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Sammie Puisis Profile

(Updated June 2021)
Mason, Ohio
high school
William Mason

Career Honors:

  • 2021 All-ACC Academic Team.
  • 2020-21 ACC Academic Honor Roll.
  • 2019-20 ACC Academic Honor Roll.

Sophomore Season (2020-21):

  • Led the Seminoles in 3-point field goals made for the second straight year, averaging 1.7 makes per game.
  • Became just the eighth Seminole to lead FSU in 3-point field goals made in consecutive seasons (record is three straight by Christy Derlak and Wendy Hampton).
  • Second on FSU averaging 31 minutes, 26 seconds per game.
  • Joined teammates Morgan Jones and Bianca Jackson in starting all 19 games in 2020-21.
  • Embraced a new role where she defended more in the post, finishing third on FSU with 4.5 rebounds per game.
  • Averaged 6.9 points, 4.5 rebounds and shot 29.2 percent (33-of-113) from beyond the arc.
  • Recorded four double-figure games, topping out with 18 points in a 2OT home win over Clemson.
  • Had a pair of nine-rebound performances vs. Virginia and at North Carolina.
  • Averaged 1.0 steals per game.
  • Brought down eight rebounds vs. Florida in 27 minutes.
  • Strong defensive performance vs. Virginia, bringing down a career-high nine rebounds and scored four points in 29 minutes.
  • Drilled five 3-point field goals and had 15 points at Virginia Tech.
  • Tied career high with five 3-point field goals vs. Clemson, scoring 18 points in 50 minutes.
  • Scored eight points and brought down a team-high five rebounds at GT.
  • Recorded eight points and had nine rebounds at North Carolina.
  • Put up six points and five rebounds vs. Syracuse.
  • Scored 12 points, along with three rebounds, three assists, and three steals vs. Miami.
  • Recorded six points, four rebounds, and a steal vs. Syracuse in the ACC Tournament Quarterfinals.

Freshman Season (2019-20):*

  • Led Florida State with 49 3-point field goals and a 39.8 shooting percentage from deep (49-of-123).
  • Her 49 3s made ties for the 18th-most in a season by a Seminole and the most ever by an FSU freshman.
  • Just the third FSU freshman to lead her team in 3-point field goals.
  • Averaged 5.5 points, 2.3 rebounds and shot 37.8 percent overall (56-of-148) in 20.8 minutes played.
  • Had 16 games with multiple 3-point field goals made.
  • Had a team-best +6.71 +/- rating in conference play.
  • One of three ACC players to make all four of her 3-point field goal attempts in a game (4-of-4 at LSU).
  • Buried two 3-point field goals vs. CSU in her FSU debut.
  • Went 4-of-4 from deep and had 16 points at LSU.
  • Six points, four rebounds and two assists vs. Samford.
  • Totaled six points, five rebounds and four assists at UIC.
  • Drained five 3-point field goals and had six boards at Clemson.
  • Tallied three 3-pointers vs. Virginia Tech.
  • Added 11 points at Syracuse.
  • Had two 3-point field goals off the bench vs. Miami at home.
  • Delivered nine points and five boards vs. Boston College.
  • Scored 12 points off the bench at Pitt.
  • Added six points, including two 3s, at Duke.
  • Drilled two 3s vs. Wake Forest in the ACC Quarterfinals.
  • Tallied six points, including a huge 3, vs. Louisville in ACC Semifinals.


Before Florida State:

  • 2019 McDonald’s All-American (11 points; three 3-pointers) and Jordan Brand Classic participant.
  • Rated 37th overall by ESPNW Hoopgurlz and seventh at her position.
  • The William Mason High School attendee is considered one of the elite shooters not just in her state but across the country.
  • Ohio Girls Basketball Report Associate Director Bryce McKey said Puisis is “one of the elite shooters in the country, if not the best shooter in the country.”
  • Led the Greater Miami Conference in scoring at 17.5 points per game, shooting nearly 38 percent from beyond the arc as a senior and knocking down 44 3-point field goals.
  • In her standout senior year, Puisis also averaged 6.7 rebounds, 2.2 steals, 1.3 assists and shot 82.8 percent from the free throw line.
  • 2019 first team Ohio Prep Sports Writers Association selection.
  • Selected to the 2018-19 All USA Ohio Girls Basketball First Team.
  • 2019 finalist for Ohio Ms. Basketball.
  • Earned a spot on the 2019 Naismith Watch List alongside FSU teammate River Baldwin.
  • As a junior, Puisis shot almost 42 percent from 3-point range, and averaged 16.9 points, 6.1 rebounds, 2.9 steals and 1.4 assists for the Comets.
  • In her junior season she dropped 38 points against Hamilton, which included going 7-of-10 from long distance.
  • Her older sister Katie is a beach volleyball player at FGCU, and her older brother Eddie is a men’s basketball player at Nova Southeastern.
  • As a sophomore, she connected on 50 percent of her shots from deep and averaged 16.6 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.9 steals.
  • Announced her commitment to the Seminoles on Sept. 3, 2017.
  • Picked the Seminoles over Xavier, Ohio State, Arkansas, Michigan State, Purdue and Wisconsin among several others.

All About Me:

  • Born on: Sept. 6, 2000.
  • Parents: Kelly Puisis and Edward Puisis.
  • Major: Finance, NFA.
  • What are some of the things you try to do outside of playing basketball? Besides studying, just watching shows, playing cards, and going to yoga with my teammates.
  • Who is someone you really look up to and why? My dad. He’s a very hard worker and has done so much for my family.
  • What is an interesting fact about yourself that others may not know about you? I love the TV show Friends.
  • What is your pre-game routine before getting ready for a game? Team meal, nap, and listen to music.
  • What has the year 2020 taught you? To be grateful for the little things.
  • What does being part of the Florida State Women’s Basketball family mean to you?  It means everything! I’ve already grown so much as a person and player by being here and it means a lot that they care about more than just basketball here.
  • How did you know that choosing to be a Seminole was the right decision for you? It felt like home the second I came to campus and the coaches brought this family atmosphere.
  • What current song is your favorite and what throwback song is your favorite? I don’t know, there are too many.
  • What goals and ambitions do you have for yourself after you graduate? To work in business finance.