An early entry candidate for the 2008 NBA Draft.
Career Highlights: Has grown up and played professionally in his native Republic of Georgia. A member of the Georgian National Team. Averaged 12.5 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.1 blocked shots at the 2007 U20 European Championships held in Nova Gorica, Slovenia. Blocked shots average was the second-highest in the competition. Was a member of the World Select Team at the 2007 Nike Hoop Summit held in Memphis, Tennessee, but was unable to play in the game due to injury. Played with the Georgian National Team at the 2005 U16 European Championships in Bulgaria.
2007-08: Averaged 33.5 points, 18.4 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 3.2 blocked shots and 2.3 steals in the Georgian Highest League.
2006-07: Averaged 35.1 points, 16.4 rebounds, 4.7 assists, 3.4 blocked shots and 2.6 steals in the Georgian Highest League.
2005-06: Averaged 28.5 points, 14.7 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 3.0 blocked shots and 1.2 steals in the Georgian Highest League.
Strengths: Legitimate seven-footer who understands how to use his body to maintain post position. Possesses a nice jump hook and continues to improve with his fundamental skills. A defensive presence with his shot-blocking ability.
Personal: Started playing basketball at the age of 16.