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15   Casaan Breeden
Casaan Breeden

Hometown:
Bennettsville, S.C.

High School:
Marlboro County

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 202

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
11/28/1986

Experience:
2 VL


ON BREEDEN: Chose to leave Florida State and the men's basketball program at the end of the fall 2007 semester and has enrolled at the College of Charleston...scheduled to complete his degree requirements and his college basketball career under Head Coach Bobby Cremins...will have one and one/half years of eligibility remaining when he begins play at Charleston following the first semester in the fall of 2008...played in 66 games during his career at Florida State and averaged 3.2 points and 1.5 rebounds...appeared in 24 ACC games during his career in Tallahassee...played in four victories over ranked teams during his Seminole career - against Florida, Virginia Tech and Duke during his sophomore season of 2006-07 and against Florida during his junior season of 2007-08...his athletic ability and basketball smarts make him a tough match-up at either the small or power forward positions...a leaper who can handle the ball, shoots well from the perimeter and defends and rebounds well...a McDonald's All-America team nominee as a senior...the Gatorade Player of the Year in South Carolina and the state Class 4A Player of the Year as a senior...named Mister Hoop Zone as the top player in the state in 2005...also named to the All-Hoop Zone All-State First-Team...ranked as the nation's 39th best player by scout.com...ranked as the 14th best forward in the nation by Rivals.com...the nation's 45th best high school player according to Galaxy of Stars Prep Basketball...was one of the top players at the Nike All-American Camp prior to his senior season...matched up favorably in competition against Dwight Howard and defended the No. 1 selection in the 2004 NBA Draft as tenaciously as anyone his size could have according to renowned scouting and talent evaluator Bob Gibbons... his inside and outside abilities on the offensive end of the court combined with his 6-8 athletic frame make him a very difficult match-up...a very high energy player.

AS A JUNIOR (2008): averaged 4.7 points and 2.4 rebounds while playing in 10 games before deciding to transfer from Florida State University to the College Charleston...averaged 14.5 minutes played per game and shot .875 from the free throw line in helping the Seminoles to an 8-2 record...scored at least three points in nine of his 10 appearances and played in double figures in nine of 10 appearances during his final season in the Garnet and Gold...established his career-high with seven rebounds in the Seminoles' game against USF (Nov. 18) in the third round of the Glenn Wilkes Classic in Daytona Beach...scored his season high of nine points in the Seminoles' season opening victory over Nicholls State (Nov. 9)...scored nine points on three-of-four made field goals and a perfect two-of-two performance from the free throw line...also earned three assists and a career-high tying three steals in the Seminoles' 81-58 victory over the Colonels...played his season-high of 20 minutes in the victory at home to begin the season...scored five points and pulled down two rebounds in Florida State's victory over No. 24 Florida in Gainesville (Nov. 23)...a first half dunk gave the Seminoles a 25-9 lead with 7:17 remaining in the first half...added three points in the second half as Florida State earned the 65-51 victory...scored six points each in back-to-back games against USF (Nov. 18) and Georgia State (Nov. 20)...scored four points to help Florida State to their 75-61 victory over Minnesota at home in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge...instrumental in helping Florida State to the 38-32 lead at halftime with all four points coming before the intermission...a jumper at the 11:39 mark helped close Florida State's deficit to 22-20 while a late dunk gave the Seminoles a 38-31 lead with 29 seconds to go before halftime...a late steal and a feed to Ralph Mims at the 0:434 second mark allowed him to be directly responsible for the Seminoles' final four points of the first half...three points on a made 3-point shot against Samford (Dec. 12) in his final appearance as a Seminole...the Seminoles won that game, 61-45, in Tallahassee...

AS A SOPHOMORE (2007): Averaged a 2.9 points (ninth on the team), 1.0 rebound (ninth) while shooting 769 from the free throw line as he played in a career-high 34 games during his second season as a Seminole...earned single-season career-high statistics for games played (34), minutes played (295), field goals made (35), field goals attempted (76), 3-point field goals made (nine), 3-point field goals attempted (29), free throws made (20), free throws attempted (26), offensive rebounds (12), defensive rebounds (22) total rebounds (34), total points scored (99) and points scored per game (2.9 ppg)...played in twice as many ACC games (16-eight) and scored twice as many points (26-11) as a sophomore as compared to his freshman season...his career-high of 13 points came on a perfect five-of-five shooting night in Florida State's 88-62 victory over Southeastern Louisiana (Dec. 10)...earned his single-game career-high of three steals in the Seminoles' victory over Michigan in the second round of the NIT...scored in double figures a single-season career-high three times with 13 points coming in the Seminoles' victory over Southeastern Louisiana, 11 in Florida State's win against St. Peter's (Dec. 23) and 10 against Michigan in the third round of the NIT (March 15)...scored in double figures more times as a sophomore (three) than he did as a freshman (one)...best career stretch of games came in December as he averaged 8.6 points and 2.6 rebounds in consecutive games against SE Louisiana, High Point (Dec. 18), Coastal Carolina (Dec. 21), St. Peter's (Dec. 23) and Providence (Dec. 29)...double figure scoring came twice and at least eight points came four times during the string of five consecutive wins for Florida State...he made five 3-point field goals and six of eight free throws in helping lead the Seminoles...a strong points per minutes played member of the Seminoles: 13 points in 16 minutes against SE Louisiana (0.8 ppm), five points in five minutes at Virginia (1.0 ppm) and 10 points in 10 minutes against Michigan in the NIT (1.0 ppm)...(vs. Boston College): averaged 1.0 points and 0.0 rebounds in two games against NCAA Tournament participant Boston College...two points on two free throws as Florida State traveled to play at Boston College (Jan. 23)...his free throws came with two seconds remaining in the first half and gave the Seminoles a 41-39 lead...he also added a first half assist on a Toney Douglas basket that gave Florida State a 37-34 led with 1:51 left before intermission...the Eagles won the games, 85-82, on a buzzer-beating 3-ppint shot by Sean Marshall...earned two minutes of playing time against Boston College in the Eagles' 68-67 victory over Florida State in Tallahassee (Feb. 11)...the Seminoles were once again defeated on a last second shot - this time by Tyrelle Blair with five seconds reaming in regulation...(vs. Clemson): averaged 0.7 points and 0.3 rebounds in three games against NIT participant Clemson...scored two points in seven minutes of playing time as Florida State played host to Clemson in Tallahassee (Jan. 3)...two points came in the midst of a Florida State run to close the first half which help the Seminoles recover from as much as a 12-point deficit to trail by only five (41-36) at halftime...his two-point basket cut the Seminoles' deficit to five (29-34) with 3:49 left before halftime...earned three minutes of playing time in the second half...Clemson scored on a buzzer-beating lay-up by Cliff Hammonds to win the game 68-66...totaled zero points and one rebound in six minutes played as Florida State traveled to play Clemson in his home state of South Carolina (Feb. 7)...earned playing time in the first half of the Seminoles' victory over Clemson in the first round of the ACC Tournament at the St. Pete Times Forum (March 8)...his playing time came as the Seminoles erased as much as a seven-point first half lead by Clemson to lead the Tigers, 38-36, at halftime...Florida State won the game, 67-66, and advanced to the quarterfinal round of the tournament on a last second free throw by All-American Al Thornton...(vs. Duke): scored zero points and pulled down zero rebounds in one minute of play in the Seminoles' only game of the season against Duke (Feb. 4)...earned one minute of playing time in the first half as Florida State defeated Duke, 68-67, to gain the first win in school history in Cameron Indoor Stadium...playing time came as the Seminoles whittled a 17-point first half deficit to three (33-36) at halftime...though he did not register any statistics, his defense helped keep the Blue Devils scoreless while he was in the game...(vs. Georgia Tech): averaged 2.0 points and 1.0 rebound in two games against NCAA Tournament participant Georgia Tech...scored four points in five minutes on a perfect two-of-two shooting from the field as Florida State traveled to play at Georgia Tech (Jan. 13)...two first half points and two second half points as the Seminoles attempted to gain the victory on the road in Atlanta...first half points came on a lay-up and brought Florida State to within six at 20-26 with 8:02 left on the clock...second half points came on another lay-up late in the game as the Yellow Jackets earned the 88-80 victory...scored zero points and added two rebounds in seven minutes of playing time as the Seminoles played host to Georgia Tech in Tallahassee (Feb. 13)...(vs. Maryland): averaged 1.5 points and 0.0 rebounds in two games against NCAA Tournament participant Maryland...helped the Seminoles to the important victory over Maryland in Tallahassee (Jan. 30) with three points in only five minutes played against the Terps...his lone, important basket of the game was a 3-pointer and came at a very opportune time for Florida State...was good on a 3-pointer from the right elbow at the 12:48 mark to give Florida State a 22-18 lead...his basket came only seven seconds after a 3-pointer by Maryland's Eric Hayes closed Florida State's deficit to one point (19-18)...Breeden's 3-pointer was important because though Maryland re-took the lead, it was only by one point and it lead was short-lived...the Seminoles had the lead back in the first half, held the lead at halftime and won the game going away, 96-79...scored zero points in one minute of playing time as Florida State traveled to play at Maryland (Feb. 21)...(vs. Miami): averaged 4.0 points and 2.0 rebounds in two games against Miami...helped carry Florida State to the victory at home, 86-67, over the Hurricanes (Jan. 20)...scored his ACC career-high of eight points on two-of-three shooting from the field and three-of-five shooting from the free throw line as Florida State won its second consecutive conference game...three points in the first half on a 3-point shot helped the Seminoles to the 47-28 lead at the intermission....totaled his ACC career-high of 15 minutes of playing time in the road win against the Hurricanes...his 3-point shot in the first half gave Florida State a 19-13 lead with 12:18 left in the first half and his five second half points allowed the Seminoles to earn the 21 point victory...two minutes of playing time came in Coral Gables as Florida State won in overtime, 98-90, for their second consecutive victory on the road against Miami (March 3)...(vs. North Carolina): averaged 1.5 points and 1.0 rebound in two games against NCAA Tournament participant North Carolina...scored three points in 12 minutes of playing time against North Carolina in the quarterfinal round of the ACC Tournament at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa (March 9)...three second half points on a 3-point shot as Florida State worked to climb back into the second round game in the ACC Tournament before falling, 73-58...two rebounds in eight minutes of play as Florida State played on the road at North Carolina (Jan. 7)...(vs. NC State): scored two points in nine minutes played as Florida State defeated NC State in Tallahassee in the only meeting of the 2006-07 season between the two teams...two second half points in nine minutes played as the Seminoles defeated NC State on Senior Day in Tallahassee (Feb. 24)...his points came in the second half and help Florida State earn the 78-52 victory in the last regular season home game for Al Thornton and Jerel Allen...(vs. Virginia): scored five points and pulled down one rebound in the Seminoles only meeting of the 2006-07 season against Virginia...Scored five points in five minutes played for one point scored per minute played as Florida State traveled to play at Virginia (Feb. 17)...two points in the second half and three points on a 3-point shot in the first half as Florida State nearly won in their first trip to the John Paul Jones Arena on the Virginia campus...his first half 3-pointer brought Florida State to within three (23-26) with 3:59 remaining as Seminoles clawed their way back in to the game after trailing by as many as many as nine in the first half...(vs. Virginia Tech): scored zero points and pulled down zero rebounds in seven minutes of play as the Seminoles defeated the Hokies in the only meeting between the two teams during the 2006-07 season (Jan. 17)...(vs. Wake Forest): scored zero points and pulled down zero rebounds in four minutes of play as the Seminoles defeated Wake Forest in the only meeting between the two teams during the 2006-07 season - a 74-68 Florida State victory in Tallahassee (Jan. 27)...(vs. Toledo, Michigan and Mississippi State in the NIT): averaged 4.0 points and 1.7 rebounds in Florida State's three NIT game against Toledo, Michigan and Mississippi State...scored two points on a perfect two-of-two free throw shooting in the Seminoles' first round victory over Toledo in Tallahassee (March 13)...was a perfect two-of-two from the line in the second half as Florida State pulled away for the 77-61 victory over the Rockets...one of six Seminoles in double-figure scoring with 10 points in 10 minutes played against Michigan in the Seminoles' 87-66 victory over the Wolverines in Tallahassee (March 14)...also added three rebounds, one assist and a career-high three steals in the victory...he accounted for 14 points with 10 coming directly on baskets, two more on a first half assist and two more one of his steals during the game...was a perfect four-of-four from the field and a perfect two-of-two from the free throw line...all 10 points came in the second half as he helped Florida State pull away for the victory...totaled zero points and one steal in 12 minutes of play against Mississippi State in Starkville (March 20) in the final game of the season...(vs. Florida): scored two points and pulled down one rebound in six minutes of play in the Seminoles' victory over NCAA Tournament Champion Florida (Dec. 3)...lone basket of the game came in the first half at the 6:48 mark and gave the Seminoles a 26-21 lead...the Seminoles would hold that five point lead going into halftime and would go on to win the game over the No. 4 ranked Gators, 70-66...Breeden's basket came on the heels of a 3-pointer by Lee Humphrey - a basket that had cut Florida State's lead to 24-21.

AS A FRESHMAN (2006): Averaged 2.8 points (10th on the team) and 1.2 rebounds (11th) while playing in 22 of the Seminoles' 30 games...scored five points and added four rebounds and two blocked shots in his career debut against Jacksonville (Nov. 19)...led the Seminoles with two blocked shots in the season opener against the Dolphins...reached double-figures for the first time in his career with 10 points in the Seminoles' victory over Campbell (Dec. 22) in Tallahassee...set his personal season bests for points (10), field goals made (four) and field goals attempted (five) in 19 minutes against Campbell...earned career-high's for rebounds (six), assists (four) and played in a near-career-high 19 minutes against Campbell...scored nine points in the Seminoles' victory over Louisiana Monroe (Dec. 2)...scored seven points and added one steal in 12 minutes against Purdue in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge (Nov. 29)...helped Florida State set a new challenge record for largest margin of victory (+40 points, 97-57) against the Boilermakers...made a single-game career-high three free throws and attempted his career-high of four free throws against Purdue...(vs. Boston College): did not play in Florida State's 90-87 loss at NCAA Tournament participant Boston College (Jan. 14)...(vs. Clemson): averaged 2.0 points and 1.0 rebound in two games against NIT participant Clemson...scored two points and pulled down two rebounds in three minutes of play as the Seminoles traveled to play at Clemson (Jan. 4) to open the ACC season...the trip to Clemson was his first as a collegian back to his home state of South Carolina...his two points came on a first half jumper which gave Florida State a 14-12 advantage with 9:34 left in the first half...totaled two rebounds in one minute of playing time in the second half as the Seminoles battled from behind during much of the game...after trailing at halftime, the Seminoles fell 61-55...totaled two points in six minutes played in helping Florida State to the win at home over Clemson (Feb. 1)...his two first half points allowed Florida State to take a 26-23 halftime lead on its way to the 69-59 win...stuck a jumper with 11:09 remaining in the first half to give the Seminoles a 13-10 lead...the Seminoles were tied but never trailed in winning their fourth ACC game of the season and evening their record at 4-4 in ACC play...(vs. Duke): scored 0 points and pulled down zero rebounds in one minute of playing time in two games against NCAA Tournament participant Duke...earned playing time as the Seminoles traveled to Durham to play Duke (Feb. 4)...playing time came in the first half as the Seminoles took a 45-43 halftime lead into the locker room...Duke rallied to tie the game and won, 97-96, in overtime...did not play in the Seminoles' victory over No. 1 ranked Duke in Tallahassee (March 1)...(vs. Georgia Tech): scored five points in three minutes of playing time in the Seminoles' only game against Georgia Tech during the season...was two-of-four from the field and made one-of-three shots from 3-point range as Florida State defeated Georgia Tech, 80-79, in Tallahassee (Feb. 9)...his five points on two baskets came within 2:21 of each other and helped Florida State stick with the Yellow Jackets in the first half of the game...his first basket - a lay-up - gave Florida State a 20-17 lead with 8:16 left in the first half...a 3-point shot with 6:55 left in the first half allowed the Seminoles to re-take the lead at 23-22...his five points were important as the Yellow Jackets took the lead (43-39) at the intermission...Florida State recovered to win the game, 80-79, on an Andrew Wilson 3-point shot with 1:32 left in regulation...(vs. Maryland): scored 0 points and pulled down one rebound in three minutes in the Seminoles' only game against NIT participant Maryland during the season...his rebound came late in the second half as the Seminoles were in the process of upping their record to 17-7 overall and 7-6 in the ACC...(vs. Miami): did not see any action in either of the Seminoles' game against NIT participant Miami during the season...(vs. North Carolina): did not play in the Seminoles' 81-80 loss to NCAA Tournament participant North Carolina in Tallahassee (Jan. 22)...(vs. NC State): scored zero points and pulled down one rebound in the Seminoles only game of the season against NC State...his rebound came in the second half as Florida State attempted to battle back from a halftime deficit in Raleigh (Feb. 15)...his nine minutes of playing time against the Wolfpack were the most minutes he played in an ACC game during the first season of his career...(vs. Virginia): scored 0 points and pulled down one rebound in one game against NIT participant Virginia...did not score but pulled down one rebound in the Seminoles' overtime victory (87-82) over Virginia in Charlottesville (Jan. 11)...his rebound came in the first half and helped the Seminoles take a 47-45 lead at the intermission...the Cavaliers tied the game, 77-77, in regulation and sent the game into overtime...Florida State outscored Virginia, 10-5, in overtime to gain the ACC win on the road...did not see any playing action in the Seminoles' victory over Virginia in Tallahassee (Feb. 18)...(vs. Virginia Tech): did not play in either of the Seminoles' games against Virginia Tech during the season...(vs. Wake Forest): scored 0 points and pulled down 0 rebounds in one game against NIT participant Wake Forest...earned two minutes of playing time as the Seminoles faced the Demon Deacons in the first round of the ACC Tournament in Greensboro (March 9)...(vs. Butler and South Carolina in the NIT): averaged 2.0 points and 0.0 rebounds against Butler and South Carolina as Florida State advanced to the second round of the NIT...scored three points in helping Florida State past Butler in the first round of the NIT in Tallahassee (March 17)...Breeden was the man for Florida State as his hard work led directly to seven points in a 1:49 span of the first half that saw the Seminoles go from three up to as much as six up...first contribution came on an assist to Alexander Johnson for a lay-up and a 22-17 lead at the 5:48 mark...his points for the game came on a 3-point shot to give Florida State a 25-19 lead with 5:19 remaining in the half...his 3-point shot proved to be all-important as three points was the Seminoles halftime margin in a 33-30 lead...a Breeden steal then directly to a lay-up by Alexander Johnson just over a minute later to put the Seminoles up 27-22...Florida State lost the lead late in the second half, regained it with 2:00 minutes remaining and won the game 67-64 to advance to the second round of the tournament...scored one point on a first half free throw against South Carolina in the second round of the NIT in Tallahassee (March 21)...free throw was important as it helped the Seminoles take a 25-22 lead at the intermission...South Carolina rallied in the second half and the overtime to win the game 69-68...the Gamecocks went on to win the NIT championship...(vs. Florida): scored three points and pulled down one rebound in eight minutes of play against Florida...scored two first half points as the Seminoles jumped to a 38-30 lead at halftime as the Seminoles traveled to Gainesville to play the Gators (Nov. 25)...closed out the first half with a lay-up at the 27 second mark to make the score 38-30...was one of two from the free throw line in the second half to score his third point.

AT MARLBORO COUNTY: Graduated from Marlboro County High School in 2005...averaged a double-double of 20 points and 12 rebounds in leading Marlboro County to the championship game of the state playoff tournament his senior season...earned Honorable Mention honors to the All-Southern Boy's Basketball team by the Orlando Sentinel...averaged 16 points, 13 rebounds, five assists and three blocked shots a game as a junior...led Marlboro County in the state playoffs with three consecutive double-double performances...game high 21 points and 15 rebounds in semifinal game against Richland Northeast...scored 13 points against Gaffney in the state championship game...totaled 35 points, pulled down 13 rebounds and credited with five assists in a second-round victory playoff over Wando...totaled 28 points, 12 rebounds and six assists against Summerville in the third round of the tournament...scored 15 of his game-high 29 points on free throws to lead Marlboro County to a 58-43 victory over West Florence mid-way through his senior season...named to the pre-season All-State team by the South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association...played well against Dwight Howard during the regular season as Marlboro County played Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy...totaled 18 points and 10 rebounds as his stock continued to rise on the prep level...held Howard to 10 points in the meeting between the two power players...second leading scorer in the Carolinas Classic All-Star game with 18 points following his senior season.

PERSONAL: Born Nov. 28, 1986 to Marguerite Breeden and Matthew Covington...Casaan is the first of four boys...he later on in life moved in with his grandparents Betty and Leroy Woods...served as class president his junior year and was a member of the Principal's Advisory Council...former teammate of current Georgia Tech player Ra'Sean Dickey in high school...choose Florida State over Miami, NC State, Georgia, Georgia Tech and St. John's.

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