March 14, 2001
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Michael Joiner, only the third freshman in Florida State men’s basketball history to lead the Seminoles in rebounding, was named to the Atlantic Coast Conference All-Rookie team it was announced today by the Atlantic Coast Sports Writers Association. Joiner is only the second Florida State player (joining Corey Louis in 1995) to be named to the ACC All-Rookie team since its inception in 1993.
Joiner, a Fayetteville, N.C. native, averaged 9.3 points and a team-leading 6.0 rebounds for Florida State this season. In addition to leading the Seminoles in rebounding, he ranked second in steals (32 total) and blocked shots (26 total) and free throw shooting percentage (74.6 percent). In addition, he was one of only three FSU players and the only freshmen in the ACC who started each of his teams’ games.
He was a two-time ACC Rookie-of-the-Week honoree as he became only the second player in Florida State history to earn the award multiple times.
Joiner’s accomplishments included: 17 rebounds against Wake Forest on Jan. 9 which is the most by a freshman in the ACC this season and tied for the second most by a Seminole in the ACC era, A career-high 22 points against Cleveland State on Dec. 19, Two double-doubles during the season (12 points and 10 rebounds against Rhode Island on Nov. 25 and 22 points and 10 rebounds against Cleveland State on Dec. 19), Double-figure scoring 14 times (including Florida State’s ACC Tournament game against Clemson) and four double figure rebounding games.