NBA center best known for his days with teams like the Seattle SuperSonics and New York Knicks. In 2001, he won a Yugoslav Basketball League championship with KK Buducnost.
He earned a spot on the Florida A&M University Rattlers when a friend of his mother's recommended him to coach Ron Brown after seeing him play a pickup basketball game.
He led the NCAA in blocks per game during his 1997-98 season at Florida A&M.
He has nine siblings. His father, Jessie, worked as a longshoreman.
He and Shaquille O'Neal both led the NCAA in blocks during their NCAA careers.