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CHRIST KOUMADJE

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Player profile

position
Center
height
7-4
weight
233
year
Junior
hometown
N'Djamena, Chad
high school
Montverde Academy

CHRIST KOUMADJE'S Career Highs

PTS: 14 vs.Winthrop  (11-18-16), George Washington (11-14-17)
REBS: 7 vs. George Washington (11-14-17)
BLK: 5 vs. George Washington (11-14-17)

 

ON KOUMADJE

As bright a star as there is in the making in the ACC, who, after two seasons at Florida State continues to improve as much as any player under head coach Leonard Hamilton at Florida State… his most impressive attributes are his ability to run the floor and finish at the rim…while his long reach makes him an intimidating shot blocker, his development of a jumper from inside and outside of the lane has vastly improved his offensive game…is very athletic, has great coordination and an unlimited ceiling as a basketball player…impacts each game he plays in with his ability to get his hands in passing lanes and on shots…is the tallest player in the history of the Seminole basketball team and the tallest of any student-athlete in any sport to play at Florida State…his continued development gives the Seminoles one of the great rim protectors in all of college basketball while his improvement on the offensive end continues to make his sweeping jump hook one of the most difficult shots to block in all of college basketball…has tremendous range as a shot blocker…on pace to become one of the great shot blockers in school history with two years of eligibility remaining to be played as the 2017-18 season begins…his 59 blocked shots in his first two seasons at Florida State leaves him only seven shy of moving into the Seminoles’ all-time top 25 for career blocked shots…played in both games of the Seminoles’ 2017 appearance in the NCAA Tournament with seven points in 21 minutes of playing time in the Seminoles’ victory over Florida Gulf Coast and four minutes of playing time in Florida State’s game against Xavier in the second round of the tournament…Florida State jumped into the national ranking in November, peaked at No. 6 in January and finished the season ranked 16th in the final Associated Press poll of the 2016-17 season…averaged 1.3 points and 1.2 rebounds as Florida State burst onto the national scene with a 5-1 record with wins over No. 11 Virginia (60-68, Dec. 31), No. 21 Virginia Tech (93-78, Jan, 7), No. 7 Duke (88-72, Jan, 10), No. 15 Notre Dame (83-80, Jan. 15) and No. 12 Louisville (Jan. 21) in one of the greatest six-game spans in school and ACC history…the Seminoles’ 5-1 record in the six-game stretch is the best by an ACC team in league history against six consecutive nationally ranked teams…the Seminoles were ranked No. 6 nationally following their win over Louisville…a trusted member of Florida State’s self–proclaimed Boom Squad that gained national recognition as one of the top bench bunches in all of college basketball…the Boom Squad was the popular nickname for the Seminoles’ players who brought high energy off of the bench and combined to score nearly 40 percent of Florida State’s points during the 2016-17 season…returned from a stress fracture in his left leg suffered in pre-season practice to become a formidable player in the Seminoles’ rotation during the 2015-16 season…had barley practiced in October and November of his freshman season when he returned to earn 10 minutes of playing time in the Seminoles’ 2015-16 season-opening victory over Nicholls State…a 5-star recruit by Florida Hoops…a 4-star recruit and the No. 25 ranked center by ESPN.com…the No. 28 prep prospect at the center position by scout.com…began playing basketball at age 16 after playing soccer growing up…has played organized basketball for four years — two seasons at Montverde Academy (2014 and 2015) and his first two seasons at Florida State (2016 and 2017)…a double winner at the Seminoles’ 2017 Honors Banquet…presented with award as Florida State’s top field goal percentage shooter and earned the Sixth Man of the Year Award as a member of the Boom Squad…

AS A JUNIOR (2018)

Totaled a career-high tying 14 points, a career-high seven rebounds and a career-high five blocked shots as a first-time starter in Florida State’s season-opening victory over George Washington (Nov. 14)…Scored 7 points, pulled down 6 rebounds and blocked 4 shots in Florida State’s victory over Fordham in the Jamaica Classic (Nov. 17)…

AS A SOPHOMORE (2017)

Averaged a career-high 3.4 points (11th on the team), a career-high 1.9 rebounds (tied for eighth) and a career-high 1.1 blocked shots (second) while shooting a career-high .654 from the field as he enjoyed the best of his first two seasons at Florida State…enjoyed a standout sophomore season as he helped lead the Seminoles to 26 wins, a second-place finish in the ACC and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament…played in all 35 games, averaged a career-high 10.1 minutes played, averaged 4.4 points and blocked 40 shots as a sophomore…second on the team (to Jonathan Isaac, the No. 6 overall pick of the 2017 NBA Draft) with his career-high 1.1 blocks per game average…career-high four blocked shots in Florida State’s victories over Illinois in the final game of the NIT Season Tip Off at the Barclays Center (Nov. 25) and against Florida Gulf Coast in the NCAA Tournament (March 16)…totaled three blocked shots in Florida State’s season opener against Charleston Southern, George Washington (Dec. 4), Southern Miss (Dec. 6) and Nicholls State (Dec. 8)…Florida State was 5-0 when Koumadje had three or more blocked shots in the same game as a sophomore…totaled multiple blocked shots in 11 different games as a sophomore…a shot-blocking monster with 16 blocks in six game stretch – against Illinois (four), Minnesota (one), at George Washington (three), Southern Miss (three), Nicholls State (three) and Florida (one)…his ACC season-high of two blocked shots in wins over Louisville (Jan, 21) and Clemson (Feb. 5) in Tallahassee…Florida State’s leading shooter from the field with a career-high .654 mark…improved his season-long shooting percentage by more than 17 percentage points (.654 as a sophomore from .481 as a freshman) in his second season as compared to his first season…made his career-high of seven field goals in scoring his career-high of 14 points in Florida State’s 100-86 win over Winthrop at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee (Nov. 18)…his 14 points marked the first time he had scored in double figures in the first 29 games of his Seminole career…consistent from field as he made more than half of his shots in 31 of 35 games during the season including his seven of eight performance (.875 percent) in Florida State’s victory over Winthrop…perfect on seven consecutive shots in three consecutive games at Miami (Feb. 1, two of two, four points), against Clemson (Feb. 5, three of three, six points) and against NC State (Feb. 8, two of two, four points)…a strong shooting performance against George Washington (four of six, .667 percent) totaled eight points in the Seminoles’ victory over the Colonials in the BB&T Classic at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. (Dec. 4)…also shot the ball well against Nicholls State (four of six, .667 percent) and totaled nine points in Florida State’s win over the Colonels (Dec. 8)…made a career-high nine consecutive shots in six consecutive games – at Miami, Clemson, NC State, at Notre Dame, at Pitt (Feb. 18, one of one, two points) and through his first made shot against Boston College (Feb. 20)…was shooting a phenomenal .688 from the field for the season at that point in time…nearly tripled his scoring average as sophomore (3.4 as a sophomore as compared to 1.3 as a sophomore) while nearly quadrupling his points total during his second year as compared to his first year (118 as a sophomore vs. 33 as a freshman)…career-high of 14 points came in Florida State’s win over Winthrop…scored his ACC career-high of six points twice as a sophomore – in the Seminoles’ 109-61 win over Clemson (Feb. 5) in Tallahassee and in Florida State’s senior day victory over Miami (March 4)…nine points came in the Seminoles season-opening victory over Charleston Southern at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee (Nov. 12)…nine points the Seminoles’ 118-63 win over Nicholls State (Dec. 8)…six or more points in nine different games – Florida State was 9-0 in those games – during his sophomore season…his career-high of 14 points – to go along with three rebounds and one blocked shot – helped Florida State to its 100-86 win over Winthrop (Nov. 18)…his 14 points came on seven of eight shooting from the field (.875 percent)…totaled 10 second half points (his best scoring half of his career) as Florida State outdistanced Winthrop…five of his seven baskets against the Eagles came on dunks…totaled his NCAA Tournament career-high of seven points in Florida State’s 86-80 victory over Florida Gulf Coast at the first round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament at the Amway Center in Orlando (March 16)…scored five second half points on two of three shooting from the field as Florida State defeated the Eagles to advance to the second round…three points in a 26 second span on a made free throw and a layup to give the Seminoles a commanding 51-42 lead with 16:32 remaining to be played in the first round game…added a dunk at the 14:55 mark to give the Seminoles a 10-point advantage at 56-46…totaled two blocked shots against the Eagles – both in the second half – as Florida State held Florida Gulf Coast to 39 percent shooting from the field in the decisive second half…his second blocked shot of the game came at the 5:49 mark of the second half and allowed the Seminoles to hold onto a 71-63 advantage in winning by six points…Florida State totaled nine blocked shots in the game (five in the second half with two by Koumadje) in the defensive effort to help the Seminoles earn the victory…scored nine points in his sophomore season debut against Charleston Southern (Nov. 12)…four first half points (and four points total) as Florida State rushed to a 41-35 halftime lead and a to a 73-68 win over No. 12 Louisville in Tallahassee (Jan 21)…11 total points in consecutive games against Clemson (Feb. 5, six points) and NC State (Feb. 8, five points) – both victories for the Seminoles…increased his playing time as a sophomore as he played in all 35 Florida State games and averaged 10.1 minutes played per game…he played nine games more as a sophomore than he did as a freshman and averaged four minutes more per appearance than he did as a freshman (10.1 as a sophomore as compared to 6.1 as a freshman)…played his career-high of 21 minutes in Florida State’s victory over Florida Gulf Coast in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (March 16)…marked the second time in his career that he had played 20 or more minutes in a single game…he also played 20 minutes and scored nine points in Florida State’s victory over Nicholls State (Dec. 8)…double figures in minutes played in 20 of his 35 appearances as a sophomore…not only did he increase his minutes played average throughout the season but he increased his minutes played per game average in ACC (8.1 as a sophomore as compared to 5.8 as a freshman)…his ACC career-high of 16 minutes came in Florida State’s victory over Boston College (Feb. 20).

AS A FRESHMAN (2016)

Averaged 1.3 points (12th on the team), 1.5 rebounds (10th) and 0.7 blocked shots (third) as he played in 26 games and averaged 6.1 minutes played per game in his first season as a Seminole…shot the basketball well from the field (.481) as he made 13 of the 27 shots he attempted as a freshman…his 19 blocked shots in limited playing time ranked third on the team behind only 59 by Boris Bojanovsky (in 18.0 minutes played per game) and 34 by Jarquez Smith (in 14.4 minutes played per game…his season high for points in a single game (five) came against both DePaul in the second round of the Paradise Jam (Nov. 21) and at Louisville in only his sixth career ACC game (Jan. 20)…scored points in 11 of the 26 games in which he earned playing time…scored three points in his career debut in Florida State’s victory over Nicholls State at the Donald L. Tucker Center (Nov. 15)…his first career point came on his first career free throw attempt at the 7:58 mark of the first half against Nicholls State…was one-of-two from the free throw line to increase Florida State’s lead to 41-22…scored his first career basket on his first career field goal attempt in the Seminoles’ 109-62 win over the Colonels…made the basket on a dunk and increased Florida State’s lead to 50-24 with 3:44 remaining in the first half…Florida State’s victory over the Colonels was its largest margin of victory (+47 points) during the season…one of the Seminoles’ top rebounders as he pulled down 38 rebounds in 159 minutes played (one rebound for every 4.2 minutes played)…totaled four rebounds in his career debut against Nicholls State and totaled his season-high of five rebounds in Florida State’s win over DePaul in the Paradise Jam…multiple rebounds in 11 different games…his season-high of five rebounds came in 11 minutes against DePaul as he scored five points, pulled down five rebounds and blocked his season-high of three shots in the Seminoles’ victory over the Blue Demons (Nov. 21)…four rebounds also came in 11 minutes of playing time in the Seminoles’ victory over Florida (Dec. 29)…a talented shot blocker, he blocked his season-high of three shots in three different victories…three blocked shots came against DePaul, in Florida State’s victory at NC State (Jan. 13) and in the Seminoles’ victory over Clemson at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee (Jan. 30)….also two blocked shots at Louisville (Jan. 20)…double figure minutes came in seven different games with his season high of 18 minutes coming in the Seminoles’ win over Florida.

AT MONTVERDE ACADEMY

Graduated from Montverde Academy in 2015…was a member of the Eagle’s National Championship teams as both a junior and as a senior…averaged 2.9 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.2 blocked shots as a senior in 2015…defeated Oak Hill Academy and Seminole teammate Dwayne Bacon, 70-61, in the national championship at Madison Square Garden on April 4, 2015…a starter in the Eagles’ victory over Oak Hill in the national championship game…helped Montverde to a 31-1 record during the 2015 season…was a member of Montverde’s undefeated team (28-0)…his record as a two-year varsity letter winner at Montverde was 59-1 (.983 winning percentage)…played on the same team as Ben Simmons of LSU who was generally considered to be the nation’s No. 1 prep recruit in 2015…totaled blocked shots in 20 of the 23 games he played in as a senior…totaled a season high five blocked shots against IMG Academy on November 28 and four against Wayne High School on December 19…among his Montverde teammates who Koumadje and Seminoles will face during the 2015-16 season are Noah Dickerson of Florida and Doral More of Wake Forest

PERSONAL

Born July 7, 1996…Christ is the son of Rose Tormal Mala and Gabin Koumadje…extraordinary height certainly runs in the family as his mother is 6-2 and an uncle is 7-3…made his recruiting visit to Florida State with Dwayne Bacon and Malik Bealsey and committed soon after the visit to Tallahassee…also played on the Showtime Ballers AAU team along with Bacon…chose to play at Florida State after receiving offers from UConn, Louisville, Tennessee, Washington, Georgia Tech, Auburn and UCLA…academic major is international affairs.