Redshirt freshman coming off a serious injury that required him to sit out the 2013-14 season ... suffered what at first was diagnosed as a pulled groin, but it led to surgery to repair a rare hip injury ... began fully participating in individual workouts during the first summer session ... signed in the fall of 2012 with the Tiger basketball program ... when healthy, provides the Tigers with an asset that has been sorely lacking in recent seasons, shooting the basketball from long distance ... comes from an athletic family ... mother, Velda, was a track athlete at Appalachian State University and his father, Steven, played basketball at nearby Southern Wesleyan University ... mother earned a master's degree from Clemson ... attended same high school as former college standouts Stephen and Seth Curry ... Stephen now players for the Golden State Warriors, and Seth was an All-ACC guard for Duke in 2013 ... school also produced Virginia forwards Akil Mitchell and Anthony Gill ... recruited by assistant coach Earl Grant ... majoring in communication studies.
Redshirted due to injury.
Italy (August 2013)
Averaged 7.0 points per game in four games ... averaged 9.8 minutes per game and shot 8-for-18 from three-point range, a .444 clip ... added six steals ... did not score in the opener but posted eight or more over the final three games ... capped trip with 11-point first quarter total against Airte ... played trip-high 17 minutes in that win ... made 3-of-5 from long distance for nine points in the game against the Vicenza All-Stars.
Three-star prospect according to ESPNU, Rivals.com and Scout.com ... rated No. 7 prospect in the state of North Carolina by ESPNU ... rated the nation's No. 31 prospect at his position by ESPNU ... all-conference each of his last three seasons ... named to All-South Charlotte boys basketball team as a senior ... averaged 17 points per game as a senior ... averaged 14 points per game and made 37 percent from three-point range as a junior in 2011-12 ... led school to three straight conference championships from 2009-12, including a runner-up finish in the state tournament in 2010-11 ... played AAU ball for Team Loaded, a Virginia-based program that won the prestigious Las Vegas FAB 48 Tournament in the summer of 2012 ... coached by Shonn Brown ... born Sept. 4, 1994.