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Seminole Summer Men’s Basketball Notes – Part 2

July 2, 2001

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Basketball practice begins just over 100 days from today. 102 to be exact. Steve Robinson’s Seminoles are hard at work in the classroom, the weightroom and on the court in preparation for their No. 17 season-opener against Florida.


DEFENSIVE TREND CONTINUES
Defensively, Florida State held its opponents under 50 percent shooting from the field for the 15th consecutive season. The Seminoles held their opponents to a .453 shooting percentage and held five opponents under 40 percent during the 2000-01 season. For the season, only four opponents shot above 50 percent in any single game. Florida State has held its’ opponents to a .436 field goal shooting percentage during the four years of the Steve Robinson era. The Seminoles’ field goal percentage defense of .407 during the 1998 season (Robinson’s first as the Florida State head coach) was the sixth-best field goal defense percentage in school history.


Seminoles’ Field Goal Percentage Defense Under Steve Robinson
Season Opponents FGM-FGA Pct.

1997-98 766-1,881 .407
1998-99 766-1,663 .461
1999-00 750-1,758 .427
2000-01 795-1,756 .453
Totals 3,077-7,060 .436


ARRINGTON NEARS 1,000 CAREER POINT PLATEAU
Senior point guard Delvon Arrington enters the 2001-02 season with 844 career points and needs 156 points to become only the 34th player in school history to score 1,000 or more career points. Former Seminoles Corey Louis (1,127 career points) and LaMarr Greer (1,022 career points) both reached that milestone during the 1997-98 season.


Seminoles’ All-Time Leading Scorers
Rank Player Years Points

1. Bob Sura 1992-95 2,130
10. Dave Fedor 1960-62 1,453
20. Sam Cassell 1992-93 1,211
30. Rodney Dobard 1990-93 1,056
31. Pee Wee Barber 1986-87 1,039
32. LaMarr Greer 1995-98 1,022
33. Wayne Smalls 1974-77 1,015
Delvon Arrington 1999-Pr. 844


SEMINOLES’ POINT GUARD AS THE LEADING SCORER
Senior point guard Delvon Arrington averaged a career-high 11.5 points per game last season, as he became only the 5th player in school history to lead the team in scoring from the point guard position. The last point guard to lead the Seminoles in scoring was George McCloud who led the team during the 1988 and 1989 seasons. Arrington is looking to become the third player in school history to lead the team in scoring in consecutive years from the point guard position.


Point Guard As Leading Scorers
Player Year PPG APG

Pee Wee Barber 1986 16.8 5.0
Pee Wee Barber 1987 18.2 3.5
George McCloud 1988 22.8 3.5
George McCloud 1989 22.8 4.2
Delvon Arrington 2001 11.5 4.8


ARRINGTON ON THE ACC’S LISTS
Senior point guard Delvon Arrington needs only 32 assists to move onto the ACC’s all-time assist leaders list entering the 2001-02 season. In addition, he is ranked 14th all-time in the ACC with a 5.69 assists per game average.


ACC Career Assists List (Total Assists)
Rank Player, School Years Assists APG

1. Bobby Hurley, Duke 1990-93 1,076 7.7
10. Tommy Amaker, Duke 1984-87 708 5.1
20. Skip Brown, Wake Forest 1974-77 579 5.4
21. Terrell McIntyre, Clemson 1996-99 576 4.6
22. Derrick McQueen, Wake Forest 1989-92 575 5.2
23. Quinn Snyder, Duke 1986-89 575 4.2
24. Johnny Dawkins, Duke 1983-86 555 4.2
25. Brian Oliver, Georgia Tech 1987-90 538 4.2
Delvon Arrington, Florida State 1999-** 506 5.7


ACC Career Assists Per Game List
Rank Player, School Years APG

1. Chris Corchiani, NC State 1988-91 8.37
10. Drew Barry, Georgia Tech 1993-96 6.19
11. Phil Ford, North Carolina 1975-78 6.12
12. Chris Whitney, Clemson 1992-93 6.10
13. Kenny Smith, North Carolina 1984-87 6.05
14. Delvon Arrington, Florida State 1999-** 5.69
15. Travis Best, Georgia Tech 1992-95 5.58


GAMES PLAYED AND GAMES STARTED LIST AMONG RETURNING SEMINOLES
Florida State returns one of the most experienced rotations in the ACC if not in college basketball. Led by senior Delvon Arrington, who has played in 89 games and started 88, the Seminoles’ returning commonly used 10-man rotation has played in a cumulative total of 451 games with 206 starting assignments to their credit. Arrington also leads Florida State in ACC games only. Arrington has started 48 consecutive ACC games during his three-year career at Florida State. Together, the Seminole rotation has played in 252 and started 112 ACC.


Seminoles’ Experience Shows
Player Year Career GP Career GS ACC GP ACC GS CGP CS

Delvon Arrington Senior 89 88 48 48 89 81
David Anderson Senior 81 18 46 11 60 0
Monte Cummings Senior 29 1 15 0 7 0
Antwuan Dixon Senior 80 39 44 21 62 30
Nigel Dixon Junior 47 21 31 11 10 10
Marcell Haywood Junior 9 0 7 0 6 0
Mike Mathews Junior 28 9 16 5 0 0
Michael Joiner Soph. 30 30 16 16 30 30
Andrew Wilson Soph. 30 0 16 0 30 0
Ryan Lowery Soph. 27 0 13 0 1 0
Totals 451 206 252 112 295 151

CGP denotes consecutive games played, CS denotes consecutive starts


ARRINGTON AMONG NATION’S ASSIST LEADERS FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE SEASON
Senior guard Delvon Arrington enters the 2001-02 season as the third leading assists man in nation to return for the 2001-02 season. He begins the season with 506 career assists and trails only Markus Carr of Cal State Northridge (619 career assists) and Brandon Granville (595 career assists) on the list of the nation’s leaders.


National Assists Leaders (Returning for the 2001-02 Season)
Player, School 1999 2000 2001 Total 4-Year Starter

Markus Carr, Cal State Northridge 127 206 286 619 Yes
Brandon Granville, Southern California 140 248 207 595 Yes
Delvon Arrington, Florida State 181 182 143 506 Yes


ALL-ACC CANDIDATE MICHAEL JOINER
All-ACC candidate Michael Joiner, who led the Seminoles with a 6.0 rebounds per game average, ranked 15th in the ACC and 2nd overall among conference freshman in rebounding during the 2000-01 season. He joined Corey Louis (7.8 rpg in 1995) as the only freshmen in school history to lead the team in rebounding. Joiner now looks to join Louis as the only players to lead the Seminoles in rebounding during their first two seasons as the 2001-02 season gets underway.

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