6'11" forward/center who played college basketball for UNLV from 2013 to 2015. He declared for the 2015 NBA Draft after his sophomore season and was projected as an early second round pick.
He began his high school basketball career at Knight High School in Palmdale, California. He spent his senior year at Findlay College Prep in Henderson, Nevada.
He averaged a team-best 2.7 blocks per game his sophomore year at UNLV, earning First-team All-Mountain West honors.
He was born in Long Beach, California.
He began his career at UNLV a year after NBA first round pick Anthony Bennett ended his career at UNLV.