Overview: One of two returning post players on the roster, he signed with the Tigers in the fall of 2011...provides a great deal of size in the post at 6-foot-8, 260 pounds...possesses good footwork and outstanding hands...plays under the rim, but efficiently within 8-10 feet...role will expand in sophomore season with the graduation of Devin Booker and Milton Jennings ahead of him...quality passer out of the post according to Head Coach Brad Brownell...recruited to Clemson by assistant Earl Grant out of the Charlotte area, which has been fruitful for the Tiger program in recent years... comes from an athletic family, his parents both played basketball for Barber-Scotia College in Concord, NC...sister, Shameka, played basketball at Gardner-Webb and scored over 1,000 points in her career from 2002-07 with the Bulldogs...majoring in pre-business.
In Italy (August 2013): Averaged 5.0 points and 13.0 rebounds per game...high rebounder for the team on the four-game trip, he pulled in 52...led team with 21 offensive rebounds as well...posted double digit rebounds in three of the four games...played 80 minutes, 20 per game...posted double-double in the final game against Airte, he had 12 points and 19 rebounds...the 19 rebounds tied Landry Nnoko for most in a single game on the trip...had 14 rebounds in opening win over Indiana Pesre.
In 2012-13: Appeared in 17 games as a first-year freshman...played 96 total minutes, an average of 5.6 per game...averaged 1.1 points and 1.2 rebounds per game...shot 50 percent from the field in limited attempts...averaged one rebound every 4.6 minutes of play...played in seven ACC regular season games for a total of 30 minutes...best game was against a top-20 and eventual No. 1 seed Gonzaga team in the Old Spice Classic...played nine minutes and scored a pair of baskets, with two rebounds...also scored four points against Florida A&M and SC State...made 3-of-4 free throws in win over The Citadel...made a field goal in 10 minutes of play at Florida State, when the Tigers were in major foul trouble throughout the second half...posted two points at Miami in four minutes of play.
In High School: Led Olympic High to 28-2 overall record, a fourth straight conference championship, and berth in the AAAA regional semifinals...team was ranked among nation's top 50 high school teams for most of the season...North Carolina MVP of the Carolinas All-Star Classic after posting a double-double with 18 points and 13 rebounds...selected to play in Jordan Brand Classic Regional Game, but was unable to compete due to a finger injury...second-team all-state performer...first-team all-district selection, he averaged 12.5 points and 11.5 rebounds per game as a senior...led team to 2011 Upward Classic crown in Spartanburg, SC and scored 20 points in the championship game...earned Charlotte Observer Player-of-the-Week and ESPN FAB 50 Spotlight Player-of-the-Week honors after posting 22 points and 13 rebounds in win over Charlotte Catholic in January of 2012...two-time MEGA 7 all-conference selection...as a junior, averaged 10.8 points and 9.5 rebounds per game...shot 58 percent from the field...second-team all-district as a junior...invited to the Reebok Breakout Underclass Camp in July of 2010...MVP for the class of 2012 in the North Carolina vs. South Carolina Battle of the Classes...led Olympic to another 28-2 overall record, a conference crown, and a state sectional championship as a junior...led school to a 19-8 record and conference championship as a sophomore...played high school basketball for coach Ty Baumgardner...also considered East Carolina and Appalachian State...born Jan. 6, 1994.