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CHRIST KOUMADJE

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Player profile

(Updated July 2018)
position
Center
height
7-4
weight
233
year
Junior
hometown
N'Djamena, Chad
high school
Montverde Academy

CHRIST KOUMADJE'S CAREER HIGHS

PTS: 23 vs. Syracuse (1-13-18)
REBS: 11 vs. UConn (12-8-18)
BLK: 5 vs. George Washington (11-14-17)

 

CHRIST KOUMADJE IN THE SEMINOLE RECORD BOOK

Career Field Goal Percentage — 3rd — .605 (161-266)
Career Blocked Shots — 13th — 106

ON KOUMADJE

Among the players in the ACC with incredible and unlimited skills who has the opportunity to have the biggest impact on his team of any player at any position in the conference…has dedicated himself throughout his career to continuous improvement of both his basketball skills and his presence on the court and is at the closest point to reaching his goals as a senior…his personal improvement is the most noticeable as he has added nearly 50 pounds to his 7-4 frame…has helped Florida State reach the NCAA Tournament in both 2017 and 2018 with the Seminoles advancing to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament in 2018 for the first time since 1993…a starter in all four of the Seminoles’ games in the 2018 NCAA Tournament…a leader for the No. 9 seed Seminoles as they defeated No. 8 seed Missouri (March 16, 2018, 67-54), No. 1 seed Xavier (March 18, 2018, 75-70) and No. 4 seed Gonzaga (March 22, 2018), 75-60) before falling to No. 3 seed Michigan (March 24, 2018, 58-54) only one win away from advancing to the Final Four for the second time in school history…a starter for the Seminoles in all four games of the 2018 NCAA Tournament…a member of three postseason teams in his first three years as a Seminoles – the NCAA Tournament in 2017 and 2018 and the NIT in 2016…has played in six career NCAA Tournament games – the Seminoles are 4-2 in NCAA Tournament play with Koumadje in the lineup entering the 2018-19 season…helped the Seminoles to a No. 3 seed in the West Region of the 2017 NCAA Tournament…the Seminoles defeated Florida Gulf Coast (March 16, 2017, 86-80) before falling to Xavier (March 18 2017) in the second round…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…has helped Florida State to 15 wins over ranked teams in the first three seasons of his career including a single-season school record tying seven during his sophomore season…the Seminoles defeated six ranked teams including No. 3 Xavier and No. 8 Gonzaga during the 2018 NCAA Tournament…enters his senior season ranked third in school history with a .623 field goal shooting percentage…looking to become only the third player in school history to shoot better than 60 percent from the field for his career…the school record for career field goal shooting mark is .668 by Murray Brown (1977-80)…Brown and Seminole great Bernard James (.627, 2011-12) are the only two players in school history who have shot better than 60 percent for their entire Seminole careers…is shooting .638 from the field (120 of 188) in the last two seasons with a career-high .654 mark as a sophomore and a .626 mark from the field as junior…enters his final season in the Garnet and Gold ranked 16th in school history with 94 career blocked shots…needs only six blocked shot to become only the 16th player in school history to block 100 or more career shots…blocked a single season career-high 40 shots (1.1 bpg) as a sophomore and has blocked 75 shots in only 59 games (1.3 bpg) in the last two seasons…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 during the 2016-17 season…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 his sophomore 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 barely 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 five years — two seasons at Montverde Academy (2014 and 2015) and his first three seasons at Florida State (2016, 2017 and 2018)…a double winner at the Seminoles’ 2017 Honors Banquet…presented with the 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 in 2017…earned the award as Florida State’s top field goal percentage shooter for the second consecutive season at Florida State’s 2018 Awards Banquet…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.

AS A SENIOR (2019)

A starter with nine points and five rebounds in Florida State’s season-opening victory over Florida (Nov. 6)…totaled eight points, four rebounds and 1 blocked shots in Florida State’s road victory at Tulane (Nov. 11)…scored 8 points and tied his career high with 9 rebounds in Florida State’s 93-61 win over Canisius in the AdvoCare Invitational (Nov. 19)…totaled a near double-double with 12 points, 9 rebounds and 3 blocked shots in Florida State’s 81-63 win over UAB in the quarterfinals of the AdvoCare Invitational (Nov. 22)…reached 100 career blocked shots with his third blocked shot against UAB — the 16th player in school history with 100 or more career blocked shots…scored 6 points and added 4 rebounds in Florida State’s 79-76 overtime win over LSU in the semifinals of the AdvoCare Invitational (Nov. 23)…totaled 7 points, a career-high 11 rebounds and 4 blocked shots in Florida State’s victory over UConn in the Never Forget Tribute Classic at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. (Dec 8)…

AS A JUNIOR (2018)

Averaged a career-high 6.5 points (ninth on the team), a career-high 4.1 rebounds (fourth) and a career-high 1.5 blocked shots (second) while shooting .626 percent from the field…Florida State’s starting center for the first time in his career with 21 starting assignments in 24 games played…missed 11 consecutive games (Nov. 22 vs. Kennesaw State through Jan. 3 vs. North Carolina) because of a foot injury…helped Florida State reach the Elite Eight of the 2018 NCAA Tournament with three wins over higher seeded teams and two wins over top-10 ranked teams as the Seminoles won at least three games in the same NCAA Tournament for only the third time in school history (1972, 1993 and 2018)…helped lead the Seminoles to victories over No. 8 seed Missouri (March 16, 67-54), No. 1 seed Xavier (March 18, 75-70) and No. 4 seed Gonzaga (March 22, 75-60) as the Seminoles advanced to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament for the first time in a quarter of a century…started a career-high 21 games as a junior – the first 21 starts of his career…had his season curtailed with a foot injury that caused him to miss 11 games…averaged 7.0 points and 3.7 blocked shots in the first three games of the season against George Washington (Nov. 14, 87-67 Florida State win), against Fordham in the first round of the Inaugural Jamaica Classic (Nov. 17, 67-43 Florida State win) and against Colorado State in the championship game of the Jamaica Classic (Nov. 19, 90-73 Florida State win) before Seminole Head Coach Leonard Hamilton decided to shut his prize center down until his foot healed…returned to the lineup at Miami after missing 11 games with a foot injury and responded with eight rebounds, five points and one blocked shot (Jan. 7)…earned career-highs statistics as a junior for games started (21), field goals made (67), field goals attempted (107), free throws made (21), free throws attempted (36), free throw shooting percentage (.583), offensive rebounds (39), defensive rebounds (59), total rebounds (98), rebounds per game (4.1), minutes played (385), minutes played per game (16.0), points scored (155) and points per game (6.5)…blocked 35 shots in 24 games and averaged a career-high 1.5 blocked shots per game…blocked his career-high of five shots in Florida State’s season opening victory over George Washington…opened the season on fire with 11 blocked shots (3.7 bpg) in the first three games of the season (five against George Washington, four vs. Fordham and two against Colorado State) before the Seminoles’ coaching staff made the decision to rest their starting center…blocked his ACC career-high of four shots in Florida State’s double overtime victory over Syracuse at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee (Jan. 13)…blocked two first half shots as Florida State sprinted to a 31-21 lead at the intermission and blocked two in the second half…his all-around performance against Syracuse was the best of his career as he totaled a career-high 23 points, a career-high nine field goals made, 14 field goals attempted, five free throws made, 10 free throws attempted, six offensive rebounds, two steals and 35 minutes played in the win over the Orange…scored six points in the first and second overtime periods as Florida State outscored the Orange by a 27-16 margin in the extra periods to gain the win…scored what proved to be the game winning basket on a free throw at the 4:28 mark of the second overtime period…his free throw was the first point of the second overtime period and gave the Seminoles an 83-82 lead…it was a lead they did not relinquish in winning the game…multiple blocked shots came in eight different games with five coming against George Washington, four against Fordham and Syracuse and three each at Wake Forest (Jan. 31) and at Louisville (Feb. 3), against Louisville in the ACC Tournament (March 7) and in Florida State’s victory over Xavier in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the Bridgestone Arena (March 18)…the Seminoles’ victory over Xavier sent them to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2011…his best season scoring the basketball as he continued to improve his scoring average…after averaging 2.5 points per game in the first two seasons and 61 games of his career, he averaged a career-high 6.5 points per as a junior…totaled 151 points in the first two seasons of his career and 155 points during his junior season…scored in double figures a single-season career-high seven times as a junior after scoring in double figures only once during his freshman and sophomore seasons…scored in double figures in three consecutive games against Miami (Jan. 27, 13 points), at Wake Forest (Jan. 31, 10 points) and in a road win at Louisville (Feb. 3, 11 points) as he averaged 11.3 points per game during the three-game stretch…shot .737 from the field (14 of 19) and blocked seven shots as Florida State won two of three games…added 12 points at NC State to total the most points in an ACC road game during his career (Feb. 25)…totaled eight points and a career-high nine rebounds in Florida State’s game against Louisville in Tallahassee (Jan. 10)…totaled 10 points and four rebounds in 15 minutes of playing time in Florida State’s victory over Virginia Tech in Blacksburg (Jan. 20)…totaled 13 points and one blocked shot in 24 minutes of play in Florida State’s overtime victory over No. 24 Miami in Tallahassee (Jan. 27)…totaled a near double-double of 10 points and eight rebounds in Florida State’s game against Wake Forest in Winston-Salem (Jan.31)…scored 11 points, pulled down eight rebounds and blocked three shots in Florida State’s win at Louisville (Feb. 3)…made all six of his field goal attempts in scoring 12 points and pulled down 8 rebounds in Florida State’s game at NC State (Feb. 25)…his increased body mass has allowed him to become a better post presence and helped him increase his rebounding totals…averaged a career-high 4.1 rebounds per game as a junior with his career-high of nine rebounds coming against Louisville in Tallahassee (Jan. 10)…at least eight rebounds in six of his 16 ACC games played with nine against Louisville and eight each at Miami, in Tallahassee against Syracuse, at Wake Forest, at Louisville and at NC State…Florida State’s fourth leading rebounder in ACC play with a 4.8 rebounds per game average…one of four Seminoles to averaged 4.8 rebounds a game in ACC play in 2017-18…continued to earn increased playing time as he played in a single-season career-high 385 minutes and averaged a career-high 16.0 minutes played per game…averaged nearly 10 minutes played per game more (16.0 mpg) than he did as a freshman (6.1 mpg)…his playing time has steadily increased during his career – 6.1 mpg as a freshman to 10.1 minutes played per game as a sophomore to 16.0 minutes played per game as a junior…double figure minutes came in 20 of his 24 games played with his career-high of 35 minutes played coming in Florida State’s double overtime win over Syracuse in Tallahassee…averaged a career-high 17.8 minutes played in ACC games as a junior as he played at least 22 minutes in five different ACC games.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2017)

Averaged 3.4 points (11th on the team), a career-high 1.9 rebounds (tied for eighth) and 1.1 blocked shots (second) while shooting a career-high .654 from the field…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 10.1 minutes played, 3.4 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 by the Orlando Magic) with his 1.1 blocks per game average…season-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 (Nov. 12), 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 a 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 season-high of seven field goals in scoring his season-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 a 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 in 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 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 season-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… his stock improved throughout his senior season after he realized a breakout at the Reebok Classic in July of 2014…reports from the Reebok Classic in July of 2014 characterized him as a “terror on both offense and defense, dunking everything in his area and rebounding and blocking shots at a high rate.”

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 (Charlotte Hornets) and Malik Bealsey (Denver Nuggets) 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…major is International Affairs.