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Player profile

(Updated July 2020)
Palm Beach Lakes, Fla.
high school
Palm Beach Lakes


REBS: 1 vs. Boston College (3-7-20)


2020 ACC Regular Season Championship Team
2020 ACC Championship Team


A member of two of Florida State’s most successful teams – the Seminoles’ 2019 NCAA Sweet 16 Team and their 2020 ACC Championship Team…the Seminoles have won 55 games in two seasons with Hands on the roster…is in his third member of the Florida State men’s basketball team after joining the squad in the fall of 2018…has three seasons of eligibility remaining from the start of the 2020-21 season after redshirting because of a knee injury as a true freshman during the 2018-19 season…made his Florida State debut in the Seminoles’ victory over Clemson (December 8, 2019) and has played in two games…returns healthy as he begins his third season as a Seminole…shoots the ball well with range…ranked first in his class of 530 students all four years, he graduated from Palm Beach Lakes High School as the Valedictorian with a GPA of 3.96 and an HPA of 4.96…member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish Honor Society…successfully completed a dual enrollment program at Palm Beach Lakes High School and Palm Beach State College during his high school academic career…also a member of the Medical Academy at Palm Beach Lakes…is CPR and EMR trained and interned in the Pharmacy Program at Walgreens …named to the 24th annual Florida Dairy Farmers Academic All-State Team in 2018…the Academic All-State Team is a recognition program that honors 24 graduating seniors (state-wide) who excel in both athletics and academics…one of the most important special recognition programs sponsored by the FHSAA…combined his love of sports and medicine by interning as a student athletic trainer at his high school football games.


Averaged 0.0 points and 0.5 rebounds as he played in two games during is redshirt freshman season…Florida State was 2-0 with victories over Clemson and Boston College in games when he earned playing time…made his Florida State debut in Florida State’s ACC season opening win over Clemson (72-53; December 8)…also earned playing time in the Seminoles’ ACC Regular Season Championship victory over Boston College (80-62; March 7)…earned his career-high of two minutes playing time as Florida State defeated Boston College to win the ACC regular season championship for the first time in school history with a 16-4 record in conference play…his first career shot attempt and his first career rebound came in the Seminoles’ win over Boston College…Florida State’s anticipated postseason runs in the ACC and NCAA Tournaments were cancelled because of the coronavirus.


A redshirt season after undergoing surgery for a torn ACL in his right knee…underwent successful surgery on August 22, 2018…traveled to many of Florida State’s games and practiced with the team while rehabilitating his knee…a member of Florida State’s 2109 NCAA Tournament team…helped Florida State to a 29-8 overall record, to a 13-5 record in ACC play, to a fourth place finish in the ACC standings, to Florida State’s third ever appearance in the ACC Tournament Championship game and to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament…the Seminoles’ 29 overall wins mark a single season record for wins in a season in Seminole basketball history


A four-year letterman of the varsity basketball and track and field teams…served as the team captain during his junior and senior seasons…a member of the Palm Beach County Fab Five Team as a senior… scored more than 1,000 career points as he averaged 14.7 points and 5.4 rebounds during his senior year…earned All-Area and All-Conference First Team honors in his junior and senior seasons…led the team in 3-point shots made his junior and senior year…helped the Rams to a 15-7 overall record…as a junior, helped lead Palm Beach Lakes to a 26-3 record, a district title, and an appearance in the 8A State Semifinals Championship …selected as Scholar-Athlete of the Year for four consecutive years… played for his father Lorenzo, at Palm Beach Lakes…In track, set the school record for high jump at the Panther Relay Invitational…finished his high jump career 7th in the Florida High School Athletic Association State Finals.


Born May 22, 2000…Ty and his younger brother, Tre, are the sons of two FSU alum, Tera and Lorenzo Hands, a former Seminole star and four-year letterman at Florida State from 1988 to 1993…Lorenzo was a member of four NCAA Tournament teams including Florida State’s 1993 Elite Eight team…Ty’s dad also worked as an assistant coach at FSU during the 1994-1995 season…academically, Ty chose FSU over Georgetown University, University of Miami, and University of Florida…major is Exercise Physiology.