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WYATT WILKES

#31

Player profile

(Updated August 2020)
position
Guard
height
6-8
weight
220
year
Senior - Redshirt
hometown
Orlando, Fla.
high school
Winter Park

WYATT WILKES' CAREER HIGHS

PTS: 19 vs. Notre Dame (1-25-20)
REBS: 4 vs. The Citadel (11-24-17), North Florida (12-17-19)
BLKS: 1 vs. The Citadel (11-24-17), vs. Southern Miss (12-21-17), vs. Murray State (3-23-19), vs. Chicago State (11-25-19), vs. Pittsburgh (2-18-20), at Clemson (12-29-20)
STL: 2 vs. Boston College (3-7-20), at Louisville (1-18-21)
ASTS: 5 vs. North Florida (12-2-20)

HONORS

2020 ACC Regular Season Championship Team
2020 ACC Championship Team
2021 Florida State University Graduate (Humanities)

WHY I WEAR MY NUMBER

When I signed to play at Florida State and the coaches asked me which number I wanted to wear, I told them I care about wins and not about uniform numbers. There is no significance to the No. 31 that I will wear during my Florida State career. I wore No. 21 in high school.

Chris Singleton, the No. 1 pick of the Washington Wizards in 2011 wore No 31 during his career as a Seminole (2009-11). He played on three consecutive NCAA Tournaments teams and helped lead Florida State to the ACC Tournament Championship in 2009 for the first time in school history. Singleton earned All-ACC Third Team honors as both a sophomore in 2010 and as a junior in 2011. He was one of the top defensive players in Florida State and ACC history as a two-time ACC All-Defensive Team selection and the ACC Defensive Player of the Year as voted on by the media in 2010 and as a unanimous selection by all 12 ACC coaching staffs in 2011.

WHAT'S IN A NAME

My full name is Wyatt David Wilkes.  I’m not really named after anyone; my parents wanted a name that wasn’t easily nicknamed and one that sounded original.

MY HOMETOWN

My hometown of Orlando, Fla. is filled with a diverse group of people and a lot of things to do. It is a city that anyone would enjoy living in.

ON WILKES

Earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities from Florida State University on April 23, 2021…currently pursuing a second Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences…is in his fifth season as a member of the Seminoles’ program…has been a member of three NCAA Tournament teams (2018, 2019 and 2021), the Seminoles’ 2020 ACC Championship team and two ACC Tournament finalist teams…considered to be the Seminoles’ best outside shooter by each of his teammates and by every member of the Florida State coaching staff…is a coach on the floor with his high basketball IQ and knowledge of the extensive playbook utilized by the Seminoles on both offense and defense…will often be seen physically moving teammates to the correct spots on the floor to ensure the right alignments and spacing philosophies on both offense and defense…signature game of the first four seasons of his career came with 19 points on five of six shooting from the 3-point line in Florida State’s 85-84 win over Notre Dame as a redshirt sophomore…has played in four NCAA Tournament games: against Murray State in 2019 and against UNC Greensboro, Colorado and Michigan in 2021…with Wilkes in its rotation, Florida State set the school record for wins in a season with 29 during the 2019 season won 26 games in 2020, won 23 games during the 2018 season and won 18 games during the coronavirus shortened season of 2021…the Seminoles have a 96-33 record (.744 winning percentage) with Wilkes on the roster in the first four seasons of his career…Florida State is 49-22 in ACC play (.690 winning percentage) with Wilkes on the roster in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021…helped the Seminoles to the Elite Eight of the 2018 NCAA Tournament and to the Sweet 16 of the 2019 and 2021 NCAA Tournaments…the Seminoles were well on their way to a top-two seed in the 2020 NCAA Tournament before the ACC and NCAA Tournaments were cancelled because of the coronavirus…played in only six games as a freshman in 2018 because of injury and played in a career-high 28 games as a redshirt sophomore during the 2019-20 season…ranked as the nation’s 25th best power forward by 247sports…ranked as the 30th best power forward in the country according to ESPN.com…ranked the 16th best in the state of Florida according to 247Sports…Future150.com had him ranked as the 20th best small forward in the nation and the sixth best all-around player in the state of Florida…participated in the Nike Elite 100 camp during the summer prior to his junior season…played for the Southeast Elite AAU team in 2015 that won the 17-U Platinum division title…led CP25 Southeastern Elite to the team championship at the 2016 U17 Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions…averaged 15.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists in the Nike Memorial Day Classic in 2016 to lead CP25…earned the Unsung Hero Award as a member of Florida State’s scout team — the Green Vipers — at Florida State’s 2018 Honors Banquet…earned a special team J.U.I.C.E award (Just Us In Combat Everyday) at the Seminoles’ Honors Banquet in 2019…presented with Florida State’s Unsung Hero Award at Florida State’s Honors Banquet to celebrate the Seminoles’ 2020 ACC Championship team.

AS A REDSHIRT JUNIOR (2021)

Averaged a career-high 3.9 points (ninth on the team) and a career-high 1.6 rebounds (eighth) while making a career-high tying 24 3-point shots (third) while playing in all 25 games for the Seminoles…was one of three Seminoles (also RaiQuan Gray and Sardaar Calhoun) who played in each of the Seminoles’ 25 games of the coronavirus shortened season…earned career-high statistics for games started (nine), field goals made (35), fields goals attempted (86), total points (98), points scored per game (3.9), defensive rebounds (31), total rebounds (40), rebounds per game (1.6), assists (23), steals (11), blocked shots (eight), minutes played (34) and minutes played per game (13.8) while tying his career-highs for 3-point fields goals made (24), 3-point field goals attempted (63), 3-point field goal shooting percentage (.381) and free throws attempted (five)…helped Florida State to an 18-8 overall record and an 11-4 mark in ACC play…the Seminoles finished in second place in the ACC standings, were the No. 2 seed in the ACC Tournament, advanced to the championship game of the ACC Tournament and played in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament…started a career-high nine games…earned his first starting assignment of the season in Florida State’s win at Louisville (Jan. 18) and started nine consecutive ACC games including the Seminoles’ victory over the Cardinals…started each of the Seminoles’ nine games from January 18th at Louisville through February 27th at North Carolina…the Seminoles were 7-2 during that nine-game span with Wilkes in the starting lineup…in double figures with 13 points, three rebounds and two steals as a starter for the second time in his career in Florida State’s 78-65 win over Louisville at the KFC Yum! Center…scored in double figures in a two games (both ACC contests) with 11 points coming in Florida State’s victory over Georgia Tech (Dec. 15) and his season-high of 13 coming in the Seminoles’ win at Louisville…totaled 11 points (on a perfect three of three from the 3-point line), one rebound, one assist and one steal in Florida State’s ACC season-opening victory over Georgia Tech in Tallahassee…double figure minutes came 19 times in 25 games including his career-high of 26 minutes coming at Georgia Tech…earned double figure minutes (11) in the Seminoles’ win over Colorado in the NCAA Tournament…made his season-high of three 3-point shots in four different games: against Georgia Tech (11 points), at Clemson (nine points), at Louisville (13 points) and against Wake Forest (nine points) as multiple 3-point shots came in a career-high tying six different games (against Georgia Tech, at Clemson, at Louisville, against Miami, against Wake Forest, and at Pittsburgh)…the Seminoles were 5-1 in games during which Wiles made multiple 3-point shots in a game as a redshirt junior…his career-high of eight blocked shots with at least one blocked shot in six different games and his career-high of two blocked shots in the Seminoles’ 80-61 win at home against Clemson (Jan. 23)…a single-season career-high of 11 steals with at least one steal in nine different games…his career-high tying two steals came in wins over North Florida (Dec. 2) and at Louisville…a stat stuffer in Florida State’s season-opening victory over North Florida with four points, five rebounds and a career-high five assists (Dec. 2)…totaled nine points, two rebounds and one assist as Florida State played at Clemson (Dec. 29)…scored nine points on a perfect three of three from the 3-point line in Florida State’s 92-85 overtime victory over Wake Forest in Tallahassee (Feb. 13)…totaled five points and one rebound in 11 minutes of playing time in Florida State’s 71-53 win over Colorado in the NCAA Tournament at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum in Indianapolis, Ind…his five points came on a perfect two of two from the field including his first career made 3-point shot in the NCAA Tournament…the Seminoles’ win over the Buffaloes sent Florida State to the Sweet 16 of the 2021 NCAA Tournament (March 22)…earned nine minutes of playing time with one rebound 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 SOPHOMORE (2020)

Averaged 3.5 points (10th on the team) and 1.0 rebound (tied for 11th) while making a career-high 24 3-point shots (fourth) and playing in a career-high 28 games…played in 28 of Florida State’s 31 games and 17 of the Seminoles’ 18 ACC games as he averaged 9.1 minutes played per games…Florida State finished the season ranked No. 4 in the final AP Poll of the 2019-20 season with a 26-5 overall record and a 16-4 record in ACC play…the Seminoles’ 16 ACC wins allowed the Seminoles to set a school record for wins in an ACC season in the first 20 conference games season by the ACC…earned the first starting assignment of his career in the Seminoles’ victory over Chattanooga (Nov. 20) in the first round of the Emerald Coast Classic in a game played in Tallahassee…scored five points in 15 minutes of play in Florida State’s win over the Mocs…totaled 24 3-point field goals made with at least one shot made from the bonusphere in 12 different games…multiple 3-point field goals came in six different games including his career-high of five made in scoring his career-high of 19 points in Florida State’s victory over Notre Dame (Jan. 25) in Tallahassee…also made three from beyond the arc in victories over Saint Francis (Nov. 23) and Miami (Feb. 8) in a pair of victories at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee…at his best from the bonusphere in a streak of four Seminole wins in five games against Miami (1-3; Jan. 18), Notre Dame (5-6; Jan. 25), at Virginia (1-3; Jan. 28), at Virginia Tech (2-4; Feb. 1) and Miami (3-6; Feb. 8)…was a total of 12 of 22 for a shooting percentage of .545 from long range as Florida State improved its national standing and its record in the ACC to 10-2…on fire from the 3-point line in a three-game stretch early in the season against Chattanooga (1-4), Saint Francis (3-5, Nov, 23) and Chicago State (2-7, Nov. 25) for a total of 6 of 16 for a 3-pot field goal shooting percentage of .375)…he made more 3-point field goals in scoring 19 points in Florida State’s victory over Notre Dame (five) than he did in the first 21 games and two seasons of his career (four)…was a perfect two of two from the free throw line against Notre Dame…raised his scoring average a full point from 2.2 points per game through 18 games to 3.2 points per game through his first 19 games of the 2019-20 season…scored 14 points in the first half against Notre Dame…his 14 first half points against the Fighting Irish represented the highest scoring half of his career…made a career-high six field goals in Florida State’s victory over Notre Dame….he had made a total of 12 field goals in his first 16 games of the season and made 10 field goals in the first two seasons of his career…in finishing a near perfect five of six from the 3-point line against Notre Dame, he made his then career-high of four made 3-point field goals in the first half of the Seminoles’ game against Notre Dame to stake the Seminoles to a 47-37 lead…he added his fifth made 3-point field goal in the second half against the Fighting Irish to lead the team to the home victory…scored in double figures three times in 2020 – 14 in a victory over Saint Francis, 19 in Florida State’s victory over Notre Dame and 11 in the Seminoles’ win in Tallahassee against Miami…was a total of 11 of 17 (.647 shooting percentage) from the 3-point line in averaging 14.7 points scored per game in the three wins for Florida State…totaled two rebounds, one assist and one steal in his season debut at Pitt (Nov. 6)…a starter for the first time in his career and finished with five points, two rebounds and two assists in the Seminoles’ win over Chattanooga (Nov. 20)…scored 14 points in Florida State’s 80-65 win over Saint Francis in Tallahassee (Nov. 23)…totaled eight points, three rebounds and two assists in Florida State’s victory over Chicago State in the second round of the Emerald Coast Classic in Tallahassee (Nov. 25)…totaled five points, four rebounds and three steals in Florida State’s 98-81 win over North Florida (Dec. 17)…totaled eight points on two made 3-point field goals in Florida State’s victory over Virginia Tech in Blacksburg (Feb. 1)…totaled 11 points and one rebound in 15 minutes of play in Florida State’s 99-81 victory over Miami in Tallahassee (Feb. 8)…scored eight points, three rebounds, one assist and one steal in Florida State’s victory over Syracuse (Feb. 15).

AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2019)

Averaged 1.5 points and 0.7 rebounds as he played in 15 games in his second season as a Seminole…earned increased playing time throughout the season as compared to his freshman season when he played in only six games…Florida State finished his second season with a 29-8 overall record, a 13-5 ACC record, a fourth place finish in the ACC standings and an appearance in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament…the Seminoles’ 29 overall wins are a single-season school record for overall wins…earned playing time in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in his season-high of 10 minutes played in the Seminoles’ victory over Murray State (90-62; March 23, 2019)…Florida State’s victory over the Racers sent the Seminoles to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive season…earned playing time in five different ACC games – at home in the Seminoles’ victory over Wake Forest (Feb. 13), at National Champion Virginia (Jan 5), Boston College (Jan. 20), a road win over Georgia Tech (Feb. 16) and at North Carolina (Feb. 23)…totaled points in an ACC game for the first time at Virginia and in the Seminoles’ win at home against Wake Forest…totaled his season-high of six points and one rebound in five minutes of play in Florida State’s 93-61 win over Canisius in the AdvoCare Invitational in Tallahassee (Nov. 19)…in scoring six points against Canisius, he made a season-high two 3-point field goals…totaled three points in three minutes of playing time in Florida State’s 83-67 win over Troy in Tallahassee (Dec. 3)…totaled three points, one rebound and one assist in Florida State’s 85-68 win over Southeast Missouri (Dec. 17)…scored two points, pulled down one rebound and earned one steal in Florida State’s victory over Wake Forest in Tallahassee (Feb. 13)…totaled two points, one rebound and one steal in a season-high 10 minutes played in Florida State’s 90-62 victory over Murray State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament…the victory over Murray State advanced Florida State to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive season (March 23).

AS A FRESHMAN (2018)

A redshirt season after an ankle injury limited his freshman season to just six games…averaged 0.7 points and 1.5 rebounds in six games played during his first season as a Seminole…helped Florida State to victories over 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) to tie the school record for wins in a single NCAA Tournament with three…Florida State fell one win short of advancing to the Final Four for the second time in school history…Florida State was undefeated in the six games he played in as a freshman…earned playing time in Florida State’s season opening win over George Washington at the Donald L. Tucker Center (Nov. 14)…scored the first basket of his career in the Seminoles’ 87-67 win over the Colonials…first career basket came with 1:03 remaining in the second half – a basket that gave Florida State its final margin of victory at 87-67…also earned playing time in Florida State’s wins over Kennesaw State (Nov. 22), The Citadel (Nov. 24), Loyola (Md.) (Dec. 6), against Tulane at the Amalie Arena in Tampa (Dec. 10) and Southern Miss (Dec. 21)…totaled nine rebounds in his six appearances with his season-high of four coming in Florida State’s victory over The Citadel at the Donald L. Tucker Center…earned three rebounds against Southern Miss and two against Loyola (Md.)…totaled two assists against Loyola and one blocked shot against both The Citadel and Southern Miss…totaled his season-high of 13 minutes in the Seminoles’ victories over Loyola and Southern Miss.

AT WINTER PARK

Graduated from Winter Park High School in 2017…earned All-State Class 8A Second Team honors as a senior…All-Area First Team selection in 2015 and 2016 by the Orlando Sentinel…averaged 17.4 points, 9.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game in his senior season…a spot-on 3-point shooter who made 214 3-point shots during his high school career…led Winter Park to the 8A State Championship Final Four with a 20-11 record…scored in double figures in 17 of his 31 games as a senior while scoring a season high 31 points in a win over Timber Creek…six double-doubles as a senior…totaled 28 points and eight rebounds against Windermere Prep as a senior…a double-double of 26 points and 10 rebounds came in a win over Clearwater…a double-double of 31 points and 12 rebounds came in a victory over Timber Creek…a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds in a win over Apopka…a fourth double-double of 13 points and 11 rebounds came in a win over Dr. Phillips…totaled 27 points in a win over Lake Nona…was a freshman starter for the Wildcats on their 2013-14 state championship team…earned a spot as a starter on the Winter Park varsity team as a freshman and averaged in double figures (12.9 ppg in 114 career games) for his career…averaged 7.6 points as a freshman, 13.1 points as a sophomore, a career-high 17.1 points as a junior (totaled eight double-doubles as a junior)…averaged 7.1 rebounds during his high school career with 8.5 rebounds per game coming during his junior season…totaled 1,474 points and 812 rebounds in his career as a prep star.

PERSONAL

Born April 9, 1999…Wyatt is the son of Kim and Glenn Wilkes, Jr.…his father is the legendary head women’s basketball coach at Rollins (Fla.) College…he is in his 36th season at Rollins and is the winningest coach in Sunshine State Conference history…he is ranked 14th all-time for coaching victories among Division II women’s coaches…his mother was a four-time All-American basketball star at Rollins…is the grandson of National Basketball Hall of Famer and long-time Stetson coach Glenn Wilkes Sr…the nephew of former Seminole assistant coach Rob Wilkes (2000-02)…received more than 20 Division I scholarship offers…selected Florida State over Duke, Kansas, Florida, Clemson, Georgia, Georgia Tech and Missouri…earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities in 2021 and is currently working on a second Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science during the 2021-22 season.