Jan. 24, 2000
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Florida State senior forward Damous Anderson, who
averaged 24.5 points and hit 66.7 percent from the field in two games
(18-of-27), was chosen the Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Basketball Player
of the Week on Monday.
The 6-7 native of Greenville, S.C. sparked the Seminoles’ 76-71 win
at No. 21 North Carolina on Saturday with a career-high 25 points. Anderson
hit 9-of-15 from the floor and 4-of-6 from three-point range while also
handing out three assists and getting two steals. His four three-pointers
matched a career-best.
In a 65-62 loss at Georgia Tech last Wednesday, Anderson scored a
then career-high 24 points on 9-of-12 shooting. He hit 4-of-5 from
three-point range in that contest.
“I am really honored,” Anderson said. “The win on Saturday was a
big one for our team and the program. I am just glad that I was able to
play a part in the victory.”
Anderson leads the ACC in three-point percentage, making 42.9
percent (24-of-56) this season. He is also tied for sixth in the league in
three-pointers per game (1.7) and ranks 13th in scoring (14.3 ppg).
“I think that we can build off of the win at UNC,” Anderson said.
“I am starting to play well and Ron (Hale) has been great all year. The
team is starting to play with more confidence and so am I.”
The league player of the week honor was the first for a Florida
State player since LaMarr Greer earned the distinction in Dec. of 1998.
Florida State (8-8) plays at Virginia (13-5), a 71-66 overtime
winner over Virginia Tech on Monday night, in a battle for third place in
the ACC on Wednesday. Both teams enter the game with 3-2 ACC records.