Attended GlenOak HS.
Played college ball Ohio State in 2007-08.
Selected by the Utah Jazz as 23rd overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft. Signed with the team in July. Sent to the Utah Flash of the NBADL during the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons.
Traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves in July 2010.
Traded to the Denver Nuggets in February 2011.
Traded to the Memphis Grizzlies in June 2013.
Named Ohio Division I Player of the Year in 2007.
Played the McDonald's All-America Game in 2007.
Won the silver medal ar the Under 18 European Championship with the Greek National Team in 2007. Led the tournament in scoring and rebounds.
Named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team in 2008.
Named to the All-Big Ten 3rd Team in 2008.
Won the NIT title with Ohio State in 2008. Named MVP.
Won the bronze medal at the European Championship with the Greek National Team in 2009.
Named to the All-Orlando Pro Summer League 2nd Team in 2010.
Has the American and Greek passports.