Talented forward finished his freshman season with four or more rebounds in five of the Dukes' last six games.
As a Freshman (2015-16)
Saw action in 30 of 34 games off the bench ... averaged 1.9 points and 2.9 rebounds in 9.2 minutes per game ... shot .656 (21-of-32) from the field ... had six points and seven rebounds in 14 minutes in the season opener vs. Seton Hill ... grabbed a game-high 10 boards and blocked a season-high three shots in 17 minutes in his third career game, a 78-52 win over Penn State at CONSOL Energy Center ... he was the first freshman since T.J. McConnell (11 at Bowling Green on Nov. 22, 2010, also his third game in a DU uniform) to pull down 10 or more rebounds in a game ... had four or more rebounds in a game 10 times, including five of the last six games of the season ... pulled down a team-high six boards in 14 minutes vs. La Salle at the Atlantic 10 Championship ... the six rebounds were his most since Nov. 20 (10 vs. Penn State) ... closed out the season by logging a season-high 21 minutes in CBI games vs. Omaha and at Morehead State.
Tottenville High School in Staten Island, N.Y. (head coach John Woodman) ... finished his career seventh on Staten Island's all-time scoring list with 1,513 points ... was named to the USA Today All-USA New York Boys' Basketball Team ... averaged 16.6 points, 15.2 rebounds and 4.3 blocks per game for 18-11 Tottenville as a senior ... averaged 18.2 ppg. in his final 13 games - which included an 11-game win streak - after recovering from a midseason ankle injury ... scored a season-high 35 points and added 19 rebounds and 8 blocks in a Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL) playoff win over Taft and added 28 points - including the game-winner - 16 boards and 6 blocks in an Staten Island High School Basketball League (SIHSL) 57-56 quarterfinal win over Susan Wagner ... named to the SIHSL all-tournament team ... was one of four Staten Island players selected to play in the Mayor's Cup Basketball All-Star Game which annually matches the best of the PSAL against the best of the Catholic High School Athletic Association (CHSAA) ... was a two-time Staten Island Advance All-Star ... averaged 17.5 ppg., 19.0 rpg. as a junior on his way to earning New York State Sportswriters Association Class AA First Team All-State honors ... helped Tottenville to a PSAL Staten Island division co-championship and spot in the PSAL Class AA playoffs as a junior ... it was just the second title in school history ... pulled down over 1,000 rebounds in his first three seasons of high school ... averaged 16.1 ppg. as a sophomore ... began playing varsity as a six-four, 13-year-old freshman when he averaged 10.0 points and 9.0 rebounds per game ... never played in a freshman or junior varsity game in his high school career ... played in 96 varsity games.
Played AAU ball for New Heights (head coach Chris Alesi) ... rated as a 3-star recruit by rivals.com ... his final nine schools included St. John's, Seton Hall, VCU, Temple, La Salle and Old Dominion among others ... he had offers from all but VCU at the time of his commitment to Duquesne ... undeclared liberal arts major ... date of birth: 11/1/97.
High Games Entering 2016-17
Points - 6 vs. Seton Hill & Milwaukee (Fr.)
Rebounds - 10 vs. Penn State (Fr.)
Assists - 3 vs. Noew Orleans & Penn State (Fr.)
Steals - 2 vs. Richmond (Fr.)
Blocks - 3 vs. Penn State (Fr.)
3-Pointers - 0
Minutes - 21 vs. Omaha & Morehead State (Fr.)
Double-Digit Scoring Games - 0
10-Rebound Games - 1 (1 Fr.)