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Drafted by: Houston, Round: 1, Pick: 9
Weight: 260 lbs.
BirthDate: Nov. 10, 1979
Birthplace: Monticello, MN
Rights traded to Milwaukee for draft rights to Jason Collier and a future first-round draft pick Highlights
Early entry candidate for the 2000 NBA Draft. Enrolled at Minnesota as one of the school's most sought-after recruits in history. Ranks second on Minnesota's all-time single-season list with 84 blocks, tallied as a freshman, trailing only former NBA center Randy Breuer, who holds the mark with 87. Earned Basketball News All-America honors as a freshman. In high school, was a two-time winner of the AP Player of the Year Award for Minnesota Named the top center in the country by Bob Gibbons All-Star Publications. College highlights at Minnesota
As a sophomore, played in 21 games before suspension for failing to meet academic requirements. Led team in scoring (14.2 ppg), rebounding (8.4 rpg), blocks (81), and field goal percentage (.613). His 3.9 blocks per game was fourth in nation. Finished first in the Big Ten in field goal percentage, second in blocks (3.9 bpg), and third in rebounding. As a freshman, started 26 games. Second in the Big Ten and eighth in the nation in blocks (3.0 bpg). Ranked second on the team and tied for ninth in the conference with 5.8 rebounds per game. Recorded a career-high 10 blocks at Fresno State. Grabbed 15 rebounds against Oregon. Tallied 17 points and 13 rebounds against Penn State and 1998 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year Calvin Booth, now a member of the Washington Wizards. Dished five assists against Montana State.