Rated the No. 1 junior college center in the nation by Rivals.com following his freshman season ... Averaged 12.3 points, 9.3 rebounds and 2.1 blocks in first season for Coach Bruce Stewart ... Helped lead team to 23-5 record as a sophomore (2006-07), averaging 8.8 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 1.7 blocks.
CAIRO HIGH SCHOOL
Originally signed with Middle Tennessee out of high school as part of a class that includes current Blue Raiders Darren Avery, Dino Hair, Theryn Hudson, Kevin Kanaskie, Calvin O'Neil, and Desmond Yates ... Ranked the No. 9 center in the South by Rivals.com ... Rated as the 11th best center at the prestigious Adidas Superstar All-American Camp ... Listed as the No. 6 overall prospect in Georgia by Youth Prep Stars ... Listed among Georgia's "Dandy Dozen" by the Atlanta-Journal Constitution ... Averaged double double with 12 points and 10 rebounds in leading team into the Final Four of the Georgia State Tournament as a junior ... Posted a triple-double in quarterfinal win of the state tournament with 25 points, 13 rebounds, and 11 blocks ... Averaged 17 points and seven rebounds as a senior ... Named Most District Most Valuable player for coach Isiah Chance ... Earned All-Region and All-District honors.
Born: Feb. 20, 1987 ... Son of Arlean Hethington ... Major: Computer Tech ... Nickname: Big U or U.