Hamilton and staff honor team at annual men's basketball banquet.
The Florida State men's basketball team snaps a two-game losing streak with its most lopsided ACC victory of the season Tuesday night against the visiting Demon Deacons.
Hot-shooting Hokies too much for the 'Noles Sunday night in Blacksburg, Va. in Florida State's 80-70 defeat.
The Seminoles get back to winning ways with a nail-biting conference victory over the visiting Eagles Saturday at the Donald L. Tucker Center.
Florida State puts a scare into No. 3 Miami Tuesday at home but the ACC-leading Hurricanes hang on for the win in a hard-fought game at the Donald L. Tucker Center.
The Seminoles defeated BYU, 88-70
Pronounced: Boris Bo-Juhn-ov-Sky
ON BOJANOVSKY: At 7-3 and the tallest player in Florida State basketball history, he is destined to become one of the all-time great shot blockers and defenders in the history of the Seminole program...enjoyed his first season playing in the United States as a freshman at Florida State during the 2012-13 season and made quite an impact on the Seminoles' roster...finished third on the team in blocked shots with 25 and sixth on the team in rebounds despite averaging just over 11 minutes played and not starting a single one of his 33 games played during his freshman season...added nearly 20 pounds of pure muscle in his first year as a Seminole and is working to add another 20-25 pounds by the start of the 2013-14 season...showed flashes of brilliance during his freshman season which must be turned into consistent play for the Seminoles to re-gain their defensive presence as a team at the basket both offensively and defensively...his incredible length and stride-ability make him a prime defender as he extends his arms and gets in passing lanes to bother an offensive players vision...his already quick feet will only grow quicker as his technique improves...understands the high pick and roll and has a tremendous ability to roll directly to the rim and finish above defenders who are working to earn the high airspace that he develops because of his height...as he continues to grow within the Seminoles' system and as a basketball player, head coach Leonard Hamilton envisions a very high ceiling for Bojanovsky...is very athletic and displayed a great touch on his mid-range face and shoot jump shots...played in 33 of the Seminoles' 34 games and averaged 11.1 minutes played per game as a freshman - statistics that are sure to grow as he reaches into his sophomore season and for the remainder of his career at Florida State...illustrated his incredible all-around skill against Duke on February 2, 2013 as he stepped out to earn a steal at the defensive free throw line, gathered the ball, dribbled from the mid court line and earned a lay-up late in the game against the Blue Devils...will have to continue to work on adding weight to his frame...has the skill set but needs the weight in order to play under the basket against the heavier big men the Seminoles' are slated to play against during the 2013-14 season...increased weight will also allow him to earn better positioning and instincts in battling for both offensive and defensive rebounds...has played in the European Championships three times - the U-18 tournament in 2010 and 2011 and the U-16 Tournament in 2009...averaged a double double of 22.0 points, 13.3 rebounds and 4.2 blocked shots while shooting .594 percent from the field as a member of the U-18 Solvakian Team at the U-18 European Championships...scored 34 points against Switzerland in the U-18 European Championship...at least 23 points in six of the games in which he played including 34 points against Switzerland, 25 against Norway and 23 each against Austria and Romania...multiple blocked shots in five of his six games including seven against Austria, six against Sweden and five against Switzerland...totaled four steals against Austria and three against Romania...pulled down 22 rebounds against Sweden and 14 against Switzerland...a near triple double of 23 points, 11 rebounds and seven blocked shots against Austria...ranked first on the Slovakian team in field goals made (10.0 per game), defensive rebounds (9.7 per game), blocked shots (4.2 per game), double doubles (six) and field goal percentage (.583 percent)...recorded a double double in all six games played during the 2011 U-18 European Championships...averaged 13.0 points and 7.1 rebounds in seven games during the U-18 European Championships...averaged a double double of 15.6 points and 10.9 rebounds in seven games during the U-16 European Championships in 2009...played at the same prep school that originally brought former Seminole football player Menelick Watson to Florida State...Watson was a second round draft pick of the Oakland Raiders in the 2013 NFL Draft...earned the First Year Academic Achievement Award and shared the award for the Seminole with the best field goal percentage at Florida State's annual Honors Banquet in 2013...
AS A FRESHMAN (2013): Averaged 2.9 points (10th on the team), 1.9 rebounds (6th) and 0.8 blocks (3rd) as he played in 33 of the Seminoles' 34 games during his freshman season...averaged 11.1 minutes played per game and earned double figure minutes in 22 of the 33 games in which he played including his career high of 21 minutes played in the Seminoles' victory over Wake Forest in Tallahassee (Feb. 26)...scored in double figures twice during his freshman season with 10 points coming in wins at Georgia Tech (Feb. 5) and at home against Wake Forest (Feb. 26)...earned career highs for points scored (10) and field goals made (four) in both of the Seminoles' ACC games against the Yellow Jackets and the Demon Deacons...increased his scoring average by 2.0 points per game in 18 games ACC games (3.8 ppg) as compared to the Seminoles' first 13 non-conference games of the season (1.8 ppg)...also increased his playing time by two minutes per game in ACC play (12.4 mpg) as compared to the early non-ACC schedule (10.4 mpg)...was at his best offensively in 18 home games (4.2 ppg) as compared to 11 true road games (3.1 ppg) and five neutral site games (2.0 ppg)...his 25 blocked shots are tied for the ninth highest single season total in school history by a freshman...blocked at least one shot in 12 different games with his career high of four blocked shots coming in the Seminoles' win at Maryland (Jan. 9)...earned multiple blocked shots in eight different games with at least three coming at Maryland (four), against Minnesota (Nov. 27, three), at home against Wake Forest (Feb. 26, three) and at North Carolina (March 3, three)...led the Seminoles with a .547 field goal shooting percentage - he was the most accurate shooting freshman in the team and one of only three Seminoles (also Okaro White and Kiel Turpin who both shot .511 from the field) to shoot .500 percent or better from the field...was perfect from the field on multiple shots in four different games: against Buffalo (Nov. 12, 2-2), against BYU (Nov. 16, 2-2), at home against Maryland (Jan. 30, 2-2) and against Clemson in the ACC Tournament (March 14, 2-2)....Florida State was victorious in each of those four games...also shot the basketball well from the free throw line as he finished with a .758 mark as he made 25 of his 33 free throw attempts for the season...was one of five Seminoles - and one of only two freshman (Devon Bookert) - to shoot .750 percent or better from the free throw line for the season...his career high of three free throws made came at Miami (Jan,. 27) and Wake Forest (Feb. 9) and in the Seminoles 69-66 win over Boston College in Tallahassee (Feb. 16)...scored six points in the Seminoles' victory over Buffalo - the second game of his career and the second game of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic...made two of three field goal attempts and two of two free throws in scoring six points in helping the Seminoles to the victory at home...(vs. Boston College): Scored five points and pulled down one rebound in the Seminoles' only game of the season against Boston College...tied his career high with three made 3-point field goals as the Seminoles topped the Eagles, 69-66, in Tallahassee (Feb. 16)...scores two first half points as the Seminoles jumped out to a 31-26 halftime lead and three second half points as Florida State built as much as a 12-point lead and helped the Seminoles hang onto win the ACC game and even its conference record at 6-6...a second half jumper at the 8:06 mark gave the Seminoles at 54-47 lead and one of two made free throws put the Seminoles up by four at 55-51 with 5:42 remaining in the game...the Seminoles never lost the lead down the stretch but the Eagles closed within two before missing a potential game-winning 3-point shot at the buzzer...(vs. Clemson): Averaged 3.0 points and 2.0 rebounds in three games against Clemson during his first season as a Seminole...was a perfect three of three from the free throw line as Florida State defeated Clemson three times in the same season for the first time in school history...the Seminoles won at Clemson to open the ACC season, held the Tigers to a win in Tallahassee and won for a third time in the first round of the ACC Tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum...scored four points and pulled down three rebounds in his first career ACC game as Florida State opened its ACC schedule at Clemson...the Seminoles led by as many as 16 points in the first half, led by a 38-25 score at the intermission and won the game, 71-66, at Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson (Jan. 5)...scored the first basket of his ACC career on a free throw line jumper to give the Seminoles a 26-11 lead at the 7:56 mark of the first half...added to his scoring total with another mid-range jumper at the 5:38 mark of the first half to give the Seminoles a 30-16 advantage on their way to a 13-point halftime lead...earned five minutes of playing time in the second half as the Seminoles never lost the lead in winning their ACC opener...totaled three points, two rebounds and one blocked shot as Florida State defeated Clemson, 60-57, in Tallahassee (Jan. 24)...his three points came the old fashion way - on a three point play - as he scored on a jumper, was fouled by Clemson's Devin Booker, made the free throw and helped the Seminoles get back into the game after trailing by as many as 13 in the first half...the Seminoles closed their deficit to 29-21 (minus eight points) at the intermission...Florida State won the game on a game-winning, buzzer-beating 3-point shot by Michael Snaer from the right elbow as the final buzzer expired to give the Seminoles their final margin of victory...scored two points and added one rebound in four minutes of playing time as the Seminoles defeated the Tigers, 73-69, in the first round of the 2013 ACC Tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C.(March 14)...Florida State recovered from as much as a 10 point deficit in the first half to gain the win and advance to the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament for the seventh consecutive season under head coach Leonard Hamilton...his two points came on two free throws at the 5:18 mark that drew Florida State within eight at 30-22...the Seminoles outscored the Tigers by a 43-34 advantage in the second half to take the win...(vs. Duke): Scored four points and pulled down zero rebounds in Florida State's only game against NCAA Tournament participant during the season...scored four points - two in each half - on a perfect two of two shooting from the field as the Blue Devils defeated the Seminoles, 79-60, in Tallahassee (Feb. 2)...the Blue Devils made 11 3-point shots in the games and led by as many as 28 points in the second half...scored two of his four points in the second half as Florida State outscored Duke by a 38-37 margin over the course of the final 20 minutes of the game...(vs. Georgia Tech): Scored his career-high and ACC career-high of 10 points, pulled down three rebounds and blocked two shots in Florida State's only game of the season against Georgia Tech...in scoring his career high of 10 points (he also scored 10 in the Seminoles' win over Wake Forest on Feb. 26), he made a career high tying four field goals, was a career-high tying four of four from the field (1.000 percent), a perfect two of two from the free throw line (1.000 percent) and blocked two shots...he scored his 10 points in only 12 minutes of playing time...was at his best offensively in the second half as he scored eight of his 10 points in six minutes played in the final 20 minutes of the game...scored four points on two made free throws (at the 14:34 mark) and a dunk (at the 14:09 mark) in a span of 25 seconds to pull Florida State back to within one at 33-32 after the Seminoles trailed by as many as five to begin the second half...added another basket and a sixth point at the 13:33 mark to pull the Seminoles back within two...he scored six of his 10 points in a span of 1:01 to give the Seminoles a fighting chance on the road in Georgia Tech's brand new building...a lay-up at the 12:03 mark tied the score at 38-38...Florida State won the game on a buzzer-beating, game-winning lay-up at the buzzer by Michael Snaer to give the Seminole the improbable 56-54 win on the road in ACC play...(vs. Maryland): Averaged 4.0 points, 2.0 blocked shots and 1.5 rebounds in two games against NIT participant Maryland...was a perfect two of two from the free throw line and blocked four shots against the Terps as Florida State won both games of the home and home series with wins in both College Park and Tallahassee...scored zero points but pulled down three rebounds and blocked his career high of four shots as Florida State defeated Maryland, 65-62, in College Park (Jan. 9)...the win was Florida State's second ACC road win in a row after having won at Clemson to open its ACC schedule just four days earlier...all four blocked shots came in the second half as Florida State rallied from as much as a 12-point deficit and a nine point hole (36-27) at the intermission...each of Bojanovsky's four blocked shots and stellar defense fed into teammate Okaro White who scored 15 straight points for the Seminoles in the second half to spur the road win...scored eight points in Florida State's 73-71 victory over Maryland in Tallahassee (Jan. 30)...six second half points helped the Seminoles forge a 34-34 tie at the intermission and his two second half points helped Florida State outscore Maryland by just that margin in the final score...scored Florida State's first basket of the game at the 16:59 mark to draw the Seminoles within four at 6-2...a dunk soon cut Florida State's deficit to 12-11 at the 13:56 mark and two free throws at the 12:30 mark closed the Seminoles' gap to two at 17-15...scored early in the second half to bring the Seminoles to within two (38-36) at the 17:03 mark...began a 39-33 game-ending run that culminated in a buzzer-beating, game-winning 3-point shot by Michael Snaer with 1.1 seconds remaining in the game to give the Seminoles their final margin of victory...(vs. Miami): Averaged 2.5 points and 0.5 rebounds in two games against NCAA Tournament participant and ACC Champion Miami...the Hurricanes swept the two-game regular season series against the Seminoles for the first time since joining the ACC...scored five points and pulled down one rebound in 15 minutes of play as Florida State traveled to play in Coral Gables...the Hurricanes took the win, 71-47, on their home court (Jan. 27)...three points on three free throws in the first half and one basket in the second half as Florida State fought to stay with the Hurricanes...totaled zero points and zero rebounds in one minute of playing time as Florida State battled but lost to Miami, 74-68, in Tallahassee (Feb. 13)...(vs. North Carolina): Averaged 1.0 points and 2.0 rebounds in two games against NCAA Tournament participant North Carolina...the Seminoles fell to the Tar Heels in Tallahassee, Chapel Hill and in the ACC Tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C. ... played a total of 20 minutes in the two regular season game but did not see any action against the Tar Heels in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament...totaled zero points and zero rebounds in five minutes of playing time as Florida State played host to North Carolina in Tallahassee...the Tar Heels score the final eight points of the game to take the 77-72 win (Jan. 12)...scored two points, pulled down his career-high and ACC career-high tying total of four rebounds and blocked three shots in the Seminoles' 79-58 loss to the Tar Heels in Chapel Hill (March 3)...his four rebounds tied his career high (also came against Virginia on March 7 and NC State on March 9 in ACC play) while his three blocked shots came within one of tying his career high (four against Maryland on Jan. 9)...did not play in the Seminoles' ACC quarterfinal round match-up against the Tar Heels (March 15)...(vs. NC State): Averaged 1.5 points and 2.0 rebounds in the Seminoles two game regular season series against NCAA Tournament participant NC State...totaled one assist in 12 minutes of playing time as the Seminoles traveled to play at NC State...the Wolfpack took an 84-66 decision at the PNC Bank Arena (Feb. 19)...scored three points and pulled down four rebounds in 12 minutes of play as Florida State defeated NC State, 71-67, at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee (March 9)...three second half points in the win on Senior Day in Tallahassee came on a free throw at the 12:20 mark to bring Florida State to within seven at 49-42 and began a 30-18 game-ending run that saw the Seminoles re-take the lead, reverse an eight point second half deficit and win the game at home to even their ACC record at 9-9...tied the game on a lay-up at the 6:16 mark at 53-53...including that basket, the Seminoles outscored the Wolfpack, 20-14 to win the game...(vs. Virginia): Averaged 3.0 points and 2.5 rebounds in two games against NIT participant Virginia...shot the ball well against the Cavaliers as he made three of five field goal attempts in the two game regular season series during which both teams won on their home courts - the Cavaliers at John Paul Jones Arena and the Seminoles at the Donald L. Tucker Center...scored four points and pulled down one rebound in seven minutes of playing time as the Seminoles fell, 56-36, in Charlottesville (Jan. 19)...all four points in the first half on a tip-in at the 16:03 mark to pull the Seminoles to within 8-4 and a dunk at the 14:17 mark before halftime that pulled Florida State to within two at 11-9...his dunk was as close as Florida State would get for the remainder of the game...totaled two points, four rebounds and one blocked shot in helping Florida State earn a split of the regular season series with a 53-51 win in Tallahassee (March 7)...two second points came on a dunk with 6:31 remaining in the game which gave the Seminoles their largest lead of the game at plus 11 (47-36)...the Cavaliers rallied to take the lead at 51-50 on two free throws by Joe Harris with 1:28 remaining...Harris' free throws set the stage for another Michael Snaer game-winner, buzzer-beating shot on a lay-in with 4.4 seconds left to give the Seminoles a 52-51 lead....he was fouled on the play by Harris and made the free throw to extend the Seminoles lead to its final margin of the game...(vs. Virginia Tech): Scored four points and pulled down two rebounds in Florida State's only game of the season against Virginia Tech...the Hokies defeated the Seminoles, 80-70, in Blacksburg (Feb. 24)...was a perfect two of two from the field in scoring four points as he helped Florida State take as much as a six point lead in the first 20 minutes of the game...both of his baskets and his four points came within 48 seconds of each other and combined to give the Seminoles a 10-9 lead...a lay-up at the 13:20 mark drew the Seminoles to within one at 9-8 and a jumper at the 12:32 mark gave the Seminoles a 10-9 advantage...the Seminoles would feel a boost from Bojanovsky's offensive play and up its lead to six on two occasions before letting the Hokies back in the game and allowing them to take a 28-26 lead at the intermission...Virginia Tech outscored Florida State, 52-44 in the second half to take the win in its home court...(vs. Wake Forest): Averaged 7.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocked shots in two games against Wake Forest...the Seminoles split the regular season series against the Demon Deacons as Wake Forest won at home in the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum and the Seminoles won at home in the Donald L. Tucker Center...shot .500 percent from the field (five of 10) to rank as one of only two Seminoles who shot .500 percent or better from the field against the Deacons in the two games (also All-American candidate Okaro White)...scored zero points and added zero rebounds in 12 minutes of playing time as Florida State fell, 84-66, on the road at Winston-Salem (Feb. 19)...earned one assist despite the Seminoles never leading in the game...helped the Seminoles turn the tables on Wake Forest with a career-high tying 10 points to go along with three rebounds and three blocked shots as Florida State topped Wake Forest, 76-62, in Tallahassee (Feb. 26)...was four of six from the field (.667 percent) and two of four from the free throw line (.500 percent) as the Seminoles took control of the game early and did not look back...scored four first half points in 13 minutes of play in the first half and closed the game with 10 points scored in a career high 21 minutes of playing time in the win...two first half free throws at the 13:56 mark gave the Seminoles a commanding 16-6 lead while a lay-up with 10:07 before the intermission gave the Seminoles a 22-14 advantage...his six second half points helped Florida State outscore the Deacons 36-28 over the course of the final 20 minutes to take the win...his three blocked shots was one off of his career high and helped the Seminoles limit Wake Forest to a .327 field goal shooting percentage for the game...the Seminoles blocked 12 of the Deacons 47 shots (.253 percent) during the game...(vs. Florida): Scored zero points and pulled down one rebound in two minutes of play in the Seminoles only game of the season against NCAA Tournament participant Florida...the Gators won, 72-47, in Tallahassee (Dec. 5)...(vs. Louisiana Tech): Totaled zero points, zero rebounds and one blocked shot in two minutes of play against Louisiana Tech in the first round of the NIT...the Bulldogs rallied from as many as eight points down in the seconds half to gain the 71-66 win in Tallahassee (March 19)...(In Four Games During the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic): Averaged 3.0 points, 1.8 rebounds and 0.8 blocked shots in four games during the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic as the Seminoles won the championship of the prestigious event...the first two games were played in the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee and the final two games (the semifinals and championship game) were played at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. ...shot the ball well to begin the season as he made four of six field goal attempts (.667 percent) and all four of four of his free throw shots (1.000 percent) as Florida State won three consecutive games to win the championship of the event...(vs. South Alabama): Scored two points and pulled down one rebound in 10 minutes of playing time in his Seminole career debut against South Alabama in the first round of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic...the Jaguars rallied from four points down in the second half to gain the 76-71 win in Tallahassee (Nov. 9)...scored the first basket of his career on the first shot of his career - a lay-up with 1:32 remaining in the first half which helped the Seminoles cut their deficit to five points...(vs. Buffalo): Scored six points, pulled down one rebound and blocked the first shot of his career in the Seminoles 95-68 win over Buffalo in the second round of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic in Tallahassee...four first half points on a jumper and two free throws helped Florida State sprint to a 47-30 lead at the intermission...his first of many career blocked shots came at the 5:53 mark of the first half and helped the Seminoles hold onto a 38-21 lead...(vs. BYU): Scored four points, pulled down two rebounds and blocked two shots in 18 minutes of playing time as Florida State defeated BYU, 88-70, in the semifinals of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. ... all four points came in the first half and spurred the Seminoles to a 44-35 halftime lead on their way to as much as a 27-point second half lead in advancing to the championship game of the tournament...(vs. Saint Joseph's): Totaled zero points and three rebounds in six minutes of playing time in the Seminoles' 73-66 championship clinching victory over Saint Joseph's in the title game of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic...the Seminoles led by as many as nine in the first half and trailed by as many as four in the second half before taking control of the game in the second half and earning the win...
AT OAKLEY COLLEGE: Graduated from Oakley College in 2012 after spending three years at the academy...Oakley College is an academic institution which is accredited in the United States, Spain and the United Kingdom...operates in conjunction with the Canarias Basketball Academy which offers a customized curriculum in order to offer the best and most academically orientated program to its students...the CBA also fields athletic teams which are successful as they compete against a competitive independent schedule that includes tournaments and games against top quality teams from around the world...The Oakley School has developed 33 Division I players in the last four years at academic institutions in the United States...earned the scoring title at the Rinus de Jong Invitational in The Netherlands in 2011...
PERSONAL: Born April 5, 1993...Boris is the son of Maria and Peter Bojanovsky...a friend of Seminole football junior Menelik Watson who played basketball at the CBA and one year of basketball at Marist College in New York...selected Florida State over NC State, Virginia Tech, Miami, Georgia Tech and Mississippi State...
Florida State's 7-Footers Player Years Height Boris Bojanovsky 2013-Pr. 7-3 Karim Shabazz 1998-99 7-2 Solomon Alabi 2008-10 7-1 Michael Ojo 2013-Pr. 7-1 David Anderson 2000-02 7-0 Jon Kreft 2011-12 7-0 Andre Reid 1991-95 7-0 Kiel Turpin 2013-Pr. 7-0