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Drafted by: Chicago, Round: 1, Pick: 4
College: Iowa State
Weight: 250 lbs.
BirthDate: Aug. 10, 1978
Birthplace: Detroit, MI
Early entry candidate for the 2000 NBA Draft. Consensus First Team All-America (the first in Iowa State history) by The Associated Press, the NABC, the USBWA and The Sporting News. Named to the Wooden All-America Team and was the Wooden Player of the Year runner-up to Cincinnati's Kenyon Martin. Ranks fourth in Iowa State history in free throws attempted (611); fifth in scoring (1,830 points), free throws made (429) and blocked shots (89); sixth in field goals made (690) and attempted (1349) and seventh in rebounding (716).
College highlights at Iowa State
Named Big 12 Player of the Year as a junior by both The Associated Press and Big 12 Coaches. Honored as NABC Pete Newell Big Man of the Year and Big 12 Tournament Most Outstanding Player. Selected to NCAA All-Midwest Region Team by leading Iowa State to first Elite Eight berth since 1944. Also named to All-Big 12 Conference First Team and Big 12 All-Improved Team. Ranked eighth in nation in scoring (22.8 ppg), leading the Big 12 Conference for a second straight season. Also averaged 7.7 rpg and 1.05 bpg. Was ranked 18th in nation in FG%. Set Iowa State single-season records for points, field goals made and games played. Scored 30 or more points in five of his last eight games. Named Big 12 Player of the Week three of the last four weeks of the season. Set single-game (a career-high 38 points) and tournament scoring (79 points) records in leading team to Big 12 Tournament title. Scored 38 points vs. Baylor. Posted 34 points and eight rebounds in other game vs. Baylor. Had 35 points on 15-for-26 shooting at Texas Tech. Also scored 35 vs. Texas. Scored 26 points vs. then-No. 1 Cincinnati. Recorded 28 points, a career-high 17 rebounds and a career-high five steals vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, winning The Tribune Holiday Classic MVP. Named to Big Island Invitational all-tournament team after notching 65 points and 20 rebounds in three games.
As a sophomore, was an All-Big 12 Conference First Team selection by AP and Second Team selection by Big 12 coaches. Named to NABC and USBWA All-District Teams. Led Big 12 in scoring, averaging 18.0 ppg. Also ranked eighth in rebounding (7.6 rpg) and ninth in FT% (73.6%). Led team in scoring in 22 of 30 games. Scored 26 points at Missouri, 32 points at Oklahoma State and 30 vs. Saint Mary's (on 12-for-17 shooting). Awarded Big 12 Player of the Week honors after posting 26.5 ppg vs. Kansas State and Oklahoma State. Named MVP of both the Cyclone Challenge and The Tribune Holiday Classic.
As a freshman, named to All-Freshman First Team by Basketball Times and All-Freshman Second Team by Basketball Weekly. Selected to NABC and USBWA All-District Teams. Tabbed as Big 12 Freshman of the Year by both AP and Big 12 coaches. Named All-Big 12 Third Team by Big 12 coaches and Big 12 Honorable Mention by AP. Led team in scoring (14.9 ppg). Recorded 27 points vs. Kansas State, 27 points at Oklahoma and 26 points vs. TCU (on 11-for-14 shooting). Named to Puerto Rico Holiday Classic All-Tournament team.