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VALENCIA MYERS

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Valencia's Profile

(Updated August 2021)
position
Forward
height
6'3"
year
Sophomore
hometown
Solon, Ohio
high school
Solon High

Career Honors:

  • 2021 ACC Academic Team.
  • 2020-21 ACC Academic Honor Roll.
  • 2019-20 ACC Academic Honor Roll.
  • 2019 All-ACC Freshmen Team.
  • ACC Rookie of the Week (Nov. 12, 2018).
  • 2019 Wyckoff Rookie of the Year.
  • 2018-19 ACC Academic Honor Roll.

Junior Season (2020-21):

  • Averaged 8.2 points (fourth-most on team) along with 5.6 rebounds in 21.6 minutes played in 2020-21.
  • Shot 53.2 percent (67-of-126) from the floor and added a team-best 25 blocked shots in FSU’s shortened 19-game season.
  • Posted a double-double in the season-opener vs. Florida bringing down 11 rebounds and scoring 14 points.
  • Tied the program record for most blocks in a game vs. Virginia with nine blocks and lead the team with 14 points on 6-8 shooting, along with bringing down five rebounds and two assists.
  • Added seven points and seven rebounds vs. Pitt.
  • Finished with eight points, five boards and two blocks at Virginia Tech.
  • Played a well-rounded game at Louisville with six points, five rebounds, three assists, and three steals.
  • Recorded nine points and three rebounds at GT.
  • Scored 14 points on 7-9 shooting, five rebounds, and four blocks at Wake Forest.
  • Put up six points, seven rebounds, and two steals vs. Syracuse.
  • Scored 12 points and had six rebounds vs. Miami.
  • Recorded nine points and seven rebounds vs. Louisville.
  • Had 11 points, nine rebounds, and three assists vs. Wake Forest.

Sophomore Season (2019-20):*

• Averaged 5.7 points, 4.8 rebounds and shot 52 percent (66-of-127) from the floor as a sophomore.
• Started 29 of FSU’s 32 games played, averaging 19.1 minutes per game.
• Tied for second on the team with 27 blocked shots.
• In ACC play, she tied with teammate Morgan Jones for the team lead with 19 blocked shots.
• Had six double-figure point performances in 2019-20.
• Totaled seven points and five rebounds in opener vs. CSU.
• Grabbed six boards and had two blocks vs. Jacksonville.
• Went 8-of-8 from the free throw line and had 10 points vs. Samford.
• Had seven points, seven rebounds and three blocks at UIC.
• Recorded 10 points, six boards and three assists at Florida.
• Added 10 points and six rebounds in 80-58 win over No. 6 Texas A&M.
• Had 12 points, four boards and two assists vs. No. 19 Michigan State.
• Game-high nine rebounds along with six points vs. UNF.
• Had 10 points, four boards and two blocks vs. No. 24 Michigan.
• Totaled four blocked shots at No. 9 NC State.
• Season-high 10 rebounds along with eight points at Wake Forest.
• Season-high 14 points and five boards vs. Clemson at home.
• Added six points and seven rebounds against Notre Dame.
• Game-high seven rebounds in ACC Quarterfinals vs. Wake Forest.

*NO NCAA POSTSEASON DUE TO THREAT OF CORONAVIRUS

Freshman Season (2018-19):

  • Put together one of the more impactful freshman seasons in recent FSU history.
  • Most blocked shots (54) by an FSU freshman since Jacinta Monroe in 2006-07, tying for ninth-most in program single-season history.
  • Most blocked shots by any ACC freshman and the fourth-most among freshmen nationally in 2018-19.
  • Recorded three double-doubles.
  • Averaged 8.9 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.6 blocks and shot 47.6 percent (109-of-229) from the floor.
  • Shot 78.5 percent (73-of-93) from the free throw line, second-highest on the team.
  • Elevated her free throw percentage to a team-best 82.2 percent (37-of-45) in ACC play.
  • Owned three 5-block performances vs. Troy, at St. John’s and vs. NC State.
  • Had 15 points and six rebounds vs. Bucknell.
  • Eight points and four blocked shots vs. Duke at ACCs.
  • 11 points, five boards and four blocks at Georgia Tech.
  • Big game vs. Syracuse: Season-high 19 points (9-of-9 from the line).
  • Went 5-of-5 with 13 points vs. Pittsburgh.
  • Had nine points, six boards and five blocks vs. No. 9 NC State.
  • Totaled 10 points and six rebounds vs. Wake Forest.
  • Recorded three blocked shots vs. Miami.
  • Had 13 points and six rebounds vs. Duke.
  • Totaled 14 points in 22 minutes at Boston College.
  • Added nine points, six boards and two blocks vs. Clemson.
  • Made game-winning layup with 47 seconds left at Virginia.
  • Totaled 11 points and five boards vs. Creighton.
  • Tied career high with five blocks at St. Johns.
  • Had 11 points and 14 boards vs. Penn State, the most rebounds by an FSU freshman since Ivey Slaughter had 14 at Pitt on Jan. 2, 2014.
  • Had 10 points and 9 boards in win over No. 12/14 Iowa, including the game-clinching free throws.
  • Tallied second double-double with 14 points and 12 boards vs. Eastern Kentucky.
  • Fourth straight game in double figures with 14 points, eight rebounds and three blocks vs. Jacksonville.
  • Had 13 points and 8 rebounds along with two blocks vs. Florida.
  • Neared a double-double with 10 points and 8 boards vs. UNF.
  • Recorded a double-double in her first game for the Garnet & Gold with 17 points and 10 rebounds vs. Troy.

At Solon High School:

  • The 63rd-ranked player in the 2018 class according to ESPNW’s Hoopgurlz
  • 2018 McDonald’s All-American and Jordan Brand Classic Game participant, joining FSU teammate Izabela Nicoletti in both games.
  • Myers was one of 24 senior girls selected to the McDonald’s All-American Game among 700 nominees.
  • Known as an excellent finisher inside who navigates traffic very well.
  • Committed to Florida State on Oct. 23, 2017, rounding out the Seminoles’ top-notch freshman class.
  • Honored as the Cleveland.com Girls Basketball Player of the Year in 2017-18, leading Solon High School to their second OHSAA Division I state final.
  • Averaged 14.6 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists as a senior for the Comets, guiding her squad to an undefeated record in the Greater Cleveland Conference.
  • Named the Northeast Lakes All-District Division I Player of the Year in 2018, and also earned first team All-Ohio honors.
  • Became the 10th player at Solon High to score 1,000 career points, achieving the feat against Medina High on Jan. 10, 2018.
  • Won a bronze medal as a member of the USA U16 National Team in 2015.
  • AP Honorable-Mention Division I All-Ohio in 2017.

All About Me:

  • Born: December 7, 1999.
  • Parents: Chris and Dana Myers.
  • Major: Interdisciplinary Social Sciences.
  • What are some of the things you try to do outside of playing basketball? Rollerskating.
  • Who is someone you really look up to and why? I look up to my mom because of her work ethic. She doesn’t let anything stop her from achieving her goals.
  • What is an interesting fact about yourself that others may not know about you? Rollerskating is my favorite activity.
  • What is your pre-game routine before getting ready for a game? I always have to take a nap.
  • What has the year 2020 taught you? 2020 has taught me to take care of my mental health and enjoy life because anything can happen.
  • What does being part of the Florida State Women’s Basketball family mean to you? It means I have a second family.
  • How did you know that choosing to be a Seminole was the right decision for you? I knew I was going to be a Seminole when I stepped on campus and met the team.
  • What current song is your favorite and what throwback song is your favorite? My favorite current song is “Still Your Best” by Givēon. My favorite throwback song is “Int’l Players Anthem” by UGK.
  • What goals and ambitions do you have for yourself after you graduate? I want to start my own podcast or have my own show.