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PJ SAVOY

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Player profile

(Updated July 2018)
position
Guard
height
6-4
weight
210
year
Senior
hometown
Las Vegas, Nev.
high school
Las Vegas
other college
Sheridan College

PJ SAVOY'S CAREER HIGHS

PTS: 27 vs. Southern Miss (12-6-16)
REBS: 7 vs. The Citadel (11-24-17), Southern Miss (12-21-17)
ASTS: 4 vs. The Citadel (11-24-17)
STL: 3 vs. Boston College (2-20-17), vs. Xavier (3-18-17)

 

Savoy In The Seminole Record Book

3-Point Field Goal Percentage, Career — 11th — .383 (9–235)
3-Point Field Goals Attempted, Single Game — T4th — 14 vs. Nicholls State (Dec. 8, 2016)
3-Point Field Goals Made, Single Game — T5th — 7 vs. Southern Miss (Dec. 6, 2016)
3-Point Field Goals Made, Single Game — T16th — 6 vs. Nicholls State (Dec. 8, 2016)
3-Point Field Goal Percentage, Single Season — 21st — 40-100 (2016-17)

ON SAVOY

One of the top 3-point shooting specialists in school history who enters his senior season ranked eighth in school history with a .388 mark from the bonusphere…one of only 13 players in school history to shoot better than 38 percent from the 3-point line for his career…enters his senior season of 2018-19 with 90 career 3-point shots made in the first two years of his career and is looking to become just the 22nd player in school history with 100 or more 3-point field goals made…made arguably the biggest 3-point shot in school history – and the biggest shot of his basketball life — with 1:08 remaining in the second half of Florida State’s NCAA Tournament game against Xavier to give the Seminoles a 71-70 as the game drew to a conclusion…it was a shot that boosted the Seminoles past the No. 1 seeded Musketeers and into the Sweet 16 for the first time since the 2011 season…there have been many important 3-point shots made in school history but none had a bigger impact than his long range shot made against Xavier in the 2018 NCAA Tournament…marked the first time the Seminoles had defeated a No 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament…a member of two NCAA Tournament teams as a Seminole…Florida State was a No. 3 seed in 2017 and a No. 9 seed in 2018…the Seminoles are 4-2 in NCAA Tournament games with Savoy in the lineup in his first two seasons as a Seminole…helped Florida State advance to the Elite Eight of the 2018 NCAA Tournament with wins over 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, 75-60)…the Seminoles fell to No. 3 Michigan (March 24, 2018, 58-54) only one win of advancing to the second Final Four in school history…the Seminoles also earned a win over Florida Gulf Coast (March 16, 2017, 86-80) in the first round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament…enters his senior season ranked 11th in school history with a career 3-point shooting percentage of .383…the school-record for career-3-point shooting percentage is .457 by LaRae Davis during the 1986 and 1987 seasons…only 13 players in school history have shot better than 38 percent from the 3-point line during their Florida State careers and only six players have shot better than .400 percent from long range as Seminoles…enters his senior season with 90 career-3-point field goals made – the 25th highest career total in school history…needs only 10 3-point shots made to become only the 22nd player in school history to make 100 or more career 3-point shots…averages 45 made 3-point shots in the first two seasons of his career in Tallahassee…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 (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 tied him for fifth place in school history for a single game along with nine other Seminoles…continued his dominance 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, 2016)…his six 3-points shots made total against Nicholls State is tied for the 16th 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…his 14 3-point shots attempted against Nicholls State is tied for the fourth highest single-game shooting effort in school history…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 on 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…helped Florida State to a second consecutive 23 win season in 2017-18 as the Seminoles finished his junior season with a 23-12 overall record and a 9-9 mark in ACC play…Florida State has won 70 percent of its games (49-21) in the first two seasons of Savoy’s career as a Seminole…has helped Florida State defeat 13 nationally ranked teams in his first two seasons at Florida State—a school record tying seven wins over top-25 teams in 2016-17 and six more wins over ranked teams during the 2017-18 season…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 during his first season in Tallahassee…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)… committed to Florida State and Leonard Hamilton on August 10, 2016 and was the final piece of the Seminoles’ 2016 recruiting class…earned the Sixth Man of the Year Award as a member of the Boom Squad at the Seminoles’ 2017 Basketball Honors Banquet… earned the award of Florida State’s top 3-point field goal percentage shooter at the Seminoles’ 2018 Basketball Honors Banquet…a top junior college transfer from Sheridan College in Wyoming who will play his final season of eligibility as a Seminole during the 2018-19 season.

AS A JUNIOR (2018)

Averaged a career-high 6.7 points (eighth on the team), 1.4 rebounds (ninth) and a career-high 13.1 minutes played per game (ninth) while making a career-high 50 3-point field goals (second) and shooting .727 from the free throw line (fourth)…enjoyed his most productive season as a Seminole as he established career-highs for games started (four), minutes played (355), average minutes played per game (13.1), field goals made (58), field goals attempted (158), 3-point field goals made (50), 3-point field goals attempted (135), free throw shooting percentage (.727), offensive rebounds (five), defensive rebounds (33), total rebounds (38), rebounds per game (1.4), assists (15), total points scored (182) and points scored per game (6.7)…missed seven games during the Seminoles’ ACC schedule after injuring a knee in Florida State’s 101-90 double overtime win over Syracuse at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee (Jan. 13)…helped lead Florida State to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament with three double figure scoring efforts in Florida State’s four tournament games…was Florida State’s second leading scorer in the NCAA Tournament with a 10.3 points per game scoring average on a team-leading 11 3-point shots made…totaled 12 points on three made 3-point shots in Florida State’s victory over No. 8 seed Missouri (March 16, 67-54)…scored 11 points on three made 3-point shots in the Seminoles’ win over No. 1 seed Xavier (March 18, 75-70), and totaled 12 points on three made shots from the bonusphere against Michigan in the Elite Eight (March 24, 54-58)…hit arguably one of the biggest shots in school history with 1:08 remaining in the second half of Florida State’s 75-70 win over against Xavier in the NCAA…ran the Seminoles’ break on the right wing after a steal by Trent Forrest who then brought the ball up the court…Forrest gave the ball to Savoy just outside the 3-point line, shot faked once, got Xavier’s Kaiser Gates to lower his hands then nailed what proved to be the game-winning shot…after a steal by Braian Angola, Savoy made two of two free throws with 21 seconds remaining to seal the victory…Florida State’s defense held Xavier scoreless in the final 1:48 of the game to help the Seminoles advance to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2011…second among his Seminole teammates with a single-season career-high 50 3-point field goals made…made multiple 3-point shots in 14 of the 27 games he played in including his season-high of five each in wins over Southern Miss (Dec. 21, 17 points) and Pittsburgh (Feb. 18, 18 points) with both games coming at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee…totaled four 3-point shots made in a win over the Citadel (Nov. 24, 14 points) in Tallahassee and against Louisville in the ACC Tournament at the Barclays Center (March 7, 14 points)…shot .407 percent from the 3-point line (11 of 27) and averaged 10.3 points per game in four NCAA Tournament games…started the first three games of the season in wins over George Washington in Tallahassee (Nov. 14, 87-67), over Fordham in the first round of the Jamaica Classic (Nov. 17, 67-43) and against Colorado State in the championship–clinching game of the Jamaica Classic (Nov. 19, 90-73)…earned the fourth starting assignment of his career in Florida State’s victory over Pitt (Feb. 18, 88-75)…scored in double figures in nine different games as a junior as he averaged his career-high of 6.7 points scored per game after scoring in double figures seven times and averaging 5.5 points per game as a sophomore…his ACC career-high of 18 points came in the Seminoles’ 88-75 victory over Pitt at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee…totaled 12 of his 18 points in the first half as Florida State worked to keep up with the Panthers…was the only Seminole in double figure scoring in the first half as the Seminoles trailed by seven before the intermission…totaled six second half points as Florida State took control of the game and outscored Pitt 50-36 in the second half to claim the victory…scored in double figures — 14 points — for the first time as a junior in Florida State’s 113-78 victory over The Citadel (Nov. 24)…totaled 17 points and pulled down seven rebounds in Florida State’s victory over Southern Miss in Tallahassee (Dec. 21)…made a season-high five 3-point shots in the Seminoles’ win over the Eagles to close out their non-conference schedule…totaled 11 points on three made 3-point shots in Florida State’s 101-90 double overtime victory over Syracuse in Tallahassee (Jan. 13)…totaled his season-high of 18 points on five of seven made 3-point shots in a career-high 30 minutes in Florida State’s victory over Pittsburgh (Feb. 18)…totaled 14 points on four made 3-point shots against Louisville in the ACC Tournament at the Barclay’s Center (March 7)…scored 12 points on three made 3-point shots in Florida State’s victory over Missouri in the first round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament (March 16)…scored 12 points on three of three shooting from the 3-point line to go along with six rebounds against Michigan in the Elite Eight of the 2018 NCAA Tournament at the Staples Center in Los Angeles (March 24).

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 season-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 he 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 season-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 of 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…tied his ACC season-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 season 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 season-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…double 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…invited to play at both Jerry Mullen’s Top 100 Camp and the American JUCO Showcase in 2015 prior to his enrollment at Florida State.

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 as a 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…began to focus on basketball when he transferred to Las Vegas High School as a junior…his dad played in both Pensacola and West Palm Beach while in the CBA…dad is 6-9 and has been credited by PJ as the person who taught him to shoot…PJ was born and raised in Las Vegas about 15 minutes from the downtown area…began playing basketball when he was five-years old…favorite NBA player is Shaquille O’Neal…selected Florida State over UNLV, Texas A&M, LSU, Texas Tech…major is Social Science.