2014: Selected by Oklahoma City in the 1st round (21st overall) of the NBA Draft.
Preseason First Team All-American selection prior to the 2013-14 campaign, but only played in eight games (9.5 ppg, 8.3 rpg) before back surgery ended his season ... 7.5 ppg and 6.3 rpg as a freshman in 2012-13, although those averages jumped up to 14.3 ppg and 10.7 rpg in six games during the 2013 NCAA Tournament ... Savvy with a high basketball IQ ... Quick for his size with impressive body control ... Gritty and accumulates a lot of hustle stats ... Solid post moves ... Aggressive, especially on the glass ... Improved free- throw percentage from .442 as a freshman to .667 as a sophomore ... Lacks explosion and elite athleticism ...Conditioning questions, especially coming off a major injury ... Gets into foul trouble ... Although he is 22 years old, he lacks the experience of other players his age.