FSU Men's Basketball BIO
Boris Bojanovsky
Player Profile:
Boris Bojanovsky 1877190
Position: Center
Height: 7'3"
Weight: 248
Hometown: Bratislava, Slovak Republic
High School: Oakley College
Graduating Year: 2016
Major: International Affairs
Experience: 4 Letters

Pronounced: Boris Bo-Juhn-ov-Sky

12-13 33 0 365 11.1 35 64 .547 0 0 .000 25 33 .758 28 35 63 1.9 37 0 9 21 25 8 95 2.9
13-14 36 21 740 20.6 77 131 .588 0 0 .000 57 84 .679 59 85 144 4.0 90 5 19 40 67 15 211 5.9
14-15  33 0  540 16.4 57 99 .576 0  0  .000  52 80 .675 36 77 113 3.4 62 2 17 23 44 22 168 5.1
15-16 34  34 612  18.0 75 129 .581  .000  59 85  .694  62 87  149  4.4 92  14  39 59  21  209 6.1 
TOTAL 136 55 2,257 16.6 244 423 .577 0 4 .000 193 282 .684 185 284 469 3.4 281 9 59 123 195 66 683 5.0

 (as of August 16, 2016)

Bio: Complete Career Bio (2013-16)

Features: Big Men Unconquered / 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

Video: Standout Student Athletes: Boris Bojanovsky and Michael OjoBig Men Hoping For Big Things In 2015-16 /

ON BOJANOVSKY: One of the greatest shot blockers in school history  who finished with 195 career blocked shots – the third highest total in school history…played in 136 career games – tied for the second highest total in school history…earned his bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from Florida State University on April 30, 2016…played in all but one game during his career and played in the final 104 games of his career including every game during his sophomore, junior and senior seasons…one of only three players in school history to hold three of the Seminoles’ all-time top 20 single season totals for blocked shots…joined by only Rodney Dobard (three times), Corey Louis (three times) and Bojanovsky (three times) as three players on the short list as the top shot blockers in school history…totaled 67 blocked shots as a sophomore – the seventh highest single season total in school history…his 59 blocked shots during his senior season ranks as the eight highest single season total in school history while his 44 blocked shots as a junior is tied for the 19th highest single season total in school history…his single game career-high of seven blocked shots against Massachusetts in the Orange Bowl Classic on Dec. 21, 2013 is tied for the seventh highest single game total in school history…his six blocked shots at Wake Forest on Feb. 15, 2015, against VCU on Dec. 6, 2015 and against Notre Dame on Feb. 27, 2016 are tied as the 12th highest single game total and is the tied for the fourth highest single game total in an ACC game in school history…finished his career ranked seventh in school history with a field goal shooting percentage of .577 as he shot better than 54 percent from the field in each of his four seasons…blocked an average of 1.4 shots per game for his 136-game career and averaged 48.8 blocks per season during his career…averaged more blocked shots in ACC games during his career (1.6 bpg / 114 blocks in 72 games) than he did in non-ACC games (1.3 bpg / 81 blocks in 64 games)… 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 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…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 in 2011…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…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…presented with a team-high three awards at the Seminoles’ 2015 Honors Banquet as he earned the Academic Achievement, the Sixth-Man and Best Field Goal Percentage awards…earned the Career Blocked Shots award from the Seminoles’ coaching staff at Florida State’s Annual Honors Banquet in 2016…one of two Golden Torch award winners (along with Michael Ojo) in 2016… the Golden Torch is presented annually to the top student-athlete on each of Florida State’s athletic teams...

AS A SENIOR (2016): Averaged a career-high 6.1 points (fifth on the team), a career-high 4.4 rebounds (third) and 1.7 blocked shots per game (first) as he started all 34 games and averaged 18.0 minutes played per game in leading the Seminoles to a 20-14 record and into the second round of the NIT…established career-highs for games played (34), games started (34), free throws made (59), free throws attempted (85), points scored per game (6.1), offensive rebounds (62), defensive rebounds (87), total rebounds (149) and rebounds per game (4.4)…one of only two Seminoles to start all 34 games during his senior season…his 34 games started during the season rank as his single season career-high…was a starter in all 18 of Florida State’s games in ACC play as a senior…averaged career-highs for points (5.7) and rebounds (4.7) in 18 ACC games played as a senior…ranked fifth in the ACC with his 1.74 blocked shots per game average – the second highest per game average of his career…third in the ACC in conference games with a 2.0 blocked shots per game averaged (36 blocked shots in 18 games)…one of only three players in the ACC to average 2.0 or more blocked shots in conference play in 2015-16…blocked his season high of six shots in Florida State’s victory over VCU in Philips Arena (Dec. 6) and in its win over nationally ranked Notre Dame (Feb. 27)…his six blocked shots against Notre Dame tied his ACC career high…he also totaled six blocked shots as a junior in a victory at Wake Forest on Feb. 15, 2015…also totaled five blocked shots against nationally ranked Miami (Feb. 14), four blocks in Florida State’s victory over Jacksonville (Nov. 17) and three each against Florida Atlantic in the Orange Bowl Classic (Dec. 19), at Clemson to begin ACC play (Jan. 2), at Louisville (Jan. 20), in back-to-back wins over Clemson (Jan. 30) and NC State (Feb. 1) and totaled multiple blocked shots in 12 of Florida State’s 34 games…earned at least one blocked shot in 27 of Florida State’s 34 games during the season…scored in double figures eight times as a senior including his season-high of 14 points in Florida State’s victory over Ohio in the final round of the Paradise Jam at the University of the Virgin Islands (Nov. 23)…totaled in double figure scoring in three different ACC games including 11 in Florida State’s victory over Wake Forest (Feb. 6) and 11 at Virginia Tech (Feb. 20)…a double double of 11 points and 11 rebounds for his fourth career double double came against Iowa in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge at Carver-Hawkeye Arena (Dec. 2)…his best season as a rebounder with career-highs for offensive (62 / 1.8 orpg), defensive (87 / 2.6 drpg) and total rebounds (149 / 4.4 rpg)…tied his career high with six offensive rebounds and totaled a season high of 11 rebounds against Iowa…was one of five times in his career that he totaled 10 or more rebounds in a game…seven or more rebounds eight times as a senior including nine in Florida State’s victory over Notre Dame (nine), nine in Florida State’s victory over NC State in Tallahassee (Feb. 1)…eight at Pittsburgh (Jan. 23) and eight in Florida State’s victory over Syracuse March 5) in ACC play…seven rebounds against Florida Atlantic in the Orange Bowl Classic (Dec. 19), seven at Wake Forest (Feb. 6), seven at Syracuse (Feb. 11)…shot .581 from the field – the second best field goal shooting percentage of his career…

AS A JUNIOR (2015): Averaged 5.1 points (sixth on the team), 3.4 rebounds (fifth) and 1.3 blocked shots (first) while shooting a team-leading .576 from the field…played in all of Florida State’s 33 games as a junior and has played in 70 consecutive games entering his senior season…ranked seventh in the ACC with his 1.33 blocked shots per game average and is one of six returning ACC player who averaged 1.3 or more blocked shots per game during the 2014-15 season…ranked fourth in the ACC in blocked shots in conference games with 30 blocked shots in 18 ACC games for a 1.67 blocked shots per game average…blocked his junior season high of four shots at Syracuse (Jan. 11) and in the Seminoles’ double-overtime victory over Wake Forest (Jan. 28)…three blocked shots at Pitt (Jan. 14), in a victory at Georgia Tech (Feb. 14) and against NCAA Tournament participant Louisville (Feb. 28)…multiple blocked shots came 13 times as a junior, including 10 times against ACC opponents during the season…averaged his ACC career high of 5.4 points in 18 conference games as he scored in double figures in three games against ACC competition…has more steals in 18 conference games as a junior (12) then he did in his first two seasons of ACC games (11 steals in 36 conference games)…scored in double figures a total of six times as a junior including his career and season-high of 18 points against UMass in the final round of the Basketball Hall of Fame Classic (Nov. 23)…made his career and season-high of seven field goals and made four free throws in scoring 18 points against the Minutemen…his ACC career and season-high of 13 points came at home against Clemson (Feb. 4)…scored 10 points in Florida State’s 65-63 win over Florida to mark the second consecutive time he had scored in double figures against the Gators…he scored 14 points against Florida in the Stephen C. O’Connell Center on November 29, 2014…was Florida State’s leading rebounder in four games with a team-high 10 rebounds coming against Nebraska in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge (Dec. 1) and in ACC games against Notre Dame (Dec. 13) and Clemson (Jan. 19) and a team-high nine rebounds against Louisville…led Florida State with three games of 10 rebounds (against Nebraska, Notre Dame and Clemson)…led the Seminoles with two double-doubles (10 points and 10 rebounds against Nebraska and 13 points and 10 rebounds at Clemson)…his double-double against Nebraska in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge was the second of his career…led the Seminoles and the game with his season-high tying 10 rebounds…also blocked two shots in 23 minutes of playing time against the Cornhuskers…earned his career-high for steals with 22 including two each in six different games…totaled 22 steals as a junior after earning 23 steals in his first two seasons as a Seminole…

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), 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 season-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 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)…

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…

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 former Seminole football 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
Chris Koumadje                      2015-Pr.                  7-4
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



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