Notes: 2011: Selected by Utah in 1st round (3rd overall) of the NBA Draft.
Considered one of the top center prospects in the draft, he was enrolled at Kentucky this past season but did not take the floor for the Wildcats, instead worked as an undergraduate student-assistant coach for a team that made it back to the Final Four for the first time since 1998...Has been a dominant force against players his own age during European competitions...Registered a huge double-double with 34 points and 13 rebounds in just 24 minutes of action in the 2010 version of the Nike Hoop Summit in Oregon...Operates smoothly at the offensive end of the floor and doesn`t shy away from contact, putting his huge frame and wingspan to good use...Plays well in the paint and has the touch to face up for mid-range jumpers in order to spread the defense...There are concerns about his physical health, particularly his knees which have caused him problems in the past...Spent just one year playing high school basketball here in the States and was inconsistent at best.
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