Grew up with Cocodrilos de Caracas (Venezuela).
Attended the Montrose Christian HS in Rockville, Maryland.
Played college ball at Maryland from 2006 to 2010.
Selected by the Memphis Grizzlies as 28th overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft. Signed with the team in September.
Traded to the New Orleans Hornets in December 2011. Team changed its name to New Orleans Pelicans in April 2013.
Named to the ACC All-Freshman team in 2007.
Honorable Mention All-ACC in 2007.
Named to the All-ACC 2nd Team in 2008 and 2009.
Named to the All-ACC 1st Team in 2010.
Named ACC Player of the Year in 2010.
Won the Bob Cousy Award in 2010.
Named to the All-America 2nd Team by AP in 2010.
Led the Tournament of Americas in assist in 2011.
Won the silver medal at the South American Championship with the Venezuelan National Team in 2012.