Jan. 8, 2001
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Freshman forward Michael Joiner, who averaged 16.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.5 blocked shots and 2.5 steals in two games last week, was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie-of-the-Week by the Atlantic Coast Conference Sportswriters Association.
Joiner scored 16 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in his first career ACC game against Duke. Unfazed by the Blue Devils’ high national ranking, Joiner made seven-of-12 shots from the field (58.3 percent) including his first career 3-point shot in ACC competition. He shot 58.3 percent (14-of-24) from the field and 40.0 percent from the 3-point arc while playing an average of 33.0 minutes per game for the week.
He scored 17 points against UNC Asheville two days later and added five rebounds and three steals as the Seminoles closed out the non-conference portion of their schedule. He was on fire from the field for the second consecutive game (five-of-12, 58.3 percent) and was true on his second 3-point shot of the week.
Joiner enters Tuesday night’s game as Florida State’s leader in total points scored (155), average points per game (11.1) and field goals made (62). In addition, he is ranked among the team’s top three in field goal percentage (53.4, second), free throw percentage (76.5, third), defensive rebounds (53, second), total rebounds (81, second), average rebounds per game (5.8 second), blocked shots (10, second), steals (16, second), minutes played (423, second) and average minutes per game (30.2, second).