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#32 Montay Brandon
Position: Guard
Height: 6'8"
Weight: 225
Year: Junior
Hometown: Greensboro, N.C.
High School: Wesleyan Christian
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ON BRANDON: One of the most versatile players in the ACC who will look to earn his position as a starter for the Seminoles for the third consecutive season…spent his freshman season as Florida State’s primary point guard and was a standout in his second season as Florida State’s wing guard…has the ability and acumen to bring the basketball up the court and the athleticism and length to play as a rebounder and a lock down defender at the wing guard position…has proven during his first two seasons that he can play both positions and more importantly benefit the Seminoles from both positions…has played the wing position throughout his career and his development at the point guard position is be extreme an plus for both Brandon and the Seminoles during the remainder of his collegiate career…his defensive abilities have allowed him to cover C.J. Fair of Syracuse, K.J. McDaniels of Clemson and Travis McKie of Wake Forest… “That’s my job to guard one of the best players.  I relish guarding the toughest players,” said Brandon during his sophomore season…began to prove his defensive ability late during his freshman season when he was assigned to guard Virginia’s Joe Harris and NC State’s Rodney Purvis and Lorenzo Brown in the final two games of the regular season…his lock down defense during those two games allowed the Seminoles to shut all three players down and win their final two games of the regular season against two postseason teams (NC State played in the NCAA Tournament and Virginia advanced to the quarterfinals of the NIT)… is a very long player for his size with long arms who has the ability to cover a tremendous amount of the court with very little effort…his ability to get into passing lanes to deflect passes and earn steals on the defensive end of the court is one of his greatest assets…has been in the starting line-up in 58 of the 69 games in which he has played during the first two years of his career at Florida State…the starter at the point guard position in 23 games and the starter at the two-guard position in 35 career games…the only player to start all 36 games for the Seminoles during the 2013-14 season…he totaled one start (against Miami on Feb. 10, 2014) at the point guard position and 35 at the two guard spot during his sophomore season…his size (6-7) and diverse abilities creates match-up problems in the Seminoles favor on both the offensive and defensive ends of the court…a key to the Seminoles’ chemistry because of his desire to play wherever the Seminole coaches need him to play…his desire to be a team player was illustrated during his freshman season as he started 22 games at the point guard position, saw his playing time decrease, continued to work hard in practice and was rewarded with increased playing time late in the season…tied Florida State’s individual record for free throw shooting perfection in an ACC game as he was a perfect seven of seven from the free throw line (1.000 percent) against Maryland during his sophomore season (Feb. 8, 2014)…became just the 18th player in school history to be perfect on at least seven free throws in an ACC game…only the fifth player in school history to make a perfect seven of seven free throws on the road in an ACC game…the No. 11 ranked point guard in the nation and the No. 59 overall ranked prep player as a member of the 2012 freshman class by Rivals.com…also rated as the No. 9 ranked shooting guard  prospect in the class of 2012 by ESPN.com…a four star recruit by ESPN.com…a member of the West Team in the 2012 Jordan Brand Classic All Star game that was played in Charlotte on April 14, 2012…a starter for the West Team in the regional All-Star game played at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C….a double double of 12 points and 12 rebounds to go along with four assists in 32 minutes of playing time as the West team fell, 84-82…led the team in rebounds, assists and minutes played…nominated to play in the prestigious McDonald’s All-American Game in 2012…committed to Florida State during his official visit in September of 2011…

AS A SOPHOMORE (2014): Averaged a career-high 7.7 points (fifth on the team), a career-high 4.9 rebounds (second), a career-high 1.5 assists (fourth) a career-high 0.9 steals (third) while starting all 36 games for the Seminoles as a sophomore…was the only player to start all 36 games for the Seminoles and one of only 23 players in the ACC who started each of his team’s game during the 2014 season…established single season career-highs for games played (36), games started (36), minutes played (1,060), minutes played per game (29.4), field goals made (92), field goals attempted (221), 3-point field goals attempted (36), free throws made (83), free throws attempted (135), free throw percentage (.615), offensive rebounds (54), defensive rebounds (121), total rebounds (175), rebounds per game (4.9), assists (54), steals (33), points scored (276) and points scored per game (7.7 ppg)…started 35 of 36 games at the shooting guard position and one game at the point guard position…was the Seminoles starter at the point guard position against Miami in the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee (Feb. 10)…played at least 18 minutes in each game and totaled a career-high tying 37 minutes played against Minnesota in the semifinals of the NIT in a game played at Madison Square Garden (April 1)…Florida State’s second leading rebounder from the guard position with a single season career-high 175 rebounds and a career-high 4.9 rebounds per game average…led the Seminoles rebounding from the guard position an amazing 11 times including in victories over two ranked teams (No. 10 VCU and No. 20 UMass), against No. 13 Florida and in five ACC games (victories over Maryland, Miami, Pitt and Georgia Tech and against Clemson)…ranked second on the team behind only Okaro White who led the team in rebounding 18 times…first career double figure rebounding game (Nov. 21, 11 rebounds) came in Florida State’s exciting victory over VCU and his first double figure rebounding game in ACC play came in Florida State’s victory over Georgia Tech (March 2, 12 rebounds)…his 11 rebounds against VCU helped him earn the first double double of his career with 14 points and 11 rebounds in the victory over the Rams in the first round of the 2013 Puerto Rico Tip-Off…back to back games of 12 rebounds against Pitt (Feb. 23) and Georgia Tech (March 2) with his career high of 10 defensive rebounds in both games…scored his career-high of 18 points on six of eight shooting from the field and six of eight shooting from the free throw line against North Carolina (Feb. 17) at home in the Donald L. Tucker Center…scored in double figures in a career-high 11 games including in four ACC games and against Louisiana Tech in the quarterfinals of the NIT (March 26)…opened the season with a 15-point performance in the Seminoles’ season-opening victory over Jacksonville (Nov. 8)…Florida State’s second leading scorer in the Puerto-Rico Tip Off with a 12.7 points per game average…scored 14 points in Florida State’s win over No. 10 VCU (Nov. 21), totaled 14 against No. 13 Michigan (Nov. 22) and scored 10 in the Seminoles’ win over Northeastern in the third place game of the event (Nov. 24)…was the only Seminole to score in double figures in each of the Seminoles’ three games in the prestigious Puerto Rico Tip-Off…back-to-back games of 14 points in victories over Jacksonville State (Dec. 8) and Charlotte (Dec. 17)…one of four Seminoles to make at least 80 free throws and one of only four Seminoles to attempt at least 100 free throws during the 2013-14 season…his career-high of seven free throws came in the Seminoles’ victory over Jacksonville and at Maryland (Feb. 8) while his career high of nine free throws attempted came in the Seminoles’ wins over Jacksonville and No. 10 VCU…was a career best and perfect from the free throw line of seven of seven at Maryland and made six free throws against North Carolina (Feb. 17)…made four or more free throws in eight different games as he averaged a career-high 2.3 free throws made per game…averaged a career-high 3.8 free throws attempted per game…finished fourth on the team in assists with 54 and a 1.5 assists per game average…his season high of four assists came against Michigan in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off and against Virginia in the ACC Tournament…at least three assists in eight different games and multiple assists in 19 of 36 games…fourth on the team in steals with 33 and a 0.9 steals per game average…his career high of three assists came against Minnesota in the NIT semifinals and in Florida State’s victory over Charleston Southern (Dec. 30)…multiple steals in eight games and tripled his steals totals as a sophomore (33) as compared to his freshman season (11)…(vs. Boston College): Scored one point and pulled down three rebounds in Florida State’s only game of the season against Boston College…tied for the team lead with his ACC season high of two steals as the Seminoles won, 74-70, against the Eagles in Chestnut Hill, Mass. (March 4)…helped Florida State’s comeback from as many as five down in the second half with one of two free throws at the 16:06 mark…his one free throw allowed the Seminoles to pull within one a 39-38 as they outscored the Eagles in the second half by a 41-37 margin to win the ACC road game…also added one second half assist and two second half steals to lead the Seminoles after the score was tied at 33-33 at the halftime intermission…(vs. Clemson): Averaged 6.0 points. 4.0 rebounds and 1.0 steals in two games against NIT participant Clemson…ranked second on the team in rebounds with eight in the two game regular season series as both teams won on the other team’s home court…a starter in both games and averaged 31.5 minutes played per game…scored three points and pulled down five rebounds as Florida State won on the road, 56-41, at Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson, S.C. (Jan. 9)…earned five rebounds including a career-high tying four offensive rebounds in the victory…three points on a lay-up at the 4:54 mark of the second half to put Florida State up 47-34 and added one of two free throws at the 4:28 mark to put Florida State up 48-34 as the Seminoles maintained a double figure lead throughout the second half…totaled nine points, three rebounds and one steal in 36 minutes of play as Clemson won in Tallahassee by a 53-49 score (Feb. 1)…seven second half points as Florida State worked to hold onto a 20-17 halftime lead but were outscored by a 36-29 margin over the final 20 minutes of play…gave Florida State its final lead of the game on a lay-up at the 16:49 mark to make the score 25-24…Clemson re-took the lead 29 seconds later and did not relinquish it during the remainder of the game…(vs. Duke): Scored 11 points to go along with four rebounds and one assist in Florida State’s only game of the season against NCAA Tournament participant Duke…shot the basketball well as he made four of five (.800 percent) from the field and three of four (.750 percent) from the free throw line…was one of three Seminoles who finished in double figure scoring in the game…Duke earned the win by a 78-56 score at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C. (Jan. 25)…five points in the first half and four in the second half…gave Florida State a lead at 10-0 with a lay-up at the 13:14 mark of the first half…(vs. Georgia Tech): Totaled seven points and a career-high tying 12 rebounds in Florida State’s only game of the season against Georgia Tech…his 12 rebounds marked the second time in two games that he pulled down 12 rebounds – a total that included a career-high tying 10 offensive rebounds…his 12 rebounds not only led the Seminoles but allowed him to earn game-high rebounding honors…all seven points came in the second half as Florida State took the 81-71 win at home in the Donald L. Tucker Center (March 2)…scored on two lay-ups and three free throws and helped Florida State build as much as a 16-point lead in the second half in taking their eight ACC win of the season…(vs. Maryland): Averaged 10.3 points, 5.3 rebounds 1.7 assists and 1.0 steals in three games against Maryland…the Seminoles and Terps split their regular season home and home series with each team winning on its home court and the Seminoles topping the Terps in the second round of the ACC Tournament…made a team-high 12 free throws in a team-high 15 free throw attempts (.800 percent) in the three-game series…one of five Seminoles to average in double figures and tied for the fourth leading scoring average amongst his teammates against Maryland…scored 13 points and pulled down eight rebounds in Florida State’s 85-61 victory over Maryland at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee (Jan. 8)…was one of two from the 3-point line as Florida State made an ACC record 16 3-points shots in the victory…totaled 11 second half points as Florida State pulled away from the Terps for the run-away win…gave Florida State a 20-point lead on a jumper at the 18:46 mark of the second half…led the Seminoles with four made free throws (all in the second half) as Florida State maintained a double digit lead throughout the game…totaled 11 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals in a career-high tying 37 minutes played as Maryland took an 83-71 win at Comcast Center in College Park, Md. (Feb. 12)…was a perfect seven of seven from the free throw line (1.000 percent) to tie his personal career highs for free throws made and free throw shooting percentage…tied Florida State’s ACC record for free throw shooting percentage in a game with his perfect performance against the Terps…was a perfect two of two from the free throw line in the first half and made all five of his attempts from the free throw line in the second half…helped the Seminoles outscore the Terps by a 42-37 margin in the second half with seven of his 11 points coming after halftime…scored seven points and pulled down four rebounds in 36 minutes of play against Maryland in the second round of the ACC Tournament…the Seminoles benefited from a dunk with 0.4 seconds remaining in the game to take the 67-65 win at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C. …scored five points in the second half as Florida State rallied from a 34-32 halftime deficit to gain the win…his five points helped Florida State outscore Maryland by a 35-31 margin in the second half to take the win…gave Florida State a 44-43 lead at the 14:17 mark of the second half with a jumper and increased Florida State’s lead to 51-43 on a jumper to make the score 51-43 in favor of Florida State…one of two free throws at the 8:38 mark increased Florida State’s lead to eight at 57-49…all of his points were important as Maryland tied the score twice within the last two minutes at 63-63 with 1:49 left and at with 15 seconds left but never regained the lead…Florida State won the game and closed Maryland’s illustrious history in the ACC on the buzzer-beating, game-winning dunk by Boris Bojanovsky with 0.4 seconds left to advance to the quarterfinals of the tournament…(vs. Miami): Averaged 4.0 points and 4.0 rebounds in two games against Miami…also totaled two assists and two steals as the Seminoles and the Hurricanes split their two-game regular season series as both teams won on the other’s home court…totaled six points and a game-high tying six rebounds as Florida State defeated Miami, 63-53, at BankUnited Center in Coral Gables (Jan. 15)…scored  two points in the first half and aided in the Seminoles’ second half comeback with four points over the final 20 minutes in the win…increased Florida State’s lead to 31-28 on a jumper at the 17:31 mark of the second half and pushed the Seminoles’ lead to 10 at 61-51 with 52 seconds remaining to be played in the game…totaled two points and two rebounds in 25 minutes of playing time as Miami won, 77-73, at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee (Feb. 10)…his two points in the game came from the free throw line in the second half as Florida State outscored the Hurricanes, 47-43, as it worked to get back into the game…his two free throws came with 42 seconds left to play and drew Florida State to within five at 75-60…Florida State would close their deficit to four on a lay-up with nine seconds remaining in the game…(vs. North Carolina): Scored his career-high of 18 points to go along with three rebounds in 36 minutes of play in Florida State’s only game of the season against NCAA Tournament participant North Carolina…shot well from the field (six of eight, .750 percent) and from the free throw line (six of eight, .750 percent) in scoring his overall and his ACC career high in points for a single game…gave Florida State a 10 point lead at 13-3 on one of two free throws at the 15:46 mark of the first half…a dunk increased Florida State’s lead to 13 a 19-6 at the 11:57 mark…added a lay-up near the end of the first half to up Florida State’s lead to 36-31 and allow the Seminoles to take a 36-33 halftime lead…scored 13 of his 18 points in the second half as Florida State worked to mount a comeback in the final 20 minutes…North Carolina took the lead at the 10:05 mark, led for the remainder of the game and took the ACC road win…(vs. NC State): Totaled four points, six rebounds and one assist in Florida State’s only game of the season against NCAA Tournament participant NC State…the Wolfpack took the 74-70 win at home in the PNC Arena in Raleigh (Jan. 29)…all four of his points came in the first half as Florida State worked to find a rhythm…two points on a jumper at the 8:10 mark brought Florida State to within 24-21 at the 8:10 mark of the first half and a lay-up closed Florida State’s gap to 28-27 with 5:38 remaining before halftime… Florida State would take a three point lead in the second half and outscored the Wolfpack in the second half 37-35 but came up short at the final buzzer…(vs. Notre Dame): Totaled seven points, one rebound and two assists in Florida State’s only game of the season against Notre Dame…Florida State won the game, 76-74, on a game-winning, buzzer-beating floater in the lane by Ian Miller with 4.4 seconds remaining in the game…scored five of his seven points in the first half to boost Florida State to as much as a 13-point lead and a 41-33 halftime lead…a first half jumper at the 6:34 mark increased Florida State’s lead to 26-22 with 6:34 left before halftime while a well-placed 3-point shot at the 4:38 mark of the first half gave Florida State a commanding 34-24 lead…his two second half points gave Florida State a 10-point lead (67-57) with 7:55 left to play…his two second half points proved vital as the Irish rallied to tie the game at 74-74 on a lay-up with 34 seconds remaining before the Seminoles won the game on Miller’s floater…(vs. Pitt): Scored six points and pulled down a career-high tying 12 rebounds in Florida State’s only game of the season against NCAA Tournament participant Pitt…his efforts on both the offensive and defensive ends of the court allowed the Seminoles to earn the hard-fought 71-66 win over the Panthers in the Peterson Events Center in Pittsburgh, Pa. (Feb. 23) for one of their biggest wins of the season…three first half points and three second half points gave the Seminoles exactly what they needed on the offensive end for the five point win and 12 rebounds including a career-high 10 defensive rebounds gave Florida State what it need on the defensive end…an old fashion three-point play on a lay-up and the ensuing free throw gave Florida State a 33-24 advantage at the 2:20 mark of the first half…his offensive efforts helped Florida State to a 37-31 halftime lead…a lay-up with 8:18 remaining in the game gave Florida State a 48-42 lead and came directly off of an offensive rebound…his 10 defensive rebounds limited Pitt to nine total second chance points for the game…(vs. Syracuse): Scored zero points and pulled down two rebounds in Florida State’s only game of the season against NCAA Tournament participant Syracuse…Syracuse took the 74-58 win over Florida State at the Donald L. Tucker Center (March 9)…(vs. Virginia): Averaged 3.7 points, 3.3 rebound and 2.0 assists in three games against ACC Champion and NCAA Tournament participant Virginia…tied for second on the team in assists with six as Virginia won all three games played between the two teams during the season – in Tallahassee, in Charlottesville and in the quarterfinal round of the ACC Tournament in Greensboro…totaled six points and three rebounds in 22 minutes of playing time in Virginia’s 62-50 win over Florida State in Tallahassee (Jan. 4)…totaled four points in the first half and two in the second half as Virginia won despite shooting .328 percent from the field…his two second half points allowed Florida State to outscore the Cavaliers, 33-32 in the second half…scored five points to go along with three rebounds and two assists in Virginia’s 78-66 win over Florida State in Charlottesville (Jan. 18)…all five points came in the second half as Florida State outscored the Cavaliers, 40-33, in the second half of the game…totaled zero points and pulled down four rebounds in 33 minutes of playing time as Virginia defeated Florida State, 64-51, in the quarterfinal round of the ACC Tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C. …(vs. Virginia Tech): Scored five points and added three rebounds in Florida State’s only game of the season against Virginia Tech…Florida State earned the run-away win with a 70-50 victory over the Hokies in Tallahassee’s Donald L. Tucker Center (Feb. 5)…three first half points on a 3-pointer at the 2:34 mark before halftime gave Florida State a 26-18 lead…two second half points on a dunk gave Florida State a 20-point lead (63-43) with 2:18 remaining to be played in the game…(vs. Wake Forest): Totaled eight points and three rebounds in the Seminoles only game of the season against Wake Forest…Florida State rallied from as much as a 16-point first half deficit to take the 67-60 victory at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum (Feb. 15)…limited to one point in the first half but was instrumental in the Seminoles’ monumental comeback as they outscored the Demon Deacons by a 59-36 margin over the final 28 minutes of the game…scored six points in the final 10:52 of the second half to help give the Seminoles the boost to win the game…two of two free throws at the 10:52 mark gave Florida State a 41-39 lead…one of two free throws at the 3:18 mark to put Florida State in the lead for good and proved to be the game-winning basket…his free throw put the Seminoles up 56-55…extended the Seminoles lead on a jumper at the 2:42 mark to put Florida State up 58-53…his lay-up sparked an 8-0 Florida State run that put the Seminoles in control…from there, Florida State upped its lead to as many as nine in taking the victory…(In Three Game During The Puerto Rico Tip Off): Averaged 12.7 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists in three games during the Puerto Rico Tip-Off…the only Seminole to score in double figures in the three game event during which the Seminoles defeated No. 10 VCU and Northeastern and took No. 13 Michigan into overtime before falling…scored 14 points in the win over No. 10 VCU, 14 points against No. 13 Michigan and totaled 10 point in the Florida State’s win over Northeastern…third on the team with 10 field goals made and a .481 field goal shooting percentage (13 of 27) and tied for second on the team with 10 free throws made during the three game series…(vs. VCU): Scored his first career double double as he scored 14 points and pulled down 11 rebounds as Florida State defeated No. 10 VCU 87-65 in the first round of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off (Nov. 21)…shot the basketball well as he made .556 percent of his shots (five of nine) from the field and made four free throws…in pulling down 11 rebounds he earned 10 defensive rebounds which helped limit the Rams to 12 second chance points…his defensive presence also helped limit VCU to .293 percent shooting from the field on only 22 field made goals on 75 field goal attempts…six first half points including the first two points of the game on a lay-up at the 19:17 mark set the table nicely for the Seminoles…Florida State took the lead for good on a jumper by Aaron Thomas at the 15:22 mark of the game and VCU did not regain the lead after that point…Florida State increased its lead to as many as 30 in the second half as Brandon contributed eight second half points…gave Florida State a 20-point lead at 56-36 on two of two free throws…the Seminoles led by double figures throughout the entire second half…(vs. Michigan): Totaled 14 points, five rebounds and four assists as Florida State battled No. 13 Michigan into overtime before falling in the extra period, 82-80, at the Coliseo Roberto Clemente in San Juan, Puerto Rico (Nov. 22)…scored all 14 of his points in the second half as Florida State worked to hold off the fast charging Wolverines…Michigan outscored Florida State, 42-32, in the second half and 13-11 in the overtime period to take the victory and advance to the championship game of the tournament…the Wolverines fell to Charlotte in the championship game – a team the Seminoles would defeat by a 106-62 margin in Tallahassee later in the season (Dec. 17)…(vs. Northeastern): Scored 10 points and in Florida State’s 62-60 victory over Northeastern in the third place game of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off (Nov. 24)…scored seven of his 10 points from the field on three field goals (one 3-point field goal) and added three free throws in the Seminoles’ win …his 3-pointer for his only points of the first half helped pull Florida State to within 24-22 with 2:41 left before the intermission…Northeastern held a 29-28 advantage at the half…a lay-up at the 5:06 mark of the second half put Florida State in front 52-50 and second lay-up put the Seminoles up 60-50 with 43 seconds remaining…the Huskies tied the game on two free throws with 37 seconds left to set the stage for Devon Bookert’s game-winning jumper from the short corner with 0.5 seconds remaining in the game to give the Seminoles their two point winning advantage…(In Three Games During The NIT): Averaged 7.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.5 steals as Florida State earned a 3-1 record and advanced to the semifinals of the NIT at Madison Square Garden in New York City…tied for the team high with a .526 percent field goal shooting percentage (10 of 19) and ranked first on the team with six steals in the four games played…(vs. Florida Gulf Coast): Scored eight points and pulled down six rebounds in Florida State’s 58-53 win over Florida Gulf Coast at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee (March 18)…added two steals in the win as he helped the Seminoles recover from as much as a six-point second half deficit…four second half points including two on a lay-up at the 6:31 mark of the second half gave Florida State a 48-45 lead…points by Brandon proved important as FGCU regained the lead at the 5:22 mark only to see the Seminoles outscore the Eagles by a 9-4 margin the remainder of the way…(vs. Georgetown): Scored six points and pulled down one rebound in Florida State’s 101-90 win over Georgetown in the second round of the NIT in Tallahassee (March 24)…the Seminoles led virtually the entire games and led by as many as 17 points in the second half to gain the win…a first half basket gave Florida State a 19-14 lead at the 11:12 mark before halftime…his basket allowed the Seminoles to take a 48-35 halftime advantage…four points in the second half helped Florida State hold a double digit lead for the majority of the final 20 minutes…(vs. Louisiana Tech): Scored in double figures with 10 points and five rebounds in Florida State’s 78-75 victory over Louisiana Tech in the quarterfinal round of the NIT at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee (March 26)…shot the ball well against the Bulldogs as he made four of his six field goal attempts (.667) and made two free throws…scored the first three points of the game at the 19:17 mark on a lay-up and the ensuing free throw after he was fouled by Louisiana Tech’s Jaron Johnson…put Florida State up 3-0…one of two free throws at the 8:44 mark tied the game at 60-60 and a dunk at the 5:39 mark put Florida State up by five at 65-60…four points in the final 3:19 on a lay-up at the 3:19 mark gave Florida State a 71-64 lead and a jumper at the 1:30 mark put the Seminoles up by a 73-68 margin…the Bulldogs had their chances only down three with 18 seconds to go but missed a 3-point shot with nine seconds left to play to allow Florida State to punch its ticket to New York City and the NIT semifinals…(vs. Minnesota): Scored six points and pulled down three rebounds to go along with two assists and three steals in Florida State’s semifinal game against Minnesota in the NIT semifinals at the famed Madison Square Garden in New York City (April 1)…five second half points as Florida State rallied from 10 points down at the half to tie the game at 60-60on a buzzer-beating 3-point shot by Devon Bookert and send the game into overtime…Minnesota outscored the Seminoles 7-4 to win the game and advance to the championship game…

AS A FRESHMAN (2013): Averaged 3.9 points (10th on the team), 1.8 rebounds (tied for seventh) and 1.4 assists (fourth) while starting 22 games at the point guard position during his first season as a Seminole…played in 33 of Florida State’s 34 games and was one of only seven Seminoles who played in 33 or more games in helping lead the team to the NIT…ranked fourth on the team in minutes played with 652 and an average of 19.8 minutes played per game…only four Seminoles – including Brandon – averaged 19 minutes or more of playing time during the 2012-13 season…finished fourth on the team in total assists with 47 which included his career high of five assists against Minnesota (Nov. 27), Mercer (Dec. 2) and in the Seminoles’ ACC win at Georgia Tech (Feb. 5)…his five assists against the Yellow Jackets helped the Seminoles take the road win on Michael Snaer’s third buzzer-beating, game-winning shot of the season in Florida State’s 56-54 win…Florida State’s starter at the point guard position from Nov. 12 against Buffalo through Feb. 9 against Wake Forest – a span of 22 games…multiple assists came 10 times in his 22 games as the Seminoles’ starting point guard…inserted into the starting line-up in the second game of the 2012-13 season and the second game of his career…scored in double figures three times with his season high of 11 points coming against South Alabama (Nov. 9) in his career debut and in the Seminoles’ win over Saint Joseph’s (Nov. 17) in the championship game of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic in Brooklyn and 10 points coming in Florida State’s NIT game against Louisiana Tech (March 19)…a house on fire in the first four games of his first season as he scored 31 points and averaged 7.8 points scored against South Alabama and in wins over Buffalo (Nov. 12), BYU (Nov. 16) and Saint Joseph’s (Nov. 17)…averaged 5.9 points (sixth on the team) in the Seminoles’ 16 non-conference games…also scored the ball well as he averaged 5.8 points per game in the Seminoles’ five neutral site games…his ACC season high of seven points came in the Seminoles’ first of three games against North Carolina (Jan. 12) in Tallahassee…totaled eight points on three of five shooting from the field (.600 percent) in the Seminoles’ 79-76 victory over Charlotte at the Times Warner Cable Arena (Dec. 22) in Florida State’s first trip back to his home state of North Carolina…a starter against the 49ers and totaled two assists in 17 minutes of playing time…finished his first season with 11 steals and was one of nine Seminoles who earned double figures in steals during the season…his season high of two steals came in a victory over Maryland in Tallahassee (Jan. 30) and at Wake Forest (Feb. 9)…eight blocks in his freshman season including a career high three in the Seminoles’ game against Minnesota in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge (Nov. 27)…averaged 6.6 points in a string of five consecutive games against Louisiana Monroe (Dec. 17, seven points), Charlotte (Dec. 22, eight points), Tulsa in the Orange Bowl Classic (Dec. 29, six points), at Auburn (Jan. 2, six points) and in his first career ACC game at Clemson (Jan. 5, six points)…scored well in the final four games of the season as he averaged 6.3 points against NC State (March 9, four points), Clemson in the ACC Tournament (March 14, eight points), North Carolina in the ACC Tournament (March 15, three points) and against Louisiana Tech (March 19, 10 points)…(vs. Boston College): Scored three points in four minutes of playing time in the Seminoles’ only game of the season against Boston College…hit a very well-timed 3-point shot in the first half of the Seminoles’ 69-66 victory over the Eagles in Tallahassee (Feb. 16)…his 3-point shot from the right corner gave the Seminoles a 29-24 lead with 2:00 remaining before intermission…helped the Seminoles take a 31-26 lead into the locker room  at halftime…his basket proved to be important as the Seminoles lost the lead briefly in the second half but regained the upper hand in winning their sixth ACC game of the season…(vs. Clemson): Averaged 4.7 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.7 assists in three games against Clemson…was a starter in the Seminoles’ two wins over the Tigers during the regular season and helped Florida State top Clemson in the first round of the ACC Tournament in Greensboro…shot the ball well from the field with a .556 shooting percentage (five of nine) and was tied for second on the team with five assists as Florida State defeated the Tigers three times in the same season for the first time in school history…scored six points, pulled down three rebounds and was credited with three assists as a starter in his ACC debut against Clemson…the Seminoles broke out to a big lead and defeated the Tigers, 71-66, at Clemson (Jan. 5)…four first half points to help the Seminoles to as much as a 16-point first half lead and a 38-25 advantage at halftime…his first career ACC basket was credited on his first career ACC shot that resulted in a goaltending call against Clemson to give the Seminoles a 10-6 lead at the 15:09 mark…added a lay-up at the 10:32 mark to give Florida State a 21-8 advantage…a driving lay-up at the 15:42 mark of the second half put Florida State up 46-35…the Tigers closed to within three late in the game but the Seminoles took the ACC road win to open their conference schedule…scored zero points and one assist in Florida State’s 60-57 win over Clemson in Tallahassee (Jan. 24)…played 19 minutes as a starter as the Seminoles benefited from Michael Snaer’s second game-winning, buzzer-beating 3-point shot with no time remaining to give Florida State the win…scored eight points, pulled down three rebounds and was credited with one assist in the Seminoles’ 73-69 win over Clemson in the first round of the ACC Tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C. (March 14)…his eight points against the Tigers was his most against an ACC team in his first season as a Seminole…totaled five points off the bench in the first half as he helped Florida State play catch-up…the Seminoles trailed, 35-30, at halftime…an old fashion 3-point play at the 12:52 mark of the first half drew the Seminoles to within three at 12-9…scored on a lay-up and made the ensuing free throw after being fouled by Damarcus Harrison…a well place and important 3-point shot at the 2:58 mark of the second half gave Florida State their largest lead of the game at +14 (65-51)…the importance of the basket was magnified as Clemson closed to within two with 13 seconds left in the game before the Seminoles ran the clock down and held on to win the game…(vs. Duke): Scored two points and pulled down one rebound in the Seminoles’ only game of the season against NCAA Tournament participant Duke…the Blue Devils made 11 3-point shots and defeated the Seminoles, 79-60, in Tallahassee (Feb. 2)…his only basket of the game came on a jumper in the first half and counted as Florida State’s first two points of the game…(vs. Georgia Tech): Totaled one point, one rebound and a career-high tying five assists in the Seminoles’ only game of the season against Georgia Tech…the Seminoles led by as many as 13 in the first half, trailed by a 27-26 margin at halftime, rallied from as much as a five point deficit in the second half and won 56-54 in Atlanta on another game-winning, buzzer beating shot by All-ACC selection Michael Snaer…his five assists rank as his ACC career high and his first season high which also came in back to back games against Minnesota (Nov. 27) and Mercer (Dec. 2)…his lone point in the game came on a free throw at the 13:46 mark to give the Seminoles a 13-0 advantage – their largest lead of the game…also added five first half assists – three of which came in the Seminoles’ game-opening 13-0 run and accounted for seven of those points on a lay-up by Okaro White (on the first basket of the game), a 3-point shot by Michael Snaer (which made the score 7-0) and on a jumper by Kiel Turpin which made the score 9-0…another assist on a 3-point shot by Michael Snaer made the score 22-13 at the 6:22 mark and another assist on a 3-point shot by Ian Miller helped give Florida State a 26-25 lead with 1:23 left before the intermission…in all he helped account directly for 14 of the Seminoles’ 26 first half points…(vs. Maryland): Averaged 2.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists in two games against NIT participant Maryland…helped the Seminoles sweep the two game home and home series during the regular season against the Big Ten-bound Terps…tied for the Seminoles’ lead with five total assists as he was a starter in both games as Florida State won in both College Park and Tallahassee…totaled two points and his ACC season high of five rebounds in the Seminoles’ 65-62 win in College Park (Jan. 9)…his five rebounds tied his season high (which also came against Mercer on Dec. 2) and came in 33 minutes of play as Florida State improved to 2-0 in the ACC with two road wins…his two points came on two made free throws with 57 seconds remaining and helped cut into Maryland’ s lead…his two free throws cut the score to 34-24 and helped the Seminoles take the momentum back and, on a 3-point shot by Ian Miller, cut their deficit to only nine (36-27) at the intermission…his two free throws ignited a game-ending 43-28 run that helped the Seminoles recover from as much as a 12 point deficit to win the game…the Seminoles received an incredible performance by Okaro White who scored 15 consecutive Seminole points during the second half…totaled three points, two rebounds, one assist and two steals in the Seminoles’ 73-71 win over Maryland in Tallahassee (Jan. 30)…his two points came in the second half on a jumper that gave the Seminoles a 45-42 lead at the 14:04 mark…the Seminoles won the game on another game-winning, buzzer-beating 3-point shot by Michael Snaer with one second remaining to give the Seminoles their final margin of victory…(vs. Miami): Scored two points, pulled down four rebounds and added one assist as he played in one of the Seminoles’ two games against NCAA Tournament participant and ACC Champion Miami…was a starter in the Seminoles’ game against the Hurricanes in Coral Gables which resulted in a 71-47 win by Miami (Jan. 27)…did not play in the Seminoles’ game against Miami in Tallahassee – a 74-69 win for the Hurricanes (Feb. 13)…(vs. North Carolina): Averaged 3.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists in three games against NCAA Tournament participant North Carolina…scored his ACC season high of seven points and was credited with four assists as the Seminoles played host to North Carolina in Tallahassee…the Seminoles played the Tar Heels in a back-and-forth game that saw eight ties and eight lead changes before North Carolina scored the final eight points of the game to take the 77-72 win at the Donald L. Tucker Center (Jan. 12)…all seven of his points came in the first half as the Seminoles took as much as a four-point lead but trailed at the half by a 33-31 mark…of his seven first half points five came on a 3-pointer and a dunk within 22 seconds of each other to give Florida State a 23-19 lead at the 5:47 mark…totaled 16 minutes of playing time in the second half…totaled zero points, three rebounds and one assist as the Seminoles played at Chapel Hill…the Tar Heels scored the first seven points of the game and won the game 79-58 at the Dean E. Smith Center (March 3)…scored three points to go along with four rebounds and one steal in 22 minutes of play against the Tar Heels in the quarterfinal round of the ACC Tournament…the Tar Heels advanced to the semifinals of the tournament with an 83-62 win (March 15)…(vs. NC State): Averaged 2.0 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists in two games against NCAA Tournament participant NC State…averaged 15.0 minutes played as the two teams split their two-game regular season series with both teams winning on their home court – NC State at the PNC Arena in Raleigh and Florida State at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee…scored zero points and pulled down zero rebounds in 10 minutes of playing time as Florida State fell on the road to NC State 84-66 (Feb. 19)…totaled four points, three rebounds and two assists in 20 minutes as Florida State defeated NC State 71-67 on Senior Day in Tallahassee…all four points came in the second half as Florida State rallied from a 35-34 halftime deficit and from as much as an eight point deficit in the second half to win the game and finish their ACC season with a 9-9 record to mark the fifth consecutive season the Seminoles had finished the ACC with a .500 or better record…two points on a highlight reel deserving dunk at the 15:24 mark to pull Florida State to within six at 45-39…his dunk began a 32-22 game-ending run that gave Florida State the victory…added a jumper at the 3:34 mark to pull Florida State to within one at 60-59 – the Seminoles finished the game on a 14-7 run starting with that basket to take the win and earn a sixth place finish in the ACC standings…(vs. Virginia): Averaged 1.0 point and 0.5 rebounds in two games against NIT participant Virginia…started on the road against the Cavaliers for one of his six ACC road starts during his freshman season…averaged 23.5 minutes played per game as the Seminoles and the Cavaliers split their two game regular season series with both teams winning at home…scored two points, pulled down one rebound, blocked one shot and earned one steal in the Seminoles game at Virginia…the Cavaliers defeated the Seminoles, 56-36, in Charlottesville…scored two first half points as the Seminoles fought back in the second half…scored zero points and pulled down zero rebounds in Florida State’s 53-51 victory over Virginia in Tallahassee (March 7)…earned 27 minutes of playing time as did his best defensive work of the season as he helped hold All-ACC First-Team selection Joe Harris to 13 points on five of 15 shooting from the field including one of six shooting from the 3-point line…was assigned the task of defending Harris all over the court and limiting his offensive opportunities…he did just that as he held Harris to nearly four points below his season scoring average, more than one assist below his season average and one fewer 3-point shot made than he had averaged during the season…Florida State won the game on a buzzer-beating lay-up and free throw with 4.4 seconds left in the game to take the win…(vs. Virginia Tech): Scored one point and earned one assist in the Seminoles’ only meeting of the season against Virginia Tech…the Hokies defeated the Seminoles, 80-70, in Blacksburg…(vs. Wake Forest): Averaged 1.0 point, 1.0 rebound and 1.0 assist in two games against Wake Forest…the Seminoles and the Demon Deacons split the two game regular season series with both teams winning on their respective home courts…totaled a team-leading two steals in the Seminoles’ two games against the Demon Deacons…scored zero points but credited with two assists and two steals as Florida State traveled to play at Wake Forest…the Demon Deacons earned a 71-46 win in Winston-Salem (Feb. 9)...totaled two points on two free throws in the Seminoles’ 76-62 win over Wake Forest in Tallahassee (Feb. 26)…two free throws at the 8:46 mark of the first half gave the Seminoles a commanding 26-16 lead…the Seminoles led 40-34 at the intermission and by as many as 21 points in the second half in securing the home win…(vs. Florida): Scored zero points and pulled down zero rebounds as a starter in 16 minutes of playing time in the Seminoles’ only game of the season against NCAA participant Florida…the Gators took a 72-47 win in Tallahassee (Dec. 5)…(vs. Louisiana Tech): Scored 10 points and added one assist in 25 minutes of playing time against Louisiana Tech in the first round of the NIT…shot five of six from the field (.833 percent) including three of four (.750 percent) in the second half as the Seminoles worked back from as much as a six point second half deficit…marked the third time during the season that he had scored in double figures…(In Four Games During the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic): Averaged 7.8 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists in helping the Seminoles to the championship of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic…shot the ball exceedingly well from the field as he made 10 of 15 shots from the field (.667 percent) and made eight free throws as the Seminoles topped Buffalo, BYU and Saint Joseph’s to claim the trophy as the team champion in the prestigious tournament…averaged 20.3 minutes played per game and was one of only five Seminoles to average 20 minutes or more of playing time in the four games of the tournament…the first two games were played in Tallahassee and the final two games were played at the brand-new Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. …(vs. South Alabama): Scored 11 points on three of five shooting from the field and a perfect five of five shooting from the free throw line in the Seminoles’ season opener and the first game of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic…South Alabama rallied to take the win, 76-71, in Tallahassee (Nov. 9)…tied for the Seminoles’ scoring lead as he played 19 minutes in his career debut for Florida State…scored seven first half points and four in the second half as Florida State worked to get back in the game after trailing by as many as seven…his five free throws made ranks as his season high…(vs. Buffalo): Totaled eight points, four rebounds and one assist in 20 minutes of playing time in his first career start at the point guard position in the second game of the season against Buffalo in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic…Florida State topped the Bulls, 95-68, in Tallahassee in the second round of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic…was a perfect three of three from the field (1.000 percent) as he made six of his first eight field goal attempts in the first two games of his career…two points in the first half as the Seminoles jumped out to a 47-30 halftime lead and won the game by 27…(vs. BYU): Totaled one point, three rebounds and three assists in 19 minutes of playing time as a starter against NIT participant BYU in the semifinals of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic…the Seminoles defeated the Cougars, 88-70, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. (Nov. 16)… the win advanced the Seminoles to the championship game of the event…scored his one point in the second half as the Seminoles stretched their lead to as many as 27 in winning the game by 17… (vs. Saint Joseph’s): Totaled 11 points, one rebound and one steal as Florida State defeated Saint Joseph’s, 73-66, to win the championship of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. (Nov. 17)…was one of four Seminoles to score in double figures as the Seminoles battled the Hawks through three ties and two lead changes in the second half to claim the win…eight first half points to lead the Seminoles’ charge to victory…was a perfect three of three from the 3-point range with two coming in the second half of the win…his three 3-point shots made stands as his career high…his made 3-point shot at 16:29 mark stemmed a 10-2 start out of the halftime locker-room by the Hawks…the Hawks had taken the lead and Brandon’s shot from the bonusphere brought Florida State back to within one point at 42-41…his made 3-point shot began a game-ending and game-winning 35-24 run in the final 16 minutes to lead the Seminoles to the win…

AT WESLEYAN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY: Graduated from Wesleyan Christian Academy in 2012…averaged 19.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game as a senior…played for former Maryland star guard Keith Gatlin at Wesleyan Christian…earned All-Conference First Team honors as selected by GreensboroToday.org…totaled 21 points and seven rebounds in Wesleyan’s win over Raleigh (N.C.) Upper Room Christian during his senior season…averaged 19.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists as a junior…played his freshman season at Northeast Guilford High School in McLeansville, N.C. before transferring to Wesleyan Christian for his sophomore season…

PERSONAL: Born September 3, 1993…Montay is the son Diane and Parman Brandon…a member of the academic honor roll in each of his four years in high school…a member of the Georgia Stars AAU team…selected Florida State over Missouri, Clemson, South Carolina and Tennessee…

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