Took a redshirt due to NCAA transfer rules.
Played 10 games as a true freshman ... Had five rebounds and two points in 27 minutes of action.
North Side HS
Selected first-team All-State for Class AAA as a senior by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution ... Also named All-Bi-City team as both a junior and senior by the Columbus (Ga.) Ledger-Enquirer... Averaged 15 points, 12.3 rebounds and 5.3 blocked shots per game as a senior ... Named all-region as a junior when he averaged 17 points, 14 rebounds and five blocked shots ... A consensus three-star center nationally ... Ranked as the No. 14 center prospect in the country by ESPNU ... Scored nine points, grabbed 10 rebounds and had seven blocked shots in 25 minutes in a game vs. God's Academy of Dallas played in Gallagher-Iba Arena on Feb. 13, 2009 ... Scored a game-high 18 points in the Herbert Green High School All-Star Classic ... Also recruited by Georgia, Florida State, Tennessee, Texas and USC.
Born: May 2, 1991 ... Parents: Cynthia and Harry Hester ... Sibling: sister, Tiara ... Favorite things are hanging out with friends and playing video games in his spare time ... Majoring in political science.