Three time NCAA DI All-American at Southern University (Baton Rouge LA), three time All-SWAC Conference Player and back (2010) to back (2011) SWAC Conference Player of the Year. Selected by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the 16th round of the 2011 MLB Draft. Played Short Season A in Orem Utah for Tom Kotchman and hit .355 with 46 RBIs, 19 2Bs and 9 HRs for the Orem Owlz. Earned MiLB Organization All-Star and PIO Post-Season All-Star honors in 2011. In Spring Training 2012 called up to the MLB LA Angels of Anaheim for four games. Played Long Season A in Cedar Rapids Iowa and hit .254 with 50 RBIs, 21 2Bs and 13 HRs for the Cedar Rapid Kernels. Named Player of the Month (June 2012) for hitting over .320 and broke Mark Trumbo’s Cedar Rapids Kernels HR record. Traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks (in the “Player to be Named” later trade) for MLB RHP Barry Enright in August 2012. Participated in Spring Training 2013 with the Arizona Diamondbacks and assigned to the South Bend Silver Hawks of the Midwest League for the 2013 season.