White earns invitation to Grizzlies NBA Training Camp with strong outing.
James and Snael lead the way with five awards each.
Senior helped lead Seminoles to 2012 ACC Tournament championship.
No. 10 Florida State can't advance to its second Sweet 16 in as many seasons as the Bearcats force 17 turnovers and score 19 points off those takeways Sunday in Nashville.
With a berth in the round of 16 on the line, the No. 10 FSU men's basketball team goes for its seventh consecutive win Sunday night at 9:40 p.m. ET against Cincinnati.
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ON JAMES: The 33rd overall selection (third pick of the second round) in the 2012 by the Cleveland Cavaliers...his rights were traded during the draft to the Dallas Mavericks where he began his professional career in 2012...the face of the Florida State men's basketball program during his two-year career who led the Seminoles to the first ACC Championship in school history and to appearances in the NCAA Tournament during his star studded career...earned his bachelor's degree in social science in April of 2012...finished his career as one of the standout players in school history despite playing for only two years under head coach Leonard Hamilton...closed his 69-game career as the No. 2 ranked Seminole in school history with a .627 field goal shooting mark and third in school history with 164 career blocked shots...he totaled 82 blocked shots in both of his seasons as a Seminole and is the only player in school history with 80 or more blocked in multiple times during his career...his 2.4 blocked shots per game average (164 blocked shots in 69 career games) is the highest per game blocked shots average in school history...one of the most decorated players in school history as he earned the honor of receiving the Most Courageous Award by the United States Basketball Writers of America and the Bob Bradley Spirit and Courage by the ACC in 2012 for his basketball success coupled with his six-year tour of duty in the United States Air Force (2003-08)...he served three tours in Iraq, Afghanistan and Qatar as he proudly protected the people of the United States and their freedoms...his incredible defensive instincts allowed him to lead the Seminoles in rebounds (484, 7.0 rpg in 69 games) and blocked shots (164, 2.4 bpg in 69 career games) during both of his seasons as a Seminole...the Seminoles were considered to be among the best defensive teams in the nation with James protecting their basket on both ends of the court...the Seminoles ranked first in the nation in field goal percentage defense in 2011 (.363) and fifth in the nation in the same category in 2012 (.381)...the Seminoles also ranked in the top 10 nationally in blocked shots in the both of the last two seasons - fifth in 2011 (6.0 bpg) and seventh in 2012 (6.1 bpg)...James helped the Seminoles finish as the ACC leaders in both blocked shots and steals in both of his two seasons at Florida State...his career high of 19 points came in the first round of the 2012 NCAA Tournament against Saint Bonaventure while his career high of 15 rebounds came in the Seminoles' important win at Virginia Tech on Jan. 10, 2012...his .657 field goal percentage during the 2011 season is the second best percentage for a single season in Florida State history while his .606 shooting mark in 2012 is the third highest shooting percentage for a single season in school history...he is the only person in school history to rank in the top five multiple times and is the only player in school history to shoot better than 60 percent from the field multiple times...helped continue Florida State's record of being the third winningest program in ACC play in the last five seasons...played in 10 victories over nationally ranked teams in his first season with wins coming over No. 15 Baylor (Dec. 25, 2010, 68-61), No. 1 ranked Duke (Jan. 12, 2011, 66-61), No. 20 Texas A&M (March 18,2011, 57-50), No. 5 Notre Dame (March 20, 2011, 71-57), No. 3 North Carolina (Jan. 14, 2012, 90-57), No. 4 Duke (Jan. 21, 2012, 76-73), No. 18 Virginia (March 1, 2012, 63-60), No. 6 Duke (March 10, 2012, 62-59) and No. 4 North Carolina (March 11, 2012, 85-82)...Florida State's victory over No. 1 ranked Duke marked the fourth victory in school history over the nation's No. 1ranked team...completed a six-year term in the US Air Force (2003-08) and was stationed in Iraq and Qatar in the Middle East during his deployment...as recently as August 2007, he was stationed in Camp Bucca in southern Iraq as a member of the Air Force Military police that helped the Army keep watch on 22,000 detainees...completed his military service and enrolled at Tallahassee Community College for the 2008-09 season...earned his GED in 2002 and enlisted in the Air Force at age 17...began basic training just months after his 17th birthday in 100-degree heat in San Antonio, Texas...worked on the Air Force security forces where he developed his leadership skills and toughness...was volunteered for the Air Force intramural program by his supervisor while at Beale Air Force Base in northern California... a member of the United States Armed Forces All-Star team that competed in the 2008 International Military Sports Council Basketball Championship...named the tournament MVP and to the All-Tournament team...led the USA to the championship of the event with an 84-74 victory over Lithuania...totaled 12 points, 18 rebounds and six blocked shots in the championship clinching game against Lithuania...was first seen by Seminole head coach Leonard Hamilton in 2005 in Las Vegas at a U.S. Armed Forces All-Star tournament...his game is built on strength and has been enhanced as he has developed a soft touch inside the paint near the basket...earned the awards for best field goal percentage and Most Improved Player from Head Coach Leonard Hamilton and his staff as the Seminoles' season ending awards banquet in 2011...
AS A SENIOR: Averaged a career high 10.8 points (second on the team), a career high 8.1 rebounds (first) and 2.3 blocked shots (first) while shooting .606 (first) from the field...earned All-ACC Honorable Mention, ACC All-Tournament Second Team honors and was named to the ACC All-Defensive team by both the leagues' 12 coaches and the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association...a starter who led the Seminoles to a 25-10 overall record, a school record tying 12-4 mark in ACC play and to the first ACC Championship in school history...the Seminoles established a school record with their fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance and tied the school record as they earned a No. 3 seed in the East Region of the NCAA Tournament...was named the ACC Player of the Week for the only time in his career on Nov. 21, 2011 as he averaged a double double of 13.0 points and 10.0 rebounds to go along with 2.7 blocked shots in leading the Seminoles to wins over UCF, Stetson and South Alabama...Florida State's leader in field goal percentage (.606), free throws attempted (116), offensive rebounds (107), defensive rebounds (176), total rebounds (283), average rebounds per game (8.1), blocked shots (82) and tied for the team lead in games played (35) and games started (35)...started the final 57 games of his career after being inserted into the starting line-up on Dec. 25, 2010 in a win over Baylor in the third round of the Diamond Head Classic...finished the 2011-12 season ranked third in the ACC with a 2.3 blocked shots per game average and sixth in the ACC with an 8.1 rebounds per game average...marked the second time in his two year career that he had finished third in the ACC in blocked shots - he also finished third in the ACC with a career high 2.4 blocked shots per game average during the 2010-11 season...he finished in the top 20 in rebounding in both seasons as he was ranked 16th with a 5.9 rebounds per game average during the 2010-11 season...led the Seminoles in the 2012 NCAA Tournament as he averaged a team-leading 15.5 points, a team, leading 7.0 rebounds and shot .583 from the field...was Florida State's leading scorer with 19 points and nine rebounds in the Seminoles' come from behind victory over St. Bonaventure in the first round of the NCAA Tournament...averaged in double figure scoring in the NCAA Tournament (15.5 ppg), in conference games only (11.0 ppg) and in the ACC Tournament (12.0 ppg) and against eight of the Seminoles' 11 ACC opponents during his season...Florida State's leader with seven double doubles for a total of 11 during his two year career...two of his double doubles came against ranked teams (UConn and Michigan State)...led (or was tied for the team lead) in rebounds an incredible 28 times in 35 games (.800 percent) as a senior including all three games in the Seminoles' march to the ACC Championship (against Miami, Duke and North Carolina) and in 12 of the Seminoles' 16 ACC games during the season...led Florida State in scoring five times including at Michigan State in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge and against St. Bonaventure in the first round of the NCAA Tournament...totaled eight games of 10 rebounds or more including his career high of 15 rebounds in imposing his will on Virginia Tech in the Seminoles victory over the Hokies in Blacksburg...totaled five of his double doubles in non-conference play with 11 points and 14 rebounds coming in the third game of the Battle4Atlantis against then No. 4 ranked UConn...one of the Seminoles' defensive standouts who allowed Florida State to continue its tradition as one of the nation's top defensive teams in the nation...Florida State ranked fifth in the nation in field goal percentage defense (.381) and seventh in blocked shots (6.1 bpg) while leading the ACC in field goal percentage defense...in finishing in third place all time at Florida State with 164 blocked shots, he reached the 100 blocked shots plateau in a school record 42 games...blocked multiple shots in 23 of the Seminoles' 35 games (66 percent) with his career high of five blocked shots coming in three different games - including victories over UMass in the Battle4Atlantis and against North Carolina in the ACC Championship game...blocked his career high of five shots in five different games during his career...Florida State's leading scorer in the NCAA Tournament with a 15.5 points per game scoring average and a .600 shooting percentage from the field in two games against St. Bonaventure and Cincinnati...(vs. Boston College): Scored 12 points and pulled down seven rebounds in the Seminoles only game against Boston College during the 2011-12 season...was a perfect four of four (1.000 percent) from the field and a near perfect four of five from the free throw line (.800) as the Seminoles fell on the road, 64-60, in Chestnut Hill (Feb. 8)...eight of his 12 points came in the first half including five consecutive on two lay-ups and a free throw shot to give the Seminoles an 11-5 lead with 14:26 remaining in the first half...gave the Seminoles a seven point lead (25-18) on two made free throws with just under seven minutes remaining before halftime...the Eagles rallied from that point to take the win at home...(vs. Clemson): Averaged 11.5 points, a team leading 9.5 rebounds1.5 blocked shots and 1.5 steals in as the Seminoles split their two game series against Clemson with each team winning on their home court...shot the ball well against the Tigers as he made eight of 14 shots from the field (.571 percent) and was nearly perfect from the line as he made seven of nine shots from the line (.778 percent)...totaled more offensive rebounds (10) than defensive rebounds (nine) against the Tigers...a double double of 13 points and 11 rebounds to go along with three blocked shots as Florida State defeated the Tigers, 80-72, on senior day in Tallahassee to close out the regular season (March 4)...was strong in every aspect of his game as he made four of six field goal attempts (.667 percent), five of six free throw attempts (.833) , blocked three shots and added one steal as the Seminoles closed the season with a 21-9 overall record and a school record tying 12-4 mark in ACC play...scored four of the Seminoles' first four points of the game on two free throws and a lay-up at the 17:53 mark which gave Florida State a 7-6 lead...his lay-up proved to be the game winning basket as the Seminole took the lead on the basket and never relinquished being ahead on the scoreboard...eight of his 13 points came in the first half as Florida State took a commanding 49-33 lead into the intermission...was in defensive mode in the second half as he totaled eight rebounds and two blocked shots to help finish off the Tigers...helped Florida State keep the lead and win the game despite Clemson closing to within three points with under one minute to play...totaled 10 points and eight rebounds at Clemson where the Seminoles fell to the Tigers, 79-59, for their most disappointing loss of the season (Jan. 7)...totaled eight points and five rebounds in the second half as the Seminoles looked to climb back into the game after trailing by as many as 22 in the first half...(vs. Duke): Averaged 12.7 points, a team-leading 8.0 rebounds and 2.7 blocked shots as Florida State defeated Duke in two of the three games the Seminoles played against the nationally ranked and NCAA Tournament participant Blue Devils...shot nearly .700 percent from the field (16 of 23, .696 percent) and nearly 70 percent (six of nine, .667 percent) as the Seminoles won in Durham to break the Blue Devils' 45-game home winning streak and topped them again in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament to mark Florida State's first ever win over the Blue Devils in the ACC Tournament...totaled eight blocked shots in the three game series...a near double double of 12 points and eight rebounds to go along with two blocked shots and two steals as the Seminoles won, 76-73, to gain only the second win in school history in Cameron Indoor Stadium (Jan 21)...the win came as the Blue Devils entered the game ranked No. 6 in the nation...will long be remembered more for the drag screen he set on Duke's Seth Curry which allowed Luke Loucks to get a pass to Michael Snaer for the game winning 3-point shot at the buzzer than for his points, rebounds and blocked shots total...after a driving lay-up by Austin Rivers tied the game at 73-73 with 4.9 seconds remaining, Okaro White gave an inbounds pass to Loucks who received a perfectly placed screen by James to free him up just past half court where he sent a pass to Snaer on the right wing just in front of the Seminoles' bench for the game winning shot at the buzzer...James did total 11 second half points and six second half rebounds in the win...a second near double double of 13 points and nine rebounds to go along with a career high tying five blocked shots as the No. 15 Seminoles played host to the No. 5 Blue Devils in one of the biggest games in the history of Florida State basketball in Tallahassee...the Blue Devils won the game, 74-66, in front of an over soldout crowd in the Seminoles' home gym (Jan. 23)...played his best basketball in the second half with nine points and seven second half rebounds as Florida State worked for the upset at home...brought the Seminoles to within three on an old fashion three point play - a jumper and the ensuing free throw (after being fouled by Miles Plumlee) to bring the score to 61-58 with 4:17 remaining in the game...a jumper at the 2:40 mark brought the Seminoles to within five at 66-61...the Blue Devils outscored the Seminoles in the remaining and closing minutes of the game to take the win...was large and in charge with 13 points, seven rebounds and one blocked shot as Florida State defeated Duke, 62-59, in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament at Philips Arena in Atlanta to advance to championship game of the ACC Tournament for only the second time in school history...scored eight points, pulled down five rebounds and blocked one shot in the second half as the Seminoles held off the hard charging Blue Devils to advance past the semifinals of the ACC Tournament for only the second time in school history...his eight second half points proved important as the margin for either team never was over five points in the final 10 minutes of the game...gave the Seminoles a four point lead with a lay-up at the 8:28 mark, 49-45...gave the Seminoles the lead with an emphatic dunk at the 4:42 mark, 55-54...his points were all important as the Seminoles outscored the Blue Devils, 15-14, over the final 8:28 of the game to hold the lead in the see-saw on the scoreboard in a very well-played game...his lone block in the game came against Miles Plumlee with 16:20 left in the game and allowed the Seminoles to keep a 39-31 advantage on their way to the win...(vs. Georgia Tech): Totaled 13 points and eight rebounds in the Seminoles only game of the season against Georgia Tech...the Seminoles rallied from a halftime deficit to win 68-54 in Tallahassee (Feb. 1)...led the Seminoles' second half comeback with nine second half points, four second half rebounds and two second half steals...six straight points on a jumper, the ensuing free throw after he was fouled by former Seminole Pierre Jordan and another lay-up - all within 34 seconds - gave the Seminoles the beginning of a commanding lead of 38-32 with 14:59 remaining in the game...James' sensational 30 seconds of offensive basketball began a game-ending 35-22 run that allowed the Seminoles to win their school record tying sixth consecutive game...two more free throws at the 10:41 mark of the second half pushed the Seminoles' lead to 12 and essentially put the game away...(vs. Maryland): Totaled 17 points, six rebounds, three steals and two blocked shots in the Seminoles' only game against Maryland during the 2011-12 season...his 17 points came on eight of 13 shooting (.615 percent) from the field...scored 11 first half points to push Florida State to a 36-33 halftime lead which it extended to as many as 21 in the second half...scored the first two points of the game on a dunk to send the Seminoles on their way...totaled four of the Seminoles' first six points of the game before the first media timeout of the game...extended the Seminoles' lead twice in the first half with a lay-up at the 8:57 mark to push Florida State's lead to four at 25-21 and a dunk at the 2:13 mark once again pushed the Seminoles' lead to four at 34-30...(vs. Miami): Averaged 13.3 points, a team-leading 7.3 rebounds, and 2.3 blocked shots in three games against NIT participant Miami...averaged 30.0 minutes in the three games against the Hurricanes...scored 14 points and added seven rebounds as Florida State defeated Miami in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament, 82-71, at Philips Arena in Atlanta...was six of 12 from the field (.500 percent) and added one blocked shot and one steal as the Seminoles advanced past the quarterfinals for the first time since 2009...totaled five first half points as Florida State ran out to a 36-27 halftime lead and scored nine second half points as the Seminoles extended their lead to as many as 12 in advancing in the first meeting between the two Florida based school in the ACC Tournament...scored a game-high 18 points and tied for game high honors with six rebounds as Florida State defeated Miami, 64-59, in Tallahassee (Feb. 11)...also blocked four shots as the Seminoles improved to 8-2 in ACC play...a defensive force in the first half with six rebounds and three blocked shots...two blocked shots in the first six minutes of the game as he established his and Florida State's presence on the defensive end...his effort allowed Florida State to match its season average with six blocked shots and seven steals in the win...was exceptional on the offensive end in the second half with 15 points...scored what proved to be the game winning basket at the 16:32 mark of the second half on a lay-up to give the Seminoles a 32-31 lead - a lead they never relinquished...six points on three lay-ups in a span of 2:19 in the second half helped push Florida State's lead to 47-40 with 9:08 left in the game...a near double double of eight points and nine rebounds to go along with two blocked shots as Florida State fell, 78-62, in Coral Gables (Feb. 26)...totaled six first half points and limited to two second half points as Miami outscored the Seminoles in both halves to gain the win...only took eight shots during the game - only three in the second half of the loss on the road...(vs. North Carolina): Averaged 8.5 points, a team-leading 7.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocked shots as Florida State defeated NCAA Tournament participant twice - including in the championship game of the ACC Tournament...shot .700 percent from the field (seven of 10) and .750 percent from the free throw line (three of four) as the Seminoles gained multiple wins in the same season against North Carolina for the first time in school history...led the Seminoles with seven offensive rebounds, eight defensive rebounds and 15 total rebounds as Florida State won in Tallahassee and Atlanta...totaled nine points, six rebounds a five blocked shots in leading Florida State to the impressive 85-82 win over North Carolina in the championship game of the ACC Tournament at the Philips Arena (March 11)...his five blocked shots is a school record for an ACC Tournament game and helped the Seminoles to a second consecutive victory over a top-10 ranked North Carolina team...was a terror in the second half with five points, four rebounds and four blocked shots as the Seminoles took the ACC title out of the state of North Carolina and brought it to the state of Florida for the first time in history...began the second half scoring with a thunderous dunk at the 18:51 mark to give the Seminoles a resounding 51-40 advantage...a made free throw and another thunderous dunk pushed Florida State's lead to six (75-69) with just under seven minutes left to be played as the championship approached for James and his teammates...four second half blocks but none more important than his final block with 41 seconds remaining in the games on a lay-up attempt by P.J. Hairston that would have drawn the Tar Heels to within two at 83-81...a near double double of eight points and nine rebounds in the Seminoles' 90-57 dismantling of the No. 3 ranked Tar Heels in Tallahassee (Jan. 14)...totaled eight points in 28 minutes of playing time as the Seminoles rode the shoulders of sharpshooter Deividas Dulkys who scored a career best 32 points to lead Florida State to the lopsided win...two points in the first half and six in the second half as Florida State led the game by as many as 33 in talking the win in front of a national television audience on ESPN... (vs. NC State): Scored 12 points and pulled down six rebounds in one game against NCAA Tournament participant NC State...was a perfect six of six from the free throw line (1.000 percent) and made three of four shots from the field to go along with a team high four blocked shots...Florida State defeated the Wolfpack, 76-62, at the RBC Center in Raleigh (Feb. 18)...one of four Seminoles to score in double figures as Florida State led the entire way in gaining their 10th ACC win of the season...eight second half points allowed Florida State to take as much as a 20 point lead in winning on the road...(vs. Virginia): Averaged 5.5 points and 5.0 rebounds as Florida State swept the regular season series from NCAA Tournament participant Virginia...tied for the team him with 10 rebounds and a 5.0 rebounds per game average in the two wins over the Cavaliers...totaled four points and four rebounds as Florida State defeated No. 18 Virginia, 58-55, in Tallahassee (Feb. 4) in a battle of nationally ranked teams...all four points came in 11 minutes played in the first half including the first basket of the game to put the Seminoles up 2-0 only 13 seconds into the game...scored four of the Seminoles' first eight points of the game as he tied the game at 8-8 on a lay-up with 14:50 left before intermission...his only blocked shot of the game proved pivotal and timely as he swatted away a lay-up attempt by Jontel Evans with 2:31 left in the game to allowed the Seminoles to hold a 50-45 lead...block by James at that point in the game proved big as the Cavaliers brought their deficit to two with 2:27 left before the Seminoles scored the Cavaliers 8-7 from that point on to win the game by three...scored seven points and pulled down six rebounds as Florida State rallied to win, 63-60, on the road in Charlottesville...led the team in rebounding and was credited with a career-high tying two assists...six first half points led the Seminoles to a seemingly commanding 29-20 lead at the intermission...four points on consecutive baskets gave the Seminoles as a 22-13 lead with 5:43 left before halftime...Florida State outscored the Cavaliers, 16-2, to rally from behind and win the ACC road game...(vs. Virginia Tech): Averaged a double of 11.0 points and 10.5 rebounds in two games against NIT participant Virginia Tech...also averaged 3.0 blocked shots and shot .571 percent from the field (eight of 14) as the Seminoles defeated the Hokies twice during the season - winning in both Blacksburg and Tallahassee...totaled a double double of 18 points and 15 rebounds as the Seminoles won in Blacksburg, 63-59, to gain their first ACC win of the season (Jan. 10)...the win (and one of the most important victories of the season) came on the heels of the Seminoles' 20-poimt loss at Clemson and began a school-record seven game ACC winning streak...was a man against boys in putting the Seminoles on his broad shoulders to help Florida State to the win...may have been at his Florida State best in a 35 second span late in the game to insure the Seminoles' the win...at the 3:27 mark, he grabbed an offensive rebound, slammed home a ferocious dunk as was fouled by Virginia Tech's C.J. Barksdale...he manhandled Barksdale and took the rebound out of his hands and took it straight back up for a dunk while getting fouled...he made the ensuing free throw to put the Seminoles up 58-51...he blocked a Barksdale shot at the 3:07 mark to keep the Seminoles' margin at plus seven...grabbed another offensive rebound and slammed home the ball to give the Seminoles another seven points lead at the 2:52 mark...his 35 second sequence proved game winning as the Holies drew back to within two with just over a minute left before two free throws by sophomore Okaro White closed out the win for the Seminoles...reached his double double in the second half as he totaled 12 points and 11 rebounds as the Seminoles held off Virginia Tech...his second half performance led to the win as the Hokies outscored the Seminoles, 38-33, over the final 20 minutes...scored four points and added six rebounds as Florida State was tested in defeating the Hokies, 48-47, in Tallahassee (Feb. 16)...his only two points in the second half provided a spark for the Seminoles as a lay-up at the 13:59 mark pulled Florida State to within 13 at 40-27 and began a game ending 21-7 run to give the Seminoles the win...Florida State won the game on a buzzer beating 3-point shot with 2.6 seconds left in the game...the Seminoles trailed by as many as 15 points in the second half before James' basket sent Florida State to the lead on the scoreboard by the end of the game...(vs. Wake Forest): Scored seven points, pulled down nine rebounds and blocked two shots in Florida State's only game against Wake Forest during the season...his nine rebounds led the Seminoles and tied for game lead...it was his defensive presence in the first half that allowed Florida State to overcome a slow start and move ahead towards the lead...in a 32 second span in the first half, James pulled down an offensive rebound that led to a 3-point shot by Luke Loucks that put Florida State up by one and earned a steal that led to a dunk by Xavier Gibson that put the Seminoles up 15-12 with 9:30 left before intermission...the bucket by Loucks proved to be the game-winning back as the Seminoles held the lead for the remainder of the game...(vs. Florida): Totaled six points and six rebounds the Seminoles' only game of the season against Florida...totaled four points and four rebounds in 16 minutes during the first half as Florida pulled away for the 82-64 win in Gainesville (Dec. 22)...(In three games during the Battle4Atlantis): Averaged 8.3 points and 9.0 rebounds as Florida State played in the inaugural Battle4Atlantis Tournament in the Bahamas...led the Seminoles in rebounds with 27 for a 9.0 rebound per game average and shot the ball as well from the free throw line (nine of 11, .818 percent) as he did in any three game span during his senior season...also totaled nine blocked shots for a 3.0 blocked shots per game average...(vs. UMass): a near double double of nine points and seven rebounds to go along with five rebounds in the Seminoles' 73-53 win over UMass in the first round of the event...five of his nine points came as he was a near perfect five of six (.833) from the free throw line...his five blocked shots tied his career high...totaled four points in a 1:12 span with a steal that led to a dunk and an 18-13 Seminole leads and two free throws that led to a 20-15 lead with 8:31 remaining before halftime...his first half scoring effort proved vital as the Minutemen took a one point lead (21-21) with 5:09 left before the intermission before the Seminoles pushed their lead to 11 at 36-25 at the half...helped the Seminoles take command and pushed the lad to as many as 26 in pulling away to gain the win...(vs. Harvard): totaled five points, six rebounds and three blocked shots as Florida State face Harvard in the second round of the tournament...Florida State was held to its lowest scoring output of the season as Harvard advanced to the championship game with a 46-41 win...was limited to only one first half point and only four second half points as Florida State lost its first game of the season...(vs. UConn): A double double of 11 points and 14 rebounds as Florida State place then No. 4 ranked UConn in the consolation finals of the Battle4Atlantis...was the high rebounder for the games and added one assist and one steal as the Seminoles and Huskies battled back and forth before falling, 78-76 in overtime...totaled six points and eight rebounds in the second half as Florida State rallied to take a lead before the end of regulation and were tied late in the game by UConn...began the Seminoles rally with a dunk at the 16:08 mark to bring the score to 46-38 (minus eight), then a quick assist on a 3-point shot by Michael Snaer drew the Seminoles to within seven (48-41) at the 14:49 mark with another lay-up coming at the 13:58 mark to make the score 50-43...he totaled four points, one rebound and one assist in a span of 2:13 as Florida State took the lead with 1:51 left in regulation...scored three points in the overtime period on a lay-up and a made free throw to put the Seminoles up 76-75 with 1:29 left to play...a 3-point basket by Shabazz Napier at the 1:08 mark proved to be the dagger for the Seminoles and the winning basket for the Huskies...(In three games in winning the ACC Championship): Averaged 12.0 points, a team leading 6.7 rebounds and 2.3 blocked shots in leading Florida State to the championship of the ACC Tournament allowing the Seminoles to call themselves ACC Champions for the first time in school history...earned All-ACC Tournament Second Team honors as Florida State defeated Miami (82-71), Duke (62-59) and North Carolina (85-82) to win the conference championship...marked only the third time in league history that a team had defeated both Duke and North Carolina in the semifinals and finals to win the conference crown...joined by Michael Snaer (ACC Tournament MVP and All-ACC Tournament First Team) and Luke Loucks (All-ACC Tournament First Team) as one of the top players in the tournament as he earned All-ACC Tournament Second Team honors...became one of only six players in school history to earn All-ACC Tournament honors...shot .600 percent from the field (15 of 25) as he shot better than 50 percent in all three games and scored in double figures in two of the three games the Seminoles played in winning the championship...(In three games during the NCAA Tournament): Averaged a team leading 15.5 pints and a team leading 7.0 rebounds in two games during the 2012 NCAA Tournament in games played at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn...shot the ball well from the field (14 of 24, .583 percent) and from the free throw line (.600 percent)...averaged 3.0 blocked shots per game as he led the Seminoles with six total blocked shots...averaged a team leading 32.5 minutes played per game...(vs. St. Bonaventure): A near double double of 19 points and nine rebounds to go along with three blocked shots in the Seminoles' come from behind win over St. Bonaventure in the first round of the 2012 NCAA Tournament...his 11 second half points led all players as the Seminoles rallied from as many as 10 points down to win the game...four points on a lay-up and three free throws in a 1:03 span midway through the second half began the Seminoles' comeback in earnest...his old fashioned three-point play at the 16:34 mark pulled the Seminoles to within 43-38 and two more quick free throws closed the gap to four at 44-40 with 15:31 remaining in the game...another lay-up at the 8:06 mark closed the gap even further to two at 50-48...James' lay-up at the 8:06 mark began Florida State's 20-13 game ending run which allowed them to escape to the second round with the win over the Bonnies...tied the game at 52-52 with a dunk at the 6:56 mark and the Seminoles never trailed after that...Florida State took the lead back for good on a 3-point shot by Ian Miller and finished out the scoring to gain the win and move to the second round of the tournament for the second consecutive season...(vs. Cincinnati): Scored 12 points and pulled down five rebounds against Cincinnati in the second round of the 2012 NCAA Tournament...the sixth seeded Bearcats won a see-saw battle against the Seminoles, 62-56, to advance to the Sweet 16...scored 10 of his 12 points in the second half as Florida State battled through nine lead changes and eight ties in the second half before falling late...
AS A JUNIOR: Averaged 8.6 points (fourth on the team), 5.9 rebounds (second), 2.4 blocked shots (first) and shot a team leading .657 from the field in leading the Seminoles to a 22-13 record, an 11-5 record in ACC play, a third place finish in the ACC standings and to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament in his first season as a Seminole....he led the team in total rebounds with 201 and total blocked shots with 82 in playing in all 34 games...he started the final 21 games of the season including the Seminoles final 15 ACC games, their game against Virginia Tech in the ACC Championship tournament and all three games in the NCAA Tournament...an amazing touch around the basket as he made more than 65 percent of his field goal attempts in his first season...was perfect from the field in five different games including an eight of eight performance in the Seminoles' victory over NC State (Jan. 15) and a five of five performance against Virginia Tech in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament (March 11)...shot .682 percent (15 of 22) in three NCAA Tournament games, .663 percent (59 of 89) in 18 games against non-conference opponents, .636 (28 of 44) in seven games against teams that played in the NIT, .615 (32 of 52) in eight games against ranked opponents, 585 (28 of 65) against 11 teams that played in the NCAA Tournament and .500 percent (eight of 16) in three games during the Diamond Head Classic...finished his junior season ranked second in the ACC in total blocked shots with 82, third in the ACC blocked shots per game (2.4), and 16th in the league in rebounds per game (5.9)...his .657 field goal percentage is the second best for a single season in Florida State history and would have led the ACC during the 2011 season but his attempts per game (5.2) fell just short of the ACC and NCAA minimums to be include in the league and national statistics (5.5)...his 82 blocked shots and 2.4 blocked shots per game average during the 2011 season are the second highest single season total and blocked shots average in school history...blocked at least one shot in 31 of the Seminoles' 34 games and earned at least one blocked shots AND at least one steal in 16 of the Seminoles' 34 games...at least three blocked shots in 17 games, at least four blocked shots in 10 games and a career high five blocked shots against Virginia (Feb. 12) and VCU (March 25) in the NCAA Tournament...scored in double figures 14 times, including in five of the last six games of the season -- Florida State was 11-3 when James scored in double figures during the 2010-11 season...scored in double figures in three of the Seminoles' four ACC games, against Virginia Tech in the ACC Tournament (11), and in two of the Seminoles' three NCAA Tournament games - 10 against No. 20 Texas &M and 14 against No. 5 Notre Dame...began his Florida State career well with a bang as he scored a double double of 15 points and 10 rebounds in Florida State's win over North Florida (Dec. 12) in the season opener...displayed his shooting touch early as he made seven of 10 shots (.700 percent) in his first game - a 75-55 win over the Ospreys...first career start came as a double double of 11 points and 10 rebounds in Florida State's 60-38 win over Hartford in Tallahassee (Dec. 5)...a near double double of 11 points and nine rebounds in the Seminoles' 74-63 win over Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles (Dec. 18)...was Florida State's leading scorer in seven different games: 15 against North Florida, 11 against Hartford (Dec. 5), 8 against Clemson (Dec. 12), 16 against NC State (Jan. 15), 16 against Wake Forest (Feb. 1), 11 against Virginia Tech (March 11) and 14 in the NCAA Tournament against Notre Dame...was the Seminoles' leading scorer in two of its three post season game against Virginia Tech in the ACC Tournament and in the NCAA Tournament against Notre Dame...(vs. Boston College): Scored 12 points and pulled down seven rebounds in Florida State's only game against NIT participant Boston College...was a perfect three of three from the field and a near perfect six of eight from the free throw line in leading the Seminoles to the 67-51 victory over the Eagles in Tallahassee (Jan. 22)...led Florida State's defensive effort with four blocked shots - the Seminoles blocked seven shots and limited Boston College to .354 shooting from the field in the win...totaled four points in the first half as Florida State took a 29-27 lead into the intermission...tied the game at 16-16 with two free throws at the 7:41 mark and gave Florida State a 21-16 lead on a jumper with 5:27 left before the half...sent the Seminoles on to victory to begin the second half with a resounding dunk to begin the second half and increase Florida State's lead to 31-27...helped the Seminoles stretch their lead to as many as 17 in the second half in taking the win...three second half blocks helped limit Boston College to 24 second half points and .358 shooting from the field for the game...(vs. Clemson): Averaged 8.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.0 blocked shots in two games against NCAA Tournament participant Clemson...shot .500 from the field (seven of 14) and was Florida State's second leading scorer as the Seminoles and Tigers split two games during the regular season with each team winning at home...totaled nine points, two rebounds and one blocked shot in his first career ACC game as Florida State defeated Clemson, 75-59, in Tallahassee (Dec. 12)...the win allowed the Seminoles to gain a conference victory in December and to move into the top three of the league - where they stayed throughout the entire season...only one first half point as Florida State trailed 34-28 at the intermission but eight strong points in the second half and a come from behind win for the Seminoles...put the Seminoles ahead three in the second half with a basket at the 150:08 mark to put Florida State ahead 40-39, and a jumper at the 12:15 mark to put the Seminoles back up 46-45 and a lay-up at the 11:50 mark the put the Seminoles up again 48-46...his eight points in the half were monumental as the Seminoles took the lead for good with 3:36 remaining in the second half and increased their lead down the stretch in taking the win...scored eight points as the Seminoles made the return trip to Clemson and fell to the Tigers, 62-44, on the road (Jan. 29)...four points in the first half and four in the second as the Seminoles fell to 15-6 overall but remained in the top three of the ACC standings with a 5-3 record...(vs. Duke): Scored eight points, pulled down five rebounds and blocked one shot in the Seminoles' only game against NCAA Tournament participant Duke...his effort in a starting role helped the Seminoles defeat the No. 1 ranked Blue Devils, 66-61, in Tallahassee (Jan. 12)...the win over the nation's No. 1 ranked team was the fourth in school history and first time James had played in a win over the nation's top ranked team...was nearly perfect (four of five, .800 percent) from the field in 27 minutes of playing time in front of the sold out crows at the Donald L. Tucker Center...scored all eight of his points in the first half to help Florida State to a 28-24 halftime lead...scored the final four points of the first half on a lay-up at the 2:15 mark and a tip-in at the 0:05 mark to all the Seminoles the lead after the first 20 minutes...his basket at the 2:15 mark gave the Seminoles a lead the Blue Devils never took back...though the score became tied twice in the second half, the Blue Devils were never ahead on the scoreboard in the second half of the game...six of his eight points in the first half came in the final six minutes before halftime and helped Florida State counterbalance the Blue Devils lead in the half which was only ever as much as three points...13 minute splayed in the second half produced spectacular interior defense and one of the Seminoles' two blocks in the game...his second half block of a Miles Plumlee field goal attempt with 14:02 left in the game allowed the Seminoles to maintain an eight point lead...(vs. Georgia Tech): Scored one point and pulled down two rebounds in the Seminoles win over Georgia Tech in the only meeting between the two teams during the 2010-11 season...played great defense with three blocked shots in 22 minutes of playing time as Florida State to the 72-63 win Atlanta (Feb. 10)...was limited to a season low tying one shot in the game...his only point of the game came on the first half free throw and gave Florida State at 24-9 lead at with 5:28 left in the half...the Seminoles led by as many as 16 in the first half as they scored 17 of the first 19 points of the game in the first eight minutes of the game...two blocked shots and one steal in the first half led a defensive effort that limited the Yellow Jackets to 18 first half points and a .194 field goal shooting mark over the first 20 minutes...one block and one steal in the second half as Florida State took the ACC road win...(vs. Maryland): Scored three points to go with three rebounds in Florida State's only game of the season against Maryland...the Terps defeated the Seminoles, 78-62, in College Park (Feb. 23)...scored each of his three points on three made free throws - one on the first half and two in the second half...(vs. Miami): Averaged 8.5 points and a team leading 7.0 rebounds in two games against NIT participant Miami...also averaged 2.0 blocked shots per game as the Seminoles won both games during the regular season with wins in both Coral Gables and Tallahassee...totaled eight points and a team high tying eight rebounds in the Seminoles tremendous come from behind victory over the Hurricanes in the first games of the regular season series...Also blocked two shots as Florida State win, 55-53, in Coral Gables (Jan. 19) after trailing by as many as 12 points in the first half...all eight points of his points and six of his eight rebounds in the second half as the Seminoles recovered to win the game...four points on a jumper and a dunk in a span of 1:12 brought the Seminoles to within five at 38-33 with 15:22 remaining in the game...an offensive rebound and a tip in at the 9:00 mark drew Florida State to within one at 44-43...his fourth basket and eighth point of the half put Florida State up by six at 54-48 with 3:26 remaining in the game...two of his four baskets in the second half came directly off of offensive rebounds...Florida State did not score its first basket of the game until there were nearly 10 minutes elapsed in the first half and did not take the lead until there was just 5:35 remaining in the game...Florida State trailed 31-24 at the half, fell behind 34-24 as Miami opened the second half with a 3-point shot and outscored Miami 31-22 in the second half to win the game...After the Hurricanes took a 12 point lead in two free throws at the 5:28 mark by Adrian Thomas (26-24) the James-led Seminoles outscored the Hurricanes 41-27 to win the game...scored nine points, pulled down six rebounds and blocked two shots as Florida State defeated Miami, 65-59, in Tallahassee (Feb. 26)...was a second half force with seven points as Florida State held on to defeat the Hurricanes for the second time during his junior season...Florida State jumped onto Miami early as it scored 16 of the first 18 points of the game and led 36-16 at the intermission...James' seven second half points were all important as the Hurricanes shot themselves back into the game to cut as much as a 22 point deficit to only five with 2:32 remaining...James totaled two points, two important blocked shots and one rebound in the final 1:23 of the game to help the Seminoles earn their 20th win of the season...his two blocked shots both came within three seconds of each other, and both times he stuffed Hurricane big man Reggie Johnson...his blocks of Johnson kept the game at a five point advantage for the Seminoles and proved large as the Hurricanes closed the Seminoles' lead to as few as three with just 57 seconds left in Florida State's win...offensively he gave Florida State its largest lead of the second half (+19) with an old fashioned three point play to put the Seminoles up 56-37 with 7:36 left in the game...from there his defensive took over...(vs. North Carolina): Averaged 10.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.0 blocked shots and shot .643 from the field in two games against NCAA Tournament participant North Carolina...was one of three Seminoles who averaged in double figure points against the Tar Heels...scored 10 points, pulled down four rebounds and blocked two shots in the Tar Heels 89-69 win in Chapel Hill on Super Bowl Sunday...the game was James' first trip to play on Tobacco Road...scored six first half points in helping Florida State stay with the home standing Tar Heels in the first half...also scored 10 points and blocked four shots to go along with three rebounds as Florida State nearly pulled off the upset over the No. 13 ranked Tar Heels in Tallahassee...North Carolina earned the come from behind victory as freshman Harrison Barnes hit a three-point shot from the top of the top with three seconds remaining in the game to give the Tar Heels the 72-70 victory...all 10 of his points came in the second half as he helped Florida State recover from being down by as many as seven with 6:16 left in the game...scored six points in the final 5:50 of the game as Florida State went from seven down (62-55) with 6:16 left to one up (70-69) with 18 second left in the game...James cut the deficit to six with one of two free throws at the 5:50 mark, cut the deficit to four on a lay-up at the 4:27 mark and cut the deficit to six again on one of two free throws with 3:20 left...his free throw at the 5:50 mark began a 15-10 game ending run for the Seminoles, who fell just short on the scoreboard...(vs. NC State): Averaged a team leading 15.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.0 blocked shots and 3.0 steals as Florida State win both games in the two games regular season series against the Wolfpack...led the Seminoles in scoring, blocked shots and steals with shooting .824 (14 of 17) from the field in the two game sweep of the Wolfpack...scored a team high, 16 points, and pulled down seven rebounds in leading Florida State past NC State, 84-71, in Tallahassee (Jan. 15)...tied a school record with a perfect eight of eight performance (1.000 percent) from the field to total his 16 points...the first player in school history to be perfect on at least eight shots in an ACC game and became one of only four players in school history to be perfect on at least eight shots from the field in a single game in school history...was three of three for six total points in the first half to help Florida State jump to a 28-19 lead at halftime...scored the first two points of the game on a lay-up and the Seminoles never trailed from there...put Florida State up on a dunk to make the score 6-4 and it was off to the races for the Seminoles from there...stretched the Seminoles' lead to 10 on a dunk at the 2:14 mark of the first half as Florida Stare scored 20 of its 28 first half points in the paint...six consecutive Florida State points in a 52 second span of the second half on three baskets to put the Seminoles' up 71-51 with 5:27 left in the game...closed out his scoring with a resounding dunk at the 1:44 mark to put an exclamation on his game and close out the Wolfpack...continued his shooting and scoring mastery against the Wolfpack as he scored 14 points on six of nine shooting from the field as the Seminoles won their season finale, 72-62, in Raleigh (March 6)...also added four blocked shots and two steals as Florida State closed out its regular season with a 21-9 overall record and an 11-5 record in ACC play...the 11-5 mark gave the Seminoles sole possession of third place in the league standings...scored six first half points as Florida State jetted to a 34-25 halftime lead and led by as many as 13 in the first half...scored the first basket of the game against NC State for the second consecutive game to give Florida State a 2-0 lead with only 24 seconds elapsed which again sent the Seminoles off to the races...put the Seminoles up 7-0 on a thunderous dunk at the 17:31 mark...also added two blocked shots in the first four minutes of the game to lead the Seminoles defensively...an important dunk in the second half with 8:55 remaining in the game to give Florida State a 52-50 lead after NC State had tied the game at 50-50...his dunk began a 22-12 game ending run that helped the Seminoles claim the victory...two points on two free throws to go along with three rebounds, two blocked shots and one steal in the final 10 minutes of the win...(vs. Virginia): Scored seven points and pulled down a team high tying eight rebounds in Florida State's only game of the season against Virginia...shot .667 from the field (two of three) and record his first season high of five blocked shots in the Seminoles' 63-56 win in Tallahassee (Feb. 12)...only one point, but had two blocked shots in the contested first half that saw Virginia lead by as many as seven points...scored six points and added three blocked shots in the second half...most important bucket of the game came with 37 seconds remaining after the Cavaliers had cut a seemingly insurmountable 16 point deficit down to three with time dwindling down...James hit a jumper to increase the Seminoles' lead back to five and add in a measure of breathing room...the Seminoles stretched their lead back to as many as nine in the final minute in taking the win...(vs. Virginia Tech): Averaged 9.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.0 blocked shots in two games against NIT participant Virginia Tech...shot incredibly well from the field as he made seven of eight shots from the field (.875) in the two games - one in the regular season and one in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament...scored eight points and pulled down four rebounds as Virginia Tech defeated the Seminoles, 71-59, in Blacksburg (Jan. 8)...scored seven of his eight points in the second half as Florida State worked its' way back from a 29-19 halftime deficit....Florida State scored 40 second half points on the back of James' seven points in eight minutes played after halftime...scored a team high 11 points and pulled down a team high eight rebounds against Virginia Tech in the quarterfinals of the 2011 ACC Tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C (March 11)....Florida State looked to have taken the victory on a last second 3-point shot by Derwin Kitchen...the shot was first called good and later reversed by the crew of referees after a lengthy discussion...scored eight of Florida State's 24 second half points as the Seminoles worked to hold onto a 27-19 halftime advantage...the Hokies outscored Florida State in taking the 52-51 win...(vs. Wake Forest): Averaged 14.0 points and a team leading 6.5 rebounds in leading Florida State to a pair of wins over Wake Forest...was incredible from the field with a .786 shooting percentage (11 of 14) in the two Seminole wins...also shot well from the free throw line as he made six of seven attempts (.857) from the line...also totaled two blocked shots and three steals against the Deacons...scored 13 points and pulled down five rebounds in Florida State's 85-61 victory over Wake Forest in Tallahassee (Feb. 1)...missed only one of six shots from the field (.833) and was perfect from the free throw line (three of three) as Florida State improved to 6-2 in league play with the win...four first half points to lead the Seminoles to a commanding, 31-19 halftime lead...totaled nine second half points to help Florida State score 54 points over the final 20 minutes of the game to take the win and hold its home court advantage in league play...totaled a team high 15 points and pulled down a team high eight rebounds in Florida State's 84-66 win over Wake Forest in Winston Salem (Feb. 19)...scored seven first half points to lead the Seminoles who struggled offensively in their first game without Chris Singleton...Wake Forest led by as many as eight first half points before the Seminoles began to find their way offensively...seven points in less than two minutes vaulted Florida State from six down to one down as he was a catalyst for the Seminoles' on the offensive end of the floor...a dunk at the 6:16 mark brought Florida State to within 15-19 with a second dunk brought the Seminoles to within two at the 5:15 mark at 17-19...an old fashion three point play on a lay-up, and the ensuing free throw at the 4:35 mark, brought Florida State to within one at 20-21...his dunk at the 6: 16 mark began a 18-14 half ending spurt that drew the Seminoles to within two points at 33-31 at the intermission...tied the game at 33-33 with the first basket - a dunk - of the second half...the Seminoles never trailed after that basket...tied the game again on a lay-up at the 17:00 mark before the Seminoles took the lead for good on a lay-up by Michael Snaer at the 16:02 mark...Florida State outscored Wake Forest by a 53-33 margin in the second half in gaining the win...(in three games during the NCAA Tournament): Florida State's third leading scorer with a 10.7 points per game average and tied its lead in rebounds with an 8.3 rebounds per game average as he helped lead the Seminoles to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament for the first time since the 1993 season and for only the fourth time in school history...shot the ball incredibly from the field (.682 percent, 15 of 22) as he played on college basketball's biggest stage for the first time in his career...led the Seminoles with 11 blocked shots - a 3.7 blocked shots per game average in three games in the NCAA Tournament...(vs. Texas A&M): totaled 10 points, six rebounds and three blocked shots in Florida State's 57-50 first round NCAA Tournament victory over Texas A&M (March 18) in a game played in the United Center in Chicago...the Seminoles defeated the higher ranked Aggies (Texas A&M was ranked 20th nationally) and the higher seed Aggies (Texas A&M was the No. seven seed and Florida State the No. 10 seed in the Southeast Region)...shot five of eight (.625) from the field and was one of two Seminoles (also Derwin Kitchen with 15 points) who scored in double figures in the win...got Florida State out to a quick lead as he assisted Okaro White on the first basket of the game with less than two minutes played...after scoring only two points in the first half he scored eight second half points as Florida State outscored Texas A&M 34-24 over the second 20 minutes to take the win...scored eight straight Florida State points in less than three minutes to lead the Seminoles early second half charge from down as many as eight to up as many as 11 and the second round win...scored on a lay-up to bring the Seminoles to within three at 28-31 at the 16:25 mark, scored on a dunk to being the Seminoles to within 30-31 at the 15:50 mark, scored what proved to be the game winning basket at the 13:46 mark - a basket that put Florida State up 32-31 and scored on a lay-up at the 12:55 mark to put Florida State up 34-31...Florida State never trailed after his incredible spurt that sent the Seminoles on the path to victory...the win was the Seminoles' first opening round NCAA Tournament win since 1998...(vs. Notre Dame): A double of 14 points and 10 rebounds to goal along with three blocked shots as Florida State defeated No. 2 seed and No. 5 ranked Notre Dame, 71-57, to advance to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1993 (March 20)...four points on a two lay-ups helped Notre Dame run with Florida State early before the Seminoles took the lead at the 14:07 mark of the first half and never trailed again...two free throws helped Florida State extend their lead to nine with 6:27 left before intermission - the closest the Fighting Irish were during the remainder of the game...totaled eight second half points as Florida State extended their commanding lead to as many as 23 in the second half...(vs. VCU): totaled eight points and nine rebounds in Florida State's Sweet 16 game against VCU...two points in the first half and six in the second as Florida State fell short of only the third Elite Eight appearance in the school history as they fell to the Rams, 72-71, in the Alamodome in San Antonio, Tex. (March 25)...an offensive rebound and a tip-in gave Florida State a short lived lead at 50-49 with 11:41 remaining in regulation...(in three games during the Diamond Head Classic): averaged 6.7 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.3 blocked shots in three games during the Diamond Head Classic at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu...shot .500 percent from the field (eight of 16) and added four steals as Florida State advanced to the semifinals and finished with a 2-1 record in the tournament...(vs. Hawaii): totaled three points and four rebounds off the bench in Florida State's opening round win over the Rainbow Warriors, 70-62, at the Stan Sherriff Center at the University of Hawaii (Dec. 22)...two points in the first half and one on a free throw in the second half as Florida State kept the home team at bay for most of the game after trailing by five early in the first half...(vs. Butler): scored two points and pulled down four rebounds in Florida State's semifinal found loss to NCAA Tournament participant and national runner-up Butler, 67-64, in a game also played at the University of Hawaii (Dec. 23)...two second half points helped Florida State recover from as much as a 15 point second half deficit to pull with three in the second half...his bucket pulled Florida State to within 41-52 (-11) with 7:15 left in the game...(vs. Baylor): a double double of 15 points and 10 rebounds in one of the most significant victories of the season as the Seminoles defeated then No. 15 and NIT participant Baylor, 68-61, in their final game of the tournament (Dec. 25)...it was a significant victory because it was the Seminoles' first victory over a ranked team during the first two months of the season and their first of four of the entire season...was also a significant game for James because he was installed as a full-time starter due to the unfortunate injury to Xavier Gibson against Butler and he started the game against Butler, and the next 20 straight games, to close out the season...nine points and 6 rebounds in the first half to bolster Florida State to a 37-33 intermission lead...his nine first half points all came in the final 8:05 of the half and helped the Seminoles rally from as many as nine points down to as many as five points up in taking the victory back across the country to Tallahassee...closed the Seminoles' gap to a little as two on a dunk to make the score 26-28 with 4:35 left in the first half...a jumper with 1:52 left before intermission put Florida State up 35-30 on its way to its halftime lead...scored once again what proved to be an important basket on a jumper with 5:07 remaining in the game to give the Seminoles a 57-55 lead...immediately added to that lead with a dunk at the 4:38 mark to give Florida State a 59-55 lead at the 4:38 mark...though Baylor retied the game in the last three minutes, the Bears never retook the lead and Florida State won the game...(vs. Florida): totaled five points and five rebounds in Florida State's only game of the season against NCAA Tournament participant Florida...also added one blocked shot at Florida won. 55-51, in Tallahassee (Nov. 28)...
AT TALLAHASSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Earned his Associates Degree in 2010...finished second on TCC's all-time list for field goals percentage (.624), rebounds (512) and blocked shots (131)...earned 24 career double-doubles during his two-year career...averaged a near double-double of 13.6 points and 9.8 rebounds during his 52-game career at TCC...earned All-Panhandle Conference First team honors for the second consecutive season...named to the Florida Community College Athletic Association/National Junior College Athletic Association Region VII First Team honors...led the Eagles to the championship game of the FCCAA championship game and was named to the FCCAA All-Tournament team...averaged 16.0 points, 12.7 points and 4.3 blocked shots in the FCCAA Tournament...the Eagles runner-up finish at the FCCAA Tournament left them one game from advancing to the National Junior College Championship Tournament in Hutchinson, Kansas...averaged a double-double of 14.0 points and 10.3 rebounds while earning 13 double doubles as a sophomore in 2010...averaged 12.1 points and 8.8 rebounds while shooting .617 from the floor as a freshman...earned All-Panhandle Conference First Team honors and was named the Panhandle Conference Freshman of the year in 2009...also named to the All-Panhandle Conference All-Freshman team...earned Panhandle Conference All-Academic honors and was named the Basketball Student Athlete of the Year at TCC...totaled seven double-doubles including a 38-point, 16 rebound performance against Northwest Florida State...he shot 15 of 19 from the field against NWFS...19 points and 16 rebounds against Pensacola Junior College...also a double-double of 20 points and 12 rebounds against Gulf Coast Community College...
AT WINDSOR FOREST: Attended Windsor Forest High School but did not play basketball...was cut from the freshman team and did not play organized basketball until joining the Air Force in 2003...
PERSONAL: Born February 7, 1985...Bernard is the son of Darryl and Beverly Cook...his step-father is a career military man...one of five brothers and sisters...he is a former Staff Sergeant in the Air Force...earned academic honors as was named a "Leader for Life" by the National Junior College Athletic Association during his sophomore season at TCC...his success in college has inspired his mom to work towards earning a degree from Liberty University in Christian Studies...