Attended the Raleigh Egypt HS in Memphis, Tennessee.
Played college ball at Texas-El Paso and Mississippi State from 2007 to 2012.
Selected by the Miami Heat as 27th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. Draft righs traded to the Philadelphia 76ers. Signed with the team in July. Sent to the Sioux Falls Skyforce during the 2012-13 season.
Played at the McDonald's All-America Game in 2008.
Named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team in 2009.
Won the gold medal at the Under 19 World Championship with the US Team in 2009.
Named to the Conference USA All-Tournament Team in 2010.
Named to the All-SEC 1st Team in 2012.