Attended the John Marshall Metropolitan HS in Chicago, Illinois.
Played college ball at Arkansas from 2006 to 2008.
Signed with Dnipro Dnepropetrovsk (Ukraine) in 2008-09.
Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers as 42nd overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft.
Signed with Olympiakos (Greece) in 2009-10.
Signed with the Miami Heat in August 2010. Waived in October.
Signed with Spartak St. Petersburg (Russia) in January 2011.
Signed with the Houston Rockets in January 2013. Sent to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers during the 2012-13 season.
Named to the All-SEC 2nd Team in 2007.
Named SEC Freshman of the Year in 2007.
Won the silver medal at the Under 19 World Championship with the US Team in 2007.
Selected to the Ukrainian League All-Star Game in 2009.
Won the slam dunk contest.
Won the Greek Cup with Olympiakos in 2010.
Won the Russian Cup with Spartak St. Petersburg in 2011.
Selected to the Russian League All-Star Game in 2011.
Named to the All-Eurocup 1st Team in 2012.
Named Eurocup MVP in 2012.
Voted to the HoopsHype.com All-Defensive 1st Team in 2013-14.
Selected to the NBA All-Defensive 1st Team in 2013-14.
Won the Skills Challenge Contest in the 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend.