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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

YearGPGSMinAvgFGFGAPct3FG3A3PctFTFTAPctOffDefTotAvgPFFOATOBSPtsAvg
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  25 0  73  14.6  9  21  .429  0  0  .000  5  8  .625  2  9  11  2.2  8  0  0  3  0  23  4.6
TOTAL 74 21 1,178 15.9 121 216 .560 0 0 .000 87 125 .696 89 129 218 2.9 135 5 28 64 95 23 329 4.4

 

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 into 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)…

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 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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