One of two frontcourt signees in the 2017 signing class … provides good size and shot-blocking presence … also developed a reputation as an elite passer out of the post on the prep level … played alongside Wake Forest freshman Chaundee Brown at The First Academy in Orlando, Fla. … recruited by assistant coach Steve Smith.
Appeared in 17 games, exclusively off the bench for the Tigers … averaged 4.4 minutes per game … posted 1.5 points and 1.5 rebounds per contest while tallying three blocks and one steal … finished the season 37.0 percent from the field, including 66.7 percent from the foul line … made one 3-pointer on three attempts … out of 26 total rebounds, 14 came on the offensive glass.
BEST GAMES, 2017-18
Scored a career-high six points in the season opener against Western Carolina on 2-for-7 shooting and hitting two free throws … also grabbed a career-best five rebounds against the Catamounts with three coming on the offensive glass … tied career-high against UNC Asheville on a very effective 3-for-4 shooting in four minutes of action … career-high 12 minutes came against Western Carolina … played 11 minutes against North Carolina – hitting a 3-pointer and grabbing three rebounds in the process … played two minutes in the NCAA Tournament – all against Auburn and finished with three points and one rebound.
Top-200 prospect nationally according to 247 Sports … rated the No. 20 prospect from the state of Florida in the class of 2017 by 247 Sports … second-team all-state at the AAAA level by the Florida Association of Basketball Coaches (FABC) … produced a triple-double his senior season versus Olympia High, with 18 points, 14 rebounds and 10 blocked shots … broke First Academy school record with 16 blocks in a game against Melbourne Holy Trinity, he also added 14 rebounds and seven assists in the same contest … as a junior, was a AAA second-team all-state selection by the FABC … averaged 13.9 points and 10.9 rebounds per game as a junior.