Attended the Perspectives Charter HS in Chicago, Illinois.
Played college ball at Kentucky in 2011-12.
Selected by the New Orleans Hornets as 1st overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. Signed with the team in July. Team changed its name to New Orleans Pelicans in April 2013.
Played at the Nike Hoop Summit in 2011.
Named SEC Player of the Year in 2012.
Named SEC Defensive Player of the Year in 2012.
Named SEC Freshman of the Year in 2012.
Named to the SEC All-Tournament Team in 2012.
Won the NCAA title with Kentucky in 2012.
Won the gold medal at the Olympic Games with the US Team in 2012.
Selected to the NBA Rookie All-Star Game in 2013.
Voted to the HoopsHype.com All-Rookie 1st Team in 2012-13.
Selected to the NBA All-Rookie 1st Team in 2013.