May 27, 2005
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
It’s been a great couple of weeks for the Seminole men’s basketball team. Head coach Leonard Hamilton and his staff continues to do well in recruiting and the Seminole players are working hard in the gym and looking forward to the start of practice on Oct. 15. Read the first installment of the Seminoles’ weekly summer notes as the traditional first week of summer continues to lead us closer to the start of the men’s basketball regular season in November. Who’s that first game against? Check back each week and you are sure to find out here first on seminoles.com.
SEMINOLES DEFEATING RANKED TEAMS
With its win over No. 3 ranked Wake Forest on Jan. 18, 2005, the Seminoles have earned eight wins over nationally ranked teams in the last four years. Included in those eight victories are two victories over top-five ranked Duke teams including the first victory in school history over a No. 1 ranked team as the Seminoles beat Duke during the 2001-02 season (Jan. 6, 2002; 77-76).
WALESKOWSKI TIES SCHOOL RECORD
Graduated senior Adam Waleskowski, who played in 122 consecutive career games and who never missed playing in a game during his four year Seminole career, tied the school record for games played in a career with 122. Senior Anthony Richardson played in 119 career games and finished in a tied for sixth place in school history in the career games played list. Waleskowski played in all 31 games this season while Richardson played in 29 of the Seminoles’ 31 games.
NOTING Adam Waleskowski
Adam Waleskowsk finished his career ranked 18th in school history with 55 career blocked shots after blocking a single-season career-high 22 shots as a junior. He also finished his career ranked 27th in school history with 48 career 3-point shots made after making a single-season career-high 21 3-point shots during both his junior and senior seasons. With Waleskowski in the starting lineup, the Seminoles earned national ranking for the first time since the 1998 season when they were ranked No. 25 in the ESPN/USA Today poll on Dec. 29, 2003 as Florida State opened the season with a 12-1 record. During his career, the Seminoles defeated eight nationally ranked teams.
FLORIDA STATE LEADS THE ACC IN BENCH SCORING
Florida State, which utilized eight different lineups during the 2004-05 season, ranked first in the ACC in bench scoring. It marked the third consecutive season the Seminoles led the ACC in a statistical category after leading the conference in scoring defense during the 2002-03 season and in 3-point field goals made during the 2003-04 season. It marked the sixth time since the Seminoles’ joined the ACC that they had led the conference in a statistical category.
NOTING THE SEMINOLES’ STARTING LINEUPS
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. Including Galloway, there were five different Seminoles who played in all 31 games during the 2004-05 season. Galloway 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. 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. 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.
FLORIDA STATE FROM THE 3-POINT LINE
Led by sophomore sharpshooter Von Wafer’s single-season career-high 65 3-point field goals made, Florida State made 200 3-point field goals as a team in its 31 games during the 2004-05 season. That total ranks as the third highest single-season team total in school history.
RECORD BOOK CHANGES AND ADDITIONS FROM THE 2004-05 SEASON
The record section in the Seminoles’ media guide took quite a hit this season. From individual performances to team performances, the history of the program was re-written in nearly game during the 2004-05 season. In all, 15 different records were either broken, tied or added to
SEMINOLES’ 3-POINT RECORD FOR ACC GAMES TIED BY WAFER
Von Wafer’s seven 3-point field goals made in the Seminoles’ 91-83 overtime victory over Wake Forest on Jan. 18, 2005 are tied for the seventh best single-game performance in school history. His seven long range shots made tied the Seminoles’ record for 3-point shots made in an ACC game. Andrew Wilson also made seven 3-point field goals against North Carolina on Feb. 21, 2004.
WAFER NOW AMON SINGLE-SEASON 3-POINT LEADERS
Von Wafer’s single-season career-high 65 3-point field goals made during the 2004-05 season rank as the 11th-highest single-season total in school history while his career-high .396 3-point field goal shooting percentage ranks as the 16th highest single-season 3-point shooting percentage in school history.
SEMINOLES’ MARGIN OF VICTORY OVER JACKSONVILLE ON ALL-TIME LIST
Florida State’s 44-point victory over Jacksonville on Dec. 21, 2004 at the Donald L. Tucker Center ranks as the 21st-highest margin of victory in school history. It marked the 30th time in school history that the Seminoles had won a game by at least 40 points;
MIMS’ STEALS TOTAL AGAINST JACKSONVILLE TIES FRESHMAN RECORD
Ralph Mims’ six steals against Jacksonville are tied for the 11th-best single game effort in school history and is tied for the top single-game effort by a freshman in school history.
WALESKOWSKI’S REBOUNDS AGAINST MARYLAND A TOP EFFORT
Adam Waleskowski pulled down his career-high of 10 defensive rebounds against Maryland to make him only the sixth player in school history to grab 10 or more defensive rebounds in a conference game.
HIGH SCORING NUMBER
One of the highest scoring uniform numbers in school history as been No. 22. The number was most recently worn by Von Wafer in 2005 and by Tim Pickett in 2003 and 2004 – the last two players to lead the Seminoles in scoring in the last three years. The player wearing the No. 22 totaled 1,400 points in the last three season. Jim Oler the Seminoles No. 2 all-time scorer with 1,820 career points, wore No. 22 during the 1953 season.
DID YOU KNOW – TRIPLE DOUBLES IN SCHOOL HISTORY
Did you know that 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.
DID YOU KNOW – DAVE COWENS AND DOUBLE-DOUBLES
Did you know that 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;
DID YOU KNOW – HEAD COACH Leonard Hamilton AT FLORIDA STATE
Did you know that 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.
DID YOU KNOW – FLORIDA STATE’S SHOOTING FROM THE FIELD IN 2004-05
Did you know that 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.
DID YOU KNOW – SEMINOLES LEAD THE ACC IN SCORING DEFENSE
Did you know that 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 the Civic Center. 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.