NC State opened its series at Georgia Tech with a 13-4 victory for its 12th win in a row, and eighth consecutive in ACC play
As a senior (2012) Granted a redshirt after suffering a season-ending knee injury on opening day
As a junior (2011) Played in all 62 games for the Wolfpack, making 61 starts Batted .333 (20-for-60) with two doubles, two home runs, 13 runs scored and 12 RBIs in the last 14 games of the season Batted .306 with six doubles, four triples, two home runs, 20 runs scored and 19 RBIs in 30 ACC games Got his Division I career off to a hot start Feb. 18 vs. Elon, going 3-for-5 with a double, a home run, two RBIs and four runs scored in five at-bats Also had two spectacular catches in center field in the opener and had five putouts for the game Went 4-for-5, scored twice and drove in a run Feb. 27 at Coastal Carolina Went 3-for-4 with a double, drove in a run, scored two and stole two bases March 9 in the final game of the two-game series vs. Radford Homered and scored two runs April 16 in the second game of the North Carolina series Singled and scored a run in five at-bats in the final game of the UNC series, and made a spectacular momentum-changing catch in the fourth inning, turning a likely two-run double into an inning-ending double play Scored three runs and drove in three May 1 in the series finale vs. Maryland Went 2-for-3 with a home run, three runs scored and two walks May 11 at Campbell Tied his season high with four hits, including a double, in five at-bats May 19 in the opener of the Boston College series, scoring a run and driving in a run Went 2-for-6 and drove in four runs May 20 in the second game of the BC series Went 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI and a show-stopping circus catch vs. Florida State in the first round of the ACC Championship On the circus catch, he ran full bore for about 20 yards, dived and laid out parallel to the ground to make the catch fully extended, robbing the hitter of a possible triple The catch ranked No. 2 on ESPN's "Plays of the Day"
Junior College (2009-10) Helped lead Pitt CC to the 2010 NJCAA World Series Batted .348 with 11 doubles, 11 home runs, 45 RBIs and 10 steals in as many attempts in 46 games Tied for fifth in NJCAA Region X in home runs and was ninth in RBIs Earned first-team All-Region X honors Batted .429 (69-for-161) with 14 doubles, 14 home runs, 43 RBIs and 12 steals in 13 attempts in 42 games played as a freshman in 2009 Drew 12 walks and was hit by five pitches for a .478 on-base percentage Had a .789 slugging percentage
MLB Draft Taken in the 25th round of the 2011 draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks
High school Played at New Bern High School Was a senior in 2008 Personal Majoring in science, technology and science