2008-09 Second Team All-SEC (Coaches) - Honorable Mention All-SEC (AP) - SEC All-Defensive Team (Coaches)
Named Second Team All-SEC and to the SEC All-Defensive Team (coaches) ... Also named Honorable Mention All-SEC (AP) ... Started all 31 games ... Has started all 93 games of his career ... Averaged 10.9 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.2 blocks in 29.4 minutes per game ... In SEC play, contributed 11.1 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.0 steals per game ... In SEC statistics (all games), finished the season 14th in rebounds, tied for ninth in steals and tied for 10th in blocked shots ... Tied for team lead with 37 blocks on the year ... Ranks tied for 10th in the Gamecock career record book with 86 career blocks ... Tallied three double-doubles on the year ... Led team in rebounds nine times ... Scored in double figures 19 times, including season-high 19 twice, versus Presbyterian (12/23) and Tennessee (1/17) ... Collected at least two steals 13 times ... Posted first double-double of the season in 12-point, 10-rebound effort in win over Winthrop (11/16) ... Contributed 12 points and seven rebounds in overtime loss to College of Charleston (11/28) ... Began string of six consecutive games with double-digit points with 10 points in win over Furman (12/5) ... Tallied 10 points in upset victory over No. 19/20 Baylor on the road ... Collected back-to-back double-doubles, first against LSU (1/14) with 17 points and 11 rebounds ... Followed with 19 points and a career-high 12 rebounds versus Tennessee ... Posted 17 points and two blocks to help lead squad to league win over Vanderbilt (1/28) ... One rebound shy of fourth double-double of the year with 12 points and nine rebounds in win over Georgia (2/7) ... Tallied 15 points and three rebounds in victory over Alabama (2/14) ... Matched career high with four blocks in win over Kentucky (2/25) to sweep season series against the Wildcats ... Added 12 points in win over UK ... Tallied 16 points, eight rebounds and three steals in SEC Tournament loss to eventual tournament winner Mississippi State (3/13).
Averaged 10.6 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.1 steals and 0.8 blocks per game in 31.5 minutes per contest ... In SEC play, averaged 10.2 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 32.6 minutes per contest ... Started all 32 games ... Tied for team lead in rebounds (182), was second in blocks (26) and third in points (339) ... Scored double figures 19 times, including a season-high 20 points vs. Southern California and at Ole Miss ... Tallied 28 games with at least four rebounds, including career-high 11 vs. Florida ... Posted second career double-double vs. Radford (13 points, 10 rebounds) and added a third vs. Florida (14 points, 11 rebounds) ... Was 7-of-8 from the free throw line in win over Providence ... Scored 15 points with eight rebounds, including 5-of-6 from the free throw line and knocked down four blocks vs. College of Charleston ... Scored double figures in fifth-straight game (13 points) with nine rebounds in win over Georgia ... Tallied 20 points, with three rebounds and two blocks in 39 minutes in win at Ole Miss ... 3-pointer with :08 to play in win against the Rebels was ESPN's Top Play of the Day ... Scored 15 points with six rebounds in SEC Tournament win vs. LSU, tying season best with three assists, one steal and one block ... Scored 11 points with six rebounds in SEC quarterfinal loss to No. 4. Tennessee.
2006-07 Freshman All-SEC Team
Averaged 8.8 points, 5.0 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 0.8 blocks and 0.7 steals in 29.6 minutes per game ... Scored in double figures in nine SEC games ... Won the Buck Freeman Sportsmanship Award at the post-season banquet ... Tallied 19 games with at least four rebounds, including 10 vs. Lipscomb ... Joined Brandon Wallace as only two Gamecocks to start every game ... Scored 21 points in OT loss to Vanderbilt, collecting three rebounds and an assist in 42 minutes ... Was a perfect 7-of-7 from the floor in loss to Auburn, collecting four rebounds and career-high five steals in 35 minutes ... First freshman since Rolando Howell to score 20 points (8-of-9), adding career-high 10 rebounds in win over Lipscomb ... First freshman to post double-double since 2003 ... Played in the Dominican Republic in the Summer of 2006 on the SCORE International team with Zam Fredrick where he led the team in scoring once.
Redshirted his freshman year.
Chose South Carolina over Cincinnati, Virginia Tech and Georgia ... Played under Emmet Rouse for Josey High School ... Averaged 21 points, 12 rebounds and five assists per game his senior season ... All-American his senior year ... Region Player of the Year his senior season, where his team was 25-0 during the regular season and lost in the third round of the playoffs.
Son of Susan Archie ... Has a son, Jalen ... Major is African-American history.