Countdown to #ACCTipoff: Florida State Seminoles

 

 

Nole Notes

Leonard Hamilton begins his 12th season as the Seminoles head coach welcoming back four starters and eight of the top 10 scorers from a team that finished 18-16 overall and sixth in the ACC with a 9-9 league record  ... FSU was 10-5 in games decided by five points or less ...the Seminoles have won at least 18 games in eight consecutive years and made their school-record eighth consecutive postseason appearance last year with an NIT bid ... Florida State led the ACC and was 26th nationally in blocked shots per game (5.1) ... senior Michael Snaer led the team in scoring (14.8) and was a third-team All-ACC selection by both the coaches and ACSMA.

The team’s leading returning scorer (12.4) and rebounder (5.9), Okaro White was the only Seminole player to start all 34 games a year ago; has 59 career starts ... scored in double figures 24 times as a junior last year including 11 games with 15-or-more points ... shot .511 from the floor and .815 from the free throw line ... tied for the team lead in steals (33) and was second in blocked shots (38).

Devon Bookert started the last 11 games at point guard as a freshman, averaging 9.4 points and 2.8 assists over that span ... had nine games with 10 or more points and is the team’s second-leading returning scorer (6.5).

Led by Okaro White’s 34 starts, the Seminoles return seven players who had at least five starts a year ago.