Selected by Philadelphia with the 50th overall pick of the 2011 NBA Draft. Re-signed with Philadelphia on 7/11/12.
2012-13 NOTES/CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
In 79 games with 37 starts, averaging 5.8 points, 5.0 rebounds, 0.9 assists and 0.70 blocks in 21.1 minutes per game while shooting 45.4% from the floor and 71.7% from the line - recorded three DNP-CD's.
Had a career-high 20 points at Sacramento on 3/24/13 after not scoring above 15 points his first 106 career games played, scored 10+ points 18 times this past season after doing so four times as a rookie in 2011-12.
Over his final 25 games played this past season, averaged 16.0 minutes played after averaging 23.5 mpg his first 54 games played.
After recording 3+ offensive rebounds in nine straight games from 12/19/12-1/4/13, grabbed 3+ offensive boards nine times over his final 45 games played, had a career-high 11 offensive rebounds vs. Charlotte on 2/9/13.
Recorded three double-doubles - had 14 points and 22 rebounds vs. Charlotte on 2/9/13, first Sixer with at least 14 points and 22 boards in a game since Samuel Dalembert did so on 3/20/09 - Dalembert was also the last Sixer with 20+ boards in a game (1/13/10).
Shot 20-of-21 from the line the first 19 games of 2012-13 but 23-of-39 over his final 60 games played.
Committed just 55 turnovers in 78 games played this past season.
Was the 50th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft
Played all four seasons at Temple and finished his career as the school's all-time leader in rebounds while ranking third in blocks.
Two NBA seasons, In 120 games with 52 starts, averaging 5.2 points, 4.7 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 19.1 minutes per game while shooting 45.9% from the floor and 73.0% from the line - Appeared in three games for Philadelphia in the 2012 Orlando Pro Summer League, averaging 6.7 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 25.7 minutes per game while shooting 36.0% from the floor.
Appeared in 12 games with one start for Philadelphia during its run to the 2012 Eastern Conference Semifinals, averaging 6.3 points, 4.9 rebounds and 0.92 blocks in 19.7 minutes per game while shooting 55.7% from the floor and 58.3% from the line. Scored 10+ points four times, including 12 points on 6-of-6 shooting in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals at Boston on 5/21/12.
Rookie NBA season (Philadelphia) In 41 games with 15 starts, averaged 4.1 points and 4.2 rebounds in 15.2 minutes per game while shooting 47.3% from the floor and 78.6% from the line, As a starter, averaged 4.8 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 18.9 minutes per game, Sixers were 3-1 when he scored 10+ points, Grabbed 10+ rebounds twice.
Played all four seasons at Temple and left as the school's all-time leading rebounder (1,147) while ranking third in blocks (213). As a senior, averaged 11.5 points, 8.6 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.8 blocks. Named first team All-Atlantic 10 as both a junior and a senior and made the conference's all-defensive team in each of his final three seasons As a junior, became the first player in school history to average a double-double since 1970-71. Shot 53.4% from the floor for his career.
OFF THE COURT:
Born in Morrisville, Pa. and attended Pennsbury High School.