Wing player who made his professional debut in 2009 for Aget Imola in the Italian Basket League Two.
He played for two years at the University of Indiana, before following coach Mike Davis to the University of Alabama at Birmingham for his final two years.
He was selected 54th overall in the 2009 NBA draft, but did not sign with a team; the next year he made his American pro debut for the D-League's Tulsa 66ers.
His father died during his freshman year at college, which made him very close with Mike Davis, who took on a father-figure role.
He was part of the same NBA draft class that saw Blake Griffin selected 1st overall.