2013-14 SEASON: (With Orlando) Averaged 14.6 ppg., 7.0 rpg. and 1.3 apg. in 30.3 minpg. (61 games)…Made 36 starts – 15.7 ppg., 7.5 rpg., 1.4 apg., 34.1 minpg. (565 pts., 270 rebs., 51 asts., 22 stls., 14 blks., 1,227 mins.)…Shot .807 (197-244) from the free throw line... Ranked 39th in the NBA in rebounding... Led (or tied) the team in scoring 13 times and in rebounding 16 times... Scored in double figures 50 times and 20+ points 12 times, including a career-high 31 points on Mar. 2 vs. Philadelphia... Made game-winning dunk as time expired on Feb. 7 vs. Oklahoma City…Hit go-ahead free throws with 10.1 seconds remaining on Jan. 19 vs. Boston... Pulled down 10+ rebounds eight times, including a career-high 20 rebounds on Jan. 24 vs. L.A. Lakers... Had seven double-doubles, including the first 20-point/20-rebound game of his career with 28 points and 20 rebounds on Jan. 24 vs. L.A. Lakers... Recorded at least one steal 26 times and two-or-more steals 11 times, including a career-high four steals on Mar. 12 vs. Denver... Recorded at least one blocked shot 20 times and two-or-more blocks four times... Missed 21 total games due to injury…Missed 17 games (Oct. 29-Nov. 23, Dec. 3-11) due to a sprained left ankle… On the Inactive List four times (Nov. 26-Dec. 2) due to a sore left ankle.
PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2012-13: Played in 55 games (34 starts) for both Milwaukee and Orlando, averaging 11.0 ppg., 5.2 rpg. and 1.3 apg. in 23.6 minpg….Appeared in 28 games (14 starts) with the Bucks, averaging 4.9 ppg. and 2.0 rpg. in 11.6 minpg….Acquired from Milwaukee on Feb. 21…Played in 27 games with the Magic, averaging 17.3 ppg., 8.5 rpg., 2.1 apg. and 1.37 blkpg. in 36.1 minpg….Made 20 starts with Orlando, averaging 17.5 ppg., 9.3 rpg., 2.3 apg. and 1.55 blkpg. in 38.6 minpg. during that span…Led (or tied) the Magic in scoring ten times, in rebounding five times and in assists once…Scored in double figures 30 times (24 with Orlando) and had 20-plus points nine times, including a career-high 30 points on Mar. 29 vs. Washington and Apr. 10 vs. Milwaukee…Pulled down 10-plus rebounds nine times (all with Orlando), including a career-high 19 rebounds on Apr. 10 vs. Milwaukee…Recorded nine double-doubles…Dished out a career-high six assists on Mar. 27 @ Charlotte… Tallied at least one steal 22 times, including a careerhigh three steals three times, the last on Mar. 29 vs. Washington…Recorded at least one blocked shot 24 times, including a career-high three blocks six times, the last on Apr. 3 @ San Antonio…Logged a careerhigh 45 minutes four times, the last on Apr. 10 vs. Milwaukee…Missed seven games (Dec. 14-26) due to a right elbow laceration...Had 18 DNP-CDs and was on the Inactive List once.
2011-12: Appeared in 42 games during his rookie season (nine starts), averaging 5.0 points, 2.4 rebounds and 0.5 assists in 11.4 minutes per game ... made his NBA debut on 1/7 at the L.A. Clippers before tallying a team-high 15 points a night later in Phoenix on 1/8 ... scored a season-high 19 points on 2/4 vs. Chicago ... made his first career start on 3/3 at Orlando, with the Bucks going 5-2 during his first stint in the starting lineup ... posted his first double-double with 15 points and a career-high 13 rebounds on 4/25 vs. Philadelphia ... scored in double-figures seven times overall during his rookie campaign, and led the team in points twice ... missed five games due to injury (two with dehydration issues from 12/26-27 and three with a right shoulder contusion from 2/19-22).
CAREER TRANSACTIONS Drafted by the Charlotte Bobcats in the first round (19th overall pick) of the 2011 NBA Draft … draft rights traded to Milwaukee along with Stephen Jackson and Shaun Livingston in exchange for Corey Maggette in a three-team deal including Sacramento on 6/23/11 … signed with the Bucks on 12/10/11...traded to the Orlando Magic, along with Doron Lamb and Beno Udrih, in exchange for for J. J. Redick, Gustavo Ayón and Ish Smith on 2/21/13.
Averaged 15.3 points, 7.3 rebounds and 0.9 blocks in 29.2 minutes per game as a full-time starter during his freshman season … ranked fourth among NCAA freshmen in the six major conferences in scoring and tied for fifth in rebounding … named to the USBWA Freshman All- America Second-Team and SEC All-Freshman Team … also honored as Second-Team All-SEC pick by the league's head coaches … finished fifth in the SEC in rebounds (7.9 rpg) in conference games only … posted eight double-doubles, third-most among all SEC players … led the Vols in scoring 13 times and rebounding 18 times … scored a career-high-tying 25 points in UT's SEC Tournament loss to Florida on 3/11 … dropped 25 points on South Carolina during UT's road win in Columbia on 3/3 … recorded 21 points and 11 rebounds at Arkansas in his SEC debut on 1/8 … led the Vols in scoring (19) and rebounding (11) vs. Alabama on 2/5 … shot 6-for-6 from the field in the first half and finished with a game-high 19 points in UT's second-round NCAA Tournament loss to Michigan on 3/18 … needed just 17 minutes to post a double-double during the win over No. 21 Memphis on 1/5, finishing with a team-best 17 points and 13 rebounds.
Led the Half Hollow Hills High School Colts to a 24-2 record and the New York Class AA state championship game as a prep senior in 2010 while averaging 24.7 points, 14.4 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 3.3 blocks per game … named New York's Mr. Basketball, USA Today All-USA and a McDonald's All-American … one of six finalists for the 2010 Boys Naismith High School Player of the Year Award … selected to play in the annual Jordan Brand All-American game and the 2010 USA Basketball Men's U-18 National Team training camp but was forced to miss both events due to a foot injury suffered in the McDonald's All-America Game.