September 20, 2019 - by

Mickey Dillard Hall of Fame Bio

Dillard was the first player off the bench as a freshman during the 1976-77 season, playing in 25 of FSU’s 27 games. He scored 19 points against Kentucky as a rookie foreshadowing a trait of playing his best in the biggest games that held true throughout his career. He was FSU’s second-leading scorer as a sophomore averaging 13.7 points per game for an FSU team that finished 12-1 in the Metro Conference and ranked as high as ninth in the country.

Dillard became an All-America contender as a junior after leading the Seminoles in scoring in 1979-80 with an average of 20.4 points per game. He repeated as an All-Metro Conference selection his senior year when he once again led the team in scoring averaging 18.4 points per game while leading FSU to a 22-9 record and the NCAA Tournament.

At the time of his induction, Dillard still ranked fourth in school history with 1,734 career points nearly 40 years after his career ended in 1981.  He was ranked third in school history for career field goals (643) and free throws made (448) and tied for ninth in steals (165).