BC Dnipro ● Guard ● 6-1 ● 180 ● 6/12/88
16.7 ppg ● 7.0 rpg ● 3.6 apg (2008-09)
Highlights: Scoring guard who can light it up from mid-range or behind the three-point arc… Has a deadly jump shot and is capable of making it in a variety of ways… Rebounds well for his size… Played two seasons at Arkansas before leaving school and signing a professional contract, thus becoming automatically eligible for the 2009 NBA Draft.
2008-09 (BC Dnipro):Joined BC Dnipro of the Ukrainian UBL in October for the 2008-09 season… Played in 46 games, averaging a team-high 35.8 minutes per game… Led team in assists (3.6 apg), steals (2.2 spg), and three-point percentage (.380), while ranking second in scoring (16.7 ppg) and rebounding (7.0 rpg)… Scored a season-high 31 points against Politek Lviv, while also adding 10 rebounds… Grabbed a season-high 16 rebounds in a playoff game against BC Odessa… Dished out a season-high nine assists along with 14 rebounds and 21 points against Hoverla.
2007-08 (Sophomore): Was a 2008 Wooden Award and Naismith Trophy Candidate… Ranked first on team in rebounding (6.6 rpg), steals (1.3 spg) and three-point percentage (.378), while ranking second in points (12.1 ppg) and third in assists (2.4 apg)… Started 33 of 35 games, scoring in double figures 22 times… Scored a seasonhigh 27 points on 9-for-11 shooting against Auburn, while also adding eight rebounds and four steals… Grabbed a season-high 15 rebounds against LSU, also adding 14 points.
2006-07 (Freshman): Earned Second Team All-SEC honors as a freshman, while also being
named SEC Freshman of the Year. Earned First-Team freshman All-American by
CollegeInsider.com as well… Ranked first on team in scoring (13.9 ppg), steals (1.7 spg), threepoint
percentage (.386) and free-throw percentage (.812). Also ranked second on team in
assists (3.1 apg) and third in rebounding (4.5 rpg). Started 34 of 35 games, scoring in double
figures 24 times, scoring more than 20 points five times. Scored a career-high 29 points
in his collegiate debut against Southeastern Missouri State, also adding five rebounds, four
assists, and four steals while shooting 11-for-13 from the field and 6-for-7 from three.
Dished out a career-high seven assists against Texas, while also adding eight rebounds
and 19 points.
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