San Diego State vs. Arizona - Dec. 22, 2007 - AP Game Photos
A returning all-conference selection and physical player who has proven he can play against bigger opponents... Spreads defenses with his ability to shoot from the perimeter... Shoots a high percentage from the field... Is a heady player as evidenced by not fouling out once despite playing against other centers in 2007-08... Utilizes good footwoork... Continues to work on his defending and free-throw shooting.
As A Junior (2007-08 Season) MWC Rankings: 5th in rebounding, t-5th in offensive rebounds, 6th in defensive rebounds, 14th in minutes played, 16th in scoring
A third-team all-MWC selection... Was also tabbed the league's top newcomer in the preseason... Played in all 33 games, making 31 starts, and averaged 30.9 minutes a game to rank second on the squad... Finished the season with the second-most points on the team (377) and was SDSU's third-leading scorer at 11.4 points and top rebounder (6.5 rpg)... Had 18 double-digit scoring efforts in his first year as an Aztec... Began his SDSU career by scoring nine points and grabbing five rebounds as starter vs. Liberty (11-9-07)... Totaled five points, four rebounds vs. Portland (11-10-07)... Scored a team-high 19 points (8-15 FGs) and had six rebounds at Fresno State (11-11-07)... Reached double figures for the second time as an Aztec, scoring 10 points and dishing a career-high three assists at San Diego (11-19-07)... Pulled down a team-high nine rebounds to go along with seven points at California (11-24-07)... Matched his season high with 19 points, while grabbing seven rebounds at LMU (11-28-07)... Had 11 points, five rebounds and two assists vs. Western Michigan (12-1-07)... Tied his career high with three assists vs. UC Riverside (12-4-07)... Posted a team-high nine rebounds vs. Saint Mary's (12-8-07)... Came off the bench and pulled down six rebounds vs. Navy (12-17-07)... Scored 11 points and shared the team high with eight rebounds at Arizona (12-22-07)... Posted seven points and eight rebounds vs. Sam Houston State (12-28-07)... Scored 12 points, while adding four rebounds and one assist vs. TCU (1-5-08)... Grabbed a team-high nine rebounds at New Mexico (1-12-08)... Notched 10 points and eight rebounds during a career-high 39 minutes vs. Utah (1-16-08)... Totaled 16 points and eight rebounds vs. Wyoming (1-19-08)... Scored 15 points on 6-of-8 shooting, while grabbing six rebounds vs. UNLV (1-26-08)... Notched his second double-double of the season and third of his career with a season-high 23 points and 11 rebounds at Colorado State (1-29-08)... Tied a career high with 12 rebounds vs. Air Force (2-6-08)... Enjoyed a 7-for-8 shooting night en route to a game-high 20 points at TCU (2-9-08)... Was second on the team with 19 points vs. New Mexico (2-13-08)... Tallied 11 points and six rebounds at Utah (2-16-08)... Notched his fourth straight double-digit scoring effort and eighth in the last 10 games with 12 points at Wyoming (2-19-08)... Had nine points and six rebounds vs. BYU (2-23-08)... Scored five points and pulled down seven rebounds at UNLV (2-26-08)... Equaled his season best in points (23) and field goals (10) after coming off the bench for just the second time this season vs. Colorado State (3-1-08)... Pulled down a game-high nine rebounds, while adding eight points at Air Force (3-8-08)... Sank a career-best nine free throws en route to a game-high 15 points vs. Air Force in the MWC quarterfinals (3-13-08)... Posted his 17th double-digit scoring performance of the year with 18 points against BYU in the MWC semifinals (3-14-08)... Recorded game-highs of 19 points and seven rebounds in 33 minutes at Florida (3-19-08) in the first round of the NIT.
As A Redshirt (2006-07 Season)
Sat out the 2006-07 season due to NCAA transfer rules... Practiced with the team throughout the season.
As A Sophomore (2005-06 Season)
Appeared in 26 games and made five starts for a Marquette team that went 20-11 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament (coincidentally at Cox Arena in San Diego)... Played in the first 21 games of the season... Was sixth on the team in scoring average (5.6) and tied for fourth in rebounds per game (4.0)... Set nearly all of his career highs in a magical performance against South Carolina on Nov. 26th in the championship game of the Great Alaska Shootout... Came off the bench against the Gamecocks to score 30 points, on 11-of-17 shooting, and added 12 rebounds in 30 minutes of action... Other career highs set that night included field goals (11), field goal attempts (17), three-point field goals (3), three-point field goals attempted (4) and minutes played (30)... Had three double-digit games during the season... Tallied 10 points, to lead all reserves, and added four rebounds in the season opening game against Rice (11-18-05)... Posted consecutive double-digit rebound games with 12 against South Carolina (11-26-05) and 10 at Nebraska (11-30-06)... Recorded three double-digit scoring games and two double-figure rebound games during the campaign... Played 10 or more minutes in 20 of the first 21 games of the season and 21 times during the campaign.
As A Freshman (2004-05 Season)
One of six players to see action in all 31 games for the Golden Eagles, who finished the season with a 19-12 record and a berth in the postseason NIT... He averaged 6.0 points and 3.6 rebounds in just 15.2 minutes of action per game... Made three starts during the campaign... Had six double-digit scoring games... Bucked the freshmen trend as his averages improved as the season progressed... In 16 conference games, he averaged 7.6 points and 4.4 rebounds, while connecting on 51.8 percent of his field goal attempts... In conference games, he ranked third on the team in rebounding... Scored a season-high 18 points in just 14 minutes of action against Tulane (1-8-05)... Collected his first career double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds at Memphis (1-13-05)... He became the first Golden Eagle freshman to post a double-double since February of 2001... Pulled down eight rebounds in just 13 minutes of action against Wisconsin (12-11-04)... Led the team in rebounding three times during his freshman campaign... Was awarded the Marquette Super Sub Award.
A three-year starter at Burnsville High School in Burnsville, Minn... Graduated as the school's all-time leader in points and rebounds for head coach Doug Boe.... Led his team to the Class 4A State Championship game, averaging 24.1 points and 12.2 rebounds... A first-team all-state, all-conference and all-metro as a senior... Averaged 23.7 points and 11.0 rebounds as a junior and 9.7 points and 7.1 rebounds as a sophomore... Established single-season records for points and rebounds during his junior season and broke his own record his senior season... A three-sport letterwinner in basketball, football and golf.