March 30, 2004
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Brad Johnson, who helped Florida State reach the 1988 NCAA basketball tournament, will be the guest speaker at the Seminoles’ annual men’s basketball banquet April 13 in the University Center Club on the FSU campus. Tickets for the event are $35 per person or $350 for a table of 10. For more information or to make a reservation, please contact Brooke Etzel in the men’s basketball office at (850) 644-1461 or (866) 661-1052.
Johnson helped guide the Seminoles to a 19-11 record and a semifinal appearance in the Metro Conference tournament in 1988. He led the team in free throw shooting with a .891 mark, averaged 5.9 points per game and shot 58.2 percent from the field. Johnson played in the 1987 Rob Lobster Basketball Classic with the basketball team and the Sugar Bowl with the football team against Auburn within days of each other.
Johnson also lettered in football during his athletic career at Florida State. He earned varsity letters in 1988, 89, 90 and 91 and was a member of four bowl teams. Johnson, who begins his 13th NFL season in 2004, led the Tampa Bay Bucs to the NFL Championship during the 2002 season.
The banquet will begin with a reception at 6 p.m. followed by a dinner and awards at 7 p.m.
Florida State won 19 games and advanced to the second round of the NIT. During the season, the Seminoles claimed victories over four ranked teams – Maryland, North Carolina, Wake Forest and Georgia Tech – all of who played in the NCAA Tournament. The Seminoles barely missed making its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1998 with its 18-12 regular season record.
Florida State defeated five teams who played in the post season this year – Maryland, North Carolina, Wake Forest and Georgia Tech and Virginia who participated in the NIT.