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College: Northern Illinois
Weight: 230 lbs.
BirthDate: Apr. 29, 1977
Birthplace: St. Charles, IL
Honored three times as a GTE-CoSIDA Academic All-America (First Team in 1997-98 and 1999-00 and Second Team in 1996-97) and three times as a GTE-CoSIDA Academic All-District. Named GTE-CoSIDA Academic All-America of the Year for 1999-00. Signed with Bayer Leverkusen (Bundesliga 1) in Germany in April. Was first Northern Illinois player to score at least 400 points in four different seasons and also to be named to conference first team four times. Ranks first in school history in scoring (1,996 points), rebounding (1,110 boards), games (116) and point-rebound double-doubles (59); second in career field goals (738) and blocked shots (156); third in free throws (490); and fourth in steals (130). Named to school's 25-man All-Time Chick Evans Field House Team. Was a three-time school MVP and captain. At Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, averaged 10.3 ppg and 8.5 rpg in 22 minutes per game. College highlights at Northern Illinois
As a senior, ranked 27th in NCAA in scoring (19.9 ppg). Led all active Division I players in career rebounds and career point-rebound double-doubles during regular season. Was runner-up for Mid-American Conference Player of the Year. Named First-Team All-MAC and Second-Team NABC All-District. Led league in offensive rebounding (99) and was second in scoring and rebounding (8.9 rpg), fourth in blocked shots (1.4 bpg), fifth in field goal percentage (.489) and ninth in steals (1.7 spg). Was MVP of Doral/Florida International Tipoff Classic. Named MAC Offensive Player of the Week twice and College Hoops Insider National Player of the Week once. Posted career-highs with 36 points and 20 rebounds vs. Marshall. Poured in 30 points vs. Western Michigan. Notched 28 points and grabbed 15 rebounds vs. Boston University and recorded 23 points and 19 boards vs. Eastern Michigan. Was national recipient of Anson Mount Scholar-Athlete Award. Awarded medical redshirt in 1998-99 after missing 21 games due to shin splints. Ranked sixth in Division I in rebounding as a junior (11.1 rpg), also averaging 18.6 ppg. Was one of only 19 major-college players to average a double-double. Was selected as First-Team Basketball Times All-District, First-Team All-MAC and First-Team All-MAC Academic. Also named to All-New Orleans Christmas Classic and picked as team co-MVP. Led league in rebounding for third straight year. Hit for double figures 25 times. Registered a season-high 29 points vs. Chicago State. As a sophomore, hauled in 9.7 rpg, which ranked 24th in Division I. Picked as an Honorable Mention Basketball Times All-District and First-Team All-Midwestern Collegiate Conference. Topped league in rebounding and finished third in scoring (15.9 ppg). Scored season-high 24 points vs. both Western Michigan and North Carolina-Greensboro. As a freshman, named Second-Team Basketball Weekly Frosh All-America, Honorable Mention All-District and Third-Team Basketball Times Frosh All-America. Also picked as one of College Sports Magazine's Top 30 Freshmen. Named MCC Newcomer of the Year and First-Team All-MCC Among nation's freshmen, ranked third in field goal percentage (.547), fourth in rebounding (8.7 rpg) and 10th in scoring (15.2 ppg). Became first Division I NIU player to earn First Team all-league honors and also the first to win league rebound title. Scored 29 points vs. Illinois-Chicago, the highest total by an NIU freshman in 29 Division I seasons. Selected to All-MCC Tournament First Team after averaging 17.3 ppg and 10.0 rpg in three wins.