Born in Charleston, SC in Aug 1977. Attended Univ of Maryland at College Park where he graduated with a degree in Criminal Justice. Played four years at UM, starting for 3 years. Drafted by the Orlando Magic in 1999 draft and then traded to Washington Wizards. Played 4 years in the NBA for a few teams, notably the Washington Wizards and the Los Angeles Lakers. Has played abroad as well in countries like Italy, Turkey, China and Argentina. Has started a group called "A Poet and A Profit" with former teammate Etan Thomas, where they hope they focus on youth and education. Speaks to kids all over in hopes to encourage them and push them to follow their dreams.