Nov. 2, 2001
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Anthony Richardson, a freshman member of the Florida State University men’s basketball team, finished third in the balloting for pre-season ACC Rookie of the Year honors as voted on by the attending media at the conference’s 40th annual Operation Basketball media day. Richardson begins his freshman season looking to become only the second Florida State player to earn ACC Rookie of the Year honors and only the third Seminole to be named to the ACC All-Rookie Team.
Richardson (Raleigh, N.C.) began his career with an 18-point, three-rebound, two-assist performance in Florida State’s annual Garnet and Gold scrimmage.
Richardson averaged 18.0 points, nine rebounds and three assists in leading Leesville Road High School to the Class 4-A state tournament championship game
Richardson earned McDonald’s All-American honors and played in the prestigious All-American game in Cameron Indoor Stadium just after the close of his senior season. He was all-state first team from the state of North Carolina and was a starter in the prestigious Capital Classic All-Star game at the MCI Center in Washington, D.C. following his senior season.
Richardson is the first McDonald’s All-American to play for head coach Steve Robinson at Florida State.
Bob Sura, Florida State’s all-time leading scorer, earned ACC Rookie of the Year honors in 1992. Corey Louis (1995) and current sophomore Michael Joiner (2001) are the only previous Seminole men’s basketball players to be named to the ACC All-Rookie Team since Florida State joined the league prior to the 1992 season.