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JUSTIN LINDNER

#12
(Updated July 2020)
position
Guard
height
6-1
weight
180
year
Senior-Redshirt
hometown
Memphis, Tenn.
high school
Christian Brothers

JUSTIN LINDNER'S CAREER HIGH'S

PTS: 4 vs. Chicago State (11-25-19), vs. Boston College (3-3-21)
REBS: 2 vs. Chicago State (11-25-19)
ASTS: 3 vs. NC State (1-13-21)
STLS: 2 vs. NC State (1-13-21)

HONORS

2017 FSU Academic Dean’s List (Fall)
2018 FSU Academic Dean’s List (Fall)
2017, 2018, 2019 ACC Academic Honor Roll
2019, 2020 NABC Academic Honors Court
2020 ACC Regular Season Championship Team
2020 ACC Championship Team
2020 Florida State University Graduate (Applied Mathematics)

VIDEO FEATURES

ON LINDNER

In his fifth season as a member of the Florida State Men’s Basketball Team after joining the team in the fall of 2016…following a redshirt season in 2016-17, he has played in 20 games including a career-high nine as a redshirt junior during the 2019-20 season…will play as a graduate student during the 2020-21 season after earning his bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics with a minor in Psychology on May 1, 2020…began work on his master’s degree in Sport Management in the fall of 2020 with aspirations of becoming a basketball coach…a member of three NCAA Tournament teams and the Seminoles’ 2020 ACC Championship team…in the first four seasons of his career at Florida State…the Seminoles advanced to the second round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament, to the Elite Eight of the 2018 NCAA Tournament and to the Sweet 16 of the 2019 NCAA Tournament…has earned playing time in both the 2018 NCAA Tournament (against Missouri and Gonzaga) and in the 2019 NCAA Tournament (against Murray State)…has helped Florida State to 104 victories during the first four seasons of his career as a Seminole…the Seminoles won a school-record 29 games during the 2018-19 season…helped lead the Seminoles to a 16-4 record in ACC play and the first ACC Regular Season Championship in school history…the Seminoles’ 16 ACC victories during the 2020 season ranks as a school record for conference wins in a season…Florida State had earned the No. 1 seed in the ACC Tournament, were destined to earn a high seed and contend for the National Championship before both tournaments were cancelled because of the onset of the coronavirus…a valuable member of the scout team who has practiced and traveled with the team throughout his first four seasons as a Seminole…named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll in 2017, 2018 and 2019…helped the Seminole men’s basketball team earn an NABC Team Academic Excellence Award for the 2017 season…named to the 2019 and 2020 NABC Academic Honors Court…earned two awards at the Seminoles’ 2018 Honors Banquet: one for Academic Achievement and an Unsung Hero Award as a member of Florida State’s Scout team — the Green Vipers…earned the award for being an integral part of the Green Team Vipers at the Seminoles’ Honors Banquet in 2019…presented with a team unity award – the J.U.I.C.E. (Just Us In Combat Everyday) – by the Florida State Coaching staff at the Seminoles’ Honors Banquet in 2020.

AS A REDSHIRT SENIOR (2021)

Scored two points in his season debut as Florida State defeated Gardner-Webb by a 72-59 margin at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee (Dec. 21)…totaled a career-high 3 assists and a career-high 2 steals in Florida State’s 105-73 win over NC State at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee (Jan. 13)…tied his career-high wth 4 points to go along with 2 assists and 1 steal as a starter for the firt time in his career in Florida State’s victory over Boston College on Senior Night at the Donald L. Tucker Center (March 3)…earned 2 minutes of playing time in Florida State’s game against Michigan in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Ind. and was credited with 2 rebounds (March 28)…

AS A REDSHIRT JUNIOR (2020)

Averaged 1.2 points and 0.7 rebounds while playing in a career-high nine games…of the nine games in which he earned playing time, a career-high five were ACC contests…helped lead Florida State to a 26-5 overall record and a 16-4 record in ACC play…the Seminoles’ 16 ACC wins ranks as a school record for conference wins in a single season and led Florida State to the first ACC Regular Season Title in school history…after earning the No. 1 seed in the ACC Tournament, the Seminoles were destined to earn a high seed in the NCAA Tournament and were among the favorites to win the league and national championships before the onset of the coronavirus forced the cancellation of both events…he was a perfect four of four from the field, a perfect two of two from the free throw line and a perfect one of one from the 3-point line during the season…he scored 11 points during the season after scoring two points in the first two seasons of his career…scored at least two points in four different games including his career-high of four points in Florida State’s victory over Chicago State in the second round of the Emerald Coast Classic…(Nov 25)…for Lindner, the Seminoles’ victory over Chicago State represented his first career field goal and his career-high of two rebounds…made his 2019-20 debut with two assists and one rebound in Florida State’s 89-53 victory over Chattanooga in the first round of the Emerald Coast Classic in Tallahassee (Nov. 20)…played his career-high of five minutes of Florida State’s victory over Chattanooga…scored his career-high of four points to go along with two rebounds in Florida State’s victory over Chicago State in the second round of the 2019 Emerald Coast Classic in Tallahassee (Nov. 25)…Florida State defeated Tennessee (Nov 29) and Purdue (Nov. 30) to win the championship of the Emerald Coast Classic…scored three points as he made his first career 3-point shot in Florida State’s 72-53 win over Clemson in Tallahassee (Dec. 8)…scored two points in Florida State’s victory over North Alabama in Tallahassee (Dec. 28)…totaled two assists and one rebound in Florida State’s victory over Miami in Tallahassee (Feb. 8)…totaled two points in four minutes played in Florida State’s victory over Boston College…the Seminoles’ 80-62 win over the Eagles gave Florida State its first ever ACC regular season ACC Championship (March 7)…earned playing time in ACC play against Clemson, Miami (Feb. 8), Pittsburgh (Feb 18), Louisville (Feb. 24) and Boston College.

AS A REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE (2019)

Averaged 0.3 points, 0.3 rebounds and 0.7 assists as he played in six games…earned playing time in three ACC games and in one game in the NCAA Tournament…his playing time in three ACC games (at Syracuse, against Wake Forest and at Georgia Tech) allowed him to earn playing time in an ACC game for the first time in his career…also earned playing time in Florida State’s victory over Murray State – a victory that sent Florida State to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament for the third time in his career…Florida State finished the season with a 29-8 overall record and a 13-5 mark in the ACC…the Seminoles’ 29 overall victories are a school record for victories in a season while the 13 ACC wins are a record for ACC victories in a season…the Seminoles finished in fourth place in the ACC standings, advanced to the ACC Tournament Championship game for the third time in school history and advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive season…helped Florida State earn victories over six nationally ranked teams including No. 2 and National Champion Virginia in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament…the Seminoles’ victory over Virginia sent Florida State to the ACC Tournament Championship game…playing time came in early season victories over both Florida (Nov 6) and Southeast Missouri State (Dec. 17)…earned playing time in an ACC game for the first time in his career in the Seminoles’ victory over Syracuse at the Carrier Dome (Feb. 5)…playing time came in Florida State’s victory over Wake Forest in the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee (Feb. 13)…first career points came on a career-high two made free throws with one assist and one steal in Florida State’s 69-47 win over Georgia Tech in Atlanta (Feb. 16)…totaled one assist in two minutes played in Florida State’s 90-62 win over Murray State (March 23, 2019) in the NCAA Tournament at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn…the win propelled the Seminoles to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive season.

AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2018)

Averaged 0.0 points, 0.2 rebounds and 0.4 assists as he earned playing time for the first time in his career as a redshirt freshman…helped Florida State advance to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1993…played in five games including the Seminoles’ victories over Missouri and Gonzaga in the NCAA Tournament…his appearance in Florida State’s victory over Gonzaga in the NCAA Tournament helped the Seminoles advance to the Elite Eight for the first time in a quarter of a century…playing time for the first time in his career came in the Seminoles’ 67-43 victory over Fordham in the first round of the 2017 Jamaica Classic (Nov. 17)…also saw action in Florida State’s win over The Citadel in Tallahassee (Nov. 24)…earned the first two assists of his career in a career-high four minutes of playing time in Florida State’s victory over Southern Miss at the Donald L. Tucker Center (Dec. 21)…inserted into the lineup in Florida State’s victory over No. 8 seed Missouri (March 16, 67-54) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn…also earned playing time in Seminoles’ 75-60 victory over No. 4 seed Gonzaga in the Sweet 16 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles (March 22).

AS A FRESHMAN (2017)

A member of the team but did not play in any games…practiced with the team and traveled to each of the Seminoles’ road games during the season…helped the Seminoles advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

At Christian Brothers

Graduated from Christian Brothers School in Memphis, Tenn., in 2016…a member of the varsity team at Christian Brothers High School as a sophomore, junior and as a senior…helped Christian Brothers to a 57-3 record (.950 winning percentage) and two state championship tournament appearances during his junior and senior seasons…averaged 11.0 points, 4.8 assists and 0.9 steals while shooting 53 percent from the field in leading Christian Brothers to a 28-2 record and to the semifinals of the state championship tournament as a junior…earned All-Region First-Team honors and served as the team captain as a senior…named as the Most Valuable Player at the Fort Walton Beach Blowout as a senior…earned All-Region Honorable Mention honors in leading the Purple Wave to the state championship game and a 29-1 record as a junior…named to the All Final Four Team in the state championship tournament as a junior…averaged 6.9 points, 3.5 assists and 0.8 steals per game as a sophomore…led Christian Brothers to a 17-12 overall record and into the semifinals of the state championship tournament as a sophomore…averaged 4.2 points and 2.5 assists in his first season at Christian Brothers in his sophomore season…a member of the basketball team at Starr’s Mill High School in Fayetteville, Ga., as a freshman.

Personal

Born August 25, 1997…Justin is the son of Kim and Greg Lindner…graduated from high school with a weighted 4.2 grade point average…a member of the National Honor Society throughout his high school career…has lived in six cities – Toledo, Ohio., Orlando, Fla., Maui, Hawaii, Fayetteville, Ga., Memphis, Tenn., and Tallahassee…was born in Toledo and calls Memphis home…enjoys juggling and singing in his spare time…a member of the M33M AAU Team from the 10th through the 12th grade…played for coaches Ernie Kuyper and Scott Robinson on the AAU circuit…selected Florida State over Rhodes College in Memphis, Christian Brothers University and Southeastern University to play basketball and chose Florida State over Florida and Tennessee for academics…major is Applied Mathematics with a Psychology minor.