Nov. 2, 2001
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Florida State University sophomore J.D. Bracy has been tabbed the Atlantic Coast Conference newcomer of the year by ESPN.COM in its series of pre-season team and player selections. Bracy, who begins his first season with the Seminoles, averaged 27.3 points, 7.8 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 3.6 steals as a senior at Osceola High School in Kissimmee, Fla., in 2000. He sat out the 2001 season (his first at Florida State) in accordance with NCAA regulations as a partial qualifier but did practice with the team.
Bracy was an all-state first-team selection and a finalist for the Mr. Basketball award in the state of Florida his senior season. He was rated as the premier shooting guard in the state of Florida during his senior season and was ranked as the fourth-best player in the state of Florida following his senior season.
Bracy is expected to compete for a spot in the Seminoles’ starting lineup. He is a terrific athlete who is effective as a lead or shooting guard and can handle the basketball in traffic. Bracy can score from beyond the arc and, with his size, can be productive in the lane.
He scored 10 points in 18 minutes during Florida State’s annual Garnet and Gold scrimmage Nov. 1. Bracy and the Seminoles play host to the Nike Elite All-Stars Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. in the Leon County Civic Center.