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2011-12 SEASON: Finished his rookie season in the NBA as the only Timberwolves player to appear in all 66 games… Ranked 7th among first-year players in scoring (8.8 ppg) and 5th in rebounding (4.7 rpg) while logging 21.5 mpg; he was named to the All-Rookie Second Team… Shot 41.2% from the floor, 26.8% (37-for-138) from three-point range and 69.7% from the line… Drew 15 starts, averaging 11.3 ppg (38.6%) and 5.7 rpg while playing 30.0 mpg in those contests… Shot 32.8% (59-for-180) over his final 20 outings, on the heels of a 14-game run that saw him hit 50.8%… Also dipped to 9-for-52 (17.3%) from beyond the arc in those 20, after hitting 42.5% in his previous 14… Collected a pair of double-doubles, most recently totaling 13 points and 10 rebounds Apr. 16 at Indiana… Tied his season high with 27 points Apr. 11 at Denver, his fourth 20+ effort of the season… Posted season highs with 11 rebounds and three blocks Mar. 19 at Golden State… Collected 22 points and 10 rebounds while logging a season-high 42:35 vs. the L.A. Lakers on Mar. 9… Led the Wolves with 27 points Feb. 28 at the L.A. Clippers, sinking his final eight shots… Chipped in two points and three rebounds in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge on Feb. 25, as part of All-Star Weekend in Orlando; he also participated in the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest.

COLLEGE NOTES: Scored more points in his first two college seasons (1,227, 17.8 ppg) than any player in Arizona history, and his career average of 7.9 free throws per game is also the highest in school history... Named Pac-10 Freshman of the Year in 2010... Named Pac-10 Player of the Year as a sophomore, and earned First Team All-Pac-10 honors following each of his two seasons as a Wildcat... Became the fifth player in conference history to earn Pac-10 Freshman and Player of the Year honors in consecutive seasons or less (Jason Kidd, Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Mike Bibby, Kevin Love)... 2010-11: Ranked second in the Pac-10 in scoring (19.5 ppg), ninth in the nation (and second in the conference) in field goal percentage (.595), and fourth in the league in rebounding (8.3 rpg)... Earned Pac-10 and USBWA District Player of the Year honors, and named a Second Team All-American by the Associated Press, USBWA, NABC and The Sporting News... Also earned First Team All-American honors from Sports Illustrated, the John Wooden Award and College Insider... Selected to the NCAA West Regional All-Tournament team and the Pac-10 All-Tournament team... Ranked as the nation’s most efficient player after averaging 1.95 points per field goal attempt... His 741 points scored qualified as the third-highest single-season total in school history, while his 247 free throws and 331 attempts set new single-season school records... Shot 56.8 percent from beyond the arc to rank second all-time at Arizona... Had three 30-point games and 13 double-doubles on the season... Poured in a career-high 32 points on 11-of-17 shooting (5-of-6 from three) to go with 13 rebounds, two assists and two steals in a win over Duke during the Wildcats’ Elite-Eight NCAA Tournament run... Attempted a school-record 22 free throws en route to a 31-point, 12-rebound performance vs. California in Pac-10 play... Contributed 31 points (8-of-12 from the field and 15-of-16 from the line) and 10 rebounds vs. Arizona State... Totaled 27 points on 9-of-15 shooting vs. Kansas and 27 points and a then-career-high 14 rebounds vs. New Mexico State... Notched 26 points and 11 rebounds vs. Washington, making a game-saving block with two-tenths of a second left to preserve the win... Also had a game-saving block in the NCAA Tournament vs. Memphis with 2.0 seconds remaining... 2009-10: Ranked seventh in the Pac-10 in scoring (15.7), sixth in rebounding (7.1), fourth in field goal percentage (.574, 12th nationally), third in defensive rebounds (4.9) and eighth in offensive rebounds (2.2)... Named First Team All-Pac-10, becoming just the 16th freshman to earn that honor in three decades, and the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year... Also honored as First Team Freshman All-American by the Sporting News and Collegeinsider.com... Recorded 20 or more points nine times, including four consecutive contests in January... Tallied four double-doubles on the season... Notched a season-high 28 points on 10-of-15 shooting vs. UNLV... Attempted 21 free throw attempts, a school record at the time, vs. Wisconsin, finishing with 25 points, eight boards and a block... Registered 24 points and six rebounds vs. North Carolina State, setting season highs of 10 field goals and two blocks... Notched his first career double-double with game-highs of 20 points and 13 rebounds at Oregon.
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Height: 6'8''/ 2.03m
Weight: 240 lbs./ 108.9 kg
Born: May 25, 1991
From: University of Arizona
Draft: 1st Round (2nd pick) 2011 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2011
Years Pro: 2
Previous Teams:
  Sacramento Kings 2013 - 2013
  Minnesota Timberwolves 2011 - 2013
Prior to NBA/Country: Arizona/USA

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