November 12, 1998 - by

Tony Bobbitt Signs Letter of Intent

Six-foot-four guard to join Seminoles.

November 11, 1998

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Tony Bobbitt of Daytona Beach, Fla., considered one of the top high school basketball players in the nation, has signed a national letter of intent to play at Florida State University.

Bobbitt, a 6-4 guard, was a first team, Class 5A all-state selection last season after averaging 24.3 points per game at Mainland High School. He led Mainland to the state Class 5A championship as a junior and has been hailed as one of the country’s top 50 prospects by many publications.

“Tony is an explosive athlete who we are glad to have in our program,” said Florida State head coach Steve Robinson. “He has a very good feel for the game and has been well schooled in the game of basketball. He comes from a tremendous high school program and is one of the state’s best players. All of us at Florida State are very excited about his commitment to FSU.”

He hit on 54.5 percent of his field goal attempts last year, including 46.5 percent from three-point range, while also averaging 8.3 rebounds and 6.1 assists per game. Bobbitt will be a candidate for Mr. Basketball in the state of Florida this season. Bobbitt hails from the same high school program that produced former Seminoles George McCloud and Michael Polite. Mainland also produced former North Carolina standout Vince Carter.

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