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2011-12 SEASON
Appeared in 65 games (nine starts) ... Averaged 8.8 points, 6.5 rebounds, 0.7 assists and 1.0 blocks in 21.1 minutes ... Missed one game due to a sprained left ankle (1/17) ... Selected to play in the 2012 BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, recording 14 points and three blocks on 2/24 ... Recorded 13 double-doubles ... Had games of 10-plus rebounds 18 times ... Scored in double-figures 26 times ... Had 15 points and five rebounds vs. POR (4/26) ... Had 13 points, 11 rebounds and tied a career high of five blocks vs. PHX (4/24) ... Had 16 points and 11 rebounds vs. ORL (4/21) ... Had 10 points and 14 rebounds at MEM (4/14) ... Had 12 points and 13 rebounds at NOH (4/13) ... Had 14 points and 12 rebounds at SAS (4/8) ... Had 14 rebounds vs. SAC (3/30) ... Had career highs of 23 points and 17 rebounds vs. GS (3/17) ... Had 16 rebounds vs. MIN (3/15) ... Had 16 points and 12 rebounds vs. TOR (1/25) ... Had 20 points and 11 rebounds vs. PHI (12/30).

AS A PROFESSIONAL
Has appeared in 143 career games (36 starts) over two seasons, averaging 7.7 points, 5.9 rebounds, 0.6 assists and 0.9 blocks in 20.4 minutes ... Named to 2011 NBA All-Rookie Second Team (eighth player in Jazz history to make First or Second Team) ...2010-11 (w/ New Jersey & Utah): Appeared in 78 games (27 starts) for Utah and New Jersey, averaging 6.8 points, 5.3 rebounds and 0.9 blocks ... Appeared in 22 games (four starts) for Utah, averaging 8.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 20.2 minutes of play ... Joined the Jazz along with Devin Harris via trade from the New Jersey Nets in exchange for Deron Williams and two first-round picks on 2/23 ... Led all NBA rookies in blocks per game (0.87) ... Ranked fifth among NBA rookies in rebounds per game (5.3) ... Ranked eighth among NBA rookies in scoring (6.8) ... Ranked 10th among NBA rookies in minutes per game (19.7).

IN THE PLAYOFFS
2012: Appeared in four games (one start) against San Antonio, averaging 11.8 points, 9.5 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.5 blocks in 29.0 minutes ... Had 16 points, 10 rebounds, two blocks and two steals vs. SAS (6/7) in first career playoff star.

CAREER NBA TRANSACTIONS
Selected by the New Jersey Nets in the first round (third pick overall) of the 2010 NBA Draft ... Traded by the Nets to the Utah Jazz, along with Devin Harris and two first-round picks, in exchange for Deron Williams on 2/23/11.

AS A COLLEGIAN
Averaged 12.4 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.1 blocks in 27.5 minutes as a freshman in lone season at Georgia Tech (2009-10) ... Ranked fourth in the ACC in rebounding average and second in blocks ... Led all ACC freshman in scoring, rebounding, double-doubles, blocked shots and field goal percentage ... Named ACC Rookie of the Year and ACC All-Freshman by conference media ... Also a member of Sporting News’ National All-Freshman team ... Earned ACC All-Tournament First Team honors after averaging 17 points and 9.8 rebounds per game while shooting .658 from the floor ... Scored a career-high 22 points with 11 rebounds in the ACC Championship Game against Duke ... Led the nation and the ACC in field goal percentage entering the NCAA Tournament, but fell below the required minimums on field goals made ... Finished the year strong, averaging 15.6 points and 9.1 rebounds over the final 11 contests while shooting .642 from the floor ... Posted 21 points and career-high 18 rebounds (eight offensive) at Maryland ... Had 11 double-doubles, six in ACC games ... Reached double-digits in rebounding 12 games and scoring 27 times ... Earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors four times.
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Height: 6'10''/ 2.08m
Weight: 268 lbs./ 121.6 kg
Born: July 15, 1991
From: Georgia Institute of Technology
Draft: 1st Round (3rd pick) 2010 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2010
Years Pro: 3
Previous Teams:
  Utah Jazz 2010 - 2013
  New Jersey Nets 2010 - 2010
Prior to NBA/Country: Georgia Tech/USA

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