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Strengths: Very talented... One of the best playmakers in college basketball... Superb defender on the ball.
Weaknesses: Too small... Not a threat from beyond the arc.
Season highs: 32 points vs. Richmond, 10 assists vs. Gonzaga and eight steals vs. Pennsylvania.
Attended the Chester HS in Chester, Pennsylvania. Played college ball at Saint Joseph's from 2000 to 2004. Selected by the Pennsylvania ValleyDawgs as 10th overall pick in the 2004 USBL Draft. Selected by the Denver Nuggets as 20th overall pick in the 2004 NBA Draft. Draft rights traded to the Orlando Magic. Led Chester HS to the Pennsylvania state title in 2000. Earned Pennsylvania all-state honors in 2000. Named Delaware County Daily Times Player of the Year in 2000. Named to the All-Atlantic 10 1st Team in 2001. Named National Freshman of Year by Sports Illustrated, CBSsportsline.com and collegeinsider.com in 2001. Named Eastern Basketball Freshman of the Year in 2001. Named to the All-Atlantic 10 2nd Team in 2001. Named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year in 2001. Won the Atlantic 10 Conference Regular Season Championship with Saint Joseph's in 2001 and 2004. Won the World Championship for Young Men with the US team in 2001. Named to the NCAA All-American 3rd Team in 2001. Voted to the NABC All-District 2nd Team in 2001 and 2002. Led the Atlantic 10 in assists in 2001 and 2002. Named All-America Honorable Mention in 2003. Received national Player of the Year honors from ESPN.com, SI.com, Sporting News and the USBWA in 2004. Won the John R. Wooden Award in 2004. Won the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award in 2004. Named 1st Team All-America by AP in 2004. Finished his career at Saint Joseph's as the school's all-time leader in scoring, assists and steals.