Attended the Grambling HS in Grambling, Louisiana.
Played college ball at Louisiana Tech till 2006.
Selected by the Utah Jazz as 47th overall pick in the 2006 NBA Draft. Signed with the Jazz in August 2006.
Named WAC Freshman of the Year in 2004.
Named to the All-WAC 2nd Team in 2004.
Named to the All-WAC 1st Team in 2005 and 2006.
Led the NCAA Division I in rebounds in 2004, 2005 and 2006. First player to accomplish that.
Selected to the NBA Rookie All-Star Game in 2007 and 2008.
Voted to the HoopsHype.com NBA All-Rookie 2nd Team in 2006-07.
Selected to the NBA All-Rookie 2nd Team in 2006-07.
Named MVP of the Rocky Mountain Revue in 2007.
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