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SARDAAR CALHOUN

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Player profile

(Updated July 2020)
position
Guard
height
6-6
weight
220
year
Junior
hometown
Tappahannock, Va.
high school
Blue Ridge School
other college
Missouri University West Plains

SARDAAR CALHOUN'S CAREER HIGHS

PTS: 16 at Miami (2-24-21)
REBS: 4 at Georgia Tech (1-30-21)
STLS: 2 at Miami (2-24-21)

HONORS

2020-21 ACC Impact Transfer (CBS Sports)
2021 All-Academic ACC Men’s Basketball Team

ON CALHOUN

Announced his intentions to enter his name for consideration in the 2021 NBA Draft on April 7, 2021…withdrew his name from consideration for the NBA Draft and entered his name into the NCAA Transfer Portal on May 7, 2021…announced his intentions to transfer to Texas Tech on May 19, 2021 where he will have two seasons of collegiate eligibility remaining as he begins the 2021-22 season…helped lead Florida State to an 18-7 overall record and an 11-4 mark in ACC play in his only season as a Seminole…Florida State finished in second place in the ACC standings, played Georgia Tech in the ACC Tournament Championship game and advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament in his one year in Tallahassee…the Seminoles were nationally ranked for all but one week during his only season as a Seminole…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… helped Florida State gain four wins over nationally ranked opponents – No. 25 Florida (Dec. 12, 83-71), No. 20 Clemson (Jan. 23, 80-61), No. 7 Virginia (Feb. 15, 81-60) and Colorado (March 20, 71-53)…earned playing time in two games in the ACC Tournament (against North Carolina and Georgia Tech) and in three games during the 2021 NCAA Tournament (in victories over UNC Greensboro and Colorado and against Michigan in the Sweet 16)…earned All-American Honorable Mention Honors by the NJCAA as a sophomore at Missouri State University West Plains in 2020 as he averaged 18.9 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists and was ranked as the No. 3 overall junior college prospect in the country entering the Division I for his only season at Florida State…started for three seasons at Essex High School before he transferred to Blue Ridge School, reclassified and completed his final two years of eligibility…competed in the JA45 showcase in 2019…the event took place at Eastern Florida State College and allowed 45 of the top junior college basketball prospects in the nation to showcase their abilities in front of NCAA coaches.

AS A JUNIOR (2021)

Averaged 5.3 points (seventh on the team), 1.4 rebounds (ninth) and 0.5 steals (sixth) while making 23 3-point shots (fourth) in his only season at Florida State…played in all 25 games while averaging 14.2 minutes played per game…was one of only three players (also RaiQuan Gray and Wyatt Wilkes) who played in all 25 games (15 ACC games and 10 non-conference games) as the Seminoles reached the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament for the third consecutive tournament…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 regular season standings, advanced to the championship game of the ACC Tournament (for the fourth time in school history) and had a 2-1 record in the NCAA Tournament in advancing to the Sweet 16…his 23 3-point shots made and .365 3-point field goal shooting percentage helped the Seminoles lead the ACC in team 3-point field goal shooting percentage (.376)…his play helped Florida State rank among the ACC leaders in scoring offense (first, 77.2 ppg), scoring margin (first, +8.0 ppg), 3-point field goal percentage (first, .376), field goal shooting percentage (third, .474) and in total free throws made (third, 351)…helped the Seminoles defeat four nationally ranked teams — No. 25 Florida (Dec. 12), No. 20 Clemson (Jan. 23), No. 7 Virginia (Feb. 15) and No. 22 Colorado (March 22)…each of the teams the Seminoles defeated played in the 2021 NCAA Tournament…shot .857 from the free throw line as he made 12 of his 14 shots after being fouled…was one of only two players among his Seminole teammates who shot better than .850 percent from the line (also Tanor Ngom) for the season…earned his career-highs for free throws made (three) and free throws attempted (four) in Florida State’s 64-54 win over UNC Greensboro in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (March 20)…scored in double figures in four games – all in ACC play – as he averaged 6.6 points per game in 15 ACC games…averaged more points in 15 ACC games (6.6 ppg) than his did in 10 non-conference games (5.3 ppg)…averaged 10.3 minutes played and 2.3 points scored as he earned playing time in each of the Seminoles’ three NCAA Tournament games (three points in 11 minutes played against UNC Greensboro, four points in 11 minutes played against Colorado and zero points in nine minutes played against Michigan in the Sweet 16)…scored eight points on two of four made 3-point shots with one steal in his Florida State debut in helping the Seminoles to their 86-58 win over North Florida in Tallahassee (Dec. 2)…scored five points in 11 minutes of playing time in the first ACC road game of his career at Clemson (Dec. 29)…totaled five points and three rebounds in Florida State’s victory over NC State at the Donald L. Tucker Center (Jan. 13)…scored five points to go along with one rebound and one assist in Florida State’s 78-65 win over Louisville at the KFC Yum! Center (Jan. 18)…totaled 13 points (on four of five shots made from 3FG), one rebound and one steal in the Seminoles’ 80-61 win over Clemson in Tallahassee (Jan. 23)…double figures in a second consecutive game with 11 points, one rebound, one assist and one steal in Florida State’s victory over Miami in Tallahassee (Jan. 27)…totaled seven points, a career-high four rebounds and two assists against Georgia Tech in Atlanta (Jan. 30)…scored six points to go along with two rebounds, two assists and one steal in Florida State’s 81-60 victory over No. 7 Virginia in Tallahassee (Feb. 15)…totaled five points, three rebounds and one steal in Florida State’s ACC road win at Pittsburgh (Feb. 20)…totaled a career-high 16 points in Florida State’s 88-71 win over Miami in Coral Gables (Feb. 24)…scored 12 points to go along with two rebounds, one assist and one steal in Florida State’s game at Notre Dame (March 6)…totaled seven points, two steals and one rebound in Florida State’s 69-66 win 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)…totaled four points in 11 minutes of playing time in Florida State’s 71-53 win over Colorado in the 2021 NCAA Tournament at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum in Indianapolis, Ind…the victory sent the Seminoles to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament for the third consecutive tournament (March 22)…earned nine 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. (March 28).

AT MISSOURI WEST PLAINS

Earned his Associates Degree in General Studies…established Missouri West Plains school records for points scored in a single game (48) and career scoring average (18.6 points per game) while finishing second on school history in total points scored (1,075), career 3-point field goals made (183) and career 3-point field goal percentage (.443 percent)…owns two of the top four single season school records for 3-point field goals made in a single season (third, 94, 2019 and fourth, 89, 2020)…his .456 shooting percentage from the 3-point line during the 2020 season is the fourth highest for a single season in school history…his career-high 18.9 points per game scoring average is tied for the seventh highest in school history…averaged 18.2 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists in his 59 games and two seasons at Missouri West Plains University…shot .456 from the 3-point line and .485 from the floor as a sophomore…made four or more 3-point shots in a game 11 times and earned Missouri Community College Athletic Conference First Team All-Conference Honors in 2020…averaged 17.6 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.2 assists while shooting .482 percent from the field and .429 from the 3-point arc in 31 games as a freshman at Missouri West Plains…earned NJCAA Region 16 First Team Honors.

AT BLUE RIDGE SCHOOL

Graduated from the Blue Ridge School in St. George, Va., in 2018…spent two seasons at Blue Ridge….led Blue Ridge to the 2017 VISSA Division II State Championship title…averaged 13.6 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 29 games as a senior…earned All-VISSA Second Team All-State Division II Honors as a senior…All-Central Virginia Boys’ Basketball Second-Team by the Charlottesville Daily Progress as a senior…led the Barons to a 21-10 overall record and to the VISAA Division II State Championship in 2017…served as one of three team captains as a senior…totaled 10 points and eight rebounds in a state tournament victory over the Virginia Episcopal School…totaled 18 points and eight rebounds in a regular season win over Highland High School…scored 19 points and added eight rebounds in the Barons’ victory over the Virginia Episcopal School…totaled 22 points in a regular season win over VES…near season-high of 23 points came in a Blue Ridge victory over Lake Taylor…24 points came in a win over Amelia Academy…a double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds came in a Blue Ridge win over Washington (N.C.) Academy…a double-double with his season-high of 25 points and 10 rebounds came in a victory over Word of God Christian Academy…averaged 9.3 points, 3.1 rebounds in helping Blue Ridge to a 30-3 overall record in his first season as a Baron during the 2016-17 season…scored in double figures 14 times…averaged 12.8 points and 3.6 rebounds as Blue Ridge won five consecutive tournament games to claim the state championship tournament…scored 18 points in the state tournament in a victory over Atlantic Christian Shores…totaled 13 points in the Barons’ State Championship clinching win over the Miller School of Albemarle…played with former Clemson’s star Amir Simms on the 2016-17 State Championship Blue Ridge team.

AT ESSEX HIGH SCHOOL

Attended Essex High School in Tappahannock for freshman, sophomore and junior seasons…averaged 18.0 points, 8.5 rebounds and 5.0 assists in three years on the Essex…Earned Rappahannock River All-Conference First-Team honors as a junior.

PERSONAL

Born August 25, 1999…Sardaar is the son of Fontella and Ray Calhoun…has one older sister, Najma…chose Florida State over NC State, Alabama, Texas, Seton Hall, LSU, Illinois and East Carolina…his major at Florida State was Social Science.