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Drafted by: Los Angeles, Round: 1, Pick: 18
Weight: 225 lbs.
BirthDate: Apr. 13, 1980
Birthplace: Chicago, IL
Early entry candidate for the 2000 NBA Draft. Named Honorable Mention All-America by The Associated Press for the second straight season as a sophomore. As a freshman, was named Conference USA Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year in addition to being named First Team All-Conference USA and First Team All-Rookie. Was voted the National Freshman of the Year by the United States Basketball Writers Association, The Sporting News and Basketball News.
Only player in DePaul history to have 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and 100 three-point field goals. Second fastest player in school history to reach the 1,000-point mark (Mark Aguirre). Ranks seventh in school history with 117 three-point goals. Posted 29 double-doubles in his two seasons.College highlights at DePaul
Voted First Team All-Conference USA as a sophomore. Led Conference USA and was 11th in nation in rebounding (9.8 rpg). Ranked fourth in three-pointers made (73) and fifth in scoring (17.0 ppg). Posted 13 double-doubles. Scored in double figures 25 times and had 18 double-digit rebounding efforts. Scored a season-high 32 points to go with 10 rebounds vs. UNC-Charlotte.
Had 27 points and 10 rebounds vs. Texas. Posted 26 points and 12 rebounds vs. St. John's. Had 22 points and 15 rebounds at UCLA. Hit for 20 points at Duke. Scored 21 points in first round of the NCAA Tournament vs. Kansas. Pulled down 12 rebounds in games vs. Saint Louis and UNC-Charlotte in the C-USA Tournament.
Finished seventh in the nation in rebounding (10.5 rpg) as a freshman. Was the country's top rebounding freshman and ranked third in scoring (18.9 ppg). Led C-USA in rebounding and finished second in scoring. Was named C-USA Player of the Week twice. Posted 16 double-doubles. Led the Blue Demons in scoring 21 times and rebounding 23 times. Had nine games of 25 or more points. Had eight games with 15 or more rebounds.
Scored a career-high 33 points and added 15 rebounds vs. UNC-Wilmington. Had 31 points and 18 rebounds vs. Cal, including 14-for-18 from the free throw line. Scored 29 points and grabbed a freshmen-record 20 rebounds vs. UAB. Scored 29 points (10 in overtime) to go with 11 rebounds in a win over third-ranked Cincinnati. Had 21 points and nine rebounds vs. No. 1 ranked Duke at the United Center. Scored 19 points and pulled down 16 rebounds in only 26 minutes vs. Kansas.