Oct. 5, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Senior guards Delvon Arrington and Adrian
Crawford and junior forward Antwuan Dixon have been named tri-captains for
the 2000-2001 Florida State University men’s basketball team announced head
coach Steve Robinson. The Seminoles begin practice on Oct. 14 for their
season-opener against national runner-up Florida on Nov. 17 at the
Tallahassee Leon-County Civic Center.
Robinson returns two starters and six letterwinners from last
year’s Seminole team which advanced to the second round of the ACC
Tournament for the second consecutive season. In addition, Florida State
was one of only two conference teams not from the state of North Carolina
to have a .500 or better record on Tobacco Road and were the only team to
beat North Carolina in Chapel Hill when the Tar Heels were ranked in the
nation’s top 25.
Arrington, a Jersey City, N.J. native, is considered to be one of
the top returning point guards in the ACC for the upcoming season. He
started all 29 games last season and ranked second in the league in assists
at 6.3 per game. Arrington averaged 8.9 points and 4.2 rebounds while
playing 32.4 minutes per game and recorded five games of 10 or more assists
and three double-doubles.
Crawford, who hails from Akron, Ohio, begins his final collegiate
season after battling through an injury-plagued junior year. Because of a
knee injury, which is now completely healed, Crawford played in just 15
games during the 1999-2000 season. Despite missing the final 10 games with
tendinitis in both knees, he averaged 5.3 points in 18.9 minutes.
Dixon, from Marietta, Ga., will compete for the starting job at
small forward after appearing in all 29 games and starting nine as a
sophomore. He averaged 4.7 points and 3.3 rebounds in 18.4 minutes per
game last season. Dixon scored in double figures six times, including a
career-best 16 twice. His 16-point outbursts keyed home wins over
postseason teams Vanderbilt and Virginia.