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MALIK BEASLEY

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HONORS:

2016 Honors:
Kyle Macy Freshman All-America Team
All-ACC Freshman Team (ACSMA)
All-ACC Freshman Team (ACC Coaches) 
All-ACC Honorable Mention (ACC Coaches)
ACC Rookie of the Week (Nov. 23)
ACC Rookie of the Week (Jan. 18)
ACC Rookie of the Week (March 7)
Wayman Tisdale Mid-Season Watch List (National Freshman of the Year)

ON BEASLEY: 

Selected in the first round (19th overall selection) of the 2016 NBA Draft by the Denver Nuggets…announced his intentions on enter himself for consideration for the NBA Draft on March 21, 2016…participated in the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago…the NBA Draft will be held on June 23, 2016 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y….enjoyed a fabulous freshman season as a Seminole (2015-16) and helped lead Florida State to the second round of the NIT…scored 529 points and averaged 15.6 points scored in 34 games – the second highest point total and average by a freshman in school history…earned All-ACC Freshman Team and All-ACC Honorable Mention honors in his only season at Florida State…earned Freshman All-American honors and was named to the Kyle Macy Freshman All-American team by collegeinsider.com along with teammate Dwayne Bacon…ranked 16th in the ACC in scoring and 25th in the ACC in rebounding making him one of only three freshmen to rank in the top 25 in both overall scoring and rebounding in the ACC during the 2015-16 season…earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors three times as a freshman – the third highest total of any player in the league to earn the award in 2016 behind only teammate Dwayne Bacon (five) and Brandon Ingram of Duke (four)…scored in double figures in the first 24 games of his career to set a Florida State record for a freshman…was only two games short of tying Stephon Marbury’s ACC record of 26 consecutive games in double figure scoring to start his career at Georgia Tech (1996)…helped Florida State play as the third winningest program in the ACC in the last 11 seasons and finish the 2015-16 season as the third highest scoring team in the ACC with a 78.0 points per game scoring average…ranked 28th nationally in the final ESPN Top 100 of the 2015 season…ranked as the second best player in the state of Georgia and the seventh best shooting guard nationally entering the college ranks for the 2015 season by ESPN…ranked 43rd nationally by Rivals.com…a four-star shooting guard and ranked as the nation’s 23rd best player by 247Sports…ranked as the 52nd best high school player by Scout.com…teamed with Seminole teammate Dwayne Bacon in the Jordan Brand Classic in April of 2015…scored 16 points to go along with three assists, three rebounds, two steals and one blocked shot to lead the West Team to a 118-116 win in the game played at Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, N.Y…Bacon totaled eight points and five rebounds in the win…a member of the U.S. All-Stars team in the 2015 Capital Classic…scored a team-leading 16 points to help the U.S. All-Stars to a 105-102 victory in the game which was played at The Catholic University in Washington, D.C…led all scorers with 22 points for Team Elite in the BallisLife All-American game in May of 2015 at Long Beach City College in Long Beach, Calif…Beasley led Team Elite past Team Future, 113-110…Team Future was led by Florida State freshman Dwayne Bacon who scored 20 points…plays for the Georgia Stars in the EYBL…participated in the LeBron James Skills Academy and played in the Nike Global Challenge in 2014…stands 6-5 with a wingspan of 6-6…

AS A FRESHMAN (2015-16): 

Earned Freshman All-American, All-ACC Freshman Team and All-ACC Honorable Mention honors as he enjoyed one of the top seasons in school history…named to the Kyle Macy Freshman All-American team by collegeinsiders.com…earned All-ACC Freshman team honors by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association and in a vote by the league’s 15 head coaches…earned All-ACC Honorable Mention Honors as selected by the ACC’s 15 head coaches…named to the Wayman Tisdale Mid-Season Watch List as the National Freshman of the Year…averaged 15.6 points (second on the team), 5.3 rebounds (second), 1.5 assists (third) and 0.9 steals (fourth) while shooting .471 from the field (fifth), .813 from the free throw line (first)…second on Florida State’s team leader with 55 3-point field goals made and second in the team with a .387 3-point field goal shooting percentage…Florida State’s leader in minutes played with 1,104 and a team-leading 29.8 minutes played per game average…second on the team in free throws made (104) and attempted (128), second on the team in defensive (128) and total rebounds (136), and fourth in total steals (32)…ranked 20th among all collegiate freshman in scoring with his 15.6 points per game scoring average…ranked 16th (and third among all freshmen) in scoring with his 15.6 points per game scoring average in the ACC…ranked 25th (and third among all freshmen) with his 5.3 rebounds per game average in the ACC…ranked 10th (and first among all freshmen) in the ACC with his .471 field goal shooting percentage…ranked eighth (and first among all freshmen) in the ACC with his .813 free throw shooting percentage…scored in double figures in 30 of his 34 games including the first 24 straight to begin his career falling only two games short of tying Stephon Marbury’s ACC career opening double figure scoring streak…Marbury was a freshman at Georgia Tech during the 1995-96 season…one of only two players on the Seminoles (also Boris Bojanovsky) to start all 34 games during the 2015-16 season…a three-time ACC Rookie of the Week…ACC Rookie of the Week for the first time in his career on Nov. 23…ACC Rookie of the Week for the second time in his career on Jan. 18…ACC Rookie of the Week for the third time on March 7…first freshman in school history to score at least 20 points in his first three career games – 21 against Nicholls State (Nov. 15) and Jacksonville and his career-high of 25 against Hofstra…totaled two double doubles – 17 points and 10 rebounds against Mississippi State (Dec. 16) and against Florida Atlantic (Dec. 19) in consecutive games…Florida State’s second leading scorer in non-conference games with a 16.1 points per game scoring average as Florida State had a 12-4 record in non-ACC games including wins over Boston College in the first round of the ACC Tournament and over Davidson in the first round of the NIT…scored in double figures in all 16 of the Seminoles’ non-conference games…totaled six games of 20 points or more (21 against Nicholls State, 21 against Jacksonville, 25 against Hofstra, 22 against Ohio and 20 against Iowa) in the Seminoles pre-ACC schedule in November and December and added 21 against Davidson in the first round of the NIT in Tallahassee (March 15)…both of his double doubles (against Mississippi State of the SEC and Florida Atlantic) came in the non-conference portion of the Seminoles’ schedule…his career high of 10 assists came in the Seminoles’ games against the Bulldogs and the Owls…

AT SAINT FRANCIS: 

Graduated from St. Francis in 2015… the state of Georgia Class 1A Player of the Year and an All-State Class A First Team selection as a senior…the No. 2 ranked player in the state of Georgia by HoopSeen in leading the Knights with a 22.2 ppg scoring average while shooting better than 60 percent from the field, 49 percent from the 3-point line and better than 90 percent from the free throw line as a senior…averaged 22.2 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 2.9 apg, 1.9  spg and 0.6 bpg as a senior…with Beasley in the lineup, St. Francis played one of the nation’s toughest schedules with two games against high school national champion Montverde and one against Miller Grove – considered to be one of the best teams in the state of Georgia…scored his senior season high of 37 in the Knights’ season-opening victory over Banneker…was three of four from the 3-point line and was a perfect 10 of 10 from the free throw line in the victory…a near triple double against Banneker with 37 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists…added 36 in a victory over Douglas County and 35 in a win over Aquinas as a senior…scored 30 points or more seven times including three consecutive games of 30 or more (35 against Aquinas, 32 against Lakeview Academy and 30 versus Whitfield Academy) in February of his senior season…scored 24 points and pulled down 11 rebounds in St. Francis’ come-from-behind victory over Holy Innocents in the 2015 state championship tournament…earned six double-doubles (including a 29 point-14 rebound performance against Buford)…totaled a season high four steals seven times and earned a season high four blocked shots in a win over Miller Grove…averaged 19.1 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.1 steals in leading St. Francis to the state championship during his junior season…led the Knights to a 24-7 record as a junior…became the first Saint Francis player to reach the 1,000-point mark for his career as a junior…was the leading scorer for the Georgia Stars in the 2014 Nike EYBL with a 19.6 points per game scoring average to go with 5.2 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game…was the first player to commit to head coach Leonard Hamilton and his staff on September 5, 2014 during his official visit…his pledge to become a Seminole began an incredible string of commitments that has added up to the greatest recruiting class in school history…

PERSONAL: 

Born November 26, 1996…Malik is the son of Michael and Deena Beasley…family is very important to Malik…education and receiving his degree from Florida State is very important to Malik and his parents…father played professional basketball in Chili, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico before Malik was born…chose Florida State over Maryland, St. John’s, UCLA, UConn, VCU, Oregon, Wake Forest and Georgia…