Attended the Simeon Career Academy.
Played college ball at Memphis in 2007-08.
Selected by the Chicago Bulls as 1st overall pick in the 2008 NBA draft. Signed with the team in July.
Led the Simeon Career Academy to the Illinois Class AA championship in 2006 and 2007.
Played the McDonald's All-America Game in 2007.
Named Illinois Mr. Basketball in 2007.
Named to the USA Today All-USA 1st Team in 2007.
Played at the Nike Hoop Summit in 2007.
Named Conference USA Freshman of the Year in 2008. Named to the All-Freshman Team.
Named to the All-Conference USA 1st Team in 2008.
Named 3rd Team All-America by AP in 2008.
Named to the NCAA Tournament All-Final Four Team in 2008.
Selected to the NBA Rookie All-Star Game in 2009 and 2010.
Won the Skills Challenge contest at the 2009 NBA All-Star Weekend.
Voted to the HoopsHype.com All-Rookie 1st Team in 2008-09.
Voted HoopsHype.com Rookie of the Year in 2008-09.
Named NBA Rookie of the Year in 2008-09. Named to the NBA All-Rookie 1st Team.
Selected to the NBA All-Star Game in 2010, and 2011 and 2012.
Won the gold medal at the World Championship with the US Team in 2010.
Voted to the HoopsHype.com All-NBA 1st Team in 2010-11.
Voted HoopsHype.com MVP in 2010-11.
Named NBA MVP in 2010-11. Youngest MVP in NBA history.
Named to the All-NBA 1st Team in 2010-11.
Voted to the HoopsHype.com All-NBA 3rd Team in 2011-12.
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