2006-07 Freshman: Appeared in 26 games as a true-freshman, averaging 7.0 minutes per game ... Averaged 1.7 points and 1.4 rebounds on the year ... Scored a season-high eight points and had four rebounds vs. Maryland on Nov. 28 ... Grabbed season-high six rebounds in his collegiate debut vs. Austin Peay on Nov. 13 ... Blocked three shots vs. Ohio State on Jan. 6 ... Missed the final eight games of the season due to injury.
First-team All-State selection as a senior by the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Associated Press, Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette and Illinois Basketball Coaches Association ... Averaged 18.8 points, 12.4 rebounds and 5.4 blocks during his senior season ... Led Proviso East to back-to-back IHSA Supersectional appearances as a junior and senior ... West Suburban Gold Conference MVP as a senior ... Averaged 15 points, 12 rebounds and six blocks as a junior, also earning all-state honors ... High school coach was David Chatman ... Selected to the East Squad for the 42nd annual Roundball Classic, held at the United Center ... Also played in the IBCA and City-Suburban All-Star games ... Played wide receiver, tight end and even free safety on the Proviso East varsity football team ... Scored 11 touchdowns as a senior, earning All-Conference and team MVP honors ... Was also a triple-jumper on the Proviso East track & field squad ... Played for the Chicago Ferrari AAU program, coached by Tyrone Slaughter, that won the 2005 AAU National Championship (17-and-under) in Orlando, Fla. ... Four-star recruit by both Rivals.com and Scout.com ... Ranked No. 6 center and No. 37 overall player by Scout.com, and ranked No. 10 center and No. 77 overall player by Rivals.com.
Born Oct. 18, 1987 ... Parents are Ronnie Sr. and Patricia Carlwell ... Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, general curriculum ... Has a standing reach of 9 feet, 2 inches ... Has six brothers and sisters ... Brother, Ronnie, is a junior on the basketball team at Illinois State ... Hobbies include bowling, paintball and playing video games ... Attended the same high school as former Illini and current Utah Jazz guard Dee Brown, as well as current NBA players Michael Findley, Shannon Brown and former NBA player and current NBA head coach Glenn "Doc" Rivers ... Favorite player is Shaquille O'Neal "because of his leadership on the court," ... Credits his father for most influencing his basketball career because, "He has helped me stay focused on what I need to do."