After four straight NCAA Tournament seasons with at least 22 wins each year, 2012-13’s 18-16 (9-9 in the ACC) was somewhat disappointing. Florida State isn’t your traditional basketball powerhouse like conference rivals Duke and North Carolina but fans had become accustomed to better play, much thanks to Coach Leonard Hamilton. But last year’s squad struggled on the boards and weren’t impressive offensively. They were last in the conference in rebounding. Their leader in rebounding, Okaro White, only had 5.9 per game. And they lose leading scorer Michael Snaer (14.8 PPG) and productive forward Terrance Shannon (7.9 PPG, 5.6 RPG). Four-star recruits arrive in guard Xavier Rathan-Myers and power forward Jarquez Smith but other than that this season may be even tougher than the last one.
The Florida State Seminoles operate under Coach Leonard Hamilton at the Donald Tucker Center in Tallahassee. They’ve made the Final Four once, in 1972, when they lost in the National Championship Game. They did make the Sweet Sixteen for the fourth time in 2011, however, as part of their recent run of success that saw four straight NCAA Tournament bids between 2009 and 2012. Overall they have 14 Tournament appearances. 30 FSU players have gone to the NBA including Toney Douglas, Bernard James, Al Thornton, Von Wafer, Sam Cassell, and George McCloud. Florida State looks to continue to produce NBA-quality talent, so don’t miss out on the 2013-14 season!