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Background

Transactions: Selected 39th overall by the Portland Trailblazers in the 2013 NBA Draft...Acquired July 10, 2013 by New Orleans from Portland along with Tyreke Evans from Sacramento in a three team trade in exchange for Greivis Vasquez (to Sacramento) and Robin Lopez (to Portland).


College: KU and Big 12 career blocked shots leader ending his Jayhawk tenure with 312 all-time blocks...Broke his own Kansas and Big 12 single-season blocked shots record with 146 blocks in 2012-13...The 2012 and 2013 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year and 2013 NABC Co-Defensive Player of the Year...Senior (2012-13): Led the Big 12 with 3.95 blocked shots per game, ranking second nationally and setting the KU and conference per game average season record...Voted as NABC Co-Defensive Player of the Year...Paced Kansas in rebounding at 8.5 boards per game while posting a 13.7 scoring average... Named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year and All-Big 12 First Team by the coaches and media...Selected Second Team All-America by the NABC and Sporting News, Third Team by the AP and NABC, and to the Lute Olson All-American...Named to the Wooden Award Ballot and a top-14 finalist for USBWA Oscar Robertson Player of the Year...The Big 12 Championship Most Outstanding Player and an All-Big 12 Tournament team honoree...Also earned Big 12 All-Defensive Team and USBWA All-District VI...A three-time Big 12 Player of the Week selection in 2012-13...Recorded a triple-double vs. San Jose State with 16 points, 12 rebounds and a school-record 12 blocks...Junior (2011-12): A starter in all 39 games for the Jayhawks...Named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year...Averaged 9.0 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.6 blocks in 24.8 minutes per game...Led the Big 12 in blocks and ranked in the top 10 nationally...Set an NCAA Tournament record for most blocks in a single tournament with 31 rejections and was named to the Midwest Region All-Tournament Team...Selected Big 12 All-Defensive Team and All-Big 12 Third Team by the coaches...Scored a career-high 25 points at Baylor and pulled down a career-high 20 rebounds vs. Oklahoma State...Tabbed Oscar Robertson (USBWA) National Player of the Week and Big 12 Player of the Week after his performances against Baylor and OSU...Played 32 minutes in the National Championship vs. Kentucky and had five points, seven rebounds, four blocked shots and two steals...Sophomore (2010-11): Scored 2.3 points and collected 1.8 rebounds in 6.2 minutes per game for the Jayhawks, playing 10 or more minutes in six contests...Shot 64.7 percent on 22-of-34 shooting...Freshman (2011-12): Appeared in 15 games and averaged 1.3 points...Transferred from Arizona after head coach Lute Olson resigned in October.Team after undergoing a non-surgical process to help combat plantar fasciitis... Lead the tournament in field goal percentage (.889) and was second in the tournament in blocked shots with 11 as Team USA went on to win the Bronze medal.


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Vitals

Height: 7'0''/ 2.13m
Weight: 235 lbs./ 106.6 kg
Born: March 07, 1990
From: Kansas
Draft: 2014
NBA Debut: 2013
Years Pro: 1
Previous Teams:
  Portland Trail Blazers 2013 - 2013
  New Orleans Pelicans 2013 - 2013
Prior to NBA/Country: Kansas/USA

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