Prior to FSU: Spent the last two seasons at NCAA Division I Bethune-Cookman ... Played in 20 games as a sophomore in 2011-12 and made a single start ... Helped team to an 18-17 overall record ... Scored 19 points and had 15 rebounds ... Also blocked five shots ... Appeared in 28 games as a freshman in 2010-11 ... Scored 7 points in 27 minutes of action against Northern Colorado in Las Vegas Invitational as a rookie ... Had 4 rebounds against Webber International in his initial season ... Saw action against Virginia Tech in the 2011 NIT, posting one offensive rebound.
High School: Prepped at Detroit's Pershing High School ... Averaged 12.0 points, 10.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game in 2009-10 on Pershing's 22-3 City Championship team which went to the Regional finals ... Also a member of PHS' 2008-09 26-1 Class A State Championship Team and on Public School League (PSL) back-to-back city championship teams ... PSL City Championship game MVP 2010 he had a triple double in points, rebounds and blocked shots ... PSL All-City Honorable Mention team and PSL All-Academic team with a 3.5 GPA