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MARQUEZ WHITE

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Player profile

ON WHITE:  

A guard on Florida State’s NIT Final Four basketball team and a defensive back and special teams performer on Florida State’s National Championship football team…an amazing year for White as a freshman during the 2013-14 fall and spring season as he played as a member the Seminoles’ NIT Final Four team that played in Madison Square Garden and the Seminoles’ football national championship team that played in the Rose Bowl…played in two of the most famous venues in all of sports in the same year…became the second player in school history to play in a college football national championship game and in the ACC Basketball Tournament in the same year…White played on the punt and kickoff return teams for the Seminoles as they defeated Auburn, 34-31, to win the 2013 BCS National Championship and earned playing time against both Maryland and Virginia in the 2014 ACC Tournament…the great Charlie Ward quarterbacked Florida State past Nebraska in the 1993 National Championship game and scored 10 points and pulled down four rebounds against North Carolina in the ACC Basketball Tournament on March 11, 1994…is on a football scholarship at Florida State…joined the Seminole men’s basketball team after playing in 13 of 14 games in helping the Seminole football team to the 2013 National Championship…he was a significant contributor on special teams and played in both the Seminoles’ win over Duke in the ACC Championship game and in their National Championship victory over Auburn in a game played in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif…on numerous occasions he was on the bench for the Seminole basketball team after having practiced that same day with the Seminole football team…met the Seminoles in New York of the NIT semifinals at Madison Square Garden after practicing with the football team…flew to New York at night after practicing with the football team in the afternoon the day before the Seminoles’ game against Minnesota in the NIT…a tenacious defender on the perimeter and a solid shooter…

AS A FRESHMAN (2014): 

 Averaged 0.5 points (tied for 11th on the team) and 0.2 rebounds (tied for 11th) while playing in six games after joining the Seminole men’s basketball team following the Florida State’s football team’s season and it’s 34-31 victory over Auburn in BCS National Championship game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena…important in Florida State’s run to the semifinals of the NIT as he played in three of the Seminoles’ four games of the event as Florida State advanced to the semifinals at Madison Square Garden in New York City…a total of 11 minutes played in six games with playing time coming in one regular season ACC game, two ACC Tournament games and three NIT games…earned playing time for the first time in his career in Florida State’s 70-50 victory over Virginia Tech in Tallahassee (Feb. 5)…hit the first shot of his career — a 3-pointer — to give the Seminoles a 68-48 lead with 56 seconds remaining in the Seminoles’ 70-50 win over the Hokies…totaled his career-high of five important minutes of playing time in the Seminoles’ victory over Florida Gulf Coast in the first round of the NIT…totaled two minutes of playing time in Florida State’s victory over Georgetown in the second round of the NIT…attempted two shots – both from 3-point range – in his first season as a member of the Seminoles’ basketball team…

AT NORTHVIEW: 

Graduated from Northview High School in 2013…earned All-State Honorable Mention Honors as a basketball starter as a senior…named to the Class 6A All-State First Team as a senior and earned Class 6A All-State Honorable Mention honors as both a sophomore and a junior…named to the boys’ basketball and football teams Super 12 team by the Dothan Eagle in both 2012 and 2013… played in the state of Alabama High School North South All-Star game following his senior season… totaled 1,337 career points as a four year member of the varsity boys’ basketball team…averaged a double double of 20.2 points, 10.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 3.3 steals in leading the Cougars to a 15-11 record and an appearance in the regional tournament as a senior in 2013… led the Cougars to a perfect record in area play as a senior…totaled a team-leading 20 points in Northview’s victory over Headland during his senior season… helped clinch the Cougars first area title in more than a decade as he hit four of four free throws in the final 20 seconds of their victory over Enterprise…was the first area title for Northview…scored a season-high 26 points against McGill-Toolin…totaled 16 points in a 78-52 victory over Daphne in the Class 6A Sub-Regional championship game…the win sent Northview to the 2013 state of Alabama South Region Tournament…as a sophomore guard at Northview, White scored more than 40 points in a game twice…

PERSONAL: 

Born Oct. 29, 1994…Marquez is the son of Teresa and Marquez Thomas…joins former Florida State start and Northview High School product Shawn McCorkel as two-sport stars as Seminoles…McCorkel played both football and baseball for Florida State in 1997 and 1998…