I graduated high school in Connecticut and then returned to my home state to play basketball for the Washington Huskies. There, I was a two-time first team All-Pac-10 and hit the buzzer beater in overtime to win the 2011 Pac-10 Tournament Championship. After the 2011 season, I decided to enter the NBA Draft and was selected by the Sacramento Kings.
In July 2014 I was traded to the Phoenix Suns. I was eager to be at the top of my game to start the season with the Suns, but I had been having some wrist pain since the 2013 season. I went to Hospital for Special Surgery where Dr. Michelle Carlson did arthroscopic surgery on my wrist. It was successful, and I was able to join my teammates in training camp and was ready for the start of the season, which ended up being a great year for me personally. Since I was able to get back on the court, I’ve participated in the NBA Skills Competition and been an All-Star twice.