Jan. 22, 2001
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — –
Freshman forward Michael Joiner, who averaged 9.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and one blocked shot in two Florida State games last week, was today named the Atlantic Coast Conference men’s basketball Rookie-of-the-Week. It marks the second time in the last three weeks and second time during his career that Joiner has earned the award.
The Fayetteville, N.C., native scored six points, grabbed eight rebounds, was credited with one blocked shot and one assist on the road against Virginia. His eight total rebounds and two on the offensive end led the Seminoles in both categories.
He scored 10 points, grabbed six rebounds and was credited with one assist, one blocked shot and one steal in the Seminoles’ near miraculous come-back against No. 6 North Carolina. The freshman scored eight second half points including six in the first four minutes of the second half as Florida State rallied from a 17-point halftime deficit and were within three points of the Tar Heels in the second half.
Joiner’s play was instrumental in holding the Tar Heels’ starting post players (Kris Lang and Brendan Haywood) to a combined 18 points and nine rebounds.
Joiner is currently ranked fourth on the Seminoles in scoring (9.9 points per game) and leads the team in rebounds (6.4 rebounds per game). He is ranked second in steals (1.2 steals per game) and blocked shots (0.8 blocked shots per game).