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#15 Boris Bojanovsky
Position: Center
Height: 7'3"
Weight: 240
Year: Junior
Hometown: Bratislava, Slovak Republic
High School: Oakley College
Experience: 1 Letter

Pronounced: Boris Bo-Juhn-ov-Sky

Bio: 2014-15 Complete Bio

Features: Bojanovsky Getting Better And Better / Spotlight On Bojanovsky / Bojanovsky Flourishing As A Sophomore / Big Men Hope To Build On Game Vs. Gators / International Players Coming of Age

ON BOJANOVSKY:  One of the most improved players in the ACC who has put the college basketball world on notice that he will be one of the top big men in the game before his career at Florida State is complete…he has displayed the athletic and basketball abilities during the first two seasons of his career to warrant all-star consideration during the final two seasons of his career… at 7-3 and the tallest player in Florida State basketball history, he has begun to develop into one of the top shot blockers and defenders in the history of the Seminole program…has developed a feathery touch on his jumpshot and a force that allows him to power to the basket…because of his touch while shooting the basketball he has developed his face-up game and has no limitations on how quickly he can develop his power play under head coach Leonard Hamilton and his staff…needs to become more comfortable on the blocks -- a comfort level that will come with added weight on his frame…understands the high pick and roll and has a tremendous ability to roll directly to the rim and finish above defenders who are working to earn the high airspace that he develops because of his height…his incredible length and stride-ability make him a prime defender as he extends his arms and gets in passing lanes to bother an offensive player’s vision…his already quick feet will only grow quicker as his technique improves…enters his junior season with 92 career blocked shots – the 14th highest career total in Florida State history…he is looking to become only the 14th player in school history to earn 100 or more career blocked shots…he averages 46 blocked shots per season in his first two years as a Seminole and if he maintains (or exceeds) that average during his junior season, he could move Florida State’s all-time top six for career blocked shots…his 67 blocked shots during the 2013-14 season ranks as the seventh best single season total in school history and is the second best single season total by a Seminole sophomore…his 67 blocked shots ranked behind Solomon Alabi’s Seminole sophomore record of 75 blocked shots during the 2009-10 season…an instant classic in the history of Florida State basketball as his dunk with 0.4 seconds remaining in Florida State’s second round game of the 2014 ACC Tournament gave the Seminoles their 67-65 win over the Terps in Maryland’s final ever ACC game before it moved into the Big Ten…took an interior pass from senior Okaro White and dunked over Maryland’s Dez Wells and Jon Graham for the game clinching basket…totaled 12 points and 12 rebounds as he recorded his first career double double in the victory over the Terps that advanced them into the quarterfinals of the tournament…has played in the European Championships three times – the U-18 tournament in 2010 and 2011 and the U-16 Tournament in 2009…averaged a double double of 22.0 points, 13.3 rebounds and 4.2 blocked shots while shooting .594 percent from the field as a member of the U-18 Slovakian Team at the U-18 European Championships…scored 34 points against Switzerland in the U-18 European Championship…at least 23 points in six of the games in which he played including 34 points against Switzerland, 25 against Norway and 23 each against Austria and Romania…multiple blocked shots in five of his six games including seven against Austria, six against Sweden and five against Switzerland…totaled four steals against Austria and three against Romania…pulled down 22 rebounds against Sweden and 14 against Switzerland…a near triple double of 23 points, 11 rebounds and seven blocked shots against Austria…ranked first on the Slovakian team in field goals made (10.0 per game), defensive rebounds (9.7 per game), blocked shots (4.2 per game), double doubles (six) and field goal percentage (.583 percent)…recorded a double double in all six games played during the 2011 U-18 European Championships…averaged 13.0 points and 7.1 rebounds in seven games during the U-18 European Championships…averaged a double double of 15.6 points and 10.9 rebounds in seven games during the U-16 European Championships in 2009…played at the same prep school that originally brought former Seminole football player Menelick Watson to Florida State…Watson was a second round draft pick of the Oakland Raiders in the 2013 NFL Draft…earned the First Year Academic Achievement Award and shared the award for the Seminole with the best field goal percentage at Florida State’s annual Honors Banquet in 2013…presented with the award as Florida State’s best field goal percentage shooter at the Seminoles’ season-ending banquet in 2014…

AS A SOPHOMORE (2014): Averaged a career-high 5.9 points (sixth on the team), a career-high 4.0 rebounds (fourth) and a career-high 1.9 blocked shots while shooting a career-high .588 from the field (first) and .679 from the free throw line…played in all of 36 Florida State’s games and earned a career-high 21 starting assignments – he started the first 21 games of the year…earned career-highs for games played (36), games started (21), minutes played (740), minutes played per game (20.6), field goals made (77), field goals attempted (131), field goal shooting percentage (.588), free throws made (57), free throws attempted (84), offensive rebounds (59), defensive rebounds (85), total rebounds (144), rebounds per game (4.0), assists (19), blocked shots (67), steals (15), points scored (211) and averaged points scored per game (5.9)…finished fourth in the ACC in blocked shots with 67 and a 1.9 blocked shots per game average…ranked fourth among ACC players with a conference only blocked shots per game average of 1.9 bpg in ACC games only…helped Florida State finish in a tie for second place in team blocked shots with a 5.9 blocked shots per game average…his 67 blocked shots during the 2013-14 season ranks as the seventh best single season total in school history and is the second best single season total by a Seminole sophomore…his 67 blocked shots ranked behind Solomon Alabi’s 75 blocked shots during the 2009-10 season…his 67 blocked shots during his sophomore season included a career-high seven blocks against No. 20 UMass in a 60-55 victory over the then undefeated Minutemen in the Orange Bowl Classic (Dec. 21)…his seven blocked shots against UMass rank tied for the seventh highest single game total in school history and the second highest total of blocked shots in a single game against a nationally ranked team in school history…six of his seven blocked shots against the Minutemen came in the second half including four in the last 3:13 with the Seminoles working to win the game…blocked a shot by Cady Lalanne with 3:13 remaining and the Seminoles trailing by a 53-50 margin…another block came at the 2:33 mark with Florida State leading 53-52 (it was Bojanovsky with a lay-up that gave Florida State the one point lead)…a third blocked shot in the sequence came with 1:15 remaining and the Minutemen had re-taken the lead at 55-54…his fourth block in the sequence came with three seconds remaining in the game and the Seminoles holding a 58-55 lead…two free throws by Aaron Thomas gave Florida State its final winning margin of 60-55…Bojanovsky blocked two shots and two lay-ups to keep a potential eight points off of the scoreboard in the final 3:13 as Florida State outscored UMass 10-2 to win the game and improve to 8-3 overall…his seven blocked shots came in only 16 minutes of play…the win was Florida State’s second over a ranked team coupled with its 87-65 victory over No. 10 VCU coming in the first round of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off…blocked his ACC career-high of six shots in Florida State’s come-from-behind 67-60 win over Wake Forest (Feb. 15)…four of his six blocked shots came in the final 1:32 of Florida State’s win over the Deacons to once again keep points off of the scoreboard for the Deacons…blocked a lay-up attempt by Devin Thomas at the 1:32 mark, a 3-point attempt in the right corner by Coron Williams with 45 seconds left, a 3-pointer by Tyler Cavanaugh with 11 seconds remaining and a jumper by Travis McKie  with seven seconds left to secure the win for Florida State…his shot blocking ability late in the game helped keep a potential of 10 points off of the scoreboard for Wake as Florida State outscored Wake, 6-5, in the final 1:32 to win the ACC road game…blocked at least one shot in 30 of Florida State’s 36 games and recorded multiple blocked shots in 18 of the Seminoles’ 36 games…blocked three or more shots in 10 games and four or more in four different games…at least one blocked shot in the final nine games of the season (16 blocked shots / 1.8 bpg) with four coming in Florida State’s 81-71 win over Georgia Tech (March 2) in Tallahassee…blocked at least one shot against 13 of the Seminoles’ 14 ACC opponents during the season…added seven total blocked shots in four games during the NIT and totaled three blocked shots in three games during the Puerto Rico Tip-Off…Florida State’s sixth-leading scorer with 211 points and a 5.9 points per game scoring average…scored in double figures in a career-high seven games with his career-high of 15 points coming in the Seminoles’ 77-53 win over Jacksonville State (Dec. 8) in Tallahassee…was a perfect five of five from the field (1.000 percent) and a perfect five of five from the free throw line (1.000 percent) in the home win against the Gamecocks…was Florida State’s leading scorer in the Seminoles’ game against Florida (Nov. 29, 14 points)…his career-high against an ACC opponent came with 12 points in the second round of the ACC Tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum (March 13)…punctuated the 67-65 victory with a game-winning, buzzer-beating slam dunk with 0.4 seconds remaining to be played to give Florida State the win…was five of seven (.714 percent) from the field in scoring his 12 points in the victory…career-high four consecutive games in double figure scoring at Florida (Nov. 29, 14 points), at Minnesota in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge (Dec. 3, 11 points), against Jacksonville State (15 points) and against Charlotte (Dec. 7, 11 points) helped him average 12.8 points per game during the four-game stretch…shot a career-high and team leading .588 from the field including a stretch of 18 consecutive made baskets in four consecutive games at Florida (six of six), at Minnesota (five of five), against Jacksonville State (five of five) and against Charlotte (made his first two attempts of the game)…shot 50 percent or better from the field in 22 of Florida State’s 36 games as a sophomore as he improved his field goal shooting percentage by better than four percentage points as a sophomore as compared to his freshman season…Florida State’s fourth leading rebounder and led the Seminoles in rebounding in five different games including with his career-high 12-rebound performance against Maryland (Feb. 8), against UT-Martin (Nov. 17, six rebounds), at NC State (Jan. 29, seven rebounds), against Clemson (Feb. 1, three rebounds), against North Carolina (Feb. 17, five rebounds) and at Miami (Jan. 15, 4 rebounds)…earned his first career double double of 12 points and 12 rebounds in Florida State’s 67-65 victory over Maryland in the ACC Tournament…one of four Seminoles who earned at least one double double during the 2013-14 season…Florida State’s leading scorer in one game with 14 points at No. 13 Florida (Nov. 29)…led the Seminoles in rebounding five times: 12 at Maryland (Feb. 8), seven at NC State (Jan. 29), six in a victory over UT-Martin (Nov. 17), five against North Carolina (Feb. 17), three against Clemson (Feb. 1)…(vs. Boston College): Scored eight points, pulled down two rebounds and blocked one shot in Florida State’s only game of the season against Boston College…Florida State rallied from five points down with seven minutes left to be played to gain the 74-70 win in Chestnut Hill at the Silvio O. Conte Forum (March 4)…was four of seven from the free throw line but made one of two free throws with one second remaining in the game to give the Seminoles the win…his free throw gave the Seminoles a four point lead and made the game a two possession game…all eight of his points came on two field goals made and four free throws made in the second half as Florida State outscored the Eagles, 41-37 in the second half to win the game…scored five point in a 41 second span of the second half to give Florida State a 49-47 lead with 11:25 left to play in the game…made two free throws to pull Florida State to within one at 47-46 at the 12:06 mark then added an old fashioned three point play on a jump shot and the ensuing free throw to give Florida State a 49-47 lead with 11:25 left to be played…extended Florida State’s lead to 54-50 on a jumper at the 10:08 mark…credited with an assist on what proved to be the game winning basket by Okaro White – a basket that gave Florida State a 69-68 lead…Florida State did not relinquish the lead after that basket in winning their ninth ACC game of the season and ensuring at least a .500 record in ACC for the school record sixth consecutive season…(vs. Clemson): Averaged 3.0 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocked shots in two games against NIT participant Clemson…averaged 23.0 minutes played in two starting assignments and led the team in blocked shots with three…added two steals as the Seminoles and the Tigers split their two-game regular season series with each team winning on the other’s home court…Florida State won at Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson and Clemson won at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee…totaled four points, four rebounds and three blocked shots as Florida State defeated Clemson, 56-41, at Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson (Jan. 9) for its first ACC win of the season…a first half dunk at the 12:45 mark gave the Seminoles an early commanding 11-2 lead while a second half dunk extended Florida State’s lead to 52-41 with 2:02 remaining to be played…Florida State led by double digits during much of the second half in gaining the victory…his three blocked shots were key in limiting Clemson to 41 points and 30 percent shooting from the field during the game…scored two points and added three rebounds as Clemson returned the favor and won in Tallahassee 53-49 (Feb. 1)…totaled two second half points as Florida State worked to get back into the game against the Tigers…Florida State led the game at halftime but was outscored in the second half by a 36-29 margin in falling at home…(vs. Duke): Totaled four points, two rebounds and one blocked shot in Florida State’s only game of the season against NCAA Tournament participant Duke…the Blue Devils defeated the Seminoles, 78-56, at Cameron Indoor Stadium (Jan. 25)…four points all came in the first half on two of three shooting from the field…Duke led 43-25 at the half as they made five 3-point shots and 14 of 16 free throws in the first 20 minutes of play…(vs. Georgia Tech): Scored seven points to go along with five rebounds and four blocked shots in Florida State’s only game of the season against Georgia Tech…Florida State won the game, 81-71, at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee (March 2)…all seven of his points came in 12 minutes during the first half and propelled the Seminoles to a 35-31 halftime advantage…four consecutive points for the Seminoles in a 35 second span on a jumper at the 8:43 mark gave Florida State a 21-14 lead while a lay-up at the 8:08 mark extended its lead to 23-14…extended the Seminoles lead to six near the halftime buzzer on a lay-up with 18 seconds remaining gave Florida State a 35-29 lead on its way to its halftime advantage…three of his four blocked shots came in the first half and helped limit the Yellow Jackets to .364 percent shooting from the field…the Seminoles limited Georgia Tech to a .362 field goal shooting percentage for the game…(vs. Maryland): Averaged 5.7 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.7 blocked shots in three games against Maryland…led the Seminoles in offensive rebounds with 11 and totaled 20 rebounds in the three-game series in which both teams won on their home court and Florida State topped the Terps in the second round of the ACC Tournament…totaled one point, three rebounds and three blocked shots in Florida State’s 85-61 win over Maryland at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee (Jan. 12)…his lone point came on a free throw with 15:34 remaining in the game to put Florida State up by 17 at 46-29…three blocked shots helped limit Maryland to a .333 field goal shooting percentage and only 17 total field goals made…scored four points to go along with five rebounds and one blocked shot in 19 minutes of play in Maryland’s 83-71 win over Florida State at Comcast Center in College Park, Md. (Feb. 8)…totaled two points in both halves as Florida State trailed most of the game on the road…scored his first career double double of 12 points and 12 rebounds in Florida State’s 67-65 victory over Maryland in the second round of the ACC Tournament in the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C. (March 13)…his 12 points and his 12 rebounds marked career highs in an ACC games and for his entire career…scored the most important basket of the first two years of his career on a dunk with 0.4 seconds remaining to give the Seminoles the victory and advance them to the quarterfinals of the tournament…took a pass on the interior after executing a high pick and roll to the basket and extended the Seminoles stay in the tournament into the next round…totaled six points and six rebounds in both the first and second halves of the game…scored the final four points of the game for the Seminoles in the final 36 seconds of the game to give them the ACC Tournament win…broke a 63-63 tie with two free throws at the 0:36 second mark to put the Seminoles up 65-63…after two free throws by Maryland’s Dez Wells with 15 seconds remaining, Bojanovsky slammed home the game-winning basket to advance the Seminoles ahead…(vs. Miami): Averaged 10.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.0 blocked shots in two games against Miami…shot well from the field (eight of 12, .667 percent) and from the free throw line (four of five, .800 percent) as Florida State and Miami split their two game regular season series with each team winning on the other’s home court…tied for the team high in blocked shots against the Hurricanes…scored 11 points and pulled down two rebounds in Florida State’s 63-53 victory over Miami in Coral Gables (Jan. 15)…totaled 10 second half points as Florida State pulled away from the Hurricanes in the second half to gain the win…the Seminoles outscored Miami, 39-25, in the second half to gain the win…his 10 second half points came as Florida State mounted a comeback after trailing by as many as five in the final 10 minutes of the game…a dunk at the 8:51 mark drew Florida State within one at 43-42 while a second dunk at the 6:42 mark tied the game at 48-48…his dunk at the 6:42 mark began a game-ending 17-5 run that saw the Seminoles go from two down at 48-46 to 10 up at 63-53 at the final buzzer…added a lay-up at the 1:34 mark to extend Florida State’s lead to 59-51…totaled nine points, six rebounds and two blocked shots as Miami won 77-73 in Tallahassee (Feb. 10)…seven of his nine points came in the second half as Florida State mounted a comeback after trailing by as many as 13 points in the final 20 minutes…(vs. North Carolina): Scored zero points and totaled five rebounds in Florida State’s only game of the season against NCAA Tournament participant North Carolina…was the only ACC regular season game of the season during which he went scoreless during his sophomore season…his five rebounds ranked as the team high for the Seminoles and was one of five times during his sophomore season that he led the team in rebounds…(vs. NC State): Totaled five points, seven rebounds and two blocked shots in Florida State’s only game of the season against NCAA Tournament participant NC State…NC State rallied from a late three point deficit to top Florida State, 77-73, at the PNC Arena in Raleigh (Jan. 29)…(vs. Notre Dame): Scored eight points to go along with seven rebounds and one blocked shot in Florida State’s only game of the season against ACC newcomer Notre Dame…helped Florida State earn the 76-74 win at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee (Jan. 21)…scored four points and pulled down five rebounds in the first half as Florida State sprinted to a 41-33 lead at the intermission…four second half points on a lay-up at the 12:58 mark gave Florida State a 54-49 lead and a dunk at the 11:10 mark gave the Seminoles a 58-52 advantage…both baskets proved important as Notre Dame rallied to tie the game at 74-74 on a lay-up by Pat Connaughton with 34 seconds left to play…Florida State won the game on a floater in the lane by Ian Miller with 4.4 seconds left to play…(vs. Pitt): Scored eight points and pulled down four rebounds in Florida State’s only game of the season against NCAA Tournament participant Pitt…Florida State played one of its best games of the season in defeating the Panthers, 71-66, at the Pederson Events Center in Pittsburgh (Feb. 23)…was perfect shooting the basketball as he made all three of his field goal attempts (three of three, 1.000 percent) and both of his free throw attempts (two of two, 1.000 percent)…four points in the first half as Florida State led by as many as 10 and led by a 37-31 margin at the intermission…a lay-up at the 15:42 mark of the first half gave Florida State a 7-4 lead while a dunk at the 5:39 mark of the first half gave the Seminoles a commanding 27-19 lead…a tip-in at the 4:50 mark of the second half allowed Florida State to take a 52-48 lead with 4:50 left to play…his basket at the 4:50 mark continued a 23-18 game ending run over the last 6:50 of playing time that carried the Seminoles to the ACC road win…(vs. Syracuse): Scored five points and totaled six rebounds as Florida State played its only game of the season against ACC newcomer Syracuse…Syracuse outscored the Seminoles by a 41-31 margin in the second half to take a 74-58 win at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee (March 9)…all five of his points came in the second half as Florida State worked its way back from the short end of a 33-27 halftime score…(vs. Virginia): Averaged 2.0 points and 2.0 rebounds in three games against ACC Champion and NCAA Tournament participant Virginia…Virginia won each of the three games played during the season with two wins during the regular season and one in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament…scored four points and pulled down three rebounds in 17 minutes as a starter as Virginia defeated the Seminoles 62-50 at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee (Jan. 4)…scored all four of his points in the second half as Florida State attempted to work its way back from a 30-17 halftime score in favor of Virginia…those four points helped Florida State outscore Virginia by a 33-32 margin the second half of play…scored two points, pulled down two rebounds and blocked three shots as Florida State traveled to Charlottesville…Virginia took the 78-66 win at John Paul Jones Arena (Jan. 18)…scored zero points, pulled down one rebound and blocked one shot against Virginia in the quarterfinal round of the ACC Tournament…Virginia won the game, 64-51, at the Greensboro Coliseum and advanced to win the tournament and the conference championship…(vs. Virginia Tech): Scored eight points, pulled down three rebounds and blocked two shots in Florida State’s only game of the season against Virginia Tech…was perfect from the field (two of two, 1.000 percent) and was nearly perfect from the free throw line (four of five, .800 percent) as Florida State defeated the Hokies, 70-50, in Tallahassee (Feb. 5)…scored six of his eight points in the first half as Florida State jumped out to a 31-20 lead at halftime…scored four points in a span of 1:12 on two free throws at the 12:45 mark to put Florida State up 12-8 and advanced the Seminoles lead to 15-11 on an old fashion three-play at the 11:33 mark…he made a lay-up, was fouled by Joey van Zegeren, and made the ensuing free throw to make the score 15-11…his two blocked shots tied for the team high and helped limit the Hokies to 50 total points and .344 shooting from the field for the game…(vs. Wake Forest): Totaled five points, six blocked shots and eight rebounds in an all-around performance in Florida State’s only game of the season against Wake Forest…Florida State rallied from as many as 16 points down in the first half to gain the 67-60 win at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem (Feb. 15)…did his offensive and defensive damage after the Seminoles fell down by 16 with 8:16 left…scored four points, totaled four rebounds and blocked four shots in the second half to lead the Seminole comeback…all four of his second half blocked shots came during the final 1:32 of the game and helped keep a potential 10 points off of the board for the Deacons…among his four late blocked shots were two blocks on 3-point shot attempts…(vs. Florida): Scored 12 points, pulled down two rebounds, blocked two shots and earned one steal in Florida State’s only game of the season against NCAA Tournament participant Florida…was perfect in shooting the ball from the field (six of six, 1.00 percent) and was perfect in shooting the basketball from the free throw line (two of two, 1.000 percent) in finishing as Florida State’s leading scorer for the first time in his career…scored 12 of his 14 points in the first half as Florida State gained as much as an eight point lead but trailed 31-28 at halftime…scored four of Florida State’s first 18 points to help Florida State to an 18-10 advantage at the 9:29 mark…drew Florida State to within one at 29-28 in favor of Florida on a dunk with 1:03 left before halftime…(In Three Games During The Puerto Rico Tip-Off): Averaged 4.0 points, 1.3 rebounds and 1.0 blocked shots in three games during the 2013 Puerto Rico Tip-Off…led the Seminoles in shooting percentage (five of eight, .625) and tied for the team lead in blocked shots (three) as Florida State defeated No. 10 VCU, lost in overtime to No. 13 Michigan and defeated Northeastern to finish in third place in the event…also earned one steal in the three game set as Florida State totaled 25 steals as a team in the event…(vs. VCU): Scored zero points and pulled down zero rebounds in 16 minutes of playing time in Florida State’s victory over No. 10 VCU in the first round of the 2013 Puerto Rico Tip-Off…Florida State led by as many as 30 points in the second half in winning, 85-67, at the Coliseo Roberto Clemente on San Juan, Puerto Rico (Nov. 21)…(vs. Michigan): Scored 10 points to go along with three rebounds and three blocked shots in Florida State’s game against No. 13 Michigan in the second round of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off…The Wolverines rallied from as many as 16 points down in the second half to take the 82-80 win in overtime (Nov. 22)…shot the ball well from the field (five of seven, .714 percent) as six of his points came in the first half to lead Florida State to the 37-27 halftime lead…(vs. Northeastern): Totaled two points and one rebound in Florida State’s victory over Northeastern in the third place game of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off…Florida State won the game, 62-60, on a jumpshot by Devon Bookert with 0.5 seconds remaining in the game (Nov. 24)…his two points (the difference in the final score) came on two free throws two minutes into the game and proved pivotal in the final score – a two point win for the Seminoles...was a perfect two of two (1.000 percent) from the free throw line for the game…(In Four Games During The NIT): Averaged 5.5 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.8 blocked shots in four games during the NIT…Florida State recorded a 3-1 record and advanced to the semifinals of the tournament – a game that was played in the world’s most famous arena – Madison Square Garden…made eight of 10 free throws (.800 percent) and finished tied for the team lead in blocked shots with seven as Florida State earned victories over Florida Gulf Coast, Georgetown and Louisiana Tech before falling to Minnesota in the semifinals at Madison Square Garden…(vs. Florida Gulf Coast): Totaled eight points, pulled down five rebounds and blocked one shot in Florida State’s 58-53 win over Florida Gulf Coast at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee (March 18)…scored two first half points and added six in the second half as Florida State rallied from a six-point second half deficit with 14:13 remaining in the game…scored two important points on two of two free throws with 3:35 left to play in the second half to give Florida State a 54-49 advantage…the Eagles would not get any closer and the Seminoles won the game by five… (vs. Georgetown): Scored six points, pulled down four rebounds and blocked one shot in 24 minutes as Florida State defeated Georgetown, 101-90, in the second round of the NIT in Tallahassee (March 24)…three points came in both halves as the Seminoles led throughout the game and by double digits for the majority of the second half…a first half three-point play (the old fashion way) helped draw Florida State to within one (13-12) with 14:42 left before halftime…three points in the second half helped Florida State take as much as a 17 point lead and led to the 11-point win…(vs. Louisiana Tech): Totaled four points, six rebounds and two blocked shots in leading Florida State past Louisiana Tech and into the NIT Final Four in New York City…Florida State topped Louisiana Tech by a 78-75 margin in Tallahassee (March 26)…four second half points helped Florida State cut into the Bulldog’s second half lead of as many as seven points…his two free throws at the 10:19 mark were part of a game-ending 24-17 run that took Florida State from a 58-52 deficit with 10:57 remaining to a 63-60 lead with 7:21 left to play and eventually to the 78-75 victory…(vs. Minnesota): Scored four points to go along with two rebounds and three blocked shots in 11 minutes of playing time as Florida State fell to Minnesota in the semifinals of the NIT at Madison Square Garden…the Gophers outscored the Seminoles, 7-4, in the overtime period to take the 67-64 win (April 1)…

AS A FRESHMAN (2013): Averaged 2.9 points (10th on the team), 1.9 rebounds (6th) and 0.8 blocks (3rd) as he played in 33 of the Seminoles’ 34 games during his freshman season…averaged 11.1 minutes played per game and earned double figure minutes in 22 of the 33 games in which he played including his season high of 21 minutes played in the Seminoles’ victory over Wake Forest in Tallahassee (Feb. 26)…scored in double figures twice during his freshman season with 10 points coming in wins at Georgia Tech (Feb. 5) and at home against Wake Forest (Feb. 26)…earned season highs for points scored (10) and field goals made (four) in both of the Seminoles’ ACC games against the Yellow Jackets and the Demon Deacons…increased his scoring average by 2.0 points per game in 18 ACC games (3.8 ppg) as compared to the Seminoles’ first 13 non-conference games of the season (1.8 ppg)…also increased his playing time by two minutes per game in ACC play (12.4 mpg) as compared to the early non-ACC schedule (10.4 mpg)…was at his best offensively in 18 home games (4.2 ppg) as compared to 11 true road games (3.1 ppg) and five neutral site games (2.0 ppg)…his 25 blocked shots are tied for the ninth highest single season total in school history by a freshman…blocked at least one shot in 12 different games with his season high of four blocked shots coming in the Seminoles’ win at Maryland (Jan. 9)...earned multiple blocked shots in eight different games with at least three coming at Maryland (four), against Minnesota (Nov. 27, three), at home against Wake Forest (Feb. 26, three) and at North Carolina (March 3, three)…led the Seminoles with a .547 field goal shooting percentage – he was the most accurate shooting freshman on the team and one of only three Seminoles (also Okaro White and Kiel Turpin who both shot .511 from the field) to shoot .500 percent or better from the field…was perfect from the field on multiple shots in four different games: against Buffalo (Nov. 12, 2-2), against BYU (Nov. 16, 2-2), at home against Maryland (Jan. 30, 2-2) and against Clemson in the ACC Tournament (March 14, 2-2)….Florida State was victorious in each of those four games…also shot the basketball well from the free throw line as he finished with a .758 mark as he made 25 of his 33 free throw attempts for the season…was one of five Seminoles – and one of only two freshman (Devon Bookert) – to shoot .750 percent or better from the free throw line for the season…his season high of three free throws made came at Miami (Jan. 27) and Wake Forest (Feb. 9) and in the Seminoles 69-66 win over Boston College in Tallahassee (Feb. 16)…scored six points in the Seminoles’ victory over Buffalo – the second game of his career and the second game of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic…made two of three field goal attempts and two of two free throws in scoring six points in helping the Seminoles to the victory at home…(vs. Boston College):  Scored five points and pulled down one rebound in the Seminoles’ only game of the season against Boston College…tied his season high with three made free throws as the Seminoles topped the Eagles, 69-66, in Tallahassee (Feb. 16)…scored two first half points as the Seminoles jumped out to a 31-26 halftime lead and three second half points as Florida State built as much as a 12-point lead and helped the Seminoles hang on to win the ACC game and even its conference record at 6-6…a second half jumper at the 8:06 mark gave the Seminoles at 54-47 lead and one of two made free throws put the Seminoles up by four at 55-51 with 5:42 remaining in the game…the Seminoles never lost the lead down the stretch but the Eagles closed within two before missing a potential game-winning 3-point shot at the buzzer…(vs. Clemson): Averaged 3.0 points and 2.0 rebounds in three games against Clemson during his first season as a Seminole…was a perfect three of three from the free throw line as Florida State defeated Clemson three times in the same season for the first time in school history…the Seminoles won at Clemson to open the ACC season, held the Tigers fort a win in Tallahassee and won for a third time in the first round of the ACC Tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum…scored four points and pulled down three rebounds in his first career ACC game as Florida State opened its ACC schedule at Clemson…the Seminoles led by as many as 16 points in the first half, led by a 38-25 score at the intermission and won the game, 71-66, at Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson (Jan. 5)…scored the first basket of his ACC career on a free throw line jumper to give the Seminoles a 26-11 lead at the 7:56 mark of the first half…added to his scoring total with another mid-range jumper at the 5:38 mark of the first half to give the Seminoles a 30-16 advantage on their way to a 13-point halftime lead…earned five minutes of playing time in the second half as the Seminoles never lost the lead in winning their ACC opener…totaled three points, two rebounds and one blocked shot as Florida State defeated Clemson, 60-57, in Tallahassee (Jan. 24)…his three points came the old fashion way – on a three point play – as he scored on a jumper, was fouled by Clemson’s Devin Booker, made the free throw and helped the Seminoles get back into the game after trailing by as many as 13 in the first half…the Seminoles closed their deficit to 29-21 (minus eight points) at the intermission…Florida State won the game on a game-winning, buzzer-beating 3-point shot by Michael Snaer from the right elbow as the final buzzer expired to give the Seminoles their final margin of victory…scored two points and added one rebound in four minutes of playing time as the Seminoles defeated the Tigers, 73-69, in the first round of the 2013 ACC Tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C.(March 14)…Florida State recovered from as much as a 10 point deficit in the first half to gain the win and advance to the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament for the seventh consecutive season under head coach Leonard Hamilton…his two points came on two free throws at the 5:18 mark that drew Florida State within eight at 30-22…the Seminoles outscored the Tigers by a 43-34 advantage in the second half to take the win…(vs. Duke): Scored four points and pulled down zero rebounds in Florida State’s only game against NCAA Tournament participant Duke during the season…scored four points – two in each half – on a perfect two of two shooting from the field as the Blue Devils defeated the Seminoles, 79-60, in Tallahassee (Feb. 2)…the Blue Devils made 11 3-point shots in the games and led by as many as 28 points in the second half…scored two of his four points in the second half as Florida State outscored Duke by a 38-37 margin over the course of the final 20 minutes of the game…(vs. Georgia Tech): Scored his season-high and ACC season-high of 10 points, pulled down three rebounds and blocked two shots in Florida State’s only game of the season against Georgia Tech…in scoring his season high of 10 points (he also scored 10 in the Seminoles’ win over Wake Forest on Feb. 26), he made a season-high tying four field goals, was a season-high tying four of four from the field (1.000 percent), a perfect two of two from the free throw line (1.000 percent) and blocked two shots…he scored his 10 points in only 12 minutes of playing time…was at his best offensively in the second half as he scored eight of his 10 points in six minutes played in the final 20 minutes of the game…scored four points on two made free throws (at the 14:34 mark) and a dunk (at the 14:09 mark) in a span of 25 seconds to pull Florida State back to within one at 33-32 after the Seminoles trailed by as many as five to begin the second half…added another basket and a sixth point at the 13:33 mark to pull the Seminoles back within two…he scored six of his 10 points in a span of 1:01 to give the Seminoles a fighting chance on the road in Georgia Tech’s brand new building…a lay-up at the 12:03 mark tied the score at 38-38…Florida State won the game on a buzzer-beating, game-winning lay-up at the buzzer by Michael Snaer to give the Seminoles the improbable 56-54 win on the road in ACC play…(vs. Maryland): Averaged 4.0 points, 2.0 blocked shots and 1.5 rebounds in two games against NIT participant Maryland…was a perfect two of two from the free throw line and blocked four shots against the Terps as Florida State won both games of the home and home series with wins in both College Park and Tallahassee…scored zero points but pulled down three rebounds and blocked his season high of four shots as Florida State defeated Maryland, 65-62, in College Park (Jan. 9)…the win was Florida State’s second ACC road win in a row after having won at Clemson to open its ACC schedule just four days earlier…all four blocked shots came in the second half as Florida State rallied from as much as a 12-point deficit and a nine point hole (36-27) at the intermission…each of Bojanovsky’s four blocked shots and stellar defense fed into teammate Okaro White who scored 15 straight points for the Seminoles in the second half to spur the road win…scored eight points in Florida State’s 73-71 victory over Maryland in Tallahassee (Jan. 30)…six second half points helped the Seminoles forge a 34-34 tie at the intermission and his two second half points helped Florida State outscore Maryland by just that margin in the final score…scored Florida State’s first basket of the game at the 16:59 mark to draw the Seminoles within four at 6-2…a dunk soon cut Florida State’s deficit to 12-11 at the 13:56 mark and two free throws at the 12:30 mark closed the Seminoles’ gap to two at 17-15…scored early in the second half to bring the Seminoles to within two (38-36) at the 17:03 mark…began a 39-33 game-ending run that culminated in a buzzer-beating, game-winning 3-point shot by Michael Snaer with 1.1 seconds remaining in the game to give the Seminoles their final margin of victory…(vs. Miami): Averaged 2.5 points and 0.5 rebounds in two games against NCAA Tournament participant and ACC Champion Miami…the Hurricanes swept the two-game regular season series against the Seminoles for the first time since joining the ACC…scored five points and pulled down one rebound in 15 minutes of play as Florida State traveled to play in Coral Gables…the Hurricanes took the win, 71-47, on their home court (Jan. 27)…five points on three free throws in the first half and one basket in the second half as Florida State fought to stay with the Hurricanes…totaled zero points and zero rebounds in one minute of playing time as Florida State battled but lost to Miami, 74-68, in Tallahassee (Feb. 13)…(vs. North Carolina): Averaged 1.0 points and 2.0 rebounds in two games against NCAA Tournament participant North Carolina…the Seminoles fell to the Tar Heels in Tallahassee, Chapel Hill and in the ACC Tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C. … played a total of 20 minutes in the two regular season game but did not see any action against the Tar Heels in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament…totaled zero points and zero rebounds in five minutes of playing time as Florida State played host to North Carolina in Tallahassee…the Tar Heels score the final eight points of the game to take the 77-72 win (Jan. 12)…scored two points, pulled down his season-high and ACC season-high tying total of four rebounds and blocked three shots in the Seminoles’ 79-58 loss to the Tar Heels in Chapel Hill (March 3)…his four rebounds tied his season high (also came against Virginia on March 7 and NC State on March 9 in ACC play) while his three blocked shots came within one of tying his season high (four against Maryland on Jan. 9)...did not play in the Seminoles’ ACC quarterfinal round match-up against the Tar Heels (March 15)…(vs. NC State): Averaged 1.5 points and 2.0 rebounds in the Seminoles’ two game regular season series against NCAA Tournament participant NC State…totaled one assist in 12 minutes of playing time as the Seminoles traveled to play at NC State…the Wolfpack took an 84-66 decision at the PNC Bank Arena (Feb. 19)…scored three points and pulled down four rebounds in 12 minutes of play as Florida State defeated NC State, 71-67, at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee (March 9)…one of his three second half points in the win on Senior Day in Tallahassee came on a free throw at the 12:20 mark to bring Florida State to within seven at 49-42 and began a 30-18 game-ending run that saw the Seminoles re-take the lead, reverse an eight point second half deficit and win the game at home to even their ACC record at 9-9…tied the game on a lay-up at the 6:16 mark at 53-53…including that basket, the Seminoles outscored the Wolfpack, 20-14 to win the game…(vs. Virginia): Averaged 3.0 points and 2.5 rebounds in two games against NIT participant Virginia…shot the ball well against the Cavaliers as he made three of five field goal attempts in the two game regular season series during which both teams won on their home courts – the Cavaliers at John Paul Jones Arena and the Seminoles at the Donald L. Tucker Center…scored four points and pulled down one rebound in seven minutes of playing time as the Seminoles fell, 56-36, in Charlottesville (Jan. 19)…all four points in the first half on a tip-in at the 16:03 mark to pull the Seminoles to within 8-4 and a dunk at the 14:17 mark before halftime that pulled Florida State to within two at 11-9…his dunk was as close as Florida State would get for the remainder of the game…totaled two points, four rebounds and one blocked shot in helping Florida State earn a split of the regular season series with a 53-51 win in Tallahassee (March 7)…two second points came on a dunk with 6:31 remaining in the game which gave the Seminoles their largest lead of the game at plus 11 (47-36)…the Cavaliers rallied to take the lead at 51-50 on two free throws by Joe Harris with 1:28 remaining…Harris’ free throws set the stage for another Michael Snaer game-winner, buzzer-beating shot on a lay-in with 4.4 seconds left to give the Seminoles a 52-51 lead….he was fouled on the play by Harris and made the free throw to extend the Seminoles lead to its final margin of the game…(vs. Virginia Tech): Scored four points and pulled down two rebounds in Florida State’s only game of the season against Virginia Tech…the Hokies defeated the Seminoles, 80-70, in Blacksburg (Feb. 24)…was a perfect two of two from the field in scoring four points as he helped Florida State take as much as a six point lead in the first 20 minutes of the game…both of his baskets and his four points came within 48 seconds of each other and combined to give the Seminoles a 10-9 lead…a lay-up at the 13:20 mark drew the Seminoles to within one at 9-8 and a jumper at the 12:32 mark gave the Seminoles a 11-8 advantage…the Seminoles would feel a boost from Bojanovsky’s offensive play and up its lead to six on two occasions before letting the Hokies back in the game and allowing them to take a 28-26 lead at the intermission…Virginia Tech outscored Florida State, 52-44 in the second half to take the win on its home court…(vs. Wake Forest): Averaged 7.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocked shots in two games against Wake Forest…the Seminoles split the regular season series against the Demon Deacons as Wake Forest won at home in the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum and the Seminoles won at home in the Donald L. Tucker Center…shot .500 percent from the field (five of 10) to rank as one of only two Seminoles who shot .500 percent or better from the field against the Deacons in the two games (also All-American candidate Okaro White)…scored zero points and added zero rebounds in 12 minutes of playing time as Florida State fell, 84-66, on the road at Winston-Salem (Feb. 19)…earned one assist despite the Seminoles never leading in the game…helped the Seminoles turn the tables on Wake Forest with a season-high tying 10 points to go along with three rebounds and three blocked shots as Florida State topped Wake Forest, 76-62, in Tallahassee (Feb. 26)…was four of six from the field (.667 percent) and two of four from the free throw line (.500 percent) as the Seminoles took control of the game early and did not look back…scored four first half points in 13 minutes of play in the first half and closed the game with 10 points scored in a season high 21 minutes of playing time in the win…two first half free throws at the 13:56 mark gave the Seminoles a commanding 16-6 lead while a lay-up with 10:07 before the intermission gave the Seminoles a 22-14 advantage…his six second half points helped Florida State outscore the Deacons 36-28 over the course of the final 20 minutes to take the win…his three blocked shots were one off of his season high and helped the Seminoles limit Wake Forest to a .327 field goal shooting  percentage for the game…the Seminoles blocked 12 of the Deacons 47 shots (.253 percent) during the game…(vs. Florida): Scored zero points and pulled down one rebound in two minutes of play in the Seminoles only game of the season against NCAA Tournament participant Florida…the Gators won, 72-47, in Tallahassee (Dec. 5)…(vs. Louisiana Tech): Totaled zero points, zero rebounds and one blocked shot in two minutes of play against Louisiana Tech in the first round of the NIT…the Bulldogs rallied from as many as eight points down in the second half to gain the 71-66 win in Tallahassee (March 19)…(In Four Games During the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic): Averaged 3.0 points, 1.8 rebounds and 0.8 blocked shots in four games during the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic as the Seminoles won the championship of the prestigious event…the first two games were played in the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee and the final two games (the semifinals and championship game) were played at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. …shot the ball well to begin the season as he made four of six field goal attempts (.667 percent) and all four of his free throw shots (1.000 percent) as Florida State won three consecutive games to win the championship of the event…(vs. South Alabama): Scored two points and pulled down one rebound in 10 minutes of playing time in his Seminole career debut against South Alabama in the first round of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic…the Jaguars rallied from four points down in the second half to gain the 76-71 win in Tallahassee (Nov. 9)...scored the first basket of his career on the first shot of his career – a lay-up with 1:32 remaining in the first half which helped the Seminoles cut their deficit to five points…(vs. Buffalo): Scored six points, pulled down one rebound and blocked the first shot of his career in the Seminoles 95-68 win over Buffalo in the second round of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic in Tallahassee…four first half points on a jumper and two free throws helped Florida State sprint to a 47-30 lead at the intermission…his first of many career blocked shots came at the 5:53 mark of the first half and helped the Seminoles hold onto a 38-21 lead…(vs. BYU): Scored four points, pulled down two rebounds and blocked two shots in 18 minutes of playing time as Florida State defeated BYU, 88-70, in the semifinals of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. … all four points came in the first half and spurred the Seminoles to a 44-35 halftime lead on their way to as much as a 27-point second half lead in advancing to the championship game of the tournament…(vs. Saint Joseph’s): Totaled zero points and three rebounds in six minutes of playing time in the Seminoles’ 73-66 championship clinching victory over Saint Joseph’s in the title game of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic…the Seminoles led by as many as nine in the first half and trailed by as many as four in the second half before taking control of the game in the second half and earning the win…

AT OAKLEY COLLEGE: Graduated from Oakley College in 2012 after spending three years at the academy…Oakley College is an academic institution which is accredited in the United States, Spain and the United Kingdom…operates in conjunction with the Canarias Basketball Academy which offers a customized curriculum in order to offer the best and most academically orientated program to its students…the CBA also fields athletic teams which are successful as they compete against a competitive independent schedule that includes tournaments and games against top quality teams from around the world…The Oakley School has developed 33 Division I players in the last four years at academic institutions in the United States…earned the scoring title at the Rinus de Jong Invitational in The Netherlands in 2011…

PERSONAL: Born April 5, 1993…Boris is the son of Maria and Peter Bojanovsky…a friend of Seminole former football junior Menelik Watson who played basketball at the CBA and one year of basketball at Marist College in New York…selected Florida State over NC State, Virginia Tech, Miami, Georgia Tech and Mississippi State…

Florida State's 7-Footers
Player                        Years           Height

Boris Bojanovsky       2013-Pr.       7-3
Karim Shabazz          1998-99        7-2
Solomon Alabi            2008-10       7-1
Michael Ojo                2013-Pr.       7-1
David Anderson         2000-02        7-0
Jon Kreft                    2011-12        7-0
Andre Reid                1991-95         7-0
Kiel Turpin                 2013-Pr.        7-0

 

 

 

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