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HARRISON PRIETO

#30

Player profile

(Updated June 2019)
position
Forward
height
6-8
weight
230
year
Junior-Redshirt
hometown
Mandeville, La.
high school
St. Paul's School

HONORS

2017, 2018, 2019 ACC Academic Honor Roll
2016 FSU Academic Dean’s List (Spring)
2018 FSU Academic Dean’s List (Spring)
2018 FSU Academic Dean’s List (Fall)
2019 FSU Academic Dean’s List (Spring)
2019 NABC Academic Honors Court
2019 Golden Torch for Basketball (FSU Academics)

ON PRIETO

Continues to earn an expanded role as a member of the Seminoles’ frontcourt rotation as he has developed into a valuable reserve for the Seminoles…his growing importance to the Seminoles was evident during the 2018-19 season as he played in a career-high nine games, a career-high five ACC games and in Florida State’s victory over Murray State in the NCAA Tournament…became a member of the Seminoles’ program in 2016 and has developed into one of the top scout team and locker room players on the roster…a member of three NCAA Tournament teams – the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2017, the Elite Eight in 2018 and the Sweet 16 in 2019…Florida State has won 78 games and nearly 73 percent of its games with Prieto as a member of the team…Florida State set school records for overall victories (29) and ACC victories (13) during the 2018-19 season…earned playing time for the first time in his career as a sophomore during the 2018-19 season as he played in victories over The Citadel (Nov. 24, 2017) and Southern Miss (Dec. 21, 2019)…played in a career-high nine games as a redshirt sophomore…helped Florida State finish in second place in the ACC standings and earn a No. 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament in his first season as a Seminole…helped Florida State to a No. 9 seed in the NCAA Tournament in 2018…helped Florida State to a No. 4 seed in the NCAA Tournament in 2019…named to the Academic Dean’s List four times at Florida State: during the spring of 2016, the spring of 2018, the fall of 2018 and the spring of 2019…named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll in 2017, 2018 and 2019…helped the Seminoles earn mention as an NABC Academic Team of Excellence in 2017…named to the 2019 NABC Academic Honors Court…the 2019 Golden Torch winner for men’s basketball…the Golden Torch is awarded by the Florida State Department of Athletics annually for outstanding achievements both on and off of the court…a meteorology major who came to Florida State because of the excellent school of meteorology at Florida State…excelled at an internship at the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Tallahassee during the summer and fall of 2019…appeared on the Weather Channel as a guest of Jim Cantore and Florida State Meteorology alumnus Stephanie Abrams on February 27, 2019…his nickname is The Weatherman which he got from former Seminole Assistant Coach Dennis Gates…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.

AS A REDSHIRT JUNIOR (2020)

A team captain as named by Head Coach Leonard Hamilton and his staff…totaled 1 rebound in 5 minutes of playing time in the Seminoles’ season opener at Pitt (Nov. 6)…scored 2 points and pulled down 1 rebound in Florida State’s 89-53 victory over Chattanooga in the first round of the Emerald Coast Classic in Tallahassee (Nov. 20)…

AS A REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE (2019)

Averaged 0.9 points and 0.9 rebounds and shot .667 from the field while playing in a career-high nine games…tied his career-high with two points in four different games as a redshirt sophomore – at Syracuse, against Wake Forest at home, at Georgia Tech and against Murray State in the NCAA Tournament…helped the Seminoles to a 29-8 overall record, a 13-5 mark in ACC play, a fourth place finish in the ACC standings, to the Seminoles’ third-ever appearance in the ACC Tournament Championship game and to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament…helped the Seminoles to the NCAA Tournament for the third time in his career in 2019…the Seminoles earned the No. 4 seed in the West Region and defeated No. 14 Vermont (March 21, 2019, 76-69) and No. 12 Murray State (March 23, 2019, 90-62) to advance to the Sweet 16…Florida State fell to No. 1 seeded Gonzaga in the Sweet 16 at the Honda Arena in Anaheim, Calif. (March 28, 72-58)…played his career-high of four minutes in Florida State’s victory over Tulane on the road in the second game of the season in helping Florida State to its 80-69 win at Tulane (Nov. 11)…checked into the game against Tulane with 4:17 left to play in the first half after then redshirt freshman forward RaiQuan Gray picked up his second foul before halftime…brought energy off of the bench for the remainder of the half as he helped the Seminoles’ defense hold the Green Wave without a field goal…entered the game at the 4:17 mark of the first half with Florida State up three at 35-32…after playing a career-high four minutes (to the close of the half) the Seminoles had extended their lead to four at halftime with a 39-35 advantage…the opportunity he turned into success came at Tulane which is only about 45 minutes from his home of Mandeville, La., and in front of about 30 members of his family and friends who attended the game…earned two minutes of playing time in an ACC game for the first time in his career with one rebound in two minutes in Florida State’s ACC opener against National Champion Virginia (Jan. 5)…scored the first ACC basket of his career in Florida State’s 80-62 victory over Syracuse in the Carrier Dome (Feb. 5)…totaled two points and two rebounds in three minutes of playing time in Florida State’s victory over Wake Forest in Tallahassee (Feb. 13)…totaled two points in two minutes played in Florida State’s 69-47 win over Georgia Tech in Atlanta (Feb. 16)…scored two points and pulled down a career-high four rebounds in Florida State’s 90-62 victory over Murray State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn…the victory sent the Seminoles to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive season (March 23).

AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2018)

Averaged 1.0 point and 0.0 rebounds as he appeared in two games…a member of Florida State’s NCAA Tournament Elite Eight team…as a No. 9 seed, he helped Florida State defeat No. 8 seed Missouri (March 16, 67-54), No. 1 seed Xavier (March 18, 75-70) and No. 4 seed Gonzaga (March 22, 75-60) before the Seminoles fell to Michigan (March 24, 58-54) only one step from playing in the second Final Four in school history….was slowed by an elbow injury during preseason practice – an injury that forced him to miss valuable practice time and both of the Seminoles’ exhibition games…playing time came for the first time in his career as he was inserted into the lineup in Florida State’s victory over The Citadel at the Donald L. Tucker Center (Nov. 24)…two minutes of playing time in the Seminoles’ 113-78 win over the Bulldogs…first career basket came in the second half of Florida State’s victory over Southern Miss in Tallahassee (Dec. 21)…scored his first career basket on a layup with 1:00 left to play in the second half of the Seminoles’ 98-45 win over the Golden Eagles…earned a season-high of three minutes of playing time in Florida State’s victory.

AS A FRESHMAN (2017)

Did not play in any games during his first season as a Seminole…helped Florida State reach the second round of the NCAA Tournament with a victory over Florida Gulf Coast (March 16, 86-80) at Amway Arena in Orlando…quickly developed into one of the top locker-room guys and teammates in his first season.

AT ST. PAUL'S SCHOOL

Graduated from St. Paul’s School in Covington, La., in 2016…totaled 1,178 career points, 736 career rebounds and 206 career blocked shots as a four-year member of the St. Paul’s varsity team…team captain and St. Paul’s Player of the Year as a senior…earned the Jimmy Dunn award in 2016 as Most Outstanding Athlete…highly decorated as a senior as he averaged a career-high 13.4 points, 8.5 rebounds and a career-high 3.3 blocked shots per game…named the District 6-5A Most Valuable Player and played in the Louisiana High School Coaches Association All-Star game…named to the All-Metro First-team by NOLA.com and to the Metro Area Elite Team by the Clarion Herald…led St. Paul’s to a school record 31 consecutive wins and to a 31-2 record during his senior season…led St. Paul’s to a district championship as a senior…named Most Valuable Player at the Gene Bennett Memorial Tournament and to the All-Tournament team at the Sugar Bowl Catholic Youth Organization High School Tournament…an All-District selection as a junior in leading St. Paul’s to a 23-10 record…averaged 13.2 points, a career-high 8.9 rebounds and 1.8 blocked shots while shooting 38 percent from the 3-point line as a junior…earned All-District honors as he averaged 10.9 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.5 blocked shots per game as a sophomore…also an outstanding swimmer…a seven-time Northlake Regional Champion, a two-time New Orleans Metro Champion and a four-time All-State honoree…in earning all-state honors, he finished in the top three in the standings in his events at the state championship meet.

PERSONAL

Born April 13, 1998…Harrison is the son of Ernie and Cindy Prieto…graduated from high school with a 4.36 grade point average…a four-time St. Paul’s School Golden Torch Award winner for academic and extracurricular activities…named to the Louisiana High School Athletic Association All-Academic Team as a senior at St. Paul’s…a member of the student council throughout his high school career…played for the Northshore Titans and Baton Rouge Red Storm in AAU basketball…grandfather, J. Ernest Prieto, was a four-year letter winner in basketball at the University of Miami …chose Florida State over LSU Alexandria, Millsaps College in Mississippi, Colby College in Maine and South Alabama for basketball and Oklahoma, Mississippi State, NC State, Miami and St. Louis University for academics when making his college choice…major is Meteorology.