In 2001-2002: Explosive leader who should be a force after gaining strength and muscle mass since last season ... Named to the ACC?s All-Rookie team ... Connected on the game-winning put-back at Clemson with under two seconds remaining ... One of the most pleasant surprises for the Pack last season, he started all but five games (he came off the bench to play 31 minutes versus Charleston Southern after not starting due to a back problem) ... Earned two ACC Rookie of the Week honors, he garnered the first award after shooting 15-18 (.833) in the wins over Wofford and at ninth-ranked Syracuse ... Posted the team?s best shooting percentage (.528) ... Led the team in dunks (25) and second in charges taken with a dozen ... Also the team leader in blocked shots with 30, that mark (0.88 per game) ranked 12th in the ACC ... Blocked three shots in the win over Florida State on January 8 ... He was named to the ACC Honor Roll for his freshman year, he posted a 345 grade point average ... Recipient of the team?s Scholar-Athlete Award ... Majoring in business management.
High School: Tallied 22.7 points and 13 rebounds a game as a senior at Riverdale High School ? Only player in school history to have his jersey retired ? Set nine school records including career scoring and career rebounding ? Also set school record for most points in a game (40) and most rebounds in a game (18) ? Shot 63 percent from the floor during his prep career, and registered a school-record 67 dunks as a senior ? Named Metro Atlanta Player of the Year by the Atlanta Tipoff Club following his senior campaign ? Earned Class 5-A first-team honors as both a junior and senior ? Riverdale finished the season as the sixth-ranked team in Class 5-A with a record of 26-4 ? Averaged 25 points and 13 rebounds as a junior ? Attended the 2000 Nike All-American camp ? Played in the 2001 Tipoff Club?s Dandy Dozen, the 12 best prep players in Georgia ? Also played in the Charm City Classic in Baltimore, Md., following his senior campaign ? Competed in the North-South All-Star game ? Graduated with a 3.5 grade-point average, and was involved with the Beta Club ? Had a national ranking of No. 46 by The Sporting News ? Was No. 51 by ESPN.com, along with being the No. 10 power forward ? Also rated No. 70 according to PrepStars.com ? Rated as No. 14 recruit entering the ACC by the ACC Area Sports Journal.
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