|High School:||Boone HS|
|Previous College:||State College of Florida|
Returning letterwinner that will be 100 percent after battling injuries much of last season... Slated to start at center this season… Athletic post player with an outstanding upside… Plays both post positions and can score around the basket… Outstanding defender and rebounder that plays with a high level of intensity… Potential three-year starter at Clayton State.
2011-12: Saw action in 17 games, averaging six points and five rebounds a game while shooting 48 percent from the field... Missed 12 games in Peach Belt Conference play due to a foot injury... Reached double-figures in three games... Scored a career-high 15 points against Tennessee Temple... Also scored 12 points against Edward Waters and 10 points against Valdosta State... Grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds against Webber.
Pre-Clayton State: Lettered last season as a freshman at State College of Florida in Manatee, Fla… Head coach at State College of Florida was Reggie Bellamy... Averaged 13 points and eight rebounds a game… Missed the final 10 games of the season due to injury… Best game was a 22-point, 10-rebound double-double against Broward… Also scored 17 points each against Santa Fe and Pasco-Hernando.
High School: Lettered one season in basketball at Boone High School in Orlando… High school head coach was Thyron Crawford… Selected honorable mention All-State as a senior, averaging 12 points and eight rebounds a game… Helped pace Boone to the Florida Class 6A state quarterfinals.
Personal: Born – October 17, 1986… Parents are Gary and Janet Bachanov… Younger brother Jonathan was a second-round selection of the Los Angeles Angels and now pitches in the Chicago White Sox minor league system… Favorite food is steak… Favorite television show is “Family Guy”… Favorite movie is “Due Date”... Athletic hero growing up was Brett Favre… Favorite pro sports team is the Orlando Magic… Major is Business Management.