Born in Monroe, Louisiana...attended St. Frederick High School...parents are Dixon and Martha Abell.
Four-year letterwinner in basketball...Two-time team MVP...All District MVP four years straight...named All District all four years...team was district champs three years...team went to state playoffs all four years...named to the All-Northeast team three years...named All-State three times...as a sophomore was named All-State Honorable Mention...team was state runner up freshman season and state champions as sophomore...received nomination by Wendy's Heisman...nominated to the McDonald's All-America Team..named to the Street & Smith All-America Honorable Mention Team...also competed in track (high jump, long jump, and triple jump)...finished in four place at the state high jump competition as a senior...named Academic All State, Honor Roll, and Who's Who Among American High School Students.
Yr G/GS FG-FGA % FT-FTA % 3-pts % Pts. Reb. A St. Bl. To
05 23/0 13-44 .295 11-20 .550 2-5 .400 39 36 7 0 6 12
2004-2005 | Freshman Year
Final player notes: led the team in three-point field goal percentage, making 2 out of 5 shots for an average of .400... led the team in blocked shots in two games and scoring one game... picked as the MWC Newcomer of the Year in the league's preseason poll... played in 23 of 30 games with a total of 39 points and 36 rebounds... picked up a season and career high three blocks in the game vs. AF on 2/17/05... named Cougar Club Scholar Athlete.