Attended Mt. Zion Christian Academy in North Carolina...ranked one of the nation's Top 35 fifth-year prep players by Hoopscoop...also rated as one of the Top 50 high school players by several publications...was named to the All-National Prep School Invitational Team in 2005...helped Mt. Zion finish 38-4.
Played one season at Dominguez High School in Long Beach, Calif., where he averaged 15.9 points, 8.9 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 3.2 blocked shots per game...named a Second-Team All-State California High School team in 2003-04...scored a season-high 32 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in the CIF Southern Section 11-A Regional Championship game against Inglewood High in a 71-58 victory...was named the California Division II Section Co-Player of the Year and a Second-Team All-State performer... ranked 104 among the Top 150 high school players by Rivals.com...also ranked fourth among West Coast small forwards by The Insiders.com... rated among the top 23 players overall and top three forwards at the 2004 Adidas Super All-American summer camp...was the MVP of the Southern Lab, Class I-A State Championship Game in 2000-01.
Has not declared a major...born August 5, 1986 in Baton Rouge, La...son of Yvonne Roberson and Lamar Welsh.