Attended the Norcross HS in Norcross, Georgia.
Played college ball at Wake Forest from 2008 to 2010.
Selected by the Los Angeles Clippers as 8th overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft. Signed with the team in July.
Traded to the New Orleans Hornets in December 2011. Team changed its name to New Orleans Pelicans in April 2013.
Played at the Nike Hoop Summit in 2008.
Named to the ACC All-Freshman Team in 2009.
Named to the All-ACC 2nd Team in 2010. Led the conference in rebounds.
Honorable Mention All-America by AP in 2010.
Brother Alade played for the Miami Heat.