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#22 Xavier Rathan-Mayes
Position: Guard
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 190
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
High School: Huntington (WV) Prep
Experience: SQ

Pronounced: X-avier Ruh-Tan Mays

Bio: 2015-16 Complete Bio

YearGPGSMinAvgFGFGAPct3FG3A3PctFTFTAPctOffDefTotAvgPFFOATOBSPtsAvg
 2014-15 32 30 1,110 34.7  165 397 .416 48 171 .281 98 142 .690 16 96 112 3.5 74 0 137 108 0 35  476 14.9
TOTAL 32 30 1,110 34.4 165 397 .416 48 171 .281 98 142 .690 16 96 112 3.5 74 0 137 108 0 35 476 14.9

 (as of March 12, 2015)

Features: Past And Present Briings Rathan-Mayes To Florida State / Rathan-Mayes Seeks Redemption / Rathan-Mayes: The Other Guy At Huntington / Rathan-Mayes Scores 30 In Under Five Minutes / Rathan-Mayes Turns In Memorable Scoring Outburst / Rathan-Mayes Erupts For 30 Points / Florida State Looks To Build On Rathan-Mayes' Heroic Play / Rathan-Mayes With Scoring Display We'll Never Forget / Rathan-Mayes Takes His Turn /

Audio: 590 The Fan Toronto | As It Happens (CBC Radio)

Video: XRM vs. Miami Highlights / XRM on ACC Digital Network / XRM All 30 Points On Semoinoles.com / XRM Looks Ahead To 2015-16 / XRM On ESPN SportsCenter /

2015-16 All-America Candidate

2015 Honors:

  • All-ACC Honorable Mention (Media)
  • All-ACC Freshman Team (Media)
  • All-ACC Freshman Team (Coaches)
  • All-American Freshman Team (CollegeInsider.com)

ON RATHAN-MAYES: An absolute star in the making who earned Freshman All-American, All-ACC Honorable Mention and All-ACC Freshman Team honors in his first season as a Seminole in 2015…one of only two members of the 2015 ACC All-Freshman Team (also Justin Jackson of North Carolina) who returns to play in the ACC for the 2015-16 season…one of only four freshmen who earned mention to the All-ACC First, Second, Third or Honorable Mention Teams in 2015 (Rathan-Mayes, HM; Jahlil Okafor of Duke, First Team; Tyus Jones of Duke, Third Team; Justise Winslow of Duke, Honorable Mention) and the only one who returns to play in the ACC during the 2015-16 season…earned Freshman All-American Second Team honors by CBSSports.com…the first freshman in ACC history to score 30 or more points three times with a career-high 35 points at North Carolina (Jan. 24), 35 points at Miami (Feb. 25) and 30 points against Clemson (March 11) in the first ACC Tournament game of his career…his 35 points against North Carolina and Miami rank as the highest scoring total in Florida State history by a freshman…his 35 points against North Carolina and Miami are tied for the fifth best scoring effort by a freshman in ACC history…his 30 points against Clemson in the ACC Tournament marked the most points by a Seminole in an ACC Tournament game and was the first time a Florida State player scored 30 points or more in an ACC Tournament game…his ACC Tournament game against Clemson was the first ACC Tournament game of his career…named the ACC Rookie of the Week twice during the 2014-15 season – following his 35 point performance at North Carolina and his 35 point performance against Miami…started 30 games for the Seminoles as a freshman after being inserted into the starting line-up in the fourth game of his career against UMass on November 23, 2014…only the second freshman to lead Florida State in scoring with his 14.9 points per game scoring average…joined Bill Kratzert in 1948 (the first season of Seminole basketball) as the only two freshmen to lead Florida State in scoring…the first father/son duo to lead an ACC team in scoring as Tharon Mayes led the Seminoles in scoring with a 26.2 points per game scoring average in 1990…started the final 30 games of the 2014-15 season…set the Seminoles’ school record for freshmen for scoring (380 total points), points scored per game (14.9 ppg), field goals made (165), field goals attempted (397), 3-point shots made (48) and 3-point shots attempted (171)…one of only two freshmen in the nation (also Melo Trimble of Maryland) to lead his team in scoring, assists and steals during the 2014-15 season…averaged or scored in double figures against 12 of the Seminoles’ 14 ACC opponents and scored in double figures in 14 of 18 regular season ACC games and in 16 of 20 games against ACC competition…earned his first career double double (12 points and 11 assists) in the Seminoles’ victory at Virginia Tech (Feb. 7)…considered to be one of the best and most complete shooting guards in the high school class of 2013...creates match-up problems for defenders because of his athleticism... ranked as the No. 28 overall prospect by Rivals.com and ranked No. 24 by ESPN ...the no. 8 Rivals.com ranked shooting guard was a member of the FIBA U18 Americas Jr. Championship Team and the Canadian U18 national team...participated in the Nike Global Challenge (2011 & 2012) and played for the CIA Bounce 17s AAU Team...wears uniform No. 22 - the same number his father, Tharon, wore at Florida State…earned two awards at the Florida State Honors Banquet at the conclusion of the 2014-15 season: The Otto Petty Most Assists Award and the Bob Sura Outstanding Offensive Player Award…

AS A FRESHMAN (2015): Averaged 14.9 points (first on the team), 4.3 assists (first), 1.1 steals (first) and 3.5 rebounds (fourth) while making 48 3-point shots (second) and 98 free throws (second) during one of the most dynamic freshmen seasons in school history…ranked ninth in the ACC in scoring and second among all ACC freshman behind only ACC Player of the Year Jahlil Okafor of Duke…earned Freshman All-American, All-ACC Honorable Mention and All-ACC Freshman Team honors in his first season…in earning All-ACC Honorable Mention and All-ACC Freshman Team honors he ranked second among freshman in scoring (behind only Okafor of Duke), second in assists (behind only Tyus Jones of Duke), fourth in steals (behind only Chris McCullough of Syracuse, Jones and Justise Winslow of Duke) and 11th in rebounding…set the Seminoles’ school record for freshman in scoring (475 total points), points scored per game (14.9 ppg), field goals made (165), field goals attempted (397), 3-point shots made (48) and 3-point shots attempted (171)…one of only two freshman in the nation (also Melo Trimble of Maryland) to lead his team in scoring, assists and steals during the 2014-15 season…led the Seminoles in 30+ point games (three) and 20+ point scoring games (seven) while leading the Seminoles in games as their leading scorer (16) and in games when scoring in double figures (24)…scored in double figures in 14 of his 18 ACC games and was only 14 points from scoring in double figures in all 18 conference games during his first season as a Seminole…earned his first career double double (12 points and 11 assists) in the Seminoles’ victory at Virginia Tech (Feb. 7)…started 30 of Florida State’s 32 games and played in 1,110 total minutes (34.7 minutes per game)…one of only two Seminole players to start at least 30 games (Montay Brandon started all 32) and to play more than 1,000 minutes during the season (Montay Brandon played 1.142)…inserted into the starting line-up in the fourth game of the season against UMass (Nov. 23) and started every game after that…scored five game-winning baskets: vs. The Citadel (lay-up, 14:30 first half), at Clemson (two free throws, 17:29 first half), at Clemson (jumper, 0:54 second half), vs. Boston College (lay-up, 9:29 second half) and vs. Pitt (lay-up, 9:32 first half)…scored the first points of the a game for Florida State eight times including all three games against Clemson, against Florida, against North Carolina and against Virginia in the ACC Tournament…scored/averaged in double figures against 12 of the Seminoles’ 14 ACC opponents: North Carolina (35 points in one game to lead the team), Wake Forest (21 points in one game to lead the team), Clemson (20.7 ppg in three games to lead the team), Georgia Tech (20.0 points in one game to lead the team),  Miami (20.0 ppg to lead the team), Virginia Tech (17.0 ppg to lead the team), NC State (15 points in one game against the Wolfpack), Syracuse (14 points in one game to lead the team), Pitt (13.5 ppg in two games to lead the team), Virginia (13.0 ppg in two games to lead the team), Louisville (12 points in one game against Cardinals) and Boston College (13.0 points in one game)…also averaged in double figures in two ACC Tournament games and led the team in scoring  in the ACC Tournament (21.0 ppg), in the Seminoles’ 17 victories (15.4 ppg), in the Seminoles’ 18 ACC games (16.1 ppg) and in Florida State’s 15 non-conference games (13.3 ppg)…was Florida State’s leading scorer and the only Seminole to score in double figures in both of its games against Virginia during the 2014-15 season...scored 26 points in the Seminoles’ 66-55 win over The Citadel (Nov. 25) and in the process, wrote his name beside his father in the Seminoles’ record book… was a perfect five of five from the 3-point line…his father, Tharon Mayes, who played for the Seminoles from 1988-90, was a perfect five of five from the 3-point line on February 2, 1988 against Monmouth….Tharon scored 21 points in the Seminoles’ 82-68 victory over the Hawks…Rathan-Mayes became the seventh player in school history to shoot perfect from the 3-point line on at least five attempts in a single game in school history a four-game stretch early in his freshman season as he scored 22 points against UMass (Nov. 23), 26 against The Citadel (Nov. 25), 16 against Charleston Southern (Nov. 28) and 17 against Nebraska in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge (Dec. 1) to average 20.3 points in the first four starts of his career…a freshman season-long eight-game streak of double figure scoring to close out the season as he averaged 19.4 points scored per game from February 14 against Georgia Tech through March 12 against Virginia in the ACC Tournament…

AS A FRESHMAN (2014): Sat out the 2013-14 season as per NCAA regulations...earned his eligibility and was cleared to participate in practice with the Seminoles on May 13, 2014...

AT HUNTINGTON PREP: Graduated from Huntington Prep in 2013...the Express finished the 2013 season ranked No. 6 nationally...averaged 16.0 points, 7.0 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game as a junior at Huntington Prep and averaged 13.7 points, 6.7 assists and 5.0 rebounds per game during his final year at Huntington Prep... played in 31 games, 19 of which he scored in double digits, six double-double games and one triple-double during his senior season...best performance of the season came when he scored a game high of 55 points and added nine assists, 10 rebounds and five steals in a victory over Teays Valley Christian (W. Va.)... helped lead his team to a 30-3 record along with teammate and Naismith/Gatorade National Player of the Year power forward Andrew Wiggins in 2013...

PERSONAL: Born on April 29, 1994...Xavier son of Marilyn Rathan and Tharon Mayes...Tharon Mayes is considered to be one of the top players in school history and ranks 21st in school history in scoring (1,260 career points) more than 20 years after he completed his career at Florida State...played in the NBA with the Philadelphia 76ers (1991) and the Los Angeles Clippers (1992) and enjoyed a long professional career in Europe...averaged 16.4 points per game in 77 career games as a Seminole...Xavier has set as one of his goals to break many of his father's records at Florida State during his career...selected Florida State over UConn and Illinois.

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