Notes: 2011: Selected by Denver in 1st round (22nd overall) of the NBA Draft...2012: NBA All-Rookie First Team...2014: Re-signed with Denver to a four-year contract extension worth $50 million.
Became first player to be named Defensive Player of the Year in the Ohio Valley Conference three times and was also named the OVC`s overall player of the year for the second time as a senior in 2010-11...Named NABC and Associated Press Third Team All-American and was a candidate for Naismith and John Wooden Awards last season as he led Morehead State to the NCAA Tournament...A high-energy player who is in constant motion at both ends of the floor, he was named the NABC Defensive Player of the Year as he led the OVC in blocked shots with 2.3 per game...Led the nation in double-doubles with
27 as a senior and finished career with 86, just one behind the all-time Division I record set by Tim Duncan...Paced the nation in rebounding with 14.5 boards per game as a senior and became the NCAA modern-era (post-1973) career rebounding leader...Ranks 11th in NCAA Division I history (for all players) with more than 1,600 rebounds...Led the Eagles in scoring with 17.3 ppg, shooting 62.3 percent from the floor as he remained close to the basket in order to dominate on the boards...Carried Morehead State to the OVC Tournament title in two of the last three seasons and most recently stunned Louisville in
the second round of the NCAA Tournament in Denver, the first victory for the Eagles versus their in-state rivals since 1956-57...Tenacious on the glass, playing at full speed every minute he is on the floor, he has great instincts but needs to further develop his offensive repertoire in order to become a more complete player.
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