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2013-14 SEASON:
Notched his 3rd double-double of the season with 22 points on 9-11 (.818) shooting, 11 rebounds and two blocks in 26 minutes against Brooklyn on Apr. 16… Scored in double figures for the 3rd straight game after finishing with 12 points and seven rebounds in 26 minutes off the bench against Boston on Apr. 12… Had 11 points and six rebounds in 19 minutes off the bench at Milwaukee on Apr. 11… Collected 18 points on 9-11 (.818) shooting, six rebounds and two blocks in 24 minutes off the bench against Detroit on Apr. 9.

2012-13 SEASON:
Played in 77 game (55 starts)…averaged 7.9 points on .438 shooting, 5.7 rebounds and 0.9 blocks in 26.3 minutes per game…as a starter, averaged 8.3 points on .434 shooting, 6.0 rebounds and 1.0 block in 28.0 minutes per game…also shot .764 from the free throw line, the second highest among all rookie centers…among rookies with a minimum of 70 games played, ranked 1st in offensive rebounds per game, 2nd in defensive rebounds per game, 2nd in total rebounds per game, 2nd in blocks per game and 7th in points per game…also recorded seven double-doubles, which was tied for 4th among all NBA rookies…scored 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds in his fourth NBA game on Nov. 5 at L.A. Clippers…came off the bench to score 14 points, pull down 10 rebounds (four offensive) and block two shots in 31 minutes against Portland on Dec. 1…in his first career start, scored a career-high 20 points on 9-15 (.600) shooting while adding three rebounds at Boston on Dec. 19…set a career-high in blocks with four and tallied 13 points and six rebounds at Sacramento on Jan. 14…grabbed a season-best 14 rebounds and added 13 points on 6-12 (.500) shooting and three blocks in 38 minutes at Utah on Jan. 19…averaged 9.1 rebounds during a nine-game stretch from Jan. 9-26…tallied 16 points on 7-10 (.700) shooting, nine rebounds, four assists and one block versus San Antonio on Feb. 13…pulled down a season-high six offensive rebounds (seven total) and scored 16 points against Orlando on Feb. 23…scored four points in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge for Team Shaq at All-Star Weekend…scored 10-19 points 26 times and 20 or more points once…led the team in rebounds 11 times, assists once, steals three times and blocks 33 times…missed games from Nov. 7-13 with a non-displaced fracture of left orbital bone/ concussion…missed game on March 4 due to illness…was NWT once on the season…was placed on the Inactive List four times for the season.

Selected in the first round (17th overall pick) of the 2012 NBA Draft by the Dallas Mavericks ... Traded by the Dallas Mavericks with Kelenna Azubuike to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for the 24th, 33rd and 34th overall picks of the 2012 NBA Draft on July 28th 2012 ... Traded by the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Boston Celtics in a three-team trade involving the Brooklyn Nets on July 10, 2014.

Played in 117 game (75 starts) for North Carolina with averages of 12.8 points on .542 shooting, 6.7 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in 23.1 minutes per game…during his senior year, averaged 16.3 points, 9.6 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 28.2 minutes per game…selected as ACC Player of the Year…finalist for the John R. Wooden Award…first-team All-America (Wooden) and second-team by the AP, NABC, Sporting News, USBWA and Basketball Times…top 10 finalist for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award…named USBWA’s District Player of the Year and an NABC All-District selection…won the Skip Prosser Award as the ACC’s top scholar-athlete in men’s basketball in ACC play…led the league in field goal percentage (.569) and offensive boards (4.0), and was second in rebounds (9.7), third in scoring (18.5) and sixth in free throw percentage (.833)…averaged 19.8 points and 10.7 rebounds and shot 63.7 percent against ACC teams that made the NCAA Tournament…scored 31 points versus Appalachian State and 30 (20-23 FTs) versus Maryland…had 20 points and career-high 22 boards versus Ohio in the NCAA Tournament…shot 9-of-11 in road win at Duke…totaled 18 points and 18 rebounds at Wake Forest and 21 points and 17 rebounds versus NC State…became the third ACC player to win Academic All-America of the Year honors…as a junior, averaged 15.7 points on .547 shooting, 7.2 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 28.1 minutes per game…tied for the team lead in scoring and second in rebounding…led the ACC in field goal percentage in all games (.547) and ACC games (.580)…posted a career-high 32 points versus Long Island University in the 2011 NCAA Tournament…earned First Team All-ACC Tournament honors…as a sophomore, averaged 9.3 points and 4.6 rebounds in 17.4 minutes per game…missed 10 ACC games with a stress fracture in his right foot. UNC went 2-8 in that span…recorded 17 points and 10 boards versus Georgia Tech…as a freshman, averaged 3.1points on .472 shooting and 2.0 rebounds in 7.8 minutes per game…was a member of the 2009 National Champions…started the first two games he played…led Carolina with 18 points in his collegiate debut against Penn…missed more than three months with a broken wrist.

Uncle, Al Eberhard, played for Pistons…brother, Cody, was the 2012 Big Ten Freshman of the Year at Indiana University…older brother, Luke, played for the Austin Toros of the NBA D-League this past season.

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Height: 7'0''/ 2.13m
Weight: 253 lbs./ 114.8 kg
Born: January 17, 1990
From: University of North Carolina
Draft: 1st Round (17th pick) 2012 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2012
Years Pro: 4
Previous Teams:
  Boston Celtics 2014 - 2015
  Cleveland Cavaliers 2012 - 2013
Prior to NBA/Country: North Carolina/USA

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