CAREER: Talented big man who continues to develop into a formidable presence in the paint...has played in 49 games over the span of his first two seasons with the Crimson Tide...is shooting 43.5 percent from the field for his career, and had nabbed 105 rebounds with 14 blocked shots...hails from the same high school program that produced former Alabama star (and current assistant coach) Antoine Pettway.
2007-08 (SOPHOMORE): Played in 28 games, including one start (at Kentucky), and averaged 2.3 points and 1.9 rebounds per game...notched a career-high for scoring with 10 points in a starting assignment against Kentucky at Rupp Arena, replacing starter Richard Hendricks who sat out the game with an illness...shot 5-for-7 from the field at Kentucky...finished the season with 54 rebounds, eight blocked shots, eight steals, and six assists...had a season-high eight rebounds in a win over Florida in the first round of the SEC Tournament in Atlanta...grabbed six rebounds against Georgetown.
2006-07 (FRESHMAN): Played in 21 games, including two starts (Middle Tennessee and Alabama State)...averaged 1.8 points and 2.4 rebounds per game...played an average of 9.3 minutes per game...had a career-high 10 rebounds against Coppin State...scored a season-high six points in only four minutes of action at Notre Dame...also had two blocked shots against the Irish...finished the season with 51 rebounds, six blocked shots, four steals and two assists...earned the team's "Attitude Award" for his daily effort and approach on and off the court.
2005-06 (REDSHIRT): Practiced with the team but did not see game action.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Graduated from Wilcox Central High School in Camden, Alabama...born April 19, 1986, in Bridgeport, Conn. ... son of Sheila Pettway...helped lead Wilcox Central to the 2003 Class 5A State Championship...Wilcox Central made consecutive State Final Four appearances in 2003, 2004, and 2005...averaged 26 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks as a senior in 2005...scored 14 points and 10 rebounds in the 2005 Alabama vs. Mississippi All-Star Classic...averaged 14 points and 12 rebounds as a junior in 2004...a Second-Team Class 5A All-State selection in 2005...played in Nike All-American Camp... majoring in General Human Environmental Sciences.