Attended the Niagara Falls HS.
Played college ball at Syracuse from 2007 to 2009.
Selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves as 6th overall pick in the NBA Draft. Signed with the team in July. Sent to the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBADL during the 2010-11 season.
Traded to the Houston Rockets in June 2011.
Traded to the Portland Trail Blazers in March 2012.
Signed with the Detroit Pistons in October 2012. Waived later that month.
Signed with Melbourne Tigers (Australia) in November 2012.
Led the Niagara Falls HS to the New York Federation title in 2005.
Won the gold medal at the Under 18 Tournament of Americas with the US Team in 2006.
Played at the Nike Hoop Summit in 2007.
Won the silver medal at the Under 19 World Championship with the US Team in 2007.
Named BEC Rookie of the Year in 2008.
Honorable Mention All-BEC in 2008.
Named to the All-BEC 2nd Team in 2009.
Named BEC Tournament MVP in 2009.
Honorable Mention All-America in 2009.
Selected to the NBA Rookie All-Star Game in 2010.
Named to the NBA All-Rookie 2nd Team in 2009-10.