Joined the program as a practice player through an open tryout prior to the beginning of practice ... served as an invaluable member of the practice squad in the post during the preseason and start of the 2009-10 campaign ... was added to the active roster on December 23 against Mercer ... saw action in three other games including at Toledo and both contests against LSU ... played a season-high eight minutes at Toledo ... scored his first collegiate points against Mercer ... hauled in an offensive rebound in the second meeting with LSU.
Prior to Alabama
Had not played competitive basketball in three seasons ... played baseball for two seasons at Jefferson State Community College despite suffering shoulder and knee injuries ... attended Jefferson State on an academic leadership scholarship and was a member of the Dean's List.
Is a 2006 graduate of Oak Mountain High School where he led the team to a 29-2 record his senior year and was the 6A Area 6 MVP after his squad captured the Area 6 title ... also led the team on a 28-game winning streak.
Is a marketing major ... the son of Bryan and Sandra Luquire ... his older brother Adam, played two seasons of basketball at Auburn as a walk-on as well during the 2006-07 and 2007-08 seasons ... also has a younger brother Derek.