June 3, 2005
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The baseballs are flying out of Dick Howser Stadium as the Seminoles play host to one of 16 NCAA Regionals this weekend and the basketballs are bouncing on the floor of the Florida State Basketball Training Center as Leonard Hamilton’s players continue to look ahead to the beginning of practice on Oct. 15. Check out this week’s installment of the Florida State Basketball Weekly Report – a gathering of news and notes from past seasons and some to begin preparing the Seminole nation for the 2005-06 season.
SEMINOLES’ TRIPLE DOUBLES
there have been two triple-doubles recorded in school history The first one by Reggie Royals (12 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists) came on Dec. 1, 1972 against Georgia Southern and the second one by Bob Sura (19 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists) came against NC State on Jan. 15, 1995. Florida State won both games and scored more than 100 points in both victories.
SEMINOLES’ CAREER DOUBLE-DOUBLES
Dave Cowens holds the all-time Seminole record with 62 career double-doubles. He recorded 62 double doubles in 78 games during his career meaning he had double figures in points and rebounds in nearly 80 percent of the games he played in as a Seminole. Cowens averaged 18.9 points and 17.2 rebounds as a Seminole.
HAMILTON IN HIS FIRST THREE SEASONS IN TALLAHASSEE
Seminole head coach Leonard Hamilton won more games during the first three years of his Florida State coaching tenure, 45, than he did during the first three years at Oklahoma State, 39 wins, or at Miami, 27 wins. Hamilton averages 15 wins as season as the Seminoles’ head coach.
SEMINOLES SHOOTING WELL FROM THE FIELD
Florida State finished the 2004-05 season with a .452 field goal shooting percentage as a team. The Seminoles were one of only six teams in the conference to shoot better than 45 percent from the field for the season. It marked the fourth time since the Seminoles joined the ACC for the 1991-92 season that they shot .450 percent or better from the field for an entire season;
SEMINOLES’ SCORING DEFENSE UNDER HAMILTON
During the Leonard Hamilton era, Florida State owns the best scoring defense in the ACC. The Seminoles have allowed an average of 67.2 points per game during the first three years of Hamilton’s tenure in Tallahassee. Florida State was one of only five teams in the ACC (also Duke, North Carolina, NC State and Miami) that did not allow an opponent to score at least 100 points in a game during the 2004-05 season.
GALLOWAY THE ONLY FULL-TIME STARTER IN 2005
Junior guard Todd Galloway was the only Seminole to start all 31 games for the Seminoles this past season. Galloway has now started 32 games and played in 93 games during his career. He has never missed playing in a game since his arrival at Florida State;
SEMINOLES MAKING UP THE STARTING LINEUPS IN 2005
There were five different Seminoles who played in all 31 games during the 2004-05 season. Todd Galloway was the only Florida State player to start all 31 games – he was joined by Adam Waleskowski, Isaiah Swan, Diego Romero and Andrew Wilson as the only five Seminoles to answer the bell for each game this past season.
SEMINOLES UTILIZE EIGHT DIFFERENT STARTING LINEUPS
Florida State utilized eight different starting lineups during the 2004-05 season. Junior Todd Galloway was the only constant while Von Wafer, Alexander Johnson and Andrew Wilson all started at least 20 games during the season. A total of nine players started at least four games while only four players on the 13-man roster didn’t start at least one game.
MINUTES WERE PLENTIFUL FOR FLORIDA STATE IN 2005
Led by Von Wafer’s 26.1 minutes played per game, 10 members of the Seminoles’ roster averaged at least 14 minutes played per game. Wafer, Waleskoswki, Galloway and Wilson all averaged more than 20 minutes played per game while freshman Jason Rich averaged 19.5 minutes played per game.
SEMINOLES’ FRESHMAN CLASS EARNS STARTING ASSIGNMENTS
Florida State’s freshman class earned 11 starting assignments – all by guard Jason Rich. Rich played in 30 games, Isaiah Swann played in all 31 and Ralph Mims played in 29. All three freshmen earned significant minutes during the season and all three played in at least 15 games during the ACC season.
WILSON WILL SET AN ACC STANDARD IN FIRST GAME OF 2005-06 SEASON
Andrew Wilson will become the answer to a trivia question when the plays his first game as a Seminole during the 2005-06 season – his sixth as a Florida State player. When people ask the question – who is the only player to play at least one game in six different years as an ACC player – Wilson will be the answer. He has played at least one game in each of the last five years and received two medical redshirts during his career.
GALLOW LOOKING TO LEAD SEMINOLES IN ASSISTS AS A SENIOR
Todd Galloway enters the 2005-06 season looking to become the fifth player in school history to lead the Seminoles in assists in three years during his Seminole career. Only one player in school history – the great Delvon Arrington – has led Florida State in assists four times as the Seminoles’ starting point guard.
GALLOWAY AND WILSON NEARING CENTURY MARK FOR GAMES PLAYED
Both Andrew Wilson and Todd Galloway will play in their 100th career games as Seminoles during the beginning of the 2005-06 season. Wilson has played in 99 career games while Galloway has played in 93 career games. Galloway is the Seminoles’ ironman — has never missed playing in a game during his career.
RICHARDSON TO EARN DEGREE THIS SUMMER
Anthony Richardson will earn his degree in sport management this summer – something that is quite an accomplishment for the four-year varsity letter winner from Raleigh, North Carolina. He will continue head coach Leonard Hamilton’s tradition of graduating 100 percent of his graduation eligible seniors – including Tim Pickett who was a second round NBA Draft Choice in 2004.
NOTING SEMINOLE FRESHMAN Ralph Mims
Freshman Ralph Mims displayed his ability as he future all-star abilities as a freshman as he appeared in 29 of Florida State’s 31 games and scored in double figures twice during his first season. He led the Seminoles from the free throw line with a team-high .853 mark as he missed only five shots from the line during the entire 2004-05 season. Mims enjoyed the top two games of his first season in victories over Texas Southern and Jacksonville (Dec. 21) and he scored in double figures in both victories.
RICH EARNS HONORABLE MENTION ALL-ACC HONORS
Freshman guard Jason Rich earned All-ACC Freshman Team Honorable Mention honors by the ACC Area Sports Journal after a strong first season at Florida State. He started 11 of 30 games including six during ACC regular season play and the Seminoles’ game against NC State in the ACC Tournament and scored in double figures six times. Rich led the Seminoles in scoring in three different games – in its victory over Ole Miss and against Kent State and LSU.
SWANN PLAYS IN ALL 31 GAMES AS A FRESHMAN
Freshman guard Isaiah Swann was one of only five Seminoles to play in all 31 games during his first season and the only freshman or sophomore to show the durability of being able to play in each of Florida State’s games during the season. He benefited during his first season by a switch from the point guard position to the shooting guard position – a move that was a positive one for Swann and the Seminoles’ offense. He ranked fifth on the Seminoles with 17 3-point shots made and a .333 shooting mark from long range.
NOTING THE SEMINOLES’ FRESHMEN CLASS
Florida State’s trio of talented freshmen combined to shot .767 from the free throw line and .402 percent form the field while averaging a combined 13.4 points per game and scoring in double figures a combined 12 times. All three were integral parts of the Seminole bench which averaged more than 60 percent of Florida State’s scoring during the 2004-05 season. The Seminoles’ bench scoring ranked first in the ACC marking the third consecutive season Florida State had led the ACC in a statistical category.