Overview: Signed with the Tiger program in the fall of 2010, along with guard T.J. Sapp...one of five first-year freshmen to see significant playing time in 2011-12...one of five post players on the roster for 2012-13, he will have an opportunity to see more minutes at the power forward spot...suffers from asthma, a condition that affected his rookie season at Clemson...was unable to complete practices for most of the first two months...was given breathing treatments to help cope with the asthma, and it was controlled better from January through the end of the 2011-12 season...earned the Tiger Strength Award at the conclusion of the season due to consistent dedication in workouts and improved nutritional habits...most decorated signee in Brad Brownell's first class, he was rated a four-star prospect across the board...majoring in psychology...recruited by former Associate Head Coach Rick Ray.
In 2011-12: Played the fewest minutes of Clemson's five first-year freshmen, but played behind a pair of veteran post players in Devin Booker and Milton Jennings...logged 210 minutes, an average of 7.5 per game, in 28 appearances...averaged 1.4 points and 1.1 rebounds per game, numbers that should increase by a wide margin in his sophomore season...struggled to finish plays during the first part of the season, he shot just 37 percent overall...did improve as the year progressed, as he made 9-18 shots in ACC regular season games...played double figure minutes in eight contests...best game may have come at Virginia Tech, where he provided seven points and made 3-4 field goals in nine minutes as the Tigers attempted to rally from a big deficit...added four rebounds in that game, one of which sparked a three-point play off the offensive glass...posted two points and three rebounds in 11 minutes at The Citadel...played 16 minutes at Arizona and had two points and two boards...scored four points on 2-5 shooting in 11 minutes against Alabama State...grabbed three rebounds in 12 minutes in overtime win over Southern Illinois...played season-high 20 minutes against Hawaii when Jennings was suspended...posted two points, two rebounds and a blocked shot in that game...scored four points in eight minutes in ACC opener win over Florida State, including a late dunk...played at 15 minutes at Wake Forest and had four rebounds...scored on a three-point play at Georgia Tech...made two baskets in 12 minutes at home against the Yellow Jackets, both after claiming offensive rebounds.
In High School: Four-star prospect according to both Rivals.com and Scout.com, he is the No. 83 overall prospect by Rivals and No. 87 by Scout...four-star prospect according to both services, he is listed as the No. 10 prospect at his position nationally by Rivals.com and No. 19 by Scout.com...four-star prospect according to ESPNU, he is the No. 22 rated power forward among the 2011 class...MVP of the West team at the Jordan Brand Classic Regional All-Star Game in Charlotte on April 16...posted double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds in that contest...first-team all-state selection among the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association...Lake Norman Area Boys Basketball Player of the Year...named All-Southern Piedmont Athletic Association, he was also an SPAA All-Tournament Team choice...second-team All-Charlotte Observer as a senior...named to All-Tournament Team at Stop DWI Tournament in New York...averaged 15.6 points and 7.4 rebounds per game as a senior, while shooting 57 percent on field goals and 71 percent on free throws...posted 34 points in win over Statesville Christian on Jan. 28, 2011...scored 31 in Davidson Day's upset over ESPNU's No. 24 ranked United Faith Academy on Feb. 11, 2011...coached by Ron Johnson at Davidson Day...named one of four U.S. Student of Character award winners at the school...played his first three seasons at North Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte, he was a three-time all-conference player before transferring to Davidson Day...averaged 18 points and 10 rebounds per game as a junior...played in the North-South "Battle of the Classes" All-Star Game...MVP of the 2009 Wilmington Holiday Classic...named to U17 All-Tournament Team at the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions on the AAU circuit in the summer of 2010...born Nov. 17, 1992.
*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide