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Position: SG Height: 6-4 / 1,93 Weight: 210 lbs. / 95,3 kg. Born: 1/17/82 Hometown: Oak Lawn, Illinois
Strengths: A big offensive talent... Explosive scorer... Great coordination... Great athlete... Great first step... Tough defender.
Weaknesses: Size hurts him... Too small for the shooting guard spot... Must add inches to his shooting range.
Season highs: 35 points vs. Tulane, 14 rebounds vs. TCU and 11 assists vs. Kentucky.
Attended the Richards HS in Oak Lawn, Illinois. Played college ball at Marquette from 2000 to 2003. Selected by the Miami Heat as 5th overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft. Selected as the SICA North Player of the Year in 2000. Voted to the Chicago Tribune All-State Team in 2000. Chosen as the Daily Southtown/Coca-Cola Boys Basketball Player of the Year in 2000. Voted to the All-Conference USA 1st Team in 2002 and 2003. Picked to the NABC All-District 11 1st Team in 2002 and 2003. Nominated by ESPN The Magazine as Shooting Guard of the Year in 2002. Honorable mention All-America by the Associated Press in 2002. Named Newcomer of the Year by Basketball Times in 2002. Named to the All-America 2nd Team by Basketball Times in 2002. Named to the USBWA All-America 1st Team in 2003. Named All-America 1st Team by the Associated Press in 2003. Won the Conference USA Championship with Marquette in 2003. Named Conference USA Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year in 2003. Named NCAA Midwest Regional MVP in 2003. Led Marquette to the Conference USA regular season championship in 2003. One of only three players to record a triple double in the NCAA tournament.