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Drafted by: Chicago, Round: 2, Pick: 33
Weight: 245 lbs.
BirthDate: Nov. 1, 1977
Birthplace: Tulsa, OK
Set UConn record for career starts with 135 and ranks second all-time in games played (138) and blocks (193). Is fourth all-time in field goal percentage (.542) and seventh in rebounds with 880. Attended Pete Newell's Big Man Camp during both the 1997 and 1999 summers. College highlights at Connecticut
As a senior, started all 34 games in which he played (sat out game vs. Boston College with sprained ankle). Averaged 8.5 ppg and a team-leading 6.4 rpg. Blocked 47 shots, tying for team lead. Reached double figures in scoring 16 times. Topped team in rebounding 14 times and blocks 13 times. Notched five double-doubles. Tallied a career-high 19 points at Syracuse. Scored 18 points, grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds and blocked three shots vs. St. John's. Recorded 16 points and 11 boards in first round of Big East Tournament vs. Boston College. Served as co-captain with fellow draft prospect Kevin Freeman. Started 34 games as a junior on team that won NCAA title. Was named to NABC All-District I Second Team. Ranked second on the team in rebounding with 6.4 rpg. Led team in blocks with 51. Scored 17 points vs. Michigan State. Racked up 14 points and 12 boards vs. Pittsburgh. Blocked a career-high-tying six shots vs. Wagner. Recorded nine points, 13 rebounds and four blocks vs. Seton Hall. Earned team's Strength and Conditioning Award. As a sophomore, started all 37 games, playing 23.7 mpg and leading team with 7.1 rpg. Also topped UConn in blocks with 49 (1.3 bpg). Registered six double-doubles and led squad in rebounding 15 times. Had 17 points and 15 boards vs. Seton Hall, 15 points and 14 boards vs. Rhode Island and 15 points and 13 boards vs. Providence in first game back after a concussion. Notched total of 32 points and 26 rebounds in four NCAA Tournament games. Played in all 33 games as a freshman, starting 30 (including all 18 Big East contests). Averaged 20.5 mpg, although that number jumped to 27.2 mpg over final 20 games. Ranked first on team in blocked shots with 46 and second in rebounding with 5.5 rpg. Blocked a career-high-tying six shots vs. both Seton Hall and Nebraska. Tallied one double-double (10 points and 10 boards vs. Miami). Scored 14 points and added eight rebounds, six blocks and three steals vs. Nebraska. Hauled in total of 29 boards in two games vs. Seton Hall. Named team's Defensive Player of the Year.