… Ranked second on the team in rebounding (6.5), third in field goal percentage (.538) and fifth in scoring (8.6)… Led the ACC in offensive rebounding (3.3) and ranked 10th in the league in rebounds per game (6.5)… Averaged more offensive rebounds (4.1) in conference games than any other player in the ACC… Posted 9.6 points and 7.3 boards per game in ACC play… Recorded five double-doubles on the year, second-best among all ACC freshmen… Had a team-high 44 dunks on the season — the highest individual total since the 1988-89 season… Posted a team-high seven double-digit rebounding performances and was fourth on the team with 12 double-figure scoring games… Pulled down 12-or-more boards in six games, including a 14-rebound effort against Virginia (2/21)… Scored 10 points and grabbed 12 rebounds against FIU (11/11) in his UM debut, becoming the first Hurricane to record a double-double in a debut since 1986… Scored a season-high 24 points at Boston College (1/16), marking the highest scoring output by a Hurricane freshman since Darius Rice registered a 28-point outing against Villanova Feb. 17, 2001… Averaged 18.0 points and 8.5 rebounds in road games at Boston College (1/16) and Florida State (1/20) en route ACC Co-Rookie of the Week honors (1/22), becoming the first UM player in Miami history to garner ACC Rookie of the Week distinction… Hit a career-high 10 field goals at Boston College (1/16)… Scored 12 points with 12 rebounds to help lead UM to an upset over fifth-seeded and 21st-ranked Maryland (3/8) in the first round of the ACC Tournament… Averaged 10.2 points and 9.8 rebounds over the last nine games of the season.
An all-state and All-Dade County selection as a junior and senior at Miami Senior… Averaged 24 points, 13 rebounds, three assists and two blocks per game as a senior… Helped lead Miami Senior to the state title as a junior, averaging 18 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks… Rated the 82nd best prospect in the nation prior to his senior season by scouthoops.com… Ranked 65th in the nation by The Sporting News… Selected high school honorable mention All-American and All-Metro (Miami) by Street & Smith… Coached by Marcus Carreno.
A liberal arts major… Nickname is “DC”… Off the court, enjoys watching cartoons and movies.