Attended the Putnam City HS in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Played college ball at Kansas in 2009-10.
Selected by the Memphis Grizzlies as 12th overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft. Signed with the team in September.
Traded to the New Orleans Hornets in January 2012. Team changed its name to New Orleans Pelicans in April 2013.
Named Oklahoma Gatorade Player of the Year in 2008 and 2009.
Led the Putnam City HS to the 6A Oklahoma state championship in 2009
Played the McDonald's All-America Game in 2009.
Played at the Nike Hoop Summit in 2009.
Honorable Mention All-Big 12 in 2010.
Selected to the Big 12 All-Freshman Team in 2010.
His father played pro basketball in Belgium.