Saw action in all 34 games with 29 starts during rookie campaign ... Averaged 4.0 points, 3.4 rebounds and 0.6 blocks in 18.0 minutes per game ... In SEC games, averaged 2.0 points and 2.3 rebounds in 15.4 minutes per game ... Recorded three double-figure scoring games, eight games with at least six rebounds and posted one double-double ... Led or shared the team lead in rebounding twice, in blocks 11 times, in steals five times, and posted six games with at least two blocks ... Started the first 16 games of the season ... Scored four points and collected six rebounds in first career game vs. Longwood (Nov. 9) ... Posted nine points and pulled down six rebounds, with two blocks in contest at No. 23 Baylor (Nov. 12) ... Scored nine points and pulled down five rebounds, including three on the offensive glass, vs. Clemson (Nov. 17) ... Scored season high, marking his first-career double-figure scoring game, with 14 points in win vs. FIU (Nov. 24) ... Solid in win vs. Saint Mary's (Dec. 22) at Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic, scoring six points and pulling down eight rebounds ... Marked first-career double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds in home win vs. SC State (Jan. 3) ... Played a season high 32 minutes vs. the Bulldogs ... Scored three points and collected two steals vs. Ole Miss (Jan. 18) ... Scored six points and collected three rebounds vs. Auburn (Feb. 5) ... Pulled down six rebounds, with two blocks in win vs. Vanderbilt (Feb. 13) ... Dished a season high three assists in regular season finale victory at Mississippi State (March 8) ... Named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.
Played high school basketball at Northeast High School in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. ... Averaged 18.0 points, 12.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game during prep school season at Faith Baptist ... Rated a four-star recruit from Rivals.com and the No. 100 overall prospect, No. 119 overall recruit according to 247sports.com, No. 92 overall prospect and No. 20 forward according to Scout.com and the No. 33 power forward according to ESPN.com.
Son of Andrea Dawson ... Has one brother, Alexander, and two sisters, Brittany and Briyonna ... His favorite holiday is Thanksgiving and if he could spend a day with anyone, present or historical, it would be his great grandfather. ... His best advice is "work hard towards your dreams" ... He wears the No. 21 because Kevin Garnett is his favorite NBA basketball player ... Major is sport and entertainment management.