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Toney Douglas Talks FSU Basketball with Seminoles.com

May 21, 2009




Toney Douglas sat down with Seminoles.com to discuss his time playing basketball for Head Coach Leonard Hamilton and Florida State as he prepares for the 2009 NBA Draft this summer.  

Click below to read Douglas’ full Senior year bio, watch the 2008-2009 Men’s Basketball Season Highlights, Toney Douglas’ senior year highlights, and the full interview on Seminoles.com All-Access.

2008-2009 Douglas Highlights

Florida State Men’s Basketball Season Highlights

Full Interview on Seminoles.com All-Access

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AS A SENIOR: Averaged a career-high and team-leading 21.5 points per game, 1.8 steals per game (first on the team), a career-high 2.9 assists (first), while also leading the team in field goals made (a career-high 239), 3-point field goals made (a career-high 85) and free throws made (a career-high 188) while earning All-American Third Team, All-ACC First-Team, ACC Defensive Player of the Year Honors and was voted as the ACC Player of the Year runner-up…led the ACC in scoring with 751 points and a career-high 21.5 points per game scoring average…also led the ACC in scoring in conference games only with 369 points and a 23.1 points per game average…the third Seminole in school history to lead the league in scoring following Bob Sura (21.2 points per game in 1994) and Al Thornton (19.7 points per game in 2007)…also the second Seminole to lead the league in conference games scoring only (23.5 points per game by Al Thornton in 2007)…while his 751 points ranks as the Seminoles’ record for points in a season his 369 points in 16 ACC games fell only eight points short of surpassing Thornton for the Seminoles’ all-time record of 376 points in ACC play during the 2006-07 season…ranked 16th in Division I with his ACC leading 21.5 points per game scoring average…finished his career with 231 career steals (1.8 steals per game) in 130 career games during his career and 188 steals as a Seminole (1.90 steals per game)…his 188 steals is the seventh highest ranked total in school history while his 1.90 steals per game average in three seasons as a Seminole is ranked as the 25th highest per game average in ACC history…finished his career ranked fifth in school history with 1,655 career points and is the only Seminole to rank in the top five in career scoring while playing less than four seasons at Florida State…totaled a single-season school record 751 points as he led the ACC in scoring and scoring average during the 2008-09 season…his 751 points during his senior season allowed him to become only the second player in school history to score 700 or more points in a single season and broke the longest standing record in school history (53 years) for points scored in a single season…Jim Oler (during the 1955-56 season) scored 742 points and held the record for more than 50 years…enjoyed one of the most outstanding senior seasons and achieved numbers that might go unmatched for a long time in the history of Florida State basketball…to go along with his school record 751 points, he finished second for a single season with 536 field goals attempted, third with 83 3-point field goals made, third with 221 3-point field goals attempted, third with 188 free throws made, fourth with 232 free throws attempted, tied for sixth with 239 field goals made and 17th with 63 steals…his statistics among seniors in Florida State history were just as extraordinary…the All-American finished first all-time among Seminole seniors with 751 total points, first with 536 field goals attempted, second with 188 free throws made, third with 85 3-point field goals made, third with 239 field goals made, third with 221 3-point field goals attempted, third with 232 free throws attempted, sixth with 63 steals and achieved the sixth highest points per game average (21.5 ppg)…Douglas tied the single season Florida State record for games started and games played as he was one of only two Seminoles to start all 35 games during his senior season…led or was tied for the game-high lead in scoring in 25 of the Seminoles’ 35 games during the season…he was the outright scoring leader in 23 of the 35 games played by the Seminoles during the season…in the ACC statistics he finished first in scoring (21.5 points per game), third with 63 total steals, third in minutes played with a career-high 36.5 minutes played per game average, fifth with a 1.80 steals per game average, eighth with a 2.43 3-point field goals made per game average and 10th with a career-high .810 free throw shooting percentage…made a single-season career-high 83 3-point field goals as a senior a total which ranks as the third best for a single-season in school history while his 221 3-point field goals attempted in 2008-09 is the fourth highest single-season total in school history…made 188 free throws as a senior – the third highest single season total in school history while his 232 free throws attempted as a senior is the fourth highest total in school history…his single-game career-high seven 3-point field goals made and 14 3-point field goals attempted against Miami on Jan. 21, 2009 rank tied for the fourth highest single-game totals in school history…his six 3-point field goals made against Coastal Carolina on Nov. 22, 2008 ranks as the 12th highest single-game total in school history…one of only 18 players in school history to make at least 14 free throws in a single game – 14 free throws made came in the Seminoles’ victory over Miami on Feb. 18, 2009…his six steals against both Virginia on Jan. 23, 2008 and Georgia Tech on Feb. 5, 2009 are tied for the 20th best single game effort in school history…Douglas scored 30 points or more an ACC-leading three times…he scored his Florida State career high of 32 points against North Carolina (Jan. 28) and totaled 30 against Miami (Jan. 21)…totaled 20 or more points an ACC-leading 25 times including his 27 point performance against Duke in Cameron Indoor Stadium (March 3)…his 27 points against Duke made him the fourth Seminole in school history to score 27 or more points at Duke…scored in double figures in 23 consecutive games toclose the season…he was only 18 total points from scoring in double figures in each of the Seminoles’ 35 games this season…scored an ACC leading 31.4 percent of the Seminoles’ points (751 of 2,392) for the 2008-09 season…obviously one of the top players in the nation and maybe better than anyone in “Toney Douglas Time” – the second half of games when Florida State needed him the most…scored more than 60 percent of his points in the second half of the Seminoles’ 35 games (453 of 751) as compared to just under 40 percent of his points in the first half (298 of 751)…played even better in the second half of the Seminoles’ 16 ACC games with nearly 66 percent of his point total coming in the second half of the Seminoles’ conference games (243 of 369)…scored in double figures in 15 of the Seminoles’ 16 ACC second halves with at least 20 points coming in a victory over Maryland (Jan. 17) and against Miami (Jan. 21) on the road and in a buzzer-beating loss to then No. 3/3 North Carolina (Jan. 28)…averaged 26.7 points in three ACC Tournament games and scored 26 points in the Seminoles’ game against Wisconsin in the NCAA Tournament…averaged 18.3 points per game and was named the Most Outstanding Player in the Global Sports Classic as the Seminoles defeated Coastal Carolina, Western Illinois, Cincinnati and Cal to win the tournament championship…was at his best in the final 11 games of the season as he averaged 24.1 points per game in the final seven regular season games, three games in the ACC Tournament and in one game during the NCAA Tournament…averaged 24.6 points per game in 14 games played against teams that played in the NCAA Tournament in 2009…Florida State was 6-8 against NCAA Tournament teams including 1-1 against National Champion North Carolina.

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