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Strengths: A leader... Good jump shot and passing skills... Great attitude on the defensive end.
Weaknesses: Not an outstanding athlete... Just an average scorer... A threat from beyond the arc?
Season highs: 20 points vs. Davidson, 13 assists vs. Ohio State, eight rebounds vs. Davidson and six steals vs. Michigan.
Attended the Salmen HS in Slidell, Louisiana. Played college ball for Duke from 2000 to 2004. Selected by the Chicago Bulls as 38th overall pick in the 2004 NBA Draft. Played in the USA Basketball Men's Youth Development Festival in 1999. Won the 2000 Morgan Wootten Award, given to the National Player of the Year. Played the McDonald's All-America Game in 2000. Won the Naismith Sportsmanship Award at the McDonald's All-American Game in 2000. Voted Mr. Basketball in Louisiana in 2000. Played the Nike All-Star Game with the US Junior National Team in 2000. Played the McDonald's All-American High School Game in 2000. Named 2000 Louisiana Player of the Year by USA Today. Named 2001 ACC Rookie of the Year. Named to the World Championships for Young Men 1st Team in 2001. Won the tournament with the US Team. Played the Global Games in 2001. Named USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year in 2001. Named to the All-ACC Tournament 2nd Team in 2002. Honorable mention All-ACC and All-Defensive Team honoree in 2002. Won the ACC Tournament in 2001, 2002 and 2003. Won the NCAA title in 2002. All-ACC Honorable Mention in 2002. Named to the All-ACC 3rd Team in 2003. Named to the All-ACC 1st Team in 2004. Named 3rd Team All-America by the AP in 2004.