Feb. 15, 2010
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Florida State University freshman guard Michael Snaer, who scored in double figures twice in two games, averaged 14.0 points, 2.5 rebounds, had two assists and tied his career-high with 18 points in the Seminoles’ 62-47 victory over Boston College, has been named the ACC Rookie of the Week for the first time in his career.
In scoring in double figures twice in two games Snaer raised his scoring average to 9.0 points per game (third highest among freshmen in the ACC) and helped the Seminoles on their 18th game of the 2009-10 season. In the two starting assignments, Snaer averaged 25.5 minutes played per game against Clemson and BC.
Snaer (Moreno Valley, Calif.) shot six of nine from the field (including 2 of 3 from the 3-point line and a perfect four of four from the free throw line) in tying his career high of 18 points in the Seminoles’ victory over Boston College. Snaer split his scoring total evenly with nine points in both halves. He scored seven of his nine first half points in the final seven minutes of the half with each score bringing the Seminoles to within one or two of the Eagles. He then assisted on a 3-point shot with 27 seconds remaining in the half to put Florida State up 30-28. Snaer scored what turned out to be the game winning basket as Florida State took the lead early in the second half. He scored five straight points late in the half to put Florida State up by 12 and lead it to the 62-47.
Defensively, Snaer helped limit Boston College to 33.3 percent shooting from the field and 47 points – the lowest point total ever allowed by the Seminoles in an ACC game.
Snear scored 10 points in his first trip to Clemson as he made four field goals and pulled down four rebounds He was instrumental in the Seminoles’ run in the second half which saw Florida State outscore Clemson, 43-40.
Snaer enters Wednesday’s game against Virginia averaging a career-high 9.0 points – he is ranked third on the team in scoring – and is ranked third on the team with 19 3-point shots made. Snaer is one of three Seminoles who is averaging 9.0 points scored or more this season.