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PJ SAVOY

#5

Player profile

position
Guard
height
6-4
weight
200
year
Junior
hometown
Las Vegas, Nevada
high school
Las Vegas

ON SAVOY: 

One of the top shooters in the ACC who will accept a large role in the Seminoles’ rotation during his second season at Florida State…is locked and loaded at all times and is very confident when shooting the basketball from any place on the basketball court…a top junior college transfer from Sheridan College in Wyoming with two years of eligibility remaining a the beginning of the 2017-18 season…shot 40 percent from the 3-point line as a sophomore and finished the 2016-17 season as one of 16 players in the ACC who shot 40 percent or better from long distance…only the 22nd player in school history to shoot better than 40 percent from the 3-point line in a single season…only the 13th player in Florida State history to shoot 40 percent or better or 100 or more 3-point field goal attempts in a single season…helped Florida State to a near school record 26 wins, a school record tying 12-6 record in ACC play, a school-record tying second place finish in the ACC standings and to a school-record tying No. 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament in his first season as a Seminole…earned playing time in 17 of Florida State’s 18 ACC games, in both of their games in the ACC Tournament and in both games in the NCAA Tournament in Orlando, Fla…incredibly displayed his shooting prowess in the third game of his career as he made a near school-record seven 3-point field goals in Florida State’s 98-49 victory over Southern Miss on Dec. 6, 2016 at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee…his performance is tied for the fifth best overall single-game 3-point shooting display in school history…only four players in school history (led by George McCloud with 10 3-point shots made against La Salle on Feb. 23, 1989) have made more 3-point shots in a single game…Savoy’s seven 3-point shots made tie him for fifth place in school history for a single game along with nine other Seminoles…continued his mastering of the 3-point line only two nights later as he made an incredible six 3-point shots in Florida State’s 118-63 win over Nicholls State also in Tallahassee (Dec. 8)…his six 3-points shots made total against Nicholl State is tied for the 15th best single-game effort in school history…shot .542 percent (13 of 24) from the 3-point line in the two game stretch – the second best two consecutive game 3-point shooting exhibition in school history…only 1989 NBA Draft Lottery pick George McCloud made more in a two game stretch…McCloud made 16 of 26 shots from long range (.615 percent) against Ls Salle (Feb. 23, 1989) and Virginia Tech (March 1, 1989)…his 14 3-point shots attempted against Nicholls State is tied for the fourth highest single-game shooting effort in school history…committed to Florida State and Leonard Hamilton on August 10, 2016 and was the final piece of the Seminoles’ 2016 recruiting class…averaged 7.8 points, 1.2 rebounds and shot .455 from the 3-point line (10 of 22) 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 leading 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…the Boom Squad moniker began during the team scoring report for Florida State’s game against Florida (Dec. 11)…earned the Sixth Man of the Year Award as a member of the Boom Squad at the Seminoles’ 2017 Basketball Honors Banquet…

AS A SOPHOMORE (2017): 

Averaged 5.5 points (fifth on the team) and 0.8 rebounds (12th) while making 40 3-point shots (tied for second), shooting .400 from the 3-point line (first) and averaging 8.1 minutes played per game…played in 28 of Florida State’s 35 games including 28 of the final 29 games of the season after missing the first six games of the season because of a toe injury…led the team with a .400 3-point field goal shooting percentage – the 21st highest single-season 3-point shooting percentage in school history…became just the 13th player in school history to shoot 40 percent or better from the 3-point line with a minimum of 100 shots…one of the greatest single-game 3-point shooting displays in school history as he made seven shots from long range in just the third game of his career against Southern Miss (Dec. 6)…his shooting performance is tied for the fourth best single-game 3-point shooting performance in school history…returned to the court only two nights later and made six 3-point shots against Nicholls State (Dec. 8) to tie for 15th the single-season school record for 3-point shots made in a game in school history…his 13 combined 3-point shots made in the two-game stretch is the second-best shooting exhibition in school history from the 3-point line – behind only 16 3-point shots made by George McCloud against La Salle (Feb. 23, 1989) and Virginia Tech (March 1, 1989)…made multiple 3-point shots in 10 different games…his ACC career-high of three made 3-point shots came in victories over Virginia Tech (thee of six, .500 percent), No. 15 Notre Dame (thee of six, .500 percent and Boston College (three of eight, .375 percent)…made at least one 3-point shot in 17 of the 28 games during which her earned playing time…Florida State’s leader from the 3-point line with two shots made from long distance in the second round of the NCAA Tournament against Xavier…scored in double figures seven times as a sophomore with his career-high of 27 points coming in the third game of his career…was seven of 10 from the 3-point line (.700 percent), a total of eight of 11 from the field (.727 percent) and a perfect four of four (1.000 percent) from the free throw line in scoring his career high against the Golden Eagles…was the Seminoles’ leading scorer and the high scorer for the game as he totaled 27 points in only 14 minutes played (1.93 points per minute) in Florida State’s 98-49 win…scored nearly 28 percent of the Seminoles’ point total for the game…totaled nine first half points and 16 in the second half as he made five of his six 3-point shots in the second half in nearly outscoring the entire Southern Miss team…Savoy scored 16 second half points while helping limit the Golden Eagles to 23 second half points…led the Seminoles with eight field goals made, seven 3-point shots made and four free throws made in the win…no need for a heat-check in his next game as he scored 18 points on six made 3-point shots in Florida State’s 118-63 win over Nicholls State at the Donald L. Tucker in Tallahassee…finished six of 14 (.429 percent) from the field and the 3-point line in the fifth of a school record 12 consecutive win…scored six points on two made 3-point shots in the first half and totaled 12 points on four made 3-point shots in the second half of the win…scored the first six points of his career on two 3-point shots against George Washington (Dec. 4) in the BB&T Classic at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C….double figure scoring in four different ACC games – 11 against Virginia Tech (Jan. 7), 10 at North Carolina (Jan. 14), 12 against Notre Dame (Jan. 15) and his ACC career-high of 15 in the Seminoles’ win at home against Boston College (Feb. 20)…one of five Seminoles in double figure scoring with 11 points on three made 3-point point shots in Florida State’s 93-78 victory over Virginia Tech…totaled two 3-point shots for six points in the first half as Florida State took a 48-37 halftime lead and did not trail in the second half of the victory…totaled seven of his 10 points in the first half of Florida State’s only game at the Dean E. Smith Center as the Seminoles’ worked to keep themselves in the game in Chapel Hill…a huge first half with 12 points on three made 3-point shots in the Seminoles’ victory over Notre Dame in Tallahassee…his trio 3-point shots (and three made free throws after he was fouled attempting a 3-point shot) helped the Seminoles take a 39-33 halftime lead on their way to the 83-80 win over the No. 15 ranked Fighting Irish…his first 3-pointer of the game at the 6:24 mark of the first half put the Seminoles up by a 24-23 score…was fouled by Notre Dame’s Matt Ryan in the act of shooting a 3-point shot and made all three free throws to give the Seminoles a 29-26 lead…connected from the 3-point line at the 3:53 and 3:17 marks to put Florida State up 32-27 and 35-29 as the intermission approached…totaled 12 of the Seminoles’ final 18 points of the first half as Florida State outscored Notre Dame by a half-ending 18-10 margin to take the 39-33 halftime advantage…averaged 9.8 points scored per game in the four-game stretch with three games in double figures as Florida State earned a 3-1 record with three wins over ranked teams….scored his ACC career-high of 15 points in Florida State’s victory over Boston College…his 15 points came on three made 3-point shots and a perfect four of four free throws made in the Seminoles’ 104-72 victory over Boston College…was one of seven Seminoles to shoot .700 percent or better from the free throw line…his career-high of four free throws made came in wins over Southern Miss and Boston College and against Xavier in the NCAA Tournament…made 12 of his final 13 free throw attempts of the year (.923 percent) in the final 12 games of the season to bring his season-long total to .700 percent…worked to improve his free throw shooting percentage from .529 percent in his first 16 games of the season…his career-high of five attempts came against Xavier in the NCAA Tournament – he led the team in free throw attempts and was tied with Michael Ojo with four made free throws against the Musketeers…season high of 23 minutes in scoring 18 points against Nicholls State and double figure minutes played in 11 of 28 games played…doubled figure minutes in six ACC games and against Xavier in the NCAA Tournament…scored 10 points and totaled a team-high three steals against Xavier…

AT SHERIDAN: 

Attended Sheridan Community College in Sheridan Wyoming during the 2015-16 academic and athletic season… led the Generals to an 18-12 record in his only season at Sheridan as he finished as the Generals’ second leading scorer with 505 total points and a 16.8 points scored per game average…also averaged 5.1 rebounds per game…started 24 of 30 games, was fourth on the team in rebounding and led the team from the 3-point line with 85 shots made and a .427 3-point shooting percentage…led the team from the free throw line with 120 made free throws and a .863 free throw shooting percentage…scored in double figures in 24 of his 30 games and totaled at least 20 points in 14 games… scored his career high of 28 points against the Wyoming All-Stars as he was a perfect eight of eight from the free throw line…led all scorers with 26 points (20 in the first half) in the Generals’ 101-45 win over Great Falls…a buzzer-beating 3-point shot from the right wing gave Sheridan a 85-82 victory over Casper…his basket against Casper began a raucous court-storming by the Generals’ fanbase…scored 18 points in the win over Casper…24 points came against Eastern Wyoming and Northwest College in Wyoming…

AT LAS VEGAS HIGH SCHOOL: 

Graduated from Las Vegas High School in 2015…attended Las Vegas High School as a junior and a senior…earned All-State First Team honors as a senior as he averaged 17.7 points, 7.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.1 blocked shots as a senior for the Wildcats…considered to be one of the top prospects at the Las Vegas Super 80 Showcase in 2014…nominated to play in the McDonald’s High School All-American game…the No. 9 ranked high school player in the state of Nevada as a senior…a season-high 36 points and nine rebounds against Findlay Prep…totaled 21 points and seven rebounds in a win over Valley High School…

AT CHAPARRAL HIGH SCHOOL:  

Attended Chaparral High School as a freshman and s sophomore…earned All-State and All-Conference First Team honors as a sophomore…led Chaparral in scoring as a sophomore with a 16.7 points per game scoring average…also averaged 6.9 rebounds, 2.7 steals, 1.6 assists and 1.4 blocks per game…scored 27 points and added five rebounds in a state tournament championship victory over Faith Lutheran…a sophomore season high 29 points in a 73-67 win over Sunrise Mountain…also totaled 27 in a victory over Foothills Christian, 26 against South Australia Country Day and Great Falls as well as 21 against Palo Verde…

PERSONAL: 

Born Oct. 6, 1996…PJ is the son of Consuella and Patrick Savoy, Sr. …father, Patrick, Sr., played at UNLV for two seasons (1994 and 1995)…led UNLV in scoring during his senior season with a 14.7 points per game scoring average and totaled 734 career points…tied for the team lead in blocked shots in 1994…played professionally in Argentina, Belgium, France, Israel, Mexico, Spain, Venezuela and in the CBA…played for Rollie Massimino at UNLV…played in both Pensacola and West Palm Beach while in the CBA…favorite NBA player is Shaquille O’Neill…selected Florida State over UNLV, Utah, Texas A&M, LSU, Texas Tech…academic major is social science…