March 24, 2005
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The Florida State University men’s basketball team will be honored at its annual team banquet Tuesday, April 12, 2005 at the University Center Club on the Florida State Campus. Head coach Leonard Hamilton and the entire Seminole team will be honored. The Seminoles will honor graduating seniors Anthony Richardson and Adam Waleskowski who led the Seminoles to the 2004 NIT and to eight victories over nationally ranked teams during their careers.
The evening will begin with a reception at 6 p.m. followed by a dinner and awards at 7 p.m. 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 Etzell in the men’s basketball office at (850) 644-1461 or (866) 661-1052.
Florida State was one of the nation’s most dangerous teams this season and was one of only six teams in the ACC to defeat a team in ranked in the nation’s top five during the season. The Seminoles defeated No. 3 ranked Wake Forest, 91-83 in overtime, on Jan. 18 in Tallahassee. During the season, the Seminoles defeated four teams which (or are still playing in the NCAA Tournament) — a No. 2 seed (Wake Forest), a No. 4 seed (Florida), a No. 8 seed (Minnesota) and a No. 10 seed (NC State) and played 21 of their 31 games against teams who played in either the NCAA or NIT Tournaments.
Florida State defeated four teams who played in the post season this year – Minnesota (NCAA), Wake Forest (NCAA), Florida (NCAA) and Virginia Tech (NIT).
Hamilton, who graduated 28 of his 31 seniors players during his ten-year career at the University of Miami, has continued that tradition during his tenure at Florida State. Including Richardson (summer of 2005 graduate) and Waleskowski (spring of 2005 graduate), he has graduated a perfect 14 of 14 players since his arrival in Tallahassee in 2003.