April 5, 2017 - by
Isaac Named To Freshman All-America Team

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – Florida State’s Jonathan Isaac, who earned All-ACC Honorable Mention and All-ACC Freshman Team honors, has been named to the Kyle Macy Freshman All-American team by collegeinsider.com.  Isaac averaged 12.0 points, a team-leading 7.8 rebounds and a team-leading 1.5 blocked shots per game.  His 7.8 rebounds and 1.5 blocked shots led all freshmen players in the ACC in both statistical categories.

Isaac announced on March 24, 2017 that he would forgo his final three years of eligibility and make himself eligible for the 2017 NBA Draft where it is expected that he will become the third NBA Draft Lottery selection in school history.

Isaac helped Florida State to one of the best season in school history in his only season as a Seminole.  Florida State finished with a 26-9 overall record and a 12-6 record in ACC play.  The Seminoles’ 26 wins fell just one shot of tying the school record for victories in a season while their 12 conference victories tied the school record for ACC wins in a season.  Florida State finished in second place in the ACC to tie the school record for best ACC finish and earned a No. 3 seed in the West Region in the NCAA Tournament.  The Seminoles’ NCAA seed tied the school record for highest seed in their NCAA Tournament history.

In Isaac’s only season in Tallahassee, the Seminoles were ranked as high as No. 6 nationally by the Associated Press.  Florida State finished the season tied for 16thin the final AP Poll and 24th in the final USA Today Coaches Poll.  The Seminoles were nationally ranked in each of the final 13 weeks of the regular season.

In addition to averaging 12.0 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.5 blocked shots, Isaac made 31 3-point field goals (fourth on the team) and shot .780 from the free throw line (second).  He was named to the Karl Malone (nation’s top power forward) and Wayman Tisdale (nation’s top freshman) Award Watch lists and was named the ACC Rookie of the Week twice during the 2016-17 season.

Isaac led the Seminoles with eight double doubles including a 17-points and 10 rebound performance against Florida Gulf Coast in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on March 16.  He scored his season-high of 23 points against No. 15/15 Notre Dame in Florida State’s 83-80 win over the Irish on January 18 and pulled down his career-high of 15 rebounds against the Irish the semifinals of the ACC Tournament on March 10.

Isaac’s selection to the Kyle Macy Freshman All-America team marks the third consecutive season at least one Florida State player has been named to the team.  Xavier Rathan-Mayes was named to the team in 2015, Dwayne Bacon and Malik Beasley in 2016 and now Isaac in 2017.

The Seminoles’ prospects under head coach Leonard Hamilton continue to trend upwards as they were named as a No. 7 seed in the 2018 NCAA Tournament by ESPN’s Joe Lunardi in his first bracket released on April 4 for upcoming season.

2017 Kyle Macy Freshman All-America Team
Jonathan Isaac, Florida State
Bam Adebayo, Kentucky
Bryce Aiken, Harvard
Jarrett Allen, Texas
Lonzo Ball, UCLA
Kamar Baldwin, Butler
Keith Braxton, St. Francis (Pa.)
Miles Bridges, Michigan State
De’Monte Buckingham, Richmond
Zach Collins, Gonzaga
Jarron Cumberland, Cincinnati
De’aaron Fox, Kentucky
Markelle Fultz, Washington
TJ Haws, BYU
Josh Jackson, Kansas
Peter Kiss, Quinnipiac
Anthony Lamb, Vermont
T.J. Leaf, UCLA
Lauri Markkanen, Arizona
Malik Monk, Arizona
Josh Okogie, Georgia Tech
Landry Shamet, Wichita State
Dennis, Smith, Jr., NC State
Jayson Tatum, Duke
MaCia Teague, UNC Asheville

Isaac Named To Freshman All-America Team
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