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HARRISON PRIETO

#30

Player profile

(Updated August 2021)
position
Forward
height
6-8
weight
230
year
Senior-Redshirt
hometown
Mandeville, La.
high school
St. Paul's School

HARRISON PRIETO'S CAREER HIGHS

PTS: 4 at Wake Forest (1-8-20)
REBS: 4 vs. Murray State (3-23-19)
STLS: 1 at Wake Forest (1-8-20)
ASTS: 1 vs. Pittsburgh (2-18-20)

HONORS

2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 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, 2020 NABC Academic Honors Court
2019, 2020 Golden Torch for Basketball (FSU Academics)
2019 FSU Academic Dean’s List (Fall)
2020 Team Captain
2020 ACC Regular Season Championship Team
2020 ACC Championship Team
2021 Team Captain
2020 Florida State University Graduate (Meteorology)

WHY I WEAR MY NUMBER

After wearing No. 35 in my first three seasons as a Seminole, I switched to No. 30 for the final three years of my career.  There is no specific reason for 30 – except that it is a nice multiple of 10.

Harrison Prieto is the 18th player to wear No. 30 for the Seminoles.  Irv Thomas wore the number for the Seminoles (1988, 1989, 1990) after transferring to play at Florida State from the University of Kentucky.  As an undrafted free agent, Thomas played for the Lakers during the 1991 NBA season and is currently a scout for the 16-time NBA Championship team.

WHAT'S IN A NAME

My full name is Harrison Hansbrough Prieto.  I’m named after my great grandfather, Peter Harrison Hansbrough, but my mom liked the name Harrison more than she did Peter, so she chose to name me Harrison.

MY HOMETOWN

My hometown of Mandeville, La. is well-known for its great food and great people.  As a community, we survived Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and Hurricane Ida in 2021 (the town is located on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain) and are a stronger group of people because we stuck together during the aftermath of the storm.

ON PRIETO

Earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Meteorology on May 1, 2020 and will earn his Master’s Degree in Meteorology on July 30, 2022…is in his sixth season as a member of the Seminole program who made the decision to return as a team leader prior to the end of the 2020-21 season…a two-time team captain…has played in 27 games during the first five seasons of his career but his biggest contribution comes from his desire to be a leader, his ability to be a great teammate and his love for Florida State University…Florida State has won 122 games with Prieto as a member of the team in the last five seasons…Florida State set school records for overall victories (29) in 2018-19 and for ACC victories (16) during the 2019-20 season…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…has helped the Seminoles to a 74-4 overall record (.949 winning percentage) at home at the Donald L. Tucker in his five seasons at Florida State…an incredible knack for coming up big and helping the Seminoles win games during his career…included in his big performances are his career-high of four points in his career-high of 10 minutes of playing time in a road win over Wake Forest during the 2019-20 season and four important first half minutes in Florida State’s win at Tulane during the 2018-19 season…a member of four NCAA Tournament teams – the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2017, the Elite Eight in 2018 and the Sweet 16 in 2019 and 2021…has earned playing time in three NCAA Tournament games: in Florida State’s win over Murray State in 2019, against Colorado in 2021 and against Michigan in 2021…scored his first two career NCAA Tournament points in the Seminoles’ Sweet 16 game against Michigan in 2021…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 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 five times at Florida State: during the spring of 2016, the spring of 2018, the fall of 2018, the spring of 2019 and the fall of 2019…named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021…helped the Seminoles earn mention as an NABC Academic Team of Excellence in 2017…named to the 2019 and 2020 NABC Academic Honors Court…the 2019 and 2020 Golden Torch Award winner for men’s basketball…the Golden Torch is awarded by the Florida State Department of Athletics and the Seminole Boosters annually for outstanding academic achievements…a meteorology graduate student who came to Florida State because of its excellent School of Meteorology at Florida State…excelled at an internship at the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Tallahassee during his collegiate career…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…was named an Academic All-Star and presented with a J.U.I.C.E Award (Just Us In Combat Everyday) as he earned two awards at the Seminoles’ 2020 Honors Banquet.

AS A REDSHIRT SENIOR (2021)

Averaged 0.8 points and 0.3 rebounds as he played in six games during his fifth season as a member of the Seminole basketball program…a team captain for the second consecutive season as selected by Head Coach Leonard Hamilton and his staff…helped lead the Seminoles to an 18-7 overall record and to a 11-4 mark in ACC play…the Seminoles finished the season in second place in the ACC standings and ranked No. 10 in the nation in the USA Today Coaches poll…the Seminoles advanced to play in the ACC Tournament championship game for the second time in his career and for the fourth time in school history…the Seminoles were nationally ranked for all but one week during his redshirt senior season…Florida State began the season ranked No. 18 nationally, were as high as No. 9 nationally during the regular season and finished the season ranked at No. 10 in the USA Today Coaches poll…Florida State was the ACC’s highest ranked team in the final poll of the 2020-21 season…earned the first start of his career on Senior Night in Tallahassee on March 3 in Florida State’s 93-64 victory over Boston College at the Donald L. Tucker Center…was a starter against the Eagles along with fellow Green Team members Travis Light, Justin Lindner and Will Miles…helped Florida State to a 4-2 advantage before giving way to the Seminoles’ starting rotation and leaving the court to a deserved ovation at the 17:34 mark of the first half…totaled three points (on his first career made 3-point shot) and two blocked shots as a starter against Boston College…played his season-high of five minutes in the Seminoles’ win over the Eagles…was a perfect two of two from the field (against Boston College and Michigan) and a perfect one of one from the 3-point line (against Boston College) during the 2021 season…earned playing time in Florida State’s 71-53 win over Colorado in the NCAA Tournament at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum in Indianapolis, Ind…the win sent the Seminoles to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament for the third consecutive season (March 22)…earned two 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…totaled two points and one rebound against the Wolverines (March 28).

AS A REDSHIRT JUNIOR (2020)

Averaged 0.9 points and 1.0 rebound while playing in a career-high 10 games in in his fourth season as a member of the Seminole Men’s Basketball team…a team captain as named by Head Coach Leonard Hamilton and his staff…played in a career-high 10 games and a career-high six ACC games in helping the Seminoles to one of the greatest seasons in school history…helped lead Florida State to a 26-5 overall record and a 16-4 record in ACC play…the Seminoles’ 16-4 record in ACC play earned Florida State a school-record for ACC wins in a single season and the first ever Regular Season ACC Championship in school history…helped Florida State earn a huge ACC road win as he scored a career-high four points in a career-high 10 minutes played with two rebounds in Florida State’s victory over Wake Forest on the road in ACC play…was two-of-three from the field, pulled down two offensive rebounds, earned one steal and one blocked shot in Florida State’s victory over the Deacons (Jan. 8)…totaled one rebound in five minutes of playing time in the Seminoles’ season opener at Pitt (Nov. 6)…scored two points and pulled down one rebound in Florida State’s 89-53 victory over Chattanooga in the first round of the Emerald Coast Classic in Tallahassee (Nov. 20)…totaled two rebounds in six minutes of play in Florida State’s victory over Chicago State in the second round of the Emerald Coast Classic in Tallahassee (Nov. 25)… totaled two points and one rebound in two minutes of play in Florida State’s 99-81 win over Miami in Tallahassee (Feb. 8)…a blocked shot on the final play of the game put the exclamation point on Florida State’s 82-67 win over No. 11 Louisville in Tallahassee (Feb. 24)…scored one point on the first made free throw of his career in Florida State’s ACC Regular Season Championship clinching victory over Boston College in Tallahassee (March 7)…also totaled his season-high of two rebounds in the Seminoles’ victory over the Eagles.

AS A REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE (2019)

Averaged 0.9 points and 0.9 rebounds and shot .667 from the field while playing in nine games…tied his season-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, 2019, 72-58)…played his season-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 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 with Florida State up three at 35-32…after playing a season-high four minutes (to the close out 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., 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…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 over Southern Miss.

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 the teams’ 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 Cindy and Ernie 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…graduate major is Meteorology.