PTS: 9 vs. Stetsoon (11-7-22)
REBS: 4 vs. Stetson (11-7-22)
ASTS: 1 vs. Stetson (1-7-22)
“A big thing about the Florida State program is they have a list of things that all focuses on energy; energy they give in practices, and how that impacts winning. That’s what we do at my high school so that felt like home,” said Tom House on committing to Leonard Hamilton and the Seminoles.
I wear No. 12 at Florida State because it has always been my favorite number. It’s the only number I’ve ever worn as a basketball player. Not only is it my favorite number, it’s my mom’s favorite number, too.
Tom House is the 27th player at Florida State to wear uniform No. 12. All Thornton, who earned All-American Third-Team honors from the Associated Press and All-ACC First-team honors as a senior, wore the number in each of his four seasons as a Seminole. Thornton was a Lottery Pick by the Los Angeles Clippers in 2007 and played four seasons in the NBA.
My full name is Thomas James House. I am named after my dad’s brother, Tom House, who passed away when he was a teenager in a plane crash. It is because of him that I go by Tom, instead of Thomas. My mom and dad decided on James, my middle name.
My hometown of Centerville, Ohio is located in southwest Ohio, and is just outside of Dayton and Cincinnati. It is a suburban family town with lots of parks and pools, and a lot of community support for the high school athletics.
Scored nine points and totaled four rebounds as a starter in 22 minutes of playing time in Florida State’s season opener (his collegiate debut) against Stetson (Nov. 7)…
Averaged 4.7 points (14 total points), 2.0 rebounds (6 total rebounds) and 3.7 assists (11 total assists), and shot .444 from the 3-point line (4 of 9) during the Seminoles’ 3-game tour of Canada in August of 2022…a starter with 12 minutes played to go along with 3 assists and 2 rebounds in Florida State’s 86-66 win over Ottawa in the first of the Seminoles’ three-game on their summer 2022 tour of Canada…the team leader in assists with six and steals with three in 17 minutes of play in Florida State’s 98-64 win over Carleton University in the second game of their 2022 Canadian Tour…totaled five points and two rebounds in the win in game two of the Seminoles’ trip across the border…scored 9 points on a perfect 3 of 3 shooting from the 3-point line in 20 minutes played off of the bench in the Seminoles’ 90-74 win over McGill in the final game of their Canadian Tour…also totaled 2 rebounds and 2 assists as Florida State finished 3-0 during their tour of Montreal and Ottawa.
A high-energy player on both ends of the court…possesses a high basketball IQ as he comes from a very athletic family as his dad was a Division I assistant coach at Virginia and Kentucky among others…has a great outside shot and understands spacing…a talented scorer who can attack off of the dribble and finish off of the dribble…quick feet that will translate into being a great defender in Florida State’s defensive system…his strong combination of size and outstanding shooting ability was very attractive to the Seminole coaching staff…a very competitive player on the court who did not begin concentrating on basketball until his junior season at Centerville High School…a nationally competitive swimmer until his sophomore year in high school when he decided to concentrate on basketball…began swimming when he was four-years old and developed into a top-10 nationally ranked swimmer before deciding on basketball…his best events were the 200 and 400 individual medley races.
Graduated from Centerville High School in 2022…helped lead Centerville to a 29-1 record and an unblemished 14-0 record in conference play during his senior season…helped Centerville to a state championship title in 2021 as a junior and to a state championship runner-up finish as a senior in 2022..made 222 career 3-point shots (an average of 74 per season) and shot .396 from the 3-point line (222 of 560) during his three seasons on the varsity…averaged 14.4 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 30 games as a senior…scored in double figures in 25 of his 30 games in leading Centerville to the state championship game…his season-high of 29 points came in a 78-63 win over Spire Academy…totaled 24 points at Lakota West, 23 points at Beavercreek and 20 against Miamisburg…totaled 18 games with at least three 3-point shots made with his season-high of five coming against Beavercreek, at Northmont, against Flyght Academy Prep, at Beavercreek, and at Lakota West…helped lead Centerville to regional and state championships as a junior in 2021…averaged 17.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.8 asissts as a junior…in leading the Elks to the Division I state championship title…scored nine points in the Elks’ state championship victory over Westerville Central…made 80 three pointers as he shot .403 from the 3-point line as a junior…hit the game-winning 3-point shot at the buzzer in Centerville’s Elite Eight win over Cincinnati Moeller in the state championship tournament…averaged 6.2 points, 2.4 rebounds made 39 3-points as a sophomore.
Born November 10, 2003…Tom is the son of Ann and Jeff House…an older sister, Elizabeth, graduated from the University of Dayton in 2022 following a successful four-year career as a standout volleyball player for the Flyers…Elizabeth is currently a graduate assistant on the coaching staff for the Florida State Volleyball team…his mom, Ann House, was the head volleyball coach at Rutgers for 11 years (1994-2004) and UMass-Lowell for seven years (1981-88) and amassed a career coaching record of 351-237 in 18 years…she was a swimmer, a member of the track and field team and the club volleyball team at Boston University…Jeff coached women’s basketball in an assistant role for 34 years at UMass-Lowell, Jacksonville, Rutgers, Virginia, Kentucky, and Dayton, and in the WNBA with the New York Liberty and Washington Mystics…his dad played college basketball at Nazareth…chose FSU over Georgia, Furman, Oral Roberts and Ohio…Major is Political Science.