Attended the West Brunswick HS in Shallotte, North Carolina.
Played college ball at North Carolina State till 2006.
Selected by the New Orleans Hornets as 15th overall pick in the 2006 NBA Draft. Signed with the team in July.
Traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers in September 2007. Sent to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers and the Iowa Energy of the NBADL during the 2007-08 season.
Traded to the Chicago Bulls in February 2008.
Traded to the Sacramento Kings February 2009.
Signed with Peristeri (Greece) in August 2009. Moved to the Idaho Stampede of the NBADL later that season.
Signed with Estudiantes (Spain) in August 2011.
Signed with Brindisi (Italy) in August 2012.
Named to the ACC All-Defensive Team in 2006.
Honorable Mention All-ACC selection in 2006.
Has the Bulgarian passport.