Joined the team in the fall of 2019 and is a welcomed addition to the team at the guard position…considered to be a very skilled wing with a high IQ…high school coach described him as a jack of all trades…has good court vision and a strong ability to finish at the rim…selected as Briarcrest Christian School’s winner of the Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship Award in 2018…named the winner of the 2019 Sports Leadership Award for Shelby County Schools by the Commercial Appeal in 2019.
Made his Florida State debut with one minute of playing time in the Seminoles’ 89-53 victory over Chattanooga in the first round of the Emerald Coast Classic in Tallahassee (Nov. 20)…
Graduated from the Briarcrest Christian School in 2019…served as the captain of his high school team as a senior…led the Saints to the Tennessee State Scholastic Association state championship in 2019…led the Saints to a regional championship with a 28-2 record as a senior…led Briarcrest to a perfect 8-0 league record as a senior…Briarcrest won its final 10 games of the season in winning three games in the state championship including a victory over Brentwood Academy in the semifinals…the state championship semifinals and finals were played in Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University.
Born September 7, 2001…Cleveland is the son of Yvette and Willis Yates…began playing basketball in the second grade…played for M33M and Mike Miller in AAU Basketball…has been nationally recognized for his leadership and community service…was chosen by the National Civil Rights Museum to Co-Host the Freedom Award Student Forum honoring former Vice President Joe Biden, Rev. Jesse Jackson and Philanthropist Pitt Hyde in 2018… Cleveland and his parents launched the Kidz Do Pozitive Thingz TV Show when he was only nine years old. He served as host, musician and producer…through the KDPT Organization/TV program, his goals are to empower kids to set goals, pursue their dreams and be the best they can be…graduated high school with a 4.025 GPA…is an accomplished musician as he began playing drums at the age of two and piano at the age of eight years old…his musical achievements include recording his first live drum solo at The Grove Studio and his audition for the America Got Talent TV Show …plans to double major in Jazz studies and communication/broadcasting.