He played one year at Kentucky before declaring for the NBA Draft. He was drafted by Oklahoma City, who immediately traded him to the Clippers.
His NCAA eligibility was originally questioned based on suspicious grading in high school, but he was eventually deemed eligible.
He married his high school sweetheart, Morgan Poole, in 2017. He has a son named Ethan and a daughter named Ariana.
He played his rookie year alongside fellow 2010 Clippers rookie Blake Griffin.