Born January 1972 in Murray, Utah...parents are Eldon and Dorothy...older brothers Glen (1976-79) and Fred (1978-82) played for BYU...the youngest of six sons...married Karen Jex in September 1994...recruited by Kansas, Utah, Cornell and Arizona State...served an LDS mission to Melbourne, Australia.
Prepped at Bingham High in South Jordan... lettered four times in basketball and twice in baseball... two-time Utah 4A Most Valuable Player... led team to a pair of state championships (1989 and 1990)... averaged 21 points and 14 rebounds per game as a junior, while team was 23-1... senior averages include 26 points, 13 rebounds and 4 blocked shots per game... joined Shawn Bradley on the West team at the McDonald's Capital Classic All-Star game in Washington, D.C... also played in the inaugural Wildcat Classic in Tucson... played on the Utah Select Team that twice defeated the Soviet Junior National Team... coached by George Sluga (Utah).
1990-1991 | Freshman Year
Scored 21 points against Air Force when the Falcons double and triple-teamed teammate Shawn Bradley... had 14 rebounds against Utah State... led team in scoring once and four times in rebounding... was second on team with 96 assists... defended New Mexico's Ike Williams and held him to a one-of-six performance in one outing.
1993-1994 | Sophomore Year
Led the WAC in field goal percentage... All-WAC Tournament Selection... All-Cougar Classic... honorable mention All-Far West by Basketball Weekley ... honorable mention All-WAC... selected by his teammates as Most Outstanding Player.
1994-1995 | Junior Year
Selected first team All-WAC by the coaches and second team All-WAC by the writers and Basketball Weekly... selected to the USBWA All-District Team and the NABA All-District 13 second team... after scoring a career-high 34 points against Utah, he was selected as the WAC Player of the Week... voted to the All-Cougar Classic Team... tied the school record for perfect free throw percentage three times (13 vs. Southern Utah, 10 vs. Hawai'i and 10 vs. Utah)... hit first eight field goal attempts in the NCAA tournament against Tulane and was selected as the Chevrolet Player of the Game... ranked at one time among the NCAA top 20 in field goal percentage... at one point hit 24 straight free throws... selected by teammates and coaches as Most Valuable and Most Inspirational.
1995-1996 | Senior Year
All-WAC First Team... led the team in points, rebounds and assists against Louisiana Tech... had a team high .551 field goal percentage... had a team-high 16 blocks on the season... led the team in points with 375 and averaged 20.8 points per game.