2010-11: Played in 30 games, making 27 starts ... Averaged 5.6 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists in an average of 26.6 minutes per game ... Shot 48.1 percent from the field ... Recorded six double-digit scoring efforts, all in Horizon League play ... Pulled down five or more rebounds 17 times ... Recorded back-to-back double-doubles against Cleveland State (14 points, 10 rebounds) and Youngstown State (14 points, 14 rebounds), securing his season-high marks in both scoring and rebounding ... Scored 12 points and corralled nine rebounds at Green Bay (1/15/11) ... Chipped in 11 points and pulled down seven boards in the Horizon League season opener against Valparaiso (12/2/10) ... Scored 11 points on 4-of-9 shooting versus Wright State (1/6/11) ... Chipped in 10 points at Youngstown State (12/30/10) ... Dished out a season-high six assists versus the College of Charleston (11/20/10) ... Corralled nine rebounds in the Flames' 57-54 win over in-state rival Illinois (12/18/10) at the United Center ... Swiped a season-best three steals in UIC's 63-61 overtime victory over Green Bay (2/10/11) ... Tallied two steals on three other occasions.
South Suburban College (2007-2009):Played two seasons at South Suburban College in South Holland, Ill. ... Coached by John Pigatti ... All-NJCAA Division II Region IV-A Second team selection ... 2009 Region IV-A Tournament MVP ... Led Bulldogs to 2009 NJCAA Division II National Championships ... Averaged 11.9 points and 8.0 rebounds per game as a sophomore ... Helped the Bulldogs finish No. 7 in the nation ... Part of two Region IV championship teams ... Averaged 5.1 ppg and 4.4 rpg as a freshman ... Helped the Bulldogs post school-best 31-5 record and fifth-place national finish
Prep/Personal:Played forward for North Lawndale College Prep ... All-Area ... Averaged 9.0 ppg and 7.6 rpg as a senior ... Helped the Phoenix advance to the 2007 IHSA Class A title game ... Fell just short of IHSA Class A title to future UIC teammate Robo Kreps' Maroa-Forsyth squad ... Named Who's Who for Academics ... Born: February 26, 1989 ... Mother: Anita Birton ... Major: education/history