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Drafted by: Sacramento, Round: 2, Pick: 45
College: Louisiana State
Weight: 250 lbs.
BirthDate: Feb. 12, 1977
Birthplace: Atlanta, GA
Scored in double figures in 46 of 61 career games at LSU. His 63 career blocks rank ninth on school's all-time list. Became the 31st player in LSU history to grab at least 500 rebounds (501). Set an Atlanta Metropolitan Junior College record with 149 career blocked shots. Nicknamed "Big Nasty."College highlights at LSU
As a senior, ranked second on the team in scoring (12.5 ppg), rebounding (7.0 rpg), field goal percentage (.553) and blocked shots (33), trailing fellow draft prospect Stromile Swift in all four categories. Team captain was one of two Tigers to start all 34 games. Led the team in scoring six times and in rebounding nine times. Scored season-high 26 points against Fresno State. Had double-digit rebounds in five games. Averaged 13.3 points and 6.0 rebounds in three NCAA Tournament games.
Ranked second on the team in scoring as a junior, averaging 12.7 ppg. Led the team and finished second in the conference in rebounding (9.7 rpg). His rebounding average was the highest at LSU since Geert Hammink averaged 10.2 to lead the SEC in 1993. Pulled down 17 rebounds in his first LSU game against Texas-Pan American. Led the team in rebounding in 20 of 27 games. Scored 30 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in an overtime loss to Alabama.
Earned Georgia Junior College Athletic Association Player of the Year and team MVP honors as a sophomore, after averaging 19.5 points, 13 rebounds and 2.7 blocks per game.
In first season at Atlanta Metropolitan Junior College, named conference Freshman of the Year, averaging 15.8 points, 11.9 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 2.6 blocks.Atlanta Metropolitan Junior College