Seniors celebrated at season-ending banquet at University Center Club.
The Florida State men's basketball team bounced back from a 15-point deficit before forcing an extra period on Devon Bookert's 3-pointer Tuesday at Madison Square Garden.
FSU enters NIT semifinal game playing its best basketball of the season
Alaskan sophomore has been instrumental in NIT run
The Florida State men's basketball team beats Georgetown, 101-90, Monday night and advances to NIT's quarterfinals round.
Florida State vs. Minnesota (USATSI)
Florida State vs. Pittsburgh (USATSI)
Florida State vs. Clemson
FSU's last second 76-74 victory at home
ON BOOKERT: Named to the 2014 Bob Cousy Award watch list as the nation's top point guard as sponsored by the Naismith Hall of Fame...Florida State's point guard of the present and future who started the final 11 games of the 2012-13 season...quickly developed into one of the Seminoles' most reliable scorers as he was the Seminoles' third leading scorer in the final 25 games of his freshman season (7.0 points scored per game) and averaged in double figure scoring over the course of the final eight games of the season (10.0 ppg)...ranked second on the team as a freshman with nine double figure scoring games behind only three-time All-ACC selection Michael Snaer and 2014 All-American candidate Okaro White...moved into the starting line-up on February 13 of his freshman season against No. 3 Miami and averaged 28.9 minutes, 9.4 points and 2.8 assists as a starter in the final 11 games of the season - all of which he was the starter at the point guard position for the Seminoles...the prototypical point guard who looks for his teammates first but also has the ability to score the basketball...displayed the ability to shoot the ball as well as any player in the ACC as a freshman...the only ACC player who earned extended minutes and shot better than .500 percent from the 3-point arc (.525) and better than .800 percent from the free throw line (.818)...his 32 3-point shots made as a freshman rank as the fifth highest total by a freshman in school history while his 61 3-point field goal attempts is tied as the eighth highest total by a freshman in school history...the first player in school history to shoot above .500 percent from the 3-point line in a single season (32 of 61, .525 percent) and only the second player in school history to shoot at least .500 percent from the 3-point line in a single season in school history (Andrew Wilson, 41 of 82, .500 percent)...his .818 free throw shooting percentage is the 17th highest single season free throw shooting percentage in school history...the first Florida State basketball player from the state of Alaska...graduated Anchorage West High School in 2011 (a year early) and chose to spend a prep school year at Impact Basketball Academy in Las Vegas...named the Gatorade Player of the Year in the State of Alaska as a senior...in earning the honor he became the third player from Anchorage West to earn the honor including former Ramon Harris of Kentucky and Chris Toomer of Liberty...a two-time All-State First Team selection as a junior and as a senior, he was named the Class 4A State Player of the Year and the Cook Inlet Conference Most Valuable Player as a senior...the first two-time All-State Class 4A pick in high school basketball in the state of Alaska...saw his stock rise during the summer of 2011 as he played extremely well in the Fab 48 Tournament in Las Vegas...did not play on the AAU circuit during the summer of 2010...decided to attend the Impact Basketball Academy in order to further his game for one year before enrolling at Florida State in the summer of 2012...earned three awards at Florida State's season ending awards banquet in 2013: the awards for the best field goal percentage and 3-point field goal percentage shooters and the Otto Petty Most Assists Award...
AS A FRESHMAN (2013): Averaged 6.5 points (fourth on the team), 1.8 rebounds (tied for seventh) and 2.4 assists (second) while shooting .489 from the field (fourth) and shooting .525 from the 3-point line...tied for second on the team with 32 3-point shots made...the only player in the ACC who played prime time minutes and shot better than .500 percent from the 3-point line...played in all 34 games and started the final 11 games of the season for the Seminoles...one of only four Seminoles who played in all 34 games and one of seven who started at least 10 games for the Seminoles during the 2012-13 season...inserted into the starting line-up against Miami in Tallahassee (Feb. 13) and started each of the remaining games of the season...helped Florida State to five wins against ACC competition with victories
DEVON BOOKERT'S CAREER STATISTICS
Devon Bookert's Career Highs PTS 21 vs. Georgetown (3-24-14) FGM 7 vs. Miami (2-10-14) FGA 14 vs. Miami (2-10-14) FG% 1.000 vs. Clemson (1-24-13) 1.000 vs. Tulsa (12-29-12) 3FGM 4 vs. Georgia Tech (3-2-14) 3FGA 7 vs. Miami (2-10-14) 7 at Auburn (1-2-13) 3FG% 1.000 vs. Georgetown (3-24-14) 1.000 vs. Clemson (3-14-13) 1.000 vs. Virginia (3-7-13) 1.000 vs. Tulsa (12-29-12) FTM 10 vs. Georgetown (3-24-14) FTA 12 vs. Georgetown (3-24-14) 12 vs. NC State (3-9-13) FT% 1.000 vs. 20 Teams Last vs. Louisiana Tech (3-26-14) OR 3 vs. Wake Forest (2-26-13) DR 8 vs. Florida Gulf Coast (3-18-14) 8 vs. Jacksonville (11-8-13) REBS 9 vs. Jacksonville (11-8-13) AST 9 vs. Charleston Southern (12-30-13) BLK 1 vs. 6 teams Last at Duke (1-25-14) STL 5 vs. Jacksonville (11-8-13) MIN 43 vs. Minnesota (4-1-14)
coming at home against Boston College (Feb. 16), Wake Forest (Feb. 26), Virginia (March 7) and NC State (March 9) and in the first round of the ACC Tournament against Clemson (March 14)...his .525 3-point field goal shooting percentage is the highest in school history for a single season while his .818 free throw shooting percentage is the 17th highest in school history for a single season...totaled four or more assists a total of eight times as a freshman including his career high of eight assists in Florida State's victory over Boston College (Feb. 16)...was perfect against the Eagles as he was credited with eight assists against zero turnovers in 31 minutes of play as a starter...had a positive assist:turnover ratio in ACC play with 41 assists (tied for the team high in ACC games) and only 26 turnovers (1.4 turnovers per game) in 18 games and 22.1 minutes played per game...would have ranked in the top 10 in the ACC on conference games only had he qualified with at least 3.0 assists per game...totaled 11 assists and only three turnovers (3.7 apg) in helping lead the Seminoles to the championship of the prestigious Coaches vs. Cancer Classic...totaled five assists each in wins against BYU (Nov. 16), Saint Joseph's (Nov. 17) and Maine (Dec. 9)...six assists came at Auburn (Jan. 2) and eight against Boston College...sixth on the team with 19 steals (0.6 spg) including his career high of four in the Seminoles win over Louisiana Monroe (Dec. 17) and his ACC career high of two at Virginia Tech (Feb. 24)...seven steals in three consecutive wins against Maine (two), Louisiana Monroe (four) and Charlotte (one) for a 2.3 spg average during the three game winning streak...displayed his overall strong shooting abilities as he was one of four Seminoles who shot .800 or better from the free throw line during his first season...ranked second behind only Terry Whisnant who made 20 of 21 free throws and shot .952 from the free throw line for the season...led the Seminoles from the free throw line among those players who attempted 60 or more free throws in the season with his .818 mark...was perfect from the free throw line in 13 of the Seminoles' 34 games including a six of six performance from the free throw line in Florida State's victory over Clemson in Tallahassee (Jan. 24)...made a team-high 23 consecutive free throws from January 9 against Maryland through February 24 against Virginia Tech...his streak included perfection from the free throw line against Maryland (two of two), Clemson (six of six), Miami (two of two), Maryland (two of two), Duke (two of two), Miami (one of one), Boston College (two of two), NC State (four of four) and his first two against Virginia Tech...scored in double figures nine times including his career high of 18 points in the Seminoles' win over NC State on Senior Day in Tallahassee (March 9)...scored in double figures in six of the Seminoles' 20 games against ACC competition including five in 18 games during the regular season...scored in double figures in only the third game of his career as he totaled 15 points against BYU in the semifinals of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. ... ranked third on the team with nine double figure scoring games - was ranked behind only three-time All-ACC selection Michael Snaer (25 in 33 games) and 2014 All-American candidate Okaro White (24)...scored in double figures in back to back games against NC State (career high of 18 points) and against Clemson in the first round of the ACC Tournament (12 points) on March 9 and March 14...averaged 15.0 points per game in the two games as continued to display his abilities as a consistent scorer in the remaining three seasons of his career...double figures in an ACC game for the first time in his career with 11 points in the Seminoles' 60-57 win over Clemson (Jan. 24) in Tallahassee...double figure scoring in three of his final six games of the season with 10 at North Carolina (March 3), 18 at home against NC State and 12 against Clemson in the ACC Tournament to average 10.2 points per game in his final six games of his freshman season...with 14 points at Virginia Tech and 80 total points in his final eight games he averaged 10.0 points scored per game (four double figure scoring games) from Feb. 24 through the end of the season and the final game in the NIT against Louisiana Tech...the Seminoles' third leading scorer in the final eight games of the season with a 10.0 points per game scoring average and in the final 10 games of the season with 91 points and a 9.1 points per game scoring average...Florida State's leading scoring once as a freshman (18 points at NC State on Feb. 19) and its leading rebounder twice (eight at North Carolina on March 3 and five against Clemson in the ACC Tournament on March 14)...finished third on the team in minutes played during the season (21.5 minutes played per game) and played in double figure minutes in 30 of 34 games as a freshman...earned only one minute of playing time in the season opener against South Alabama but averaged more than 22 minutes played per game in each of the next 33 games of the season...played in his freshman season career high of 36 minutes in the Seminoles' victory over Wake Forest in Tallahassee (Feb. 26) and earned at least 31 minutes of playing time in six of the final 10 games of the season...averaged 29.0 minutes played per game in the final 10 games of the season after averaging 18.3 minutes of playing time in the first 24 games of the season...(vs. Boston College): Scored five points, was credited with eight assists and pulled down one rebound in one game during the regular season against Boston College...his eight assists rank as his career high...totaled his eight assists in 31 minutes without committing a turnover as Florida State defeated the Eagles, 69-66, in Tallahassee (Feb. 16)...his eight assists allowed the Seminoles to earn a positive assist:turnover mark (14 assists and 10 turnovers)...all five of points came in the decisive second half as Florida State held the lead throughout the half despite the Eagles taking the lead down to as few as one point and to a little as two during the final minute of play...a 3-point shot at the 17:28 mark of the second half gave the Seminoles a 36-31 lead while two free throws with 22 seconds left to be played gave Florida State a 68-64 lead...his free throws proved exceedingly important as the Eagles closed to two on a lay-up with six seconds left in regulation and took a game-tying 3-point shot that just slightly missed the mark and allowed the Seminoles to escape with the win...totaled six second half assists that accounted for 14 of the Seminoles 38 points in the final 20 minutes of the game...his points and his assists combined equaled 19 points - half of the Seminoles' point total in the second half...(vs. Clemson): Averaged 8.0 points, 3.0 assists and 2.7 blocked shots in three games against Clemson...helped the Seminoles defeat the Tigers in Clemson, in Tallahassee and in the ACC Tournament in Greensboro, N.C. ... tied for the team lead with 11 free throws made again the Tigers in three games - he scored 11 of his 24 points in the three games (.458 percent) from the free throw line...scored one point, pulled down one rebound and was credited with two assists in 23 minutes during his first career ACC game at Clemson...his play helped the Seminoles take the 71-66 ACC season opening win at Clemson (Jan. 5)...his lone point of the game was an important one as it came on a free throw with 0:37.9 seconds left to be played in the game and gave the Seminoles a 66-62 lead...was important because the Tigers came to within three points at 66-63 but never regained the lead as the Seminoles improved to 1-0 in league play with an all-important road win...totaled 11 points, two rebounds, two assists and one blocked shot in 20 minutes of play in the Seminoles' 60-57 win over Clemson in a game played at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee...was one of four Seminoles in double figure scoring...was a perfect 1.000 percent from the free throw line (six of six) and a perfect 1.000 from the field (two of two) as the Seminoles' summoned up heroics from Michael Snaer with a buzzer-beating, game-winning three point shot to win the game...scored nine second half points (on two field goals and four free throws) as Florida State recovered from as much as a 13-point deficit in the first half, a 29-21 halftime deficit and as much as a 12-point deficit in the final 18 minutes of the game to gain the win...his most important shot of the game - a 3-pointer - came with 44 seconds remaining in the game and tied the game at 57-57...Bookert's shot marked the second time in the second half the Seminoles had tied the game and set the stage for Snaer to hit his first game-winner of the season...the lead in gaining the winning margin was the Seminoles' first since leading 16-13 in the first half...Snaer scored on a closely guarded 3-point shot at the buzzer from the right elbow to give Florida State their second regular season win in a span of 19 days against the Tigers...also made two important free throws at the end of the first half to pull the Seminoles to within eight at 29-21 thus cutting the Seminoles' 13-point deficit to eight at the intermission...totaled 12 points, five rebounds and two assists in 33 minutes played in the Seminoles' 73-69 win over Clemson in the first round of the ACC Tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C. ... was three of four from the field and a perfect two of two from the free throw line as the Seminoles' advanced to the quarterfinals of the tournament with its first ever three game sweep of the Tigers...scored 11 second half points as the Seminoles took as much as a 14-point lead after the halftime and held on to top the Tigers...got hot at the right time for Florida State - after the Tigers held a five point lead at the intermission and increased that lead to as many as six early in the second half...put the Seminoles up by two on a 3-pointer at the 10:18 mark (43-41) and tied the game with a free throw at the 8:09 mark...his three points in the span of two minutes ignited a game-ending 33-28 run that allowed the Seminoles to go from one point down (41-40) with 10:42 remaining to four up (73-69) at the end of the game...a second 3-point shot at the 5:35 mark increased the Seminoles' lead to 55-49...a jumper at the 2:00 mark increased the Seminoles' lead back to 13 at 68-55 while one free throw with 30 seconds left effectively shut the Tigers out of the win and put Florida State up 69-63...(vs. Duke): Scored nine points and pulled down two rebounds in the Seminoles only game of the season against NCAA Tournament participant Duke...was Florida State's second leading scorer and was a perfect two of two from the free throw line as the Blue Devils won, 79-60, in Tallahassee (Feb. 2)...scored seven of his nine points in the second half as Florida State rallied to work back from a halftime deficit...his seven second half points helped the Seminoles outscore the Blue Devils, 38-37, over the final 20 minutes of play...(vs. Georgia Tech): Totaled three points and three rebounds in 22 minutes of play in Florida State's only game of the season against Georgia Tech...the Seminoles won the game, 56-54, on a third game-winning, buzzer-beating shot from Michael Snaer...his lone basket - on a 3-point shot - came at the 11:16 mark of the second half and gave Florida State a 41-39 lead...gave the Seminoles their first lead of the second half and they would never trail again during the remainder of the game...Georgia Tech tied the game at 54-54 on a 3-point shot by Mfon Udofia with 1:02 to play setting the stage for Snaer's heroics...Snaer made a driving lay-up at the buzzer to give Florida State the victory...Bookert also totaled three assists with all three coming in the second half and accounting for seven points including three on a 3-point shot by Snaer to put the Seminoles up 50-47 with 4:36 left in the game...(vs. Maryland): Averaged 2.0 points and 0.5 assists in two games against NIT participant Maryland...was a perfect four of four (1.000 percent) from the free throw line in the two games to total his four points in the Seminoles two wins over the Terps...the Seminoles won in both College Park (as they rallied from as many as 12 down) and in Tallahassee (as they rallied from as many as eight down) as they won both games of the regular season series...totaled two points in nine minutes played as Florida State defeated Maryland, 65-62, in College Park (Jan. 9) to run their ACC record to 2-0 with two road wins...made two free throws with 18 seconds remaining in the game to give Florida State a 63-59 lead...the two points proved to be the game deciding points as Maryland got as close as 63-62 in a 3-pointer by Nick Faust with 11 seconds remaining but never took the lead in the final minutes...Michael Snaer and All-American candidate Okaro White both hit free throws in the final eight seconds to secure to road victory...scored two points and added one assist in seven minutes of playing time as Florida State rallied to defeat Maryland, 73-71, in Tallahassee (Jan. 30)...made two free throws with five seconds remaining in the first half to pull the Seminoles into a 34-34 tie...Florida State had trailed by as many as eight points in the first 20 minutes of the game...also added an assist on a first half 3-point shot by Ian Miller with 2:54 left before the break to give the Seminoles a 29-27 lead...Florida State won the game as Michael Snaer made a game-winning, buzzer-beating 3-point shot from right in front of the Seminoles bench to lead to the 73-71 victory...(vs. Miami): Averaged 7.0 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.0 assist in two games against NCAA Tournament participant and ACC Champion Miami...earned his first career start against the Hurricanes on Feb. 13 in Tallahassee and was a perfect three of three (1.000 percent) from the free throw line in the two game series against Miami...was Florida State's third leading scorer against the Hurricanes in the two-game regular season series...scored two points and totaled two rebounds and one assist as Florida State fell, 71-47, in their only visit of the season to Coral Gables (Jan. 19)...two first half points on two free throws as the Seminoles battled the Hurricanes on the road...his two free throws with nine seconds remaining in the first half brought the Seminoles' deficit to a workable nine (37-38) at halftime...zero turnovers in five minutes of playing time in the second half of the game...totaled 12 points and one rebound in 28 minutes played in his first career start against Miami...the No. 3 ranked Hurricanes held on to top the Seminoles, 74-68, in Tallahassee (Feb. 13)...five points in the first half and seven in the second half as Florida State took the Hurricanes to the wire at home...five of his seven second half points came in the final minute of the game as Florida State battled Miami...an old fashion three point play on a lay-up and a made free throw brought Florida State to within three (69-66) with 51 seconds remaining...again closed the gap to four on a lay-up with four seconds remaining to be played...his offensive output helped the Seminoles outscore the Hurricanes, 38-36, in the second half and nearly recover from as much as a 12-poin second half deficit...(vs. North Carolina): Averaged 7.3 points, 3.0 rebounds in and 2.0 assists in three games against NCAA Tournament participant North Carolina...earned two starting assignments, shot a perfect five of five from the free throw line and was Florida State's fourth leading scorer against the Tar Heels as the two teams met twice during the regular season (in Tallahassee and in Chapel Hill) and in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament in Greensboro...scored three points and added one assist in 12 minutes of playing time as Florida State played host to North Carolina in Tallahassee...the Tar Heels outscored the Seminoles, 8-0, in the final four minutes to gain the 77-72 win (Jan. 12)...scored his three points on a 3-point shot at the 11:40 mark of the first half which drew the Seminoles to within three at 16-13...his basket began a 13-3 Seminole run which put Florida State ahead, 23-19, on a dunk by Montay Brandon with 5:47 remaining before halftime...totaled 10 points, 8 rebounds and four assists in 28 minutes of play as a starter as Florida State traveled to play at North Carolina...the Tar Heels won, 79-58, in the Dean E. Smith Center (March 3)...totaled five points in the first half and seven in the second half as Florida State worked to get back into the game after trailing by as many as 23 points in the second half...his eight rebounds rank as his career high and are the only time he totaled more than five rebounds in a single game...scored nine points and added one assists as a starter in 29 minutes of play against North Carolina in the quarterfinal round of the ACC Tournament in the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C. ... the Tar Heels took the lead early and moved into the semifinals with an 83-62 win (March 15)...nine points was the second highest point total for the Seminoles behind only Michael Snaer's 20 points...(vs. NC State): Averaged 12.0 points, 3.0 assists and 1.0 steals in two games against NCAA Tournament participant NC State...was Florida State's second leading scorer and scored 13 of his 24 points (.541 percent) from the free throw line as he made 13 of 16 free throws (.813 percent) in the two games series against the Wolfpack...a starter in both games with his double figure scoring average ranking as one of two teams in the ACC in against which he averaged in double figures - he scored 14 points against Virginia Tech in the only meeting of the season between the two teams...the Seminoles' second leading scoring and team leader in assists as the two teams split the regular season series with both teams winning at home - the Wolfpack in Raleigh and the Seminoles in Tallahassee...scored six points and earned a team-leading three assists as Florida State traveled to play at NC State in the first meeting of the season between the two teams...the Wolfpack led the entire way and won, 84-66, at the PNC Arena in Raleigh...scored two points on a jumper at the 18:12 mark of the first half for the Seminoles first basket of the game and was a perfect four of four from the free throw line in the second half as Florida State played catch-up on the road...scored his career high and a team leading 18 points to go along with three assists and one steal in Florida States' 71-67 victory over NC State on Senior Day in Tallahassee (March 9)...scored nine of his 18 points from the free throw line as he made nine of 12 free throws (both career highs) in leading the Seminoles in scoring for the first time in his career...eight points on four of four free throws in the first half and 10 points on five made free throws in the second half in leading Florida State to the season ending win...scored eight points in the final 5:09 of the game including what proved to be the game-winning basket with 2:01 left in the game to give the Seminoles the win...began the game ending run with two free throws at the 5:09 mark to give the Seminoles a 57-55 lead...a 3-point basket at the 2:59 mark tied the game at 62-62 and a jumper at the 2:01 mark gave the Seminoles a 64-62 lead...one free throw shot made increased the Seminoles' lead back to two at 65-63 with 1:23 left to play...two more free throws with 13 seconds led put the Seminoles up four (70-66) and effectively closed out the Wolfpack...nearly outscored the Wolfpack, 10-12, in the final 5:09 of the game to secure the win...also added an assist on a basket by Montay Brandon as he accounted for 12 of the Seminoles' final 16 points of the game in the win that allowed the Seminoles to even their final regular season record at 9-9 to mark the fifth consecutive season the Seminoles had finished with a .500 or better mark in ACC play...(vs. Virginia): Averaged 4.5 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists in two games against NIT participant Virginia...tied for the team high with two 3-point field goals made in the two game series against the Cavaliers...the Cavaliers won at home in Charlottesville and the Seminoles won at home in Tallahassee...was a starter in Florida State's win over Virginia in Tallahassee...scored zero points and pulled down zero rebounds in eight minutes of playing time as the Seminoles traveled to play at Virginia...the Cavaliers won, 56-36, to hand the Seminoles their first ACC road loss of the season...totaled nine points, four rebounds and three assists (against zero rebounds) in 32 minutes of playing time as a starter in the Seminoles' 53-51 win over Virginia in Tallahassee (March 7)...was a perfect two of two from the 3-point line in helping the Seminoles to the first of two consecutive wins against postseason tournament teams (Virginia and NC State)...three first half points on a 3-point shot to bring the Seminoles to within 6-5 at the 13:46 mark...six second half points including three on a 3-pointer at the 13:43 mark to give the Seminoles a 38-29 lead...an old fashion three point play at the 10:52 mark gave the Seminoles a 43-34 (+11 point) lead - their largest of the game...his six second half point would prove pivotal as the Cavaliers rallied back from the 11-point deficit to take a 51-50 lead on two free throws by Joe Harris with 1:29 left...All-American Michael Snaer won the game for the Seminoles with his fourth game-winning, buzzer beating shot of the season - a lay-up with 4.4 seconds left to be played to give the Seminoles their 53-51 win...Snaer made the lay-up and the ensuing free throw after he was fouled by Harris for the winning margin of the game...it was Bookert who passed the ball to Snaer to begin his game-winning drive to the basket...(vs. Virginia Tech): Scored 14 points, pulled down three rebounds and added three assists in the Seminoles' only game of the season against Virginia Tech...the Hokies topped the Seminoles, 80-70, in Blacksburg (Feb. 24)...was Florida State's second leading scorer (behind only Okaro White's 18 points) as he made a career high tying and his ACC career high of five field goals...was also two of three from the 3-point line...totaled 10 of his 14 points in the second half points as the Seminoles mounted a second half comeback after trailing by as many as 13 with just over 15 minutes remaining to be played in the game...(vs. Wake Forest): Averaged 4.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.5 rebounds in two games against Wake Forest...tied for Florida State's lead with five assists in the two games against the Demon Deacons as the two teams split the regular season series with both teams winning at home - Wake Forest in Winston-Salem and Florida State in Tallahassee...averaged 28.5 minutes played per game in the two game series...scored three points and added two rebounds in Florida State's game at Wake Forest...the Demon Deacons defeated the Seminoles, 71-46, in Winston-Salem (Feb. 9)...his three points came on a first half 3-point shot...scored five points, pulled down five rebounds and was credited with three assists in 36 minutes as a starter as Florida State defeated, 76-62, in Tallahassee (Feb. 26)...also blocked one shot and added one steal in the win...three first half points on a 3-point shot at the 16:04 mark to give the Seminoles a 10-5 lead...the Seminoles stretched their lead to as many as 11 in the first half in taking a 40-34 lead into the locker room at halftime...a second half jumper at the 16:58 mark of the second half gave the Seminoles a 44040 lead after the Deacons had closed the gap to two points...the Seminoles pushed their lead to as many as 21 points in the second half... (vs. Florida): Scored nine points, pulled down five rebounds and was credited with two assists in the Seminoles' only game of the season against Florida...the Gators won, 72-47, in Tallahassee (Dec. 5)...totaled seven second half points as Florida State battled back in the second half after trailing at the half...(vs. Louisiana Tech in the NIT): Scored three points and pulled down one rebound in the Seminoles 71-66 loss to Louisiana Tech in the first round of the NIT in Tallahassee (March 19)...his three points came on a 3-point shot with 18:09 left in the game that gave the Seminoles a 35-26 advantage - Florida State's largest lead of the game...the Bulldogs outscored the Seminoles by a 45-31 margin from that point to win the game...(In four games during the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic): Averaged 5.5 points, 2.8 assists and 1.5 rebounds in four games during the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic...the Seminoles win the championship of the tournament with their semifinal and championship wins coming at the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. ... shot the ball well in the tournament as he made seven of 13 field goal attempts (.538 percent), three of four 3-point shots (.750 percent) and five of six free throw attempts (.833 percent) during the four game tournament...(vs. South Alabama): Earned one minute of playing time in the Seminoles' season-opening loss to South Alabama, 76-71, in Tallahassee...one minute of playing time came as he continued to recover from an off-season knee injury...(vs. Buffalo): Totaled three points, one assist and one steal in 18 minutes of play in Florida State's 95-68 win over Buffalo in the second round of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic in a game played in Tallahassee...an old fashion three-point play at the 18:56 mark of the second half gave the Seminoles a 50-33 lead...made the first basket of his career on a jumper and was fouled by Buffalo's Jarrod Oldham on the play...he made the ensuing free throw for his first career free throw and first career three point play...(vs. BYU): Scored 15 points, pulled down five rebounds and was credited with five assists in the Seminoles' 88-70 win over BYU in the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. (Nov. 16)...scored five first half points as the Seminoles took a 44-35 lead and totaled 10 second half points as Florida State pushed its lead to as many as 27 in winning the game without ever trailing...made his career high of three 3-point field goals and his career high of five field goals in scoring in double figures for the first time in his career...totaled five assists - one of four times in his first season that he totaled five or more assists in a single game...also blocked the first shot of his career...the Seminoles' victory over BYU in the semifinals of the tournament sent Florida State to the championship game...(vs. Saint Joseph's): Scored four points and totaled five assists in the Seminoles' championship clinching victory over Saint Joseph's in a game played in the Barclay's Center...the Seminoles defeated the Hawks, 73-66, to claim the tournament championship...two first half points and two second half points as the Seminoles led at the intermission and led by as many as nine in the second half...two second half points came on two free throws with 17 seconds remaining in the game and pushed Florida State's lead to 73-64...
AT ANCHORAGE WEST: Graduated from Anchorage West High School in 2011...the Gatorade Player of the Year in the State of Alaska as he averaged 25.0 points, 8.0 assists, 7.1 rebounds and 3.6 steals as a senior...named the 4A State Player of the Year, an All-State Class 4A First Team selection and the Cook Inlet Conference Most Valuable Player during the regular season as he helped lead the Eagles to the berth in the state championship tournament...played in the Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches Senior All-Star game following his senior season...scored a season high 31 points in the fourth quarter of the Eagles' 78-62 win over Chugiak during his senior season...finished two steals shy of a quadruple double with 33 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists and eight steals in an 88-70 win over Eagle River during his senior season...led Anchorage West to a State Tournament Championship during his sophomore season and to a runner-up state championship finish during his junior season...the Eagles finished with a 20-7 record and into the third round of the Alaska State Athletic Association state championship tournament...the Eagles defeated Palmer and Service High Schools in the first two rounds before falling to Bartlett High School in the third round...
PERSONAL: Born January 27, 1993...Devon is the son of Jenny and Kevin Bookert...his dad, Kevin, helped lead Anchorage West to a state championship and was named to the All-Tournament team in the Alaska State Championship tournament in 1988...community service is important to him and his family as he has volunteered his time to feed the homeless in his home city of Anchorage and works as a mentor to freshmen students at his high school...chose Florida State over Cal, San Diego State, Oklahoma State, DePaul and Oregon...