PTS: 22 vs. Marshall (2-15-18)
REBS: 13 vs. Texas San Antonio (12-28-17), vs. Marshall (2-15-18)
BLKS: 4 vs. Pitt (11-16-19)
STLS: 4 at Stephen F. Austin (12-9-17)
Florida State University President’s Task Force on Anti-Racism, Equality & Inclusion for the 2020-2021 academic year
2019 ACC Academic Honor Roll
2020 ACC Regular Season Championship Team
2020 ACC Championship Team
2021 Florida State University Graduate (Criminology)
There is no real significance to why I will wear No. 10 during my Florida State career. I wore No. 13 when I played at Rice; that’s the same number I wore when I played at the Bosco Institute. I know a number of good players have worn No. 10 here at Florida State, including Sam Cassell and Okaro White, and I want to make them proud while I am wearing the number.
The No. 10 is very special in the history of Florida State basketball. It has been worn by 15 players including All-American Sam Cassell who led the Seminoles to the NCAA Tournament during both of his seasons in Tallahassee (1992 and 1993). He was Florida State’s leading scorer in his first season while averaging 18.4 points per game and led the Seminoles to 47 wins in his two-year career. Cassell guided Florida State to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament in 1993 and was a first-round pick of the Houston Rockets in the 1993 NBA Draft.
My full name is Malik James Osborne. Malik comes from a close friend of my father and James from my father.
My hometown of Matteson, Illinois is a quiet town with friendly, hardworking people who support me through their endeavors.
Earned his bachelor’s degree in Criminology from Florida State University on April 23, 2021…currently working on a second bachelor’s degree in Humanities with a concentration in Communications…has developed into a team leader and will be one of the shining stars in the ACC and the nation with his experience in two different conferences and as a starter on Florida State’s 2020 ACC Championship team…a tough, physical player who loves playing defense…has strong rebounding, blocking out and shot blocking skills…one of the most experienced players in the ACC with 86 games played in his first three seasons as a collegiate player (31 in one year at Rice and 55 in two seasons as a Seminole)…is the Seminoles’ most experienced player in terms of games played (86), games started (59) and minutes played (1,926) as he begins play in the 2021-22 season…played in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in his career during the 2020-21 season and helped the Seminoles to the Sweet 16…has been a member of two NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 teams (2018-19 during his redshirt season and in 2020-21)…also a member of the Seminoles’ 2019-20 season during which Florida State won the ACC regular season championship and earned the No. 1 seed in the ACC Tournament…the ACC Tournament and the ensuing NCAA Tournament was cancelled because of the coronavirus…in addition to his position as a starter on the nationally ranked Seminole Men’s Basketball Team, Osborne honorably served as a member of the Florida State University President’s Task Force on Anti-Racism, Equality & Inclusion during the 2020-2021 academic year…in his fourth season as a Seminole after transferring to Florida State from Rice and sitting out the 2018-19 season because of NCAA transfer rules…came to Florida State from Rice University where he played as a freshman for the Owls during the 2017-18 season…averaged a career-high 9.0 points and a career-high 6.5 rebounds as Rice finished with an overall record of 7-24 and a 4-14 mark in Conference USA play…his 86 career games played rank as the most by any current Seminole (teammate Anthony Polite begins the 2021-22 season with 83 games played and Wyatt Wilkes with 74 games played) while his 59 career starting assignments also ranks first on the team (Polite has started 24 games and Wilkes nine entering the 2021-22 season)…Florida State has a .786 overall winning percentage (44-12 overall record) and a .771 ACC winning percentage (27-8) in his two active seasons (2020 and 2021)…The Seminoles are 73-20 overall (.785 winning percentage) and 39-12 in ACC play (.765 winning percentage) in Osborne’s three seasons as a member of the program…an ESPN Top 10 Play of the Day honoree twice (in consecutive games) during the 2020-21 season…was ranked as the No. 3 Play of the Day on January 19 for Rise to the Top of the KCF YUM! Center dunk in Florida State’s victory at Louisville…was celebrated for a second game in a row as the No. 3 Play of the Day on January 23 for his incredible blocked shot at the basket against Clemson in the Seminoles win over the Tigers in the Donald L. Tucker Center…started 19 of Florida State’s 20 ACC games in 2020 with his only non-start in an ACC coming against Boston College in the Seminoles’ Senior Day victory over Boston College…helped Florida State to a 26-5 overall record and a 16-4 mark in ACC play…the Seminoles won the ACC Regular Season Championship for the first time in school history and set the school record for conference wins (16) during the 2019-20 season…the Seminoles finished his redshirt sophomore season ranked No. 4 nationally in the final Associated Press poll of the season – the highest final season ranking in school history…Florida State was the No. 1 overall seed in the ACC Tournament in Greensboro, N.C. before the championship was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic…the Seminoles were also expected to earn a very high seed and contend for the National Championship in the NCAA Tournament which was also cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic…a starter in four of Florida State’s 25 games as a redshirt junior with each of his four starts coming in ACC victories (Wake Forest, Virginia, at Pittsburgh and at Miami)…helped Florida State to the championship of the 2019 Emerald Coast Classic as a starter in victories over Chattanooga (Nov 20), Chicago State (Nov. 25), No. 17 Tennessee (Nov. 29) and Purdue (Nov. 30)….helped the Seminoles tie for the ACC lead with four victories over nationally ranked teams during the 2019-20 season: No. 6 Florida (Nov. 10), No. 17 Tennessee (Nov. 29), at No. 11 Louisville (Jan. 4) and No. 11 Louisville in Tallahassee (Feb. 24)…a member of Florida State’s 2019 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 team…helped the Seminoles to a 29-8 overall record, a 13-3 mark in the ACC, a fourth place finish in the ACC standings, to the third appearance in the ACC Tournament Championship game and to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament…the Seminoles’ 29 overall victories established the school-record for victories in a season for the Florida State basketball program…played as a member of the Illinois Ballers in AAU Basketball…played at the Bosco Institute as a prep season following his high school career…former Seminole and 2019 NBA First Round Draft Choice Mfiondu Kabengele also attended the Bosco Institute…named to the 2019 ACC Academic Honor Roll…earned two awards at Florida State’s 2020 season ending Honors Banquet – the Dave Cowens Chairman of the Boards award and the Mr. Hustle Award.
Averaged 5.9 points (sixth on the team), 4.5 rebounds (tied for fourth), 0.3 blocked shots (fifth) and a career-high tying 0.6 steals (fifth) as he played in 24 of the Seminoles’ 25 games…a starter in four games to bring his career total for starts to 59 including 32 starts as a Seminole in two seasons of playing time… averaged 20.3 minutes played in his 24 games played – the most minutes per game he averaged in his first two seasons as a Seminole…averaged more minutes as a reserve (20.3 minutes in 24 games as a redshirt junior) than he did as a starter (19.3 minutes in 31 games as a redshirt sophomore) in his second season as a member of the Florida State program…helped Florida State to an 18-7 overall record and an 11-4 mark in ACC play…the Seminoles finished in second place in the ACC standings, advanced to the ACC Championship game for the fourth time in school history and to the Sweet 16 of the 2021 NCAA Tournament…played in three games in his first career NCAA Tournament as he helped the Seminoles to the Sweet 16 for the third consecutive tournament…totaled four points and five rebounds in Florida State’s opening round 64-54 win over UNC Greensboro (March 20)…in double figures with 11 points and five rebounds in the Seminoles’ second round win over Colorado (March 22)…in double figures for a second straight game with 12 points and a team-high six rebounds in Florida State’s Sweet 16 game against Michigan (March 28)…made a career-high four 3-point shots against the Wolverines in leading the Seminoles in scoring…has developed into a strong 3-point shooter with a knack for making important 3-point shots…made 19 3-point shots and shot a career-high .365 from the bonusphere as a redshirt junior…multiple 3-point shots came in five games during the 2020-21 season with his career-high of four coming against Michigan and three each against Wake Forest during the regular season and against North Carolina in the ACC Tournament…scored in double figures in seven different games during the 2020-21 season with his season-high of 12 points coming at Louisville, at home against Wake Forest, at Pittsburgh and against Michigan in the NCAA Tournament…averaged as many points in 14 ACC games (5.9 ppg) as he did in 10 games non-ACC regular season games (5.9 ppg)…averaged 9.0 points in three NCAA Tournament games with four coming in the Seminoles’ win over UNC Greensboro, 11 coming in Florida State’s win over Colorado and 12 coming against Michigan…was Florida State’s third leading scorer in the NCAA Tournament with a 9.0 points per game scoring average behind only Anthony Polite (14.3 ppg) and RaiQuan Gray (11.3 ppg)…Florida State’s leading 3-point shooter in the NCAA Tournament (5 of 11, .455) and made six of seven free throws (.857) in three NCAA Tournament games…also tied for Florida State’s lead in rebounding with 16 rebounds and a 5.3 rebounds per game average…among the Seminoles’ free throw shooting leaders with a career-high .838 mark from the free throw line…his .838 mark made him one of only four Seminoles to shoot 80 percent or better from the free throw line for the season and was more than a 20 percent improvement (.838 from .630) from the line as compared to his first two collegiate seasons combined…was a perfect four of four from the line in wins at Louisville (Jan. 18) and against UNC Greensboro in the ACC Tournament…made his season-high and Florida State high of six free throws (in seven attempts) as he scored 12 points in Florida State’s ACC road win at Pittsburgh…was six of seven (.857 percent) from the free throw line in three NCAA Tournament games…totaled six points, three rebounds and two steals in Florida State’s season-opening 86-58 win over North Florida in Tallahassee (Dec. 2)…scored five points, pulled down nine rebounds and totaled two steals in Florida State’s 69-67 overtime victory over Indiana in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge in Tallahassee (Dec. 9)…totaled eight points, eight rebounds and one blocked shot in Florida State’s 72-59 win over Gardner-Webb in Tallahassee (Dec. 21)…scored 10 points, pulled down two rebounds and added one blocked shot in Florida State’s 85-72 win over North Carolina in Tallahassee (Jan. 16)…totaled 12 points, three rebounds and one steal in 25 minutes of playing time in the Seminoles’ 78-65 win over Louisville at the KFC Yum! Center (Jan. 18)…scored eight points with four rebounds, two steals and one blocked shot in Florida State’s 80-61 win over Clemson in Tallahassee (Jan 23)…first career double double as a Seminole (and third in his career) with 11 points and 10 rebounds in Florida State’s victory over Miami at the Donald L. Tucker Center (Jan. 27)…totaled 12 points, eight rebounds and one assist in 25 minutes as a starter in Florida State’s 92-85 overtime victory over Wake Forest in Tallahassee (Feb. 13)…scored seven points as a starter for the second consecutive game in Florida State’s 81-60 win over No. 7 Virginia in Tallahassee (Feb. 15)…totaled 12 points and nine rebounds in Florida State’s 79-72 win over Pittsburgh on the road in ACC play (Feb. 20)…scored nine points (on a career-high tying three 3-point shots made) to go along with two rebounds and one steal in Florida State’s 69-66 victory over North Carolina in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament…the win sent the Seminoles to the ACC Tournament Championship game for the fourth time in school history (March 12)…scored 11 points with five rebounds and one steal in Florida State’s victory over Colorado in the NCAA Tournament at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum in Indianapolis, Ind…the Seminoles advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament for the third consecutive tournament (March 22)…totaled a team-high 12 points on a career-high tying four 3-point shots made with a team-high six rebounds in Florida State’s game against Michigan in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Ind. (March 28).
Averaged 6.0 points (fifth on the team), 4.9 rebounds (second), 0.7 blocked shots (third) and a career-high tying 0.6 steals (seventh) in playing in each of Florida State’s 31 games…the Seminoles finished his redshirt sophomore season ranked No. 4 nationally in the final Associated Press poll of the season – the highest final season ranking in school history and were ranked in the nation’s top-10 for the final 11 weeks of the regular season…established career-high statistics for games started (28), field goal shooting percentage (.461), 3-point field goal shooting percentage (.362) while tying his career-highs for games played (31) and steals (19)…a starter in 28 of 31 games – he was one of only three players on the Seminoles’ roster who started 28 or more of the Seminoles’ games…scored in double figures five times – 14 against North Alabama and at Duke, 11 at Clemson and 10 each at Florida and at Chattanooga…helped Florida State win the championship of the Emerald Coast Classic with victories over Chattanooga, Chicago State, No. 17 Tennessee and Purdue in the championship game…his Florida State career-best of 12 rebounds came in the Seminoles’ victory over NC State in Raleigh (Feb. 22)…pulled down at least nine rebounds at Pitt (Nov. 6), against Western Carolina (Nov. 15) and at Louisville (Jan. 4) with eight rebounds coming at Clemson (Feb. 29)…totaled multiple blocked shots in six games and multiple steals in six games including three each in Florida State’s win over Tennessee and at Wake Forest (Jan. 8)…a starter in his first game for the Seminoles on the road at Pitt and finished with two points, a game-high nine rebounds and a game-high four blocked shots…played a total of 23 minutes against the Panthers in his first career ACC game (Nov. 6)…totaled 10 points to go along with four rebounds and one steal in Florida State’s 63-51 victory over No. 6 Florida in Gainesville…was a perfect two-of-two from the free throw line against the Gators (Nov. 6)…scored six points, pulled down nine rebounds and blocked one shot as a starter in Florida State’s victory over Western Carolina…totaled 10 points, three rebounds and two assists in Florida State’s victory over Chattanooga (Nov. 20)…scored nine points to go along with four rebounds and two blocked shots in Florida State’s 80-65 win over Saint Francis (Nov. 23)…totaled four points, a team-high six rebounds and three steals in Florida State’s victory over No. 16 Tennessee in the semifinals of the Emerald Coast Classic (Nov. 29)…scored five points to go along with six rebounds and two blocked shots in Florida State’s victory over Clemson in Tallahassee (Dec. 8)…double figures with 14 points, four rebounds, one steal and one blocked shot in Florida State’s victory over North Alabama (Dec. 28)…his 14 points against North Alabama and at Duke on Feb. 10 ranks as his career-high for points in a game as a Seminole…totaled seven points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals in Florida State’s ACC victory over Georgia Tech in Tallahassee (Dec. 31)…led Florida State to a 78-65 win over Louisville on the road with seven points, nine rebounds, one assist and one blocked shot…totaled nine points with five rebounds and three steals in Florida State’s victory over Wake Forest in Winston-Salem in the Seminoles’ 78-68 ACC road win over the Deacons…scored eight points and pulled down six rebounds in Florida State’s victory over North Carolina at home in Tallahassee (Feb. 3)…double figures with 14 points, five rebounds and two blocked shots as Florida State played at Duke…one of three Seminoles in double figure scoring against the Blue Devils (Feb. 10)…totaled nine points, his Florida State career-high of 12 rebounds and two blocked shots in Florida State’s victory over NC State in Raleigh…one of three Seminoles in double figure scoring with 11 points and eight rebounds as Florida State played at Clemson…was a perfect three of three from the 3-point line to tie his season-high for 3-point shots made in a game against the Tigers…totaled four points, five rebounds and one assist in Florida State’s 73-71 victory over Notre Dame…two-of-two on free throws with 2:22 left in the second half to tie the game at 68-68 in the Seminoles’ victory (March 4).
A redshirt season after transferring from Rice University prior to the 2018-19 season…practiced with the Seminoles throughout the season as he prepared himself to play for Florida State during the 2019-20 season…added more than 25 pounds of muscle to his frame and became a much stronger player because of his work on the court with Associate Head Coach Stan Jones and Director of Strength and Conditioning Mike Bradley…traveled and practiced with the Seminoles to the NCAA first and second rounds in Hartford, Conn…given the opportunity to travel with the Seminoles via an NCAA waiver because Florida State University was on spring break during the Seminoles’ first and second round wins over Vermont (March 21, 2019, 76-69) and Murray State (March 23, 2019, 92-69).
Averaged a career-high 9.0 points (fourth on the team), a career-high 6.5 rebounds (second), a career-high 0.8 blocked shots (first) and a career-high tying 0.6 steals (third), while shooting .414 from the field…ranked third amongst his Owl teammates with 280 points…ranked fifth on the team with 22 3-point shots made…started 27 of the Owls’ 31 games…was a starter in each of Rice’s final 27 games of the season – including each of its 18 conference games…earned his first career start against Ole Miss (Nov. 22) as he scored four points and pulled down six rebounds in 25 minutes of play…his starting assignment against Ole Miss was the first of 27 consecutive starts for the freshman…finished his inaugural season ranked in the top ten on Rice’s freshman list for rebounds (fifth / 202), blocked shots (fifth / 24), free throws attempted (sixth / 115) and free throws made (seventh / 74)…ranked third on the team as a 12-time double figure scorer…20 or more points came twice in the final six games of the season with his career-high of 24 points coming against Marshall (Feb. 15) and 20 coming at Florida International (Feb. 24)…averaged 14.0 points with four double figure scoring games in his final six games of the season…two double-doubles (22 points and 13 rebounds against Marshall and 10 points and 10 rebounds against UTEP) in that season-ending stretch of six games…scored in double figures for the first time in his career against the University of Texas Rio Grande with 14 points against the Vaqueros (Dec. 2)…his 6.5 rebounds per game average ranked him second on the team and 14th in Conference USA…he ranked ninth in the league in offensive rebounds per game (2.3)…the Rice team leader in rebounds 11 times…double figure rebounds four times as a freshman – 11 at New Mexico (Dec. 19), 13 at Texas San Antonio (Dec. 28), 13 against Marshall (Feb. 15) and 10 at Texas El-Paso (March 1)…totaled 13 rebounds against Texas San Antonio (Dec. 28) in the first Conference USA game of his career…totaled eight or more rebounds in 13 different games…led the Owls in rebounding for the first of 11 times in the second game of his career with eight rebounds at Georgia State (Nov. 14)…pulled down a team-high nine rebounds against UNLV in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Main Event (Nov. 20)…finished third amongst his Rice teammates with three double-doubles…recorded first career double-double at New Mexico as he scored 12 points and pulled down a team-high 11 rebounds…second career double-double with 22 points and 13 rebounds against Marshall (Feb. 15)…totaled third career double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds in Rice’s 76-70 win over UTEP (March 1)…led the team with 24 blocks.
Averaged 14.0 points and 9.0 rebounds while shooting .510 from the field in his only season at the Bosco Institute in Indiana in 2017…led Bosco to the Mid-American Prep Championship in 2017 – the second consecutive season Bosco won the championship…named the MVP of the Mid-American Prep Championship in 2017…in the last three seasons, Don Bosco has produced more than 15 Division I players including former Seminole and 2019 first round NBA Draft choice Mfiondu Kabengele and Osborne, who will play his second season for the Seminoles in 2020-21…Kabengele and Osborne were not teammates at Bosco.
Graduated from Rich South High School in Illinois in 2016…averaged 10.8 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.6 blocked shots as a member of the varsity team as a senior…led the Stars to an 18-8 record…earned All-Conference First Team and All-Area Honorable Mention honors in 2017…a team leader as Rich South advanced to the second round of the state high school championship tournament…played in 25 of the Rich South’s 26 games…scored in double figures in 13 of the 25 games he played in…season-high of 20 points came in a 58-44 win over Rich East…scored 19 points in the season opening win over Plainfield South and totaled 18 in a win over Southland College Prep…totaled four double-doubles as a senior…a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds against Joliet West, 20 points and 10 rebounds against Rich East, 17 points and 11 rebounds in a second game against Rich East and 18 points and 10 rebounds against Southland College Prep…named the Stars’ Player of the Game for his performance against Plainfield South.
Born April 9, 1998…Malik is the son of Tina and James Osborne…James played football at Iowa State and Tina ran track at Lewis College…earned 10 offers to play Division I basketball during his one season at the Bosco Institute…among the schools who extended offers were Rice, Seton Hall and Oregon State coming out of prep school…among his choices when transferring from Rice to Florida State were Northwestern, Wisconsin, San Diego State, Kansas State, Seton Hall and Virginia Tech…earned his first bachelor’s degree in Criminology and is currently pursuing a second bachelor’s in Humanities with a concentration in Communications – both from Florida State.