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Chat With The Seminoles, Dec. 12

Dec. 12, 2001

Which-Seminole: Delvon Arrington
Question: Hey man – I just wanted to ask you what its like to be a grad student and play basketball at the same time? I’ve been a FSU basketball fan for a while now and I think its great that you’re the only ACC player to earn back his first academically ineligible year. What is the hardest part of hustling in the classroom in addition to the basketball court?

Jonathan –

Thank your for your kinds words and for supporting the Seminole men’s basketball program. It’s fans like you who really pay attention to our accomplishments and watch out games that make us feel good about ourselves.

Being a grad student and playing basketball are two things I have been fortunate to be able to do most my life. It takes a great deal of discipline and the desire to accomplish great things both athletically and academically.

It’s a great feeling of accomplishment for me and my family to have earned my degree at Florida State while, at the same time, playing collegiate basketball at the highest level.

The most difficult part of hustling back and forth between the classroom and the basketball court is being able to prioritize what needs to be done during each part of my day. I want to be successful in both arenas and I have to work very hard to do that.

I hope to continue to be successful throughout my life and hope to use my experiences at Florida State to the fullest. Florida State is a great place to play and learn and I love playing for coach Robinson.

Thanks for you support

Delvon Arrington

Which-Seminole: Adam Waleskowski
Question: Despite the loss today, you had a fantastic game. I am not very familiar with WCU, so was this game expected to be as close as it was? You really stepped up your defense and rebounding. You are an asset to the team and I look forward to more games. The Pep Band loves you!

Susie – thanks for you continued support. We need you and the band to help us be successful at the Civic Center.

We are going to continue to work hard and things are going to start going our way. We have the talent and the coaching to be a very good team. That is our goal beginning with practice today.

What instrument do you play?

Go Noles!

Adam Waleskowski

Which-Seminole: Michael Joiner
Question: Dear Mr. Joiner, my name is Scott Paulk, and I am 15 years old. Why did you choose Florida State over any other college in North Carolina? And is there any special reason why you wear # 1? Do you like the knew uniforms that you guys wore at Northwestern and are you and the guys looking forward to the new gym? And when I go up to FSU I can never find your jersey or any other jersey being sold and I was wondering if you know of any way I could get a FSU basketball jersey? My sister Jessica is a sophomore at FSU and I was wondering if you knew her, Jessica Paulk? Thank you very much for your time and I look forward to your response!

Scott — hello and thank your for supporting the Florida State men’s basketball team. We appreciate your support.

I chose Florida State over the ACC schools for a number of reasons. First, I really like coach Robinson. I have been comfortable with him and his coaching style since the first day I met him and am glad that he is the head coach of our team.

I also wanted to play as a freshman in the ACC and felt that Florida State was my be choice. I felt that if I came here as a freshman I would be able to earn a great deal of playing time. Fortunately, things work out very well for me last season and my playing time has increased this season.

Leaving the state of North Carolina was a difficult one to make because I grew up in ACC country. It was a difficult choice but I am very happy with my decision.

There are two reasons I chose to wear uniform No. 1. First, God is number one in my life and I want to show that by wearing the No. 1. Second was because I wanted to change my number form high school.

I love our new uniforms and hope that we can wear them more often. I think the black color makes us look great.

I am very anxious to play in the new gymnasium. It is going to be a great facility when it is done and it is going to help us continue to improve as a basketball team.

Whenever you visit Tallahassee, all you need to do is going to one of the bookstores on campus and you will find Delvon Arrington’s (#10) and my (#1) uniforms on the shelf. It’s a pretty good feeling to see my jersey in the store window when I am walking by on my way to class.

There are so many students on campus and I can’t say to I know your sister. But if she knows me, tell her to introduce herself.

Thanks for the great question and four supporting the Seminoles.

Watch us Sunday night against Wake Forest at 8 p.m.

Go Noles!

Michael Joiner

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