|Hometown:||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|High School:||Las Vegas|
(as of April 11, 2017)
Audio: Seminole Interview With PJ Savoy /
“What sets PJ apart on the floor is his feel for the game and his ability to shoot the ball. He's very talented at being able to read the defense and the man guarding him. He's very good at coming off screens, and playing off the penetration of teammates. What I'm most proud of about PJ is his passion to compete. During his last few months at Sheridan College he was really beginning to figure out how hard you need to work every day to continue to improve as a player,” said Sheridan College head coach Matt Hammer.
ON SAVOY: A top junior college transfer from Sheridan College in Wyoming…is immediately eligible for the 2016-17 season at Florida State with three years of eligibility remaining…averaged 16.8 points and 5.1 rebounds in his only season at Sheridan in 2015-16…committed to Florida State and Leonard Hamilton on August 10, 2016 and was the final piece of the Seminoles’ 2016 recruiting class…invited to play at both Jerry Mullen’s Top 100 Camp and the American JUCO Showcase in 2015 prior to his enrollment at Florida State…earned the Sixth Man of the Year Award as a member of the Boom Squad at the Seminoles’ 2017 Basketball Honors Banquet…
AS A SOPHOMORE (2017): Missed the first six games of the season with an Injury... Recorded his first six points,on two 3-point shots, against George Washinton (Dec. 4)...Scored a team high 27 points on 8-for-11 shooting (7-for-10 from the 3-point line) against Southern Miss... His 7 made 3-point shots are tied for fifth in a single game at Florida State...Led the team in scoring for the second consecutive game with 18 points, all coming from three pointers (6) against Nicholls State (Dec. 8)...Scored 11 points (3-6 from three) in his first ACC game against No. 21 Virginia Tech (Jan. 7)...was a spark off the bench against No. 7 Duke (Jan. 10) as he made his first two three and played lockdown defense...scored 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting against No. 11 North Carolina (Jan. 14)...second on the team with 12 points (3-for-6 from three) against No. 15 Notre Dame (Jan. 18)...scored 15 points on three threes and a perfect 4-for-4 at the free throw line against Boston College (Feb. 20)...tallied 10 points and 3 steals in the second round of the NCAA Tournament against Xavier (March 18)...
AT SHERIDAN: Attended Sheridan Community College in Sheridan Wyoming during the 2015-16 academic and athletic season… led the Generals to an 18-12 record in his only season at Sheridan as he finished as the Generals’ second leading scorer with 505 total points and a 16.8 points scored per game average…also averaged 5.1 rebounds per game…started 24 of 30 games, was fourth on the team in rebounding and led the team from the 3-point line with 85 shots made and a .427 3-point shooting percentage…led the team from the free throw line with 120 made free throws and a .863 free throw shooting percentage…scored in double figures in 24 of his 30 games and totaled at least 20 points in 14 games… scored his career high of 28 points against the Wyoming All-Stars as he was a perfect eight of eight from the free throw line…led all scorers with 26 points (20 in the first half) in the Generals’ 101-45 win over Great Falls…a buzzer-beating 3-point shot from the right wing gave Sheridan a 85-82 victory over Casper…his basket against Casper began a raucous court-storming by the Generals’ fanbase…scored 18 points in the win over Casper…24 points came against Eastern Wyoming and Northwest College in Wyoming…
AT LAS VEGAS HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Las Vegas High School in 2015…attended Las Vegas High School as a junior and a senior…earned All-State First Team honors as a senior as he averaged 17.7 points, 7.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.1 blocked shots as a senior for the Wildcats…considered to be one of the top prospects at the Las Vegas Super 80 Showcase in 2014…nominated to play in the McDonald’s High School All-American game…the No. 9 ranked high school player in the state of Nevada as a senior…a season-high 36 points and nine rebounds against Findlay Prep…totaled 21 points and seven rebounds in a win over Valley High School…
AT CHAPARRAL HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Chaparral High School as a freshman and s sophomore…earned All-State and All-Conference First Team honors as a sophomore…led Chaparral in scoring as a sophomore with a 16.7 points per game scoring average…also averaged 6.9 rebounds, 2.7 steals, 1.6 assists and 1.4 blocks per game…scored 27 points and added five rebounds in a state tournament championship victory over Faith Lutheran…a sophomore season high 29 points in a 73-67 win over Sunrise Mountain…also totaled 27 in a victory over Foothills Christian, 26 against South Australia Country Day and Great Falls as well as 21 against Palo Verde…
PERSONAL: Born Oct. 6, 1996…PJ is the son of Consuella and Patrick Savoy, Sr. …father, Patrick, Sr., played at UNLV for two seasons (1994 and 1995)…led UNLV in scoring during his senior season with a 14.7 points per game scoring average and totaled 734 career points…tied for the team lead in blocked shots in 1994…played professionally in Argentina, Belgium, France, Israel, Mexico, Spain, Venezuela and in the CBA…played for Rollie Massimino at UNLV…played in both Pensacola and West Palm Beach while in the CBA…favorite NBA player is Shaquille O’Neill…selected Florida State over UNLV, Utah, Texas A&M, LSU, Texas Tech…academic major is social science...