Graduated from Florida State University with his Bachelor’s Degree in International Affairs on May 4, 2019…finished his four-year career ranked third in school history with a field goal shooting percentage of .622, seventh in school history with 146 career blocked shots and tied for 21st in school history with 122 career games played…improved as much as any player in all of college basketball from the start of his career through his four seasons as a Seminole…increased his numbers in every statistical category in each of his four seasons at Florida State as he continued to grow as a complete basketball player…his personal improvement is most noticeable as he has added nearly 50 pounds to his 7-4 frame during his career…finished his career with a .622 career field goal shooting percentage…finished his career as one of only three players in school history to shoot better than 60 percent from the field for his career…the school record for career field goal shooting mark is .668 by Murray Brown (1977-80)…Brown and Seminole great Bernard James (.627, 2011-12) are the only two other players in school history who have shot better than 60 percent from the field for their entire Seminole careers…with 146 career blocked shots he finished his career as one of only seven players in school history to block 140 or more career shots…averaged 1.2 blocked shots per game for his career…a member of four postseason teams — three NCAA Tournament teams (2017, 2018 and 2019) and one NIT team (2016)…played on three NCAA Tournament teams, was a starter on Florida State’s 2018 NCAA Tournament Elite Eight team and was a starter the Seminoles’ 2019 NCAA Sweet 16 team…played in nine career NCAA Tournament games — the Seminoles earned a 6-3 record in those nine games…helped the Seminoles advance to the second round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament and was a starter as Florida State advanced to the Elite Eight of the 2018 NCAA Tournament and to the Sweet 16 of the 2019 NCAA Tournament…helped the Seminoles to a No. 3 seed in the West Region of the 2017 NCAA Tournament…the Seminoles defeated Florida Gulf Coast (March 16, 2017, 86-80) before falling to Xavier (March 18, 2017) in the second round…played in both games of the Seminoles’ 2017 appearance in the NCAA Tournament with seven points in 21 minutes of playing time in the Seminoles’ victory over Florida Gulf Coast and four minutes of playing time in Florida State’s game against Xavier in the second round of the tournament…a starter in all four of the Seminoles’ games in the 2018 NCAA Tournament…a leader for the No. 9 seed Seminoles as they defeated No. 8 seed Missouri (March 16, 2018, 67-54), No. 1 seed Xavier (March 18, 2018, 75-70) and No. 4 seed Gonzaga (March 22, 2018), 75-60) before falling to No. 3 seed Michigan (March 24, 2018, 58-54) only one win away from advancing to the Final Four for the second time in school history…averaged his NCAA Tournament career-high of 6.7 points and 5.0 rebounds as a starter in helping the Seminoles to victories over No. 14 seeded Vermont (March 21, 2019, 76-69) and No. 12 seeded Murray State (March 23, 2019, 90-62) to send the Seminoles to the Sweet 16 for the second consecutive season for only the second time in school history…totaled his NCAA Tournament career-high of eight points against No. 1 seeded Gonzaga in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif…helped Florida State to 21 wins over ranked teams during his career including a single-season school record tying seven during his sophomore season…the Seminoles defeated six ranked teams including No. 3 Xavier and No. 8 Gonzaga during the 2018 NCAA Tournament…Florida State defeated six ranked teams during his senior season including No. 2 ranked and NCAA National Champion Virginia in the semifinals of the 2019 ACC Tournament…the Seminoles advanced to the Championship game of the 2019 ACC Tournament for the third time in school history…a trusted member of Florida State’s self–proclaimed Boom Squad that gained national recognition as one of the greatest bench bunches in all of college basketball during the 2016-17 season…the Boom Squad was the popular nickname for the Seminoles’ players who brought high energy off of the bench and combined to score nearly 40 percent of Florida State’s points during his sophomore season…a 5-star recruit by Florida Hoops…a 4-star recruit and the No. 25 ranked center by ESPN.com…the No. 28 prep prospect at the center position by scout.com…began playing basketball at age 16 after playing soccer growing up…a double winner at the Seminoles’ 2017 Honors Banquet…presented with the award as Florida State’s top field goal percentage shooter and earned the Sixth Man of the Year Award as a member of the Boom Squad…earned the award as Florida State’s top field goal percentage shooter for the 2nd consecutive season at Florida State’s 2018 Awards Banquet…was presented with the best field goal percentage award for the third consecutive season at the Seminoles’ 2019 Honors Banquet…is the tallest player in the history of the Seminole basketball team and the tallest of any student-athlete in any sport to play at Florida State.
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