Dec. 15, 2008
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Chris Singleton, who scored 11 points and pulled down three rebounds in Florida State’s victory over Georgia State on Saturday, was named the ACC Men’s Basketball Rookie of the Week as selected by a blue ribbon voting panel and release by the ACC. It marked the first time Singleton has earned the honor in his career and made him the first Seminole player to earn the award since Von Wafer during the 2003-04 season.
Singleton scored 11 points (seven in the second half) as Florida State upped its record to 9-1. He has now scored in double figures in five the first 10 games of his career. He is the team leader in offensive rebounds (24), defensive rebounds (52) and total rebounds (72) while ranking second in scoring with a 9.8 points per game average. Singleton is ranked third among freshmen in the ACC in rebounding and fifth in scoring.
Singleton (Dunwoody, Ga.) made four of five shots from the field and blocked one shot in the road win. The Seminoles have now won three true road games and two neutral site games to go along with an undefeated 4-0 record at home in the Donald L. Tucker Center.
Florida State enters Tuesday’s game against Tennessee Tech looking for the third 10-1 start to a season and match the school record for best start after 11 games. The Seminoles’ 2003-04 team won 10 of its first 11 games and 12 of its first 13 games before suffering its second defeat of the season on Jan. 3. The Seminoles won 10 of their first 11 and 16 of their first 17 games of the 1988-89 season before losing their second game of the season on Feb. 1.