TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — During a recent visit to Tallahassee, Seminole great and All-ACC basketball star Michael Snaer stopped by for a visit with Seminoles.com.
Snaer, one of the Seminoles’ most decorated players, played for Enel Brindisi in Italy during the 2013-14 season. He averaged 25.3 minutes played per game and averaged 7.6 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.2 assist per game as he played in 30 of the Enel Brindisi’s 32 games. Snaer shot .441 from the field and ranked second on the team with a .857 free throw shooting percentage and was the sixth leading scorer on his team.
The Most Valuable Player of the 2012 ACC Tournament, he led the Seminoles to three NCAA Tournament appearances and to the 2012 ACC Championship. He was a three-time All-ACC and two-time ACC All-Defensive Team honoree and finished with career high averages of 14.8 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.5 assist per game as s senior. Snaer earned his degree in family sand child sciences in 2013.
Snaer is recognized as the all-time NCAA leader with six buzzer-beating, game-winning shots during his career – two during his junior season (Jan. 21, 2102 at Duke and Feb. 16, 2012 at home against Virginia Tech) and four during his senior season (Jan. 24, 2013 at home against Clemson, Jan. 30, 2013 at home against Maryland, Feb. 5, 2013 at Georgia Tech and March 7, 2013 at home against Virginia). Each of the buzzer-beating shots came within 4.4 seconds of the end of the game with five coming within 2.6 seconds of the final buzzer. Of the six game-winners, four came on 3-pointers and two on drives, three came on kick-out passes and he created for himself against Virginia.