Florida St. Rumors & News

  • Florida State pledge Jonathan Isaac reaffirms commitment after exploring NBA

    Orlando Sentinel "Florida State will not lose top hoops recruit Jonathan Isaac to the NBA. Isaac, a five-star small forward from Bradenton IMG Academy, announced Tuesday that he was no longer weighing the option of declaring for the 2016 NBA Draft and that he would honor the national letter of intent he signed..." February 09

  • Florida State’s Ojo out following meniscus tear

    College Basketball Talk "The Florida State Seminoles were introduced on Friday night at the Jam with Ham midnight madness events. While other players came out dancing, senior center Michael Ojo showed up on crutches. Florida State head coach Leonard Hamilton told reporters that the 7-foot-1 center had surgery on his..." October 19

  • Florida State is proving it can recruit 5-star talents in basketball, too

    SB Nation "Leonard Hamilton knows Florida State will never be a basketball school. While the Seminoles have failed to reach the NCAA Tournament on the hardwood each of the last three seasons, Jimbo Fisher has returned the football program to one of the nation's best over the same time frame. In the last two..." August 16

  • Florida State lands commitment from five-star 2016 prospect

    College Basketball Talk "Florida State had landed a commitment from one of the nation’s most improved prospects, as Jonathan Isaac announced that he will spend his college career as a Seminole. “So much help and guidance to get to this point,” Isaac posted on twitter. “But in making my own decision I’ve closed my..." July 06

  • 4-star PG C.J. Walker says he's committing to FSU basketball

    Tomahawk Nation "FSU basketball's hot streak on the recruiting trail continued today, as 4-star prospect C.J. Walker, of Indianapolis, IN, tweeted that he's committing to the 'Noles. " June 23

  • Charlotte transfer Torin Dorn considering N.C. State, Texas, Miami, Florida

    Fay Observer "N.C. State, which added a transfer before each of coach Mark Gottfried's first four seasons, is one of four finalists for Charlotte's Torin Dorn. He also is considering Miami, Florida and Texas, according to multiple reports. Dorn, a 6-foot-5, 200-pound wing who excels more as a slasher and..." May 26

  • Florida State lands four-star Class of 2016 guard

    College Basketball Talk "Florida State got on the board in the Class of 2016 on Tuesday, with a commitment from in-state 6-foot-4 guard Trent Forrest. Rated as the No. 82 player in the national class, according to Rivals, Forrest is currently playing with the Georgia Stars in the Nike EYBL. Forrest also played the EYBL..." May 06

  • FSU's Xavier Rathan-Mayes scores 30 points in less than five minutes

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Xavier Rathan-Mayes has been a steady presence for Florida State as a freshman, but his offensive game was lagging Wednesday night. The Ontario native, a former high school teammate of Andrew Wiggins, had only five points through the first 35 minutes of the Seminoles' game at Miami. But you..." February 26

  • 2015 McDonald’s All-American rosters announced

    College Basketball Talk "Rosters for the 2015 McDonald’s All-American game were announced on Wednesday and the game is headlined by nine uncommitted players out of the game’s 24 roster spots. Duke and LSU currently have the most commitments in the game with two each, but that number is sure to change once the uncommitted..." January 29

  • ACC cuts ties with ref Karl Hess

    ESPN "Veteran official Karl Hess has worked his final ACC basketball game. Hess, who has worked ACC games for more than 25 years, told ESPN that his comment made to Atlanta hotel magnate Mit Shah during Sunday's Louisville-Wake Forest game in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, was made in jest. Shah,..." January 10

  • Florida State's Thomas signs with agent, won't return to school

    CBS Sports "Florida State's Aaron Thomas has signed with an agent and won't be returning to school, sources told CBSSports.com on Wednesday morning. The source said Thomas was likely going to pursue a professional career in Europe. The 6-5 guard, who was ruled ineligible by the NCAA for the second..." December 31

  • FSU hoops star Thomas declared ineligible

    Tallahassee Democrat "It's already been a tough year for the Florida State men's basketball team. And it just got a whole lot tougher. The school announced on Friday evening that junior guard Aaron Thomas, who is averaging a team-best 14.8 points per game, is ineligible for the rest of the 2014-2015..." December 14

  • Florida State's Aaron Thomas, Devon Bookert out indefinitely

    CBS Sports - NCAAB "Florida State will be without two backcourt starters for the foreseeable future as Aaron Thomas and Devon Bookert are both out indefinitely, coach Leonard Hamilton said Friday. Thomas experienced dizziness last week when the Seminoles played UMass and left the game against the Minutemen...." November 28

  • 7-Foot-4 Koumadje to Florida State

    Zagsblog "7-foot-4 Jean Marc Christ Koumadje of Montverde (FL) Academy verbally committed to the Seminoles on Monday, Koumadje’s mentor, Sulieman Holman, told SNY.tv. Koumadje also considered UCLA, UConn, SMU and Georgia Tech, and was to have visited SMU this coming weekend. “He liked what Coach..." September 23

  • Former Florida State commit reopens his recruitment

    College Basketball Talk "With talented 2015 products Dwayne Bacon and Malik Beasley verbally committing to attend Florida State on Friday, the general feeling was that something had to give with regards to the Seminoles’ at the time four commitments. Thursday afternoon it was reported by Brad Winton of JucoRecruiting.com..." September 12

  • Florida State loads up perimeter with additions of Beasley and Bacon

    CBS Sports "Florida State's football team is ranked No. 1 in the country, but its basketball team stole the headlines on Friday night. Head coach Leonard Hamilton and the Seminoles landed two major commitments, beginning with top-40 prospect Malik Beasley and capped by five-star swingman Dwayne..." September 07

  • FSU lands a big time 2-guard recruit

    Tomahawk Nation "The 2015 class kicks off with the commitment of 6-5 SG Terance Mann Two weeks ago SG Terance Mann (Tilton, NH) cut his list to six: Indiana, Marquette, Boston College, Arizona State, and URI (his mother is the head coach of the women's team). Tonight he ended the suspense by committing to..." August 21

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Kansas transfer Andrew White III did not visit Florida State this weekend

    College Basketball Talk "Andrew White III averaged only 5.5 minutes per game in his 43 appearances with Kansas, but that hasn’t stopped him from receiving interest from multiple high-major programs. Since announcing he would be leaving leaving the KU program back in early May, White had visited Nebraska and Notre Dame...." July 14

  • NCAA grants FSU's Kiel Turpin sixth year of eligibility

    Orlando Sentinel "FSU center Kiel Turpin was granted a sixth season of eligibility by the NCAA. Turpin was received his second medical redshirt Wednesday after missing all of the 2013-14 basketball season with a leg injury. "We are very happy for Kiel," FSU coach Leonard Hamilton said in a release. "He will..." June 04

  • What went wrong with ACC hoops this season

    Fox Sports South "The numbers aren't pretty for the ACC, any way you slice it. A hoops-dominated conference that recently expanded in the hopes of becoming the nation's preeminent basketball league missed on that mark in Year 1. And it's been trending downward for quite some time. This marks the fourth..." April 02

  • Minnesota 67, Florida St. 64

    ProSportsDaily "Austin Hollins scored 17 points and grabbed five rebounds as the Golden Gophers outlasted the Seminoles in New York to advance to the NIT final. DeAndre Mathieu added 17 points, four rebounds and four assists for Minnesota (24-13), which will meet Southern Methodist in Thursday's championship..." April 02

  • Osenieks surprises, helps Minnesota Gophers advance to NIT final

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Three weeks ago, Williams Arena fans thought they’d witnessed the end of Oto Osenieks’ career. Hampered by knee injuries, the junior power forward had announced he would hang up his sneakers, ending his career in maroon and gold as a student manager rather than a player. Tuesday, it was that..." April 02

  • NIT semifinals betting cheat sheet

    Covers.com "Clemson Tigers vs. Southern Methodist Mustangs (-3, 119) Clemson's K.J. McDaniels scored 16 points and DeMarcus Harrison poured in 14 of his 16 in the second half to spark the comeback victory over Belmont. McDaniels continues to deliver for the Tigers, leading them in scoring (17.2),..." April 01

  • Florida St. 78, Louisiana Tech 75

    ProSportsDaily "Aaron Thomas had 21 points and nine rebounds and Okaro White posted 20 and eight as the Seminoles held on against the visiting Bulldogs in the NIT quarterfinals. Devon Bookert chipped in 11 points and Montay Brandon had 10 for the top-seeded Seminoles (22-13), who advanced to next week's Final..." March 27

  • Florida St. 58, Florida Gulf Coast 53

    ProSportsDaily "Aaron Thomas led all scorers with 22 points to lead the host Seminoles past the Eagles in a first-round NIT matchup. Okaro White contributed 17 points, seven rebounds and four steals for Florida State (20-13), which improved to 11-8 all-time in the tournament. Boris Bojanovsky added eight..." March 19

  • Florida St. 67, Maryland 65

    ProSportsDaily "Boris Bojanovsky’s dunk with less than a second left lifted the Seminoles over the Terrapins in the second round of the ACC tournament in Greensboro, N.C. Bojanovsky, who finished with 12 points and a career-high 12 rebounds, was open to take a feed on the baseline from a double-teamed Okaro..." March 14

  • Report: ACC finalizing deal to move tournament to Brooklyn

    CBS Sports "During conference realignment, there has always been the thought that the ACC would eventually move its conference tournament to Madison Square Garden. Even after the Big East and MSG extended their deal to 2026, the discussion was still there. According to a report late Thursday night by Pete..." March 14

  • Syracuse 74, Florida St. 58

    ProSportsDaily "C.J. Fair totaled 22 points, seven rebounds and four steals as the visiting Orange wrapped up their regular season by topping the Seminoles. Syracuse (27-4, 14-4 ACC) badly needed this win after losing four of its previous five games and will be the No. 2 seed in the ACC tournament. Tyler Ennis..." March 10

  • Florida St. 74, Boston College 70

    ProSportsDaily "Aaron Thomas tied a career high with 26 points to lead all scorers as the visiting Seminoles withstood the Eagles in ACC play. Thomas also grabbed six rebounds and Okaro White notched 24 points, five boards and two steals for Florida State (18-11, 9-8), which shot 76 percent from the field in..." March 05

  • Florida St. 81, Georgia Tech 71

    ProSportsDaily "Okaro White scored a team-high 18 points as the host Seminoles notched consecutive wins for the first time in more than six weeks by turning away the Yellow Jackets. Devon Bookert added 16 points on 4-of-4 shooting from 3-point range and 4-of-4 from the free throw line for Florida State (17-11,..." March 02

  • Florida St. 71, Pittsburgh 66

    ProSportsDaily "Okaro White collected 22 points and eight rebounds as the visiting Seminoles knocked off the Panthers. Ian Miller added 19 points and five assists for Florida State (16-11, 7-8 ACC), which has won two of three to pull within a game of .500 in conference play. Aaron Thomas struggled to 1-of-9..." February 24

  • UNC rebounds from slow start for 81-75 win at Florida State

    Charlotte Observer "A slow start and a star player in foul trouble put the North Carolina into a hole bigger than any it had seen this season. Freshman Kennedy Meeks helped the Tar Heels to climb out of it and ensure that their winning streak hit seven. Meeks, a Charlotte native who entered Monday’s game at..." February 18

  • Win over FSU lifts Miami Hurricanes back to even record

    Miami Herald "It may not be a banner season for Jim Larrañaga’s Miami Hurricanes but a win over the rival Florida State Seminoles — especially one that damages their NCAA Tournament hopes — is always welcome. “It was a total team effort tonight, we definitely stepped up in a lot of key areas,” said guard..." February 12

  • NC State hangs on to beat Florida State behind Warren, Lee

    Charlotte Observer "T.J. Warren carried N.C. State for more than 30 minutes against Florida State on Wednesday night. Desmond Lee did the rest. Lee had five of N.C. State’s final seven points in a 74-70 win over the Seminoles. It’s the third straight ACC win for N.C. State, which evened its conference record at..." January 30

  • No. 18 Duke beats Florida State 78-56

    Gaston Gazette "Rodney Hood scored 18 points to help No. 18 Duke beat Florida State 78-56 on Saturday, giving Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski his 900th victory at the school. Jabari Parker added 14 points for the Blue Devils (16-4, 5-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won their fourth straight game and..." January 25

  • FSU prepares for prolific offense against No. 18 Duke

    Orlando Sentinel "FSU has recently shot the ball at a staggering rate from beyond the arc. The Seminoles (13-5, 4-2 ACC) have made 52 percent of their 3-pointers in the past four games, a trend that must continue in order to keep pace with Duke’s torridly-paced offense. No. 18 Duke (15-4, 4-2 ACC) enters..." January 25

  • The key three: Duke basketball vs. Florida State

    The Duke Chronicle "Head coach Mike Krzyzewski will go for his 900th win at Duke at noon Saturday when his No. 18 Blue Devils welcome Florida State to Cameron Indoor Stadium. Here are the keys to what would be a landmark victory: Make Them Feel You Duke's current three-game winning streak has been sparked by..." January 25

  • FSU recruit arrested for eating pot

    ESPN "A Florida State junior college recruit has been arrested for allegedly eating marijuana in order to conceal it from police. Power forward Cinmeon Bowers, who committed to Florida State in September, and two of his teammates at Chipola College in Marianna, Fla., were arrested Thursday night..." January 21

  • Harris' 18 lead Virginia past Florida State 78-66 in basketball

    Florida Today "Joe Harris and Virginia didn’t let a disappointment at Duke knock them off their rhythm. Harris scored 18 points, Malcolm Brogdon scored 16 and the Cavaliers used an early 22-5 run to take command on their way to a 78-66 victory against Florida State on Saturday, claiming a sweep of their..." January 19

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