As A Sophomore (2011-12 Season) MW Rankings: 1st in scoring, 3rd in defensive rebounds, 4th in rebounding, 4th in free-throw percentage, 6th in field-goal percentage, 9th in offensive rebounds, 10th in blocked shots NCAA Rankings: 59th in scoring, 100th in rebounding, 142nd in free-throw percentage, 175th in field-goal percentage
Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American... Named Mountain West Player of the Year to become the second Aztec player to earn the honor (Brandon Heath, 2006)... Was the first sophomore to earn the honor since Utah's Andrew Bogut was named the league's player of the year in 2005... No Aztec in any conference had ever earned league player of the year honors as a sophomore... Was also a MW first-team selection, USBWA all-District IX choice, NABC all-District 17 pick, Basketball Times all-District selection, MW all-tournament team honoree and CBSSports.com's Most Improved Player... Named MW Player of the Week three times... Played in 32 games and made 22 starts... Led the team in scoring (17.4) and rebounding (7.9), while also averaging 1.5 assists and shooting 80.0 percent from the free-throw line... Finished the season ranked second nationally in scoring and rebounding improvement from 2010-11 to 2011-12... His 14.49-point improvement ranked second to Eastern Kentucky's Jaron Jones (+14.52) as did his 6.04-rebounding improvement (Meyers Leonard, Illinois, +6.96)... Finished the season by scoring in double-figures in 21 consecutive games, which included every MW game... Led the league in scoring and was fourth in rebounding, making him one of two players in the MW to rank in the top five in both categories... Finished the conference campaign as the scoring champion and was third in rebounding, making him the only player in the MW to rank in the top three in both categories... His 12 double-doubles were tied for the eighth-most in school history (Aerick Sanders, 8th-12), and were the second most among sophomores in school history (Kawhi Leonard, 23)... His 160 free throws were the eighth most in program history... Logged a personal-best 31 points (10-17 FG, 4-7 3FG, 7-7 FT), six rebounds and three steals in 27 minutes off the bench vs. UC Davis (11-13-11)... Scored 19 points and had eight rebounds in 22 minutes off the bench vs. No. rv/22 Creighton (11-30-11)... Filled the stat sheet with 11 points, five rebounds, two blocks and two steals at San Diego (12-7-11)... Notched a game-high 19 points and six rebounds in his second career start vs. Elon (12-22-11)... Finished with a game-high 26 points, 10 rebounds, a personal-best five assists, a career-record three blocks and a personal-high six steals in 28 minutes vs. Redlands (12-30-11); He also connected on a career-high four three-point field goals... Had 16 points and 10 rebounds vs. Chicago State (1-10-12)... Hit the game-winning lay-up with 0.3 seconds left vs. No. 12 UNLV (1-14-12) and finished with a team-high 24 points and 10 rebounds... Recovered from a two-point first half (1-6 FG) and finished by making 4-of-7 shots to finish with 12 points at New Mexico (1-18-12)... Contributed 14 points and 10 rebounds vs. Air Force (1-21-12)... Recorded his sixth double-double is his last eight games after he finished with a game-high 24 points and a team-best 10 rebounds at Colorado State (1-28-12)... Tallied a game-high 24 points (9-10 FT) and 11 rebounds vs. TCU (2-4-12)... Had 31 points and set a career high with 16 rebounds vs. CSU (2-25-12); He also connected on a career-best 14 free throws (14-for-15)... Scored a career-high 35 points, including a career-high 14 off free throws, grabbed 13 rebounds and dished a career-high five assists in a personal-best 42 minutes at TCU (3-3-12)... Hit the game-winning three-pointer as time expired vs. Boise State in the MW quarterfinals (3-8-12); He finished with 19 points, a team-high five rebounds and three assists... Dropped 19 points and six boards vs. Colorado State (3-9-12) in the MW semifinals... Posted 16 points and 10 rebounds vs. New Mexico (3-10-12) in the finals of the MW tournament... Went off for a game-high 23 points, after knocking down a career-high four three-pointers, and a team-best eight rebounds vs. North Carolina State (3-16-12) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
As A Freshman (2010-11 Season)
Saw action in 22 games, including 13 of the final 16 games of the campaign... Averaged 2.9 points and 1.9 rebounds in 8.1 minutes... In nine Mountain West games, he averaged 3.3 points and 2.7 rebounds in 9.0 minutes... Played 11 or more minutes seven times... Shot 50.0 percent from the floor (24-for-48) and made 62.9 percent of his two-point attempts (17-for-27)... Recorded one double-figured scoring performance and one double-digit rebounding effort... Had one double-double... Played in his first game of his career vs. IUPUI (11-21-10) and logged four minutes of action... Logged his first career stats with four points, one rebound and one blocked shot in 12 minutes vs. San Diego Christian College (11-26-10)... Scored two points, grabbed three rebounds and logged his first assist of his career vs. San Diego (12-11-10)... Played a career-high 20 minutes vs. Cal Poly (12-13-10) and corralled six rebounds, blocked a career-best two shots and added two points and one assist... Went a perfect 3-for-3 from the field en route to six points and added three rebounds vs. Occidental College (12-31-10)... Had two rebounds and an assist in only four minutes at TCU (1-5-11)... Hit his first career three-point field goal and free throw en route to four points vs. Wyoming (1-29-11). Also had one assist and blocked a shot in 15 minutes vs. the Cowboys... Scored three points in an effective three minutes at Colorado State (2-2-11)... Had two rebounds and one assist vs. TCU (2-5-11)... In just 17 minutes vs. Utah (2-8-11), he produced his first career double-double with 13 points (4-5 FG, 2-3 3FG, 3-5 FT) and 10 rebounds. He also had a career-high two assists and one steal vs. the Utes... Finished with six points and four rebounds in 17 minutes off the bench at Wyoming (3-1-11)... Knocked down both free-throw attempts and threw down a dunk vs. Colorado State (3-5-11)... In just 11 minutes off the bench vs. Utah (3-10-11) in the Mountain West Conference quarterfinals, he knocked down a career-high three three-point field goals en route to nine points. He also added a career-high two steals vs. the Utes... Had another productive day off the bench at UNLV (3-11-11) with seven points in eight minutes in the semifinals of the MWC Championship... Played two minutes vs. Northern Colorado (3-17-11) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament... Logged six minutes and scored two points in the NCAA West Region semifinal contest vs. No. 9/8 and eventual national champion Connecticut.
High School Attended Westwind Prep International High in Phoenix, Ariz.... Averaged 18.5 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.5 steals, 2.3 assists and 1.1 blocks in 2009-10, according to MaxPreps.com... Prior to Westwind Prep, played at Serrano High in Phelan, Calif., where he led his team in scoring, rebounding, steals and blocked shots in his final two seasons... He earned four varsity letters... Was a three-time all-league choice and a two-time all-CIF selection... Led California in scoring en route to all-state accolades... In 2008-09, he averaged 31.7 points, 15.4 rebounds, 3.5 steals and 4.9 blocks, while leading Serrano to the playoffs... At least four times in `08-09 he scoring 40 or more points, including back-to-back efforts against Rancho Cucamonga and Compton High... As a junior in 2007-08, he led the Diamondbacks to a 25-5 record and an unblemished 8-0 league mark... He averaged 22.9 points, 8.2 rebounds, 3.1 steals and 2.0 blocks... In 2006-07, he lead the team in blocked shots (1.1) and helped Serrano to the league championship and a 25-4 record... His ESPN.com grade is a 90 and was rated as the 24th-best shooting guard in the class of 2009 coming out of Serrano... Also competed in football and track and field... Received interest from Ohio State, UConn, Baylor, USC, UCLA, Iowa State, Oregon, Oregon State, Long Beach State and San Diego.