|Hometown:||Scarborough, Ontario, Canada|
|High School:||Huntington (WV) Prep|
Pronounced: X-avier Ruh-Tan Mays
(as of Sept. 20, 2016)
Xavier Rathan-Mayes' Career Highs:
PTS: 35, 2x last at Miami (2-25-15)
AST: 11, 3x last vs. Southeastern Louisiana (12-13-15)
REBS: 10 vs. Mississippi State (12-16-15)
STL: 4 at Clemson (1-19-15)
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 / Xavier Rathan-Mayes: Preview 2015 / Rathan-Mayes Becomming A Complete Player / The X-Man Makes His Mark / Rathan-Mayes To Test NBA Draft Options / Rathan-Mayes Taking Control / Maturation of Rathan-Mayes Has FSU Excited /
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 / XRM-Amazing / ACC All-Access -- Xavier Rathan-Mayes / Top Father-Son Playing Duos In NCAA Basketball /
2015-16 John R. Wooden Award Watch List -- Nation's Top Player
2015-16 Lute Olson Award Watch List -- Nation's Top Player
2015-16 Preseason All-ACC First Team (ACSMA)
2015-16 Bob Cousy Award Watch List -- Nation's Top Point Guard
All-ACC Honorable Mention (Media)
All-ACC Freshman Team (Media)
All-ACC Freshman Team (Coaches)
All-American Freshman Team (CollegeInsider.com)
RECORD WATCH: Tied for 21st in school history with 283 career assists...ranked 26th in school history with 87 3-point feld goals made...has scored 865 points in the first 65 games of his career...only 24 players (inlcuding his father Tharon Mayes) have scored 1,000 or more career points in 75 games or less...Tharon Mayes reached the 1,000 point mark in 66 games as a Seminole...
ON RATHAN-MAYES: One of college basketball’s most prolific scorers who needs only 134 points to become the 45th player in school history to reach 1,000 career points as he plays his third year as a Seminole in 2016-17…averages better than 13 points a game for the first 65 games of his career …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 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)…earned Freshman All-American Second Team honors by CBSSports.com in 2015…his 146 assists during the 2015-16 season are tied for 19th in a single season in school history while his 137 assists during his freshman season is ranked 25th for a single-season in school history…tied for 21st in school history with 283 career assists entering the 2016-17 season…needs only four assists to move into the Seminoles’ all-time top 20, 73 assists to move into the all-time top-10 and 152 to move into Florida State’s all-time top-five…ranked second among returning assists leaders in the ACC from the 2014-15 season behind only Bryant Crawford of Wake Forest…Rathan-Mayes averaged 4.42 assists in 33 games while Crawford averaged 4.43 assists in 30 games…ranked third for career assists in the ACC entering the 2016-17 season behind only London Parrentes of Virginia (441 career assists) and Devin Wilson of Virginia Tech (358 career assists)…Rathan-Mayes begins his junior season with 283 career assists…will look to become one of the top 25 3-point shooters in school history during the 2016-17 season…begins the season ranked 26th in school history with 87 career 3-point field goals made…Luke Loucks is ranked 25th in school history with 88 career 3-point shots made…needs 17 3-point shots made to move into Florida State’s all-time top-20, needs 57 made 3-point shots to move into Florida State’s all-time top-10 and 109 made shots from long range to move into the Seminoles’ all-time top-five…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…one of only three freshman to lead Florida State in scoring with his 14.9 points per game scoring average in 2015…joined Bill Kratzert in 1948 (the first season of Seminole basketball) and Dwayne Bacon in 2016 as the only three 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…earned his first career double double (12 points and 11 assists) in the Seminoles’ victory at Virginia Tech during his freshman season (Feb. 7, 2015)…second and third career double doubles came during his sophomore season against Nicholls State (11 points and 11 assists on Nov. 15) and against Mississippi State (13 points and 10 rebounds on Dec. 16)… enters his junior season with three career double doubles – two with points and assists and one with points and rebounds…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…earned the Otto Petty Most Assists Award for the second consecutive year at the Seminoles’ banquet honoring the 2015-16 season’s accomplishments…
AS A SOPHOMORE (2016): Averaged 11.8 points (third on the team), 4.4 assists (first), 1.0 steal (second) and 2.8 rebounds (seventh) while making 39 3-point shots (third) and 89 free throws (third) as he served as the Seminoles’ full-time point guard for the first time in his career…scored in double figures 24 times to match his freshman season total and bring his two-year total for double figures scoring games to 48…scored his season-high of 30 points against North Carolina (Jan. 4) in Tallahassee to bring his career total of 30+ scoring games to four (three as a freshman and one as a sophomore)…a team-high 23 points in the Seminoles’ victory over VCU in a game played at Philips Arena in Atlanta (Dec. 6)…scored in double figures in 13 of the Seminoles’ 18 regular season ACC games with 16 coming in Florida State’s win over NCAA Tournament Final Four participant Syracuse in the regular season finale for both teams (March 5)…scored a team-high 19 points in Florida State’s second round NIT game against Valparaiso (March 17)…led Florida State in scoring four times: against North Carolina, against VCU, at Duke (Feb. 25) and at Valparaiso…opened the season with three consecutive double figure scoring games (11 against Nichols State, 13 against Jacksonville and 10 against Hofstra) to average 11.3 points per game to open the season…season-high five consecutive games in double figure scoring (30 against North Carolina, 10 at Miami, 11 at NC State, 11 in a victory over nationally ranked Miami and 14 against Pitt) to average 15.2 points to open conference play…set his own personal record with seven 3-point shots made in scoring 30 points for the fourth time in his career and second time in his career against North Carolina…his seven 3-point shots made against the Tar Heels is tied for the fifth most in a game by any Seminole player and ranks tied as the second highest total of 3-point shots made by a Florida State player in an ACC game…the Seminoles’ record for 3-point field goals made by a Seminole is 10 by George McCloud against La Salle on Feb. 23, 1989 while the Seminoles’ ACC record for 3-point shots made in a single game is eight by Deividas Dulkys against North Carolina on Jan. 14, 2012…ranked sixth in the ACC in assists with a career-high 4.4 assists per game…tied his single game career-high with 11 assists in the Seminoles’ victories over both Nicholls State (Nov. 15) and Southeastern Louisiana (Dec. 13) while earning his ACC season-high of nine assists in Florida State’s victory over Boston College (Jan. 26)…earned five or more assists in 14 different games including eight in the Seminoles’ victory over DePaul in the second round of the Paradise Jam (Nov. 21), seven in Florida State’s ACC road win at NC State (Jan. 13), six against Georgia Tech (Feb. 17), six in the Seminoles’ third round win over Ohio in the Paradise Jam (Nov. 23) and five in Florida State’s victory over Davidson in the first round of the NIT (March 15)…earned a career-best 1.8:1 assist to turnover ratio with a single-season career-high 146 assists and a career-low 83 turnovers…improved his A:TO ratio to 1.8:1 as a sophomore after a 1.3:1 ratio as a freshman…zero turnovers in 29 minutes played in leading the Seminoles’ to its victory over Florida Atlantic in the Orange Bowl Classic (Dec. 19)…also zero turnovers in 29 minutes of play in the Seminoles’ ACC road win at Wake Forest (Feb. 6)…earned two double-doubles to bring his career total to three…totaled 11 points and 11 assists in the Seminoles’ season opening victory over Nicholls State (Nov. 15) and scored 13 points and pulled down 10 rebounds in Florida State’s win over Mississippi State’s (Dec. 16)…enters his junior season with three career double doubles – two with points and assists and one with points and rebounds…career-high of 10 rebounds (eight on the defensive end) came in Florida State’s victory over Mississippi State while seven rebounds came in the Seminoles’ victory over VCU…led Florida State in rebounds in victories over VCU and Florida (Dec. 29)…one of four Seminoles to average in double figures at 12.1 points per game in ACC games – the second time in his career that he has averaged more than 12 points per game in ACC games in a single season…
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 perfecty 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...academic major is sociology...