Attended the Schenley HS in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Played college ball at Pittsburgh from 2007 to 2009.
Selected by the San Antonio Spurs as 37th overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft. Signed with the team in July.
Signed with Samara (Russia) in September 2011.
Led the Schenley HS to the Pennsylvania Class 4A state title in 2007.
Named BEC Rookie of the Year in 2008.
Honorable Mention All-BEC in 2008.
Named to the All-BEC 1st Team in 2009.
Named BEC Player of the Year in 2009.
Named to the All-America 1st Team by AP in 2009.
Selected to the NBA Rookie All-Star Game in 2010 and 2011. Holds the record for most rebounds at the game with 20.
Voted to the HoopsHype.com All-Rookie 2nd Team in 2009-10.
Named to the NBA All-Rookie 2nd Team in 2009-10.