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JUSTIN LINDNER

#12
(Updated July 2020)
position
Guard
height
6-1
weight
180
year
Senior - Redshirt
hometown
Memphis, Tenn.
high school
Christian Brothers Academy

JUSTIN LINDNER'S CAREER HIGH'S

PTS: 4 vs. Chicago State (11-25-19), vs. Boston College (3-3-21)
REBS: 2 vs. Chicago State (11-25-19)
ASTS: 3 vs. NC State (1-13-21)
STLS: 2 vs. NC State (1-13-21)

HONORS

2017 FSU Academic Dean’s List (Fall)
2018 FSU Academic Dean’s List (Fall)
2017, 2018, 2019, 2021 ACC Academic Honor Roll
2019, 2020 NABC Academic Honors Court
2020 ACC Regular Season Championship Team
2020 ACC Championship Team
2020 Florida State University Graduate (Applied Mathematics)

VIDEO FEATURES

WHY I WEAR MY NUMBER

After wearing No. 15 for my first two seasons at Florida State, I had the opportunity to switch to No. 12 for my final three years as a Seminole.  I wore No. 12 in high school and began wearing the number because of my favorite all-time player, John Stockton.

Charlie Ward, one of the greatest athletes in the history of Florida State and the Atlantic Coast Conference, wore No. 12 during his Seminole basketball career (he wore No. 17 as a Heisman Trophy-winning football player for the Seminoles).  He played on three NCAA Tournament teams (1991, 1992 and 1993) and led the Seminoles to the 1991 Metro Conference Tournament Championship. Ward was drafted in the first round of the 1994 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks and played for 10 years in the NBA.

WHAT'S IN A NAME

My full name is Justin Lane Lindner.  Justin with a J to match my brothers’ name – Jason. Lane comes from my grandfather, Larry Lane, and my uncle, Keith Lane.  My middle name of Lane has been passed down for generations.

MY HOMETOWN

My hometown of Memphis, Tennessee is well-known for great food, great people, great diversity and great basketball.

ON LINDNER

Has earned two degrees from Florida State — his Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Mathematics with a minor in Psychology on May 1, 2020 and his Master’s Degree in Sport Management on July 30, 2021 – and is currently pursuing a Graduate Certificate in Coaching through the College of Education at Florida State…is in his sixth season as a member of the Florida State Basketball team during the 2021-22 season…became a member of Leonard Hamilton’s team in the fall of 2016…following a redshirt season in 2016-17, he has played in 29 games including a career-high nine as a redshirt junior during the 2019-20 season and as a redshirt senior during the 2021-22 season…has aspirations of becoming a college basketball coach…a member of a school-record tying four NCAA Tournament teams and the Seminoles’ 2020 ACC Championship team in the first five seasons of his career at Florida State…the Seminoles advanced to the second round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament, to the Elite Eight of the 2018 NCAA Tournament and to the Sweet 16 of the 2019 and 2021 NCAA Tournaments…has earned playing time in the 2018 NCAA Tournament (against Missouri and Gonzaga), the 2019 NCAA Tournament (against Murray State) and the 2021 NCAA Tournaments (against Michigan)…has played in four career NCAA Tournament games…just the seventh player in school history to play on three NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 teams (Travis Light, Justin Lindner, Will Miles, Anthony Polite, Harrison Prieto, M.J. Walker, and Wyatt Wilkes)…has helped Florida State to 122 victories during the first five seasons of his career as a Seminole…the Seminoles won a school-record 29 games during the 2018-19 season…helped lead the Seminoles to a 16-4 record in ACC play and the first ACC Regular Season Championship in school history during the 2019-20 season…the Seminoles’ 16 ACC victories during the 2020 season ranks as a school record for conference wins in a season…Florida State had earned the No. 1 seed in the ACC Tournament, were destined to earn a high seed and contend for the National Championship before both tournaments were cancelled because of the onset of the coronavirus…a valuable member of the scout team who has practiced and traveled with the team throughout his first five seasons as a Seminole…named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2021…helped the Seminole men’s basketball team earn an NABC Team Academic Excellence Award for the 2017 season…named to the 2019 and 2020 NABC Academic Honors Court…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…presented with a team unity award – the J.U.I.C.E. (Just Us In Combat Everyday) – by the Florida State Coaching staff at the Seminoles’ Honors Banquet in 2020.

AS A REDSHIRT SENIOR (2021)

Averaged 0.7 points and 0.3 rebounds as he played in a career-high tying nine games…played in a career-high seven ACC games and earned the first start of his career on Senior Night against Boston College at the Donald L. Tucker Center (March 3)…established career-highs for games started (one), field goals attempted (10), 3-point field goals attempted (four), offensive rebounds (2), assists (eight) steals (four), minutes played (23) and minutes played per game (2.6)…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, played in the ACC Championship game for the second time in Lindner’s career and advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament for the fourth time in his career…played in seven ACC games as the Seminoles finished in second place in the ACC standings with an 11-4 conference record…scored his ACC career-high of four points as a starter in Florida State’s 93-64 win over Boston College at the Donald L. Tucker Center (March 3)…also earned two assists and one steal in the Seminoles’ victory over the Eagles…was a starter against the Eagles along with fellow Green Team members Travis Light, Will Miles and Harrison Prieto…the group played the first 2:26 of the game along with RayQuan Evans as the starting five and held a 4-2 lead when he left the game to a thunderous ovation from the Seminole fans in attendance…Lindner scored Florida State’s second basket of the game on a layup to give the Seminoles a 4-2 at the 17:57 mark before feeling the adulation of the Seminole faithful…his second basket of the game came at the 1:54 mark of the second half and gave Florida State an 88-62 advantage…totaled four steals during the 2020-21 season including a career-high two steals against NC State (Jan. 13) and one each against Boston College and Michigan in the NCAA Tournament…scored two points in his season debut as Florida State defeated Gardner-Webb by a 72-59 margin at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee (Dec. 21)…totaled a career-high three assists and a career-high two steals in a career-high of six minutes played in Florida State’s 105-73 win over NC State at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee (Jan. 13)…a career-high three rebounds in Florida State’s victory over Miami at home in Tallahassee (Jan. 27)…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. and was credited with two rebounds (March 28).

AS A REDSHIRT JUNIOR (2020)

Averaged 1.2 points and 0.7 rebounds while playing in a career-high nine games…of the nine games in which he earned playing time, five were ACC contests…helped lead Florida State to a 26-5 overall record and a 16-4 record in ACC play…the Seminoles’ 16 ACC wins ranks as a school record for conference wins in a single season and led Florida State to the first ACC regular season title in school history…after earning the No. 1 seed in the ACC Tournament, the Seminoles were destined to earn a high seed in the NCAA Tournament and were among the favorites to win the league and national championships before the onset of the coronavirus forced the cancellation of both events…he was a perfect four of four from the field, a perfect two of two from the free throw line and a perfect one of one from the 3-point line during the season…he scored 11 points during the season after scoring two points in the first two seasons of his career…scored at least two points in four different games including a career-high tying four points in Florida State’s victory over Chicago State in the second round of the Emerald Coast Classic…(Nov 25)…for Lindner, the Seminoles’ victory over Chicago State represented his first career field goal and his season-high of two rebounds…made his 2019-20 debut with two assists and one rebound in Florida State’s 89-53 victory over Chattanooga in the first round of the Emerald Coast Classic in Tallahassee (Nov. 20)…played a season-high tying five minutes in Florida State’s victory over Chattanooga…scored a career-high tying four points to go along with two rebounds in Florida State’s victory over Chicago State in the second round of the 2019 Emerald Coast Classic in Tallahassee (Nov. 25)…Florida State defeated Tennessee (Nov 29) and Purdue (Nov. 30) to win the championship of the Emerald Coast Classic…scored three points as he made his first career 3-point shot in Florida State’s 72-53 win over Clemson in Tallahassee (Dec. 8)…scored two points in Florida State’s victory over North Alabama in Tallahassee (Dec. 28)…totaled two assists and one rebound in Florida State’s victory over Miami in Tallahassee (Feb. 8)…totaled two points in four 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)…earned playing time in ACC play against Clemson, Miami (Feb. 8), Pittsburgh (Feb 18), Louisville (Feb. 24) and Boston College.

AS A REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE (2019)

Averaged 0.3 points, 0.3 rebounds and 0.7 assists as he played in six games…earned playing time in three ACC games and in one NCAA Tournament game…his playing time in three ACC games (at Syracuse, against Wake Forest and at Georgia Tech) allowed him to earn playing time in an ACC game for the first time in his career…also earned playing time in Florida State’s victory over Murray State – a victory that sent Florida State to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament for the third time in his career…Florida State finished the season with a 29-8 overall record and a 13-5 mark in the ACC…the Seminoles’ 29 overall victories are a school record for victories in a season while the 13 ACC wins are a record for ACC victories in a season…the Seminoles finished in fourth place in the ACC standings, advanced to the ACC Tournament Championship game for the third time in school history and advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive season…helped Florida State earn victories over six nationally ranked teams including No. 2 and National Champion Virginia in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament…the Seminoles’ victory over Virginia sent Florida State to the ACC Tournament Championship game…playing time came in early season victories over both Florida (Nov 6) and Southeast Missouri State (Dec. 17)…earned playing time in an ACC game for the first time in his career in the Seminoles’ victory over Syracuse at the Carrier Dome (Feb. 5)…playing time came in Florida State’s victory over Wake Forest in the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee (Feb. 13)…first career points came on a career-high tying two made free throws with one assist and one steal in Florida State’s 69-47 win over Georgia Tech in Atlanta (Feb. 16)…totaled one assist in two minutes played in Florida State’s 90-62 win over Murray State (March 23, 2019) in the NCAA Tournament at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn…the win propelled the Seminoles to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive season.

AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2018)

Averaged 0.0 points, 0.2 rebounds and 0.4 assists as he earned playing time for the first time in his career as a redshirt freshman…helped Florida State advance to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1993…played in five games including the Seminoles’ victories over Missouri March 16) and Gonzaga (March 22) in the NCAA Tournament…his appearance in Florida State’s victory over Gonzaga in the NCAA Tournament helped the Seminoles advance to the Elite Eight for the first time in a quarter of a century…playing time for the first time in his career came in the Seminoles’ 67-43 victory over Fordham in the first round of the 2017 Jamaica Classic (Nov. 17)…also saw action in Florida State’s win over The Citadel in Tallahassee (Nov. 24)…earned the first two assists of his career in a season-high four minutes of playing time in Florida State’s victory over Southern Miss at the Donald L. Tucker Center (Dec. 21)…inserted into the lineup in Florida State’s victory over No. 8 seed Missouri (March 16, 67-54) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn…also earned playing time in Seminoles’ 75-60 victory over No. 4 seed Gonzaga in the Sweet 16 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles (March 22).

AS A FRESHMAN (2017)

A member of the team but did not play in any games…practiced with the team and traveled to each of the Seminoles’ road games during the season…helped the Seminoles advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

AT CHRISTIAN BROTHERS

Graduated from Christian Brothers High School in Memphis, Tenn., in 2016…a member of the varsity team at Christian Brothers High School as a sophomore, junior and as a senior…helped Christian Brothers to a 57-3 record (.950 winning percentage) and two state championship tournament appearances during his junior and senior seasons…averaged 11.0 points, 4.8 assists and 0.9 steals while shooting 53 percent from the field in leading Christian Brothers to a 28-2 record and to the semifinals of the state championship tournament as a senior…earned All-Region First-Team honors and served as the team captain as a senior…named as the Most Valuable Player at the Fort Walton Beach Blowout as a senior…earned All-Region Honorable Mention honors in leading the Purple Wave to the state championship game and a 29-1 record as a junior…named to the All Final Four Team in the state championship tournament as a junior…averaged 6.9 points, 3.5 assists and 0.8 steals per game as a sophomore…led Christian Brothers to a 17-12 overall record and into the semifinals of the state championship tournament as a sophomore…averaged 4.2 points and 2.5 assists in his first season at Christian Brothers in his sophomore season…a member of the basketball team at Starr’s Mill High School in Fayetteville, Ga., as a freshman.

PERSONAL

Born August 25, 1997…Justin is the son of Kim and Greg Lindner…graduated from high school with a weighted 4.2 grade point average…a member of the National Honor Society throughout his high school career…has lived in six cities – Toledo, Ohio., Orlando, Fla., Maui, Hawaii, Fayetteville, Ga., Memphis, Tenn., and Tallahassee…was born in Toledo and calls Memphis home…enjoys juggling and singing in his spare time…a member of the M33M AAU Team from 10th through 12th grade…played for coaches Ernie Kuyper and Scott Robinson on the AAU circuit…selected Florida State over Rhodes College in Memphis, Christian Brothers University and Southeastern University to play basketball and chose Florida State over Florida and Tennessee for academics…has earned his Bachelor’s Degree Applied Mathematics with a minor in Psychology (2020) and his Master’s Degree in Sport Management (in 2021) and is currently pursuing a Graduate Certificate in Coaching (all from Florida State University).