Drafted: First round, 23rd pick

Position: Center

Size: 7-0, 265 pounds

College: Ohio State, freshman

Age: 19

Career highlights: Named third team All-Big Ten and All-Freshman for 2007-08 ... Fifth in the Big Ten for scoring (14.4 points) and rebounding (6.7 boards), second in blocks (1.8 bpg), seventh in field-goal percentage (.508) ... A member of the Greek U18 national team, he helped Greece win the silver medal at the 2007 UMCOR U18 European Championships. He was named MVP of that tourney. ... Dual citizen of United States, where he was born and raised, and Greece ... Earned McDonald's All-America Team honors as a high school senior after averaging 25.9 points, 15.4 rebounds and 5.2 blocks at GlenOak (Ohio) High School.

NBA.com analysis: Legit 7-footer with a feathery shooting touch from the outside. Can post up effectively underneath or face the basket and knock down mid-range shots. Skilled and plays with basketball smarts.

Kevin O'Connor says: We had him rated pretty high. ... We're very, very excited, because we got a skilled player who's big enough to defend.