Attended the Technology HS in Newak, New Jersey.
Played college ball at Morehead State from 2007 to 2011.
Selected by the Denver Nuggets as 22nd overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. Signed with the team in December.
Named to the OVC All-Newcomer Team in 2008.
Named OVC Tournament MVP in 2009.
Named to the OVC All-Tournament Team in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Named to the All-OVC 1st Team in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Named OVC Defensive Player of the Year in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Named OVC Player of the Year in 2010 and 2011.
All-America Honorable Mention by AP in 2010.
Led NCAA Division I in rebounds in 2010 and 2011.
Voted to the HoopsHype.com All-NBA 1st Team in 2011-12.
Voted to the NBA All-Rookie 1st Team in 2011-12.
Selected to the NBA Rookie All-Star Game in 2013. Named MVP.