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TRAVIS LIGHT

#20

Player profile

(Updated July 2020)
position
Guard
height
6-6
weight
190
year
Senior-Redshirt
hometown
Vienna, Va.
high school
Montverde Academy (Fla,)

TRAVIS LIGHT'S CAREER HIGH'S

PTS: 6 vs. Southern Miss (12-21-17), Miami (2-8-20)
REBS: 1 vs. The Citadel (11-24-17), at Miami (2-24-21), vs. Boston College (3-3-21)
STLS: 1 vs. Syracuse (2-5-19)

HONORS

2019, 2020, 2021 ACC Academic Honor Roll
2020 ACC Regular Season Championship Team
2020 ACC Championship Team
2020 Florida State University Graduate (Business Management)

VIDEO FEATURES

ON LIGHT

Earned two academic degrees from Florida State: his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management on May 1, 2020 and his Master’s Degree in Business Administration on July 30, 2021…played in 30 games as a Seminole and was a member of four NCAA Tournament teams and the Seminoles’ 2020 ACC Championship team…joined the team for the 2016-17 season and was as important as any player on Florida State’s roster during his five seasons as a member of the program…the Seminoles advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2017, the Elite Eight in 2018 and the Sweet 16 in 2019 and 2021…Florida State won the ACC Regular Season Championship in 2020 with a 16-4 record and was declared the ACC Championship team when the ACC and NCAA Tournaments were cancelled because of the coronavirus…played in five NCAA Tournament games in his career — two in 2018 (against Missouri and Gonzaga), one in 2019 (against Murray State) and two in 2021 (against Colorado and Michigan)…earned playing time for the first time in his career in five games as a redshirt freshman during the 2017-18 season…played in a career-high 10 games as a redshirt senior during the 2020-21 season…helped Florida State to a .744 overall winning percentage (122-42) and 64 ACC wins during his career…named to the 2019, 2020 and 2021 ACC Academic Honor Roll…awarded the Unsung Hero Award by the Seminole coaching staff at the 2017 Florida State Basketball Honors Banquet…earned the Unsung Hero Award for the second consecutive season as a member of Florida State’s Scout team — the Green Vipers — at Florida State’s 2018 Honors Banquet…earned the award for being an integral part of the Green Vipers at the Seminoles’ Honors Banquet in 2019…earned two awards at the Seminoles’ 2020 Honors Banquet: one as an Outstanding Academic All-Star and presented with a J.U.I.C.E. Award (Just Us In Combat Everyday) along with Ty Hands, Justin Lindner, Harrison Prieto and Cleveland Yates.

AS A REDSHIRT SENIOR (2021)

Averaged 0.5 points and 0.5 rebounds as he played in a career-high 10 games in his final season as a Seminole…earned the first starting assignment of his career on Senior Night against Boston College in the Seminoles’ win over the Eagles in his final home game…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…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…established career-highs for games played (10), games started (one), offensive rebounds (two), defensive rebounds (three), total rebounds (five), average rebounds per game (0.5), blocked shots (one), and minutes played (20) during his redshirt senior season…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…totaled one rebound in a season-high five minutes of playing time as a starter for the first time in his career in Florida State’s 93-64 win over Boston College on Senior Night in Tallahassee (March 3)… was a starter against the Eagles along with fellow Green Team members Justin Lindner, Will Miles, and Harrison Prieto…helped Florida State to a 4-2 advantage before giving way to the Seminoles’ starting rotation and leaving the court to a loud ovation at the 17:34 mark of the first half…earned playing time in a career-high seven ACC games including the Seminoles’ win at home against the No. 7 ranked Virginia Cavaliers…totaled two points on one made field goal in Florida State’s 78-65 win over Louisville at the KFC Yum! Center (Jan. 18)…totaled his season-high of three points on one made 3-point shot in Florida State’s 88-71 win over Miami in Coral Gables (Feb. 24)…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 tournament (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. (March 28).

AS A REDSHIRT JUNIOR (2020)

Averaged 1.2 points and 0.0 rebounds as he played in nine games…his nine games played included five ACC appearances…helped Florida State to a 26-5 overall record and a record setting 16-4 record in ACC play…the Seminoles’ 16-4 overall record gave them the ACC Regular Season Championship for the first time in school history…Florida States’ 16 ACC wins ranks as a program record for wins in a conference season …earned playing time in nine different Seminole victories including wins over Chattanooga and Chicago State in the Emerald Coast Classic, Saint Francis (Pa.) and North Alabama in the non-conference schedule along with wins over Clemson, Miami, Pittsburgh, Louisville and Boston College in ACC play…helped Florida State gain wins over No. 6 Florida, No. 17 Tennessee, No. 7 Louisville and No. 11 Louisville…helped the Seminoles defeat Florida, who began the season ranked No. 6 nationally, for the school-record sixth consecutive season…made his 2019-20 debut with three points (on a made 3-point shot) in Florida State’s 89-35 victory over Chattanooga in the first round of the Emerald Coast Classic in Tallahassee (Nov. 20)…the Seminoles finished with a 4-0 record and won the championship of the Emerald Coast Classic with victories over Chicago State (Nov. 25), No. 16 Tennessee (Nov 29) and an overtime win over Purdue (Nov 30)…totaled his career high of six points on a career-high two 3-point field goals made in Florida State’s 99-81 victory over Miami in Tallahassee (Feb. 8)…totaled two points in three minutes played in Florida State’s victory over Boston College…the Seminoles’ 80-62 win over the Eagles gave Florida State its first ever ACC regular season ACC Championship (March 7)…helped Florida State finish the 2019-20 season ranked No. 4 in the Associated Press poll and No. 5 in the USA Today Coaches poll…the Seminoles’ No. 4 ranking was their highest of the season and the highest for the program since the consecutive weeks of December 5 and December 12, 1972 when they were ranked No. 2 nationally…Florida State finished the 2019-20 season as the highest ranked team in the ACC and spent a school-record nine consecutive weeks inside the nation’s top-10…the Seminoles entered the top 10 (at No. 9) for week 11 of the NCAA basketball season – and did not move out of the top-10 during the remainder of the season.

AS A REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE (2019)

Averaged 0.0 points, 0.0 rebounds and 0.2 steals while playing in six games as he helped Florida State reach the NCAA Tournament for the third time in his career…the Seminoles advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament for the second time in his career during his redshirt sophomore season…helped Florida State to a 28-9 overall record, to a 13-5 record in ACC play, to a fourth place finish in the ACC standings, to the third appearance in school history in the ACC Tournament Championship game and to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament…earned playing time in six different games – victories over Florida, Southeast Missouri, at Syracuse, Wake Forest, at Georgia Tech and against Murray State in the NCAA Tournament…playing time came against three teams – Florida, Syracuse and Murray State – who all played in the NCAA Tournament in 2019…helped Florida State to six victories over nationally ranked teams including No. 2 and National Champion Virginia in his third season as a Seminole…earned playing time in an ACC game for the first time in his career in Florida State’s victory over Syracuse in the Carrier Dome (Feb. 5)…first career steal came in Florida State’s victory at the Carrier Dome against the Orange…earned playing time in Florida State’s victory over Wake Forest in Tallahassee (Feb. 13)…earned playing time in Florida State’s 69-47 win over Georgia Tech in Atlanta (Feb 16)…totaled one minute of playing time in Florida State’s 90-62 victory over Murray State in the NCAA Tournament at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn…the victory over the Racers sent the Seminoles to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive season (March 23).

AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2018)

Averaged 1.2 points and 0.2 rebounds in five games as he helped the Seminoles reach the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament…playing time came for the first time in his career in Florida State’s victory over Fordham in the 2017 Jamaica Classic (Nov. 17)…earned playing time in Florida State’s victory over The Citadel (Nov. 24) and against Southern Miss (Dec. 21) with both games coming at the Donald L. Tucker Center…scored the first two baskets of his career – both were 3-pointers – in the Seminoles’ 98-45 win over Southern Miss…consecutive field goals made for the Seminoles against the Golden Eagles gave Florida State a 93-41 lead with 2:11 left to play and a 96-41 lead with 1:48 remaining in the game…playing time in the NCAA Tournament came in victories over both Missouri in the first round and against Gonzaga in the Sweet 16…helped the Seminoles defeat the No. 8 Tigers, 67-54 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. (March 16) and top the No. 4 seeded Bulldogs, 75-60, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles (March 22).

AS A FRESHMAN (2017)

A redshirt season…practiced and traveled with the team throughout the year…one of the Seminoles’ top practice players who often emulates the opponent’s best shooter in practice…helped Florida State to a No. 3 seed in the West Region of the NCAA Tournament to tie the highest seed in school history…Florida State defeated Florida Gulf Coast in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (March 16, 86-80)…helped Florida State to a 26-9 overall record and a 12-6 record in ACC play…the Seminoles’ 12-6 overall record allowed them to finish in second place in the ACC standings and tied the school record for ACC wins in a single season…the Seminoles were ranked as high as No. 6 nationally during the season.

AT IMG ACADEMY

Averaged 10.4 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 18 games played…shot .420 percent from the field, .430 percent from the 3-point line, and .730 percent from the free throw line…totaled a season-high 30 points against Victory Rock and 20 points against D.M.E. Academy.

AT MONTVERDE ACADEMY

Graduated from Montverde Academy in 2015…was a member of the Eagles’ prep team coached by former North Carolina shooting guard Dante Calabria…totaled a season-high 26 points against Victory Rock.

AT ST. STEPHEN’S & ST. AGNES

Attended the school during his sophomore, junior and the first semester of his senior year season…the school is located in Alexandria, Va. …averaged 6.4 points in 24 games as a member of the varsity team as a sophomore in 2013 and averaged 5.2 points in 21 games as a junior in 2014.

AT GONZAGA COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

Attended Gonzaga College High School in Washington, D.C. as a freshman during the 2010-11 season…was a member of the freshman basketball team during his one season as a member of the Eagles’ program.

PERSONAL

Born June 14, 1996…Travis is the son of Sandra and George Light…his father played basketball at Hampden-Sydney in 1986…an older sister, Jordan, played basketball at American University (2014-17)…a member of the Academic Honor Roll throughout his high school career…trained for over 10,000 hours with Reginald Kitchen…is among the one percent of people in the world who are ambidextrous…earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management in 2020 and is Master’s Degree in Business Administration in 2021 – both from Florida State.