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Gonzaga ● Senior ● Forward ● 6-11 ● 260 ● 6/26/86
14.9 ppg ● 6.5 rpg ● 0.9 bpg (2008-09)

Pronunciation: HEIGHT-felt


2008-09 (RS Senior): For first time in three seasons was healthy, opening season with back-to-back 15-point nights against Montana State-Billings and Idaho went 16-for-23 from the field for 69.6 percent, including 4-4 from 3-point range named All-West Coast Conference First Team after going 1- for-7 and scoring just 3 points in WCC Tournament semifinal against Santa Clara, came back to score 17 points on 7-for-10 night from field in title game against Saint Mary's averaged 10.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg and had 3 blocks and 3 steals in tournament scored 22 points in NCAA Tournament opener against Akron, going 7-for-12 from field and 7-for-8 from free throw line, then came back with 10 points against Western Kentucky and 14 against eventual national champion North Carolina to average 15.3 ppg in the tournament nominated for Naismith Award.

2007-08 (RS Junior): Fulfilled all stipulations of suspension and was re-instated to team in October...sat out the first 11 games this season while recovering from surgery to repair stress fracture in right foot...sidelined all of pre-season with pre-cursor to stress fracture and decision made to operate in early November to insert pins to speed healing process...returned to action Dec. 20 against Oklahoma in the All-College Classic in Oklahoma City, playing 15 minutes, scoring 5 points and grabbing a rebound... scored 12 points in NCAA Tournament First Round against Davidson, connecting on 5-of-6 from the field, including his only 3-point attempt...grabbed 8 rebounds and had an assist and a blocked shot.

2006-07 (RS Sophomore): Began the season with career 22 points against Eastern Washington in season opener then had another career high next game out with 25 against Rice in the NIT West Region opener in the Spokane Arena, going 10-for-19 from the field... came off the bench in the next three games following Virginia and responded with 10 points and 8 rebounds against Loyola Marymount as he scored in double-digit in next 10 games...had one of the most dominating games in Gonzaga history with career-highs of 27 points and 22 rebounds at Pepperdine, the 22 rebounds the most by a Bulldog since Cory Violette grabbed 20 rebounds against Fresno State at The Forum in Los Angeles in December, 2001......suspended indefinitely on Feb. 10, 2007, for violation of team policy and missed the final nine games of the regular and post season.

2005-06 (RS Freshman): Hampered throughout the pre-season with a precursor to a stress fracture in the left ankle...saw first collegiate action of season against Maryland in the EA Sports Maui Invitational, playing 9 minutes, scoring 4 points and grabbing a rebound... played seven minutes in NCAA First Round against Xavier and four minutes in Second Round against Indiana...scored three points against Xavier...played two minutes in Sweet Sixteen loss to UCLA. 2005-05 (Freshman): Redshirted true freshman season.

Personal: Earned three varsity letters at Clarkston High School for coach Brendan Johnson... High school career leader in points (1,380), rebounds (652) and blocked shots (247)...averaged 20.2 ppg as a senior in earning Greater Spokane League MVP and Washington State Class 3A Player of the Year honors, the latter for the third straight year...Bantams finished seventh at Washington State Class 3A Tournament as he averaged a double-double for the tourney with 20.0 ppg (tied for third in the tournament) and a tournament-leading 12.5 rpg.

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