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Jordan DeMercy

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Norcross, Ga.

High School:
Norcross

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 204

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
07/09/1988

Experience:
2 VL


ON DEMERCY: Left the Seminole basketball program on Jan. 31, 2010...played in 87 games as a Seminole and was a member of one NCAA Tournament team and two postseason NIT teams...started 16 games during his career with all 16 of his starts coming during his sophomore season...helped the Seminoles earn a No. 5 Seed in the East Region in the 2009 NCAA Tournament...also helped the Seminoles advance to the championship game of the 2009 ACC Tournament to mark the first time in school history that Florida State had played for the ACC title...helped return the Seminoles to the national limelight as he worked to get the Seminoles into the NCAA Tournament in 2009 and into the national rankings during both the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons...the Seminoles were ranked 16th in the final Associated Press poll of the 2008-09 season and were ranked as high as 18th by the AP during the 2009-10 season...during his career as a Seminole he helped lead Florida State to a pair of victories over ranked Florida teams (No. 24/25 and defending National Champion Florida on Nov. 23, 2007 and No. 21/23 Florida on Dec. 3, 2008), a pair of victories over ranked Clemson teams (No. 10/10 Clemson on Feb. 7, 2009 and No. 12/13 Clemson on Feb. 28, 2009), a pair of ranked Georgia Tech teams (No. 22/15 Georgia Tech on Dec. 20, 2009 and No. 19/18 Georgia Tech on Jan. 24, 2010) and No. 1 ranked North Carolina (March 14, 2009) in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament...the victory over the No. 1 ranked Tar Heels was the third ever victory over the nation's No. 1 ranked team...the Seminoles defeated seven ranked teams during DeMercy's tenure as a Seminole...helped Florida State wins two in season tournament championships - the 2008 Global Sports Classic and the 2009 Old Spice Classic...played in the Georgia Coaches' All-Star game following his senior season...scored eight points in the All-Star game in leading his North Team to an 87-75 victory over the South Team...saw his stock reach the sky after he was named to the All-Star team at the Nike All-American Camp prior to his senior season...was not initially invited to the camp but traveled to Indianapolis, arrived at the site and waited four hours for his name to be called as an alternate...all he did from there was become one of the top players in the camp...made his national television debut against Oak Hill Academy on ESPN2 at Alexander Memorial Coliseum in Atlanta on Dec. 7, 2006...scored six points and added five rebounds in the loss to Oak Hill...a member of the always strong Georgia Hurricanes AAU team...was profiled in Sports Illustrated prior to his senior season after a summer in which he exploded as a top-level prospect...an outstanding athlete, he placed second in the high jump (6-2) and second in the long jump (21-8) in the state championship track meet...attacks the basket with an aggressive and athletic style of play...also considered to be a top player on the defensive end of the court...earned the Sixth Man and the Mr. Hustle Awards from the coaching staff at the Seminoles' honor banquet which honored the Seminoles' 2009 NCAA Tournament team...

AS A JUNIOR (2010): Averaged 3.7 points and 2.1 rebounds while shooting .821 from the free throw line in 12 games...decided to leave the team on Jan. 30...played in each of the Seminoles' first 21 games and averaged 14.2 minutes played...was averaging a career-high for average points scored (3.7) to go along with career-highs for total free throws made (23) and free throw shooting percentage (.821) when he made the decision to leave the team...played in double figure minutes in 14 of his 21 appearances as a junior...tied his career-high with 12 points in the Seminoles' victory at Mercer (Nov. 21) and added 10 points each in the Seminoles' victories over both UT Martin (Dec. 22) and Texas A&M Corpus Christi (Jan. 4)...tied his career-high with 12 points in the Seminoles' victory over Mercer (Nov. 21) and pulled down his career-high of 10 rebounds in the Seminoles' victory over Alabama A&M (Dec. 31)...in pulling down his career-high of 10 rebounds against Alabama A&M, he pulled down a career-high tying seven defensive rebounds and a career-high tying three offensive rebounds...blocked a career-high tying two shots in the Seminoles' victory over Auburn (Dec. 17)...tied his career-high with four field goals made in Florida State's victories over Mercer and Texas A&M Corpus Christi (Jan. 4)...was a perfect two of two from the 3-point line in the Seminoles' win over Georgia State (Dec. 15)...one of the Seminoles' top offensive rebounders with 15 offensive rebounds in 21 games including a career-high tying three against Georgia State and Alabama A&M...played in all three games as he helped lead the Seminoles to the championship of the prestigious Old Spice Classic in November...Florida State defeated Iona (54-49, Nov. 26), Alabama (60-51, Nov. 27) and Marquette (57-56, Nov. 29) to claim the championship of the early season tournament...scored in double figures in a career-high tying three games as a junior - 12 at Mercer and 10 each against UT Martin and Texas A&M Corpus Christi...(vs. Maryland): scored two points in 13 minutes of playing time in one game against NCAA Tournament participant Maryland...made one of four shots from the field as the Terrapins defeated the No. 18/19 Seminoles in College Park (Jan. 10)...(vs. NC State): earned one rebound and one steal in one game against NIT participant NC State...earned eight minutes of playing time in the Wolfpack's 88-81 victory over the Seminoles in Tallahassee (Jan. 12)...(vs. Virginia Tech): pulled down one rebound in four minutes of play in the Seminoles' victory over NIT participant Virginia Tech...earned four minutes of playing time in the Seminoles' 63-58 win over the Hokies in Tallahassee (Jan. 16)...(vs. Georgia Tech):averaged 2.5 points, 0.5 rebounds and 7.0 minutes played in two victories over NCAA Tournament participant Georgia Tech...scored two overtime points in the Seminoles' 66-59 victory over the No. 19/15 Yellow Jackets in Florida State's ACC opening win in Atlanta (Dec. 20)...his basket was the Seminoles' final bucket of the game and put the exclamation point on Florida State's victory over the ranked Yellow Jackets...totaled three points (two in the first half and one in the second half) to help Florida State to the 68-66 victory over Georgia Tech at home in Tallahassee (Jan. 24)...a first half lay-up brought Florida State to within one at 13-12 with 12:49 remaining before halftime...his free throw with three seconds remaining in the game sealed the victory for the Seminoles...had the ball inbounded to him and was immediately fouled by Georgia Tech's Glen Rice...he proceeded to make one of two free throws to give the Seminoles' their final margin of victory...was credited with a steal on a turnover by Georgia Tech's Zachery Peacock with one second remaining on the clock to end any chance of Georgia Tech taking a potential game-winning or game-tying shot...(vs. Duke): scored zero points and pulled down zero rebounds in one minute of play in one game against ACC and National champion Duke...earned one minute of playing time as the Blue Devils won in Durham, 70-56...(vs. Boston College): totaled his ACC season-high of six points to go along with one rebound and one blocked shot in one game against Boston College...totaled four first half points and two points in the decisive second half as the Seminoles won for the first time in school history in Chestnut Hill, 61-57...scored four consecutive first half points to help the Seminoles to an early 10-2 lead against the Eagles...a dunk at the 16:05 mark and a tip-in at the 14:47 mark put the Seminoles up 10-2...two second half points came on two free throws at the 14:46 mark...his two points helped cut the Seminoles' deficit to two after trailing by as many as seven at the beginning of the second half...his two free throws began a 27-21 game-ending run that led Florida State to the victory...(vs. Florida): scored two points and pulled down four rebounds in the Seminoles' only game of the season against NCAA Tournament participant Florida...played 17 minutes and added one assist and one steal in the Gators/ 68-52 win in Gainesville...(in three games in the Old Spice Classic): averaged 2.3 points, 2.0 rebounds and 11.3 minutes in the Seminoles' run to the championship of the Old Spice Classic...totaled one blocked shot in nine minutes of play in the Seminoles' opening round victory over Iona...his block was one of 12 by Florida State in its 54-49 win over the Gaels (Nov. 26)...totaled two points on a perfect two of two performance from the free throw in the Seminoles' 60-51 win over Alabama (Nov. 27) that propelled Florida State into the championship game of the tournament...his two free throws at the 8:00 mark of the second half gave Florida State a 12 point lead (49-37) on its way to the second round victory...the Crimson Tide did not get closer than seven points during the remainder of the win...totaled five points and six rebounds in the Seminoles' championship clinching victory over NCAA Tournament participant...all five of his points and all six of his rebounds came in 12 minutes played in the decisive second half that saw Florida State rally from a 12 point deficit to take the win and the championship...a dunk by DeMercy at the 14:11 mark cut the Seminoles' deficit to 14 points at 40-26...one free throw shot again cut the deficit to 13 points at 42-29 with 12:20 left in the game...tied the game with a dunk at 48-48 with 3:51 left in the game...in 12 minutes of playing time in the second half DeMercy helped Florida State recover from as much as a 17 point deficit in the final 15:45 of the game...

AS A SOPHOMORE (2009): Averaged 3.1 points (ninth on the team), 2.6 rebounds (seventh), a career-high 1.7 assists (fourth), and a career-high 0.8 steals (fifth) while playing in a career-high 35 games...was a starter in the first 16 games of the season as he earned the first 16 starts of his career...he played in 31 games as a freshman without a starting assignment before earning a spot in the starting line-up for the 2008-09 season opener against Jacksonville (Nov. 15) and started the first 16 games of his sophomore season...started all 15 of the Seminoles' non-conference games and helped Florida State to a 13-2 record and was a starter against Duke in the Seminoles' ACC opener (Jan. 10)...averaged 4.2 points and 3.4 rebounds as a starter in the first 16 games of the season as the Seminoles jumped out to a 13-3 record with wins over No. 21/23 Florida, Cincinnati of the Big East and Cal of the Pac 10...was tied for second on the team in assists with 39 as the Seminoles quickly developed into one of the surprise teams in all of college basketball...averaged 2.1 points and 1.8 rebounds in the final 19 games of the season as he helped the Seminoles to a 10-6 record in ACC play and a fourth place finish in the conference standings...established single-season career-highs for games played (35), games started (16), field goals made (39), field goals attempted (104), 3-point field goals made (11), 3-point field goals attempted (43), free throws attempted (31), total points (107), offensive rebounds (21), defensive rebounds (69), total rebounds (90), average rebounds per game (2.6), assists (60), blocked shots (12), steals (27), minutes played (688) and average minutes played per game (19.7)...averaged 1.8 points and 1.8 rebounds in the Seminoles' four-game sweep of the Global Sports Classic to begin the season...Florida State defeated Coastal Carolina (Nov. 22, 82-70), Western Illinois (Nov. 24, 67-55), Cincinnati (Nov. 28, 58-47a) and California (Nov. 29, 80-77) in the championship game of the event...the final two games of the tournament were played at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas...he was a starter in all four games and averaged 18.8 minutes played as the Seminoles won the four game set by an average of 9.5 points per game...scored in double figures twice as a sophomore (the first two times of his career) as he totaled 10 points in Florida State's season opening victory over Jacksonville (Nov. 15) and a career-high 12 points in the Seminoles' win over in-state rival Florida (Feb. 7)....after opening the season with 10 points against Jacksonville, he scored nine points in the Seminoles' road victory at La Salle (Nov. 18)...his 10 points in the Seminoles' victory over Jacksonville included a career-high three made 3-point field goals...his nine points against La Salle came in a starting role in 28 minutes played...he scored the final four points of the game in the final 28 seconds to give the Seminoles the 65-61 victory...he made a jumper with 28 seconds remaining to give Florida State a 63-61 lead and was perfect on two free throws with 12 seconds left to close out the contest...he also added a free throw with 14:25 left in the second half to bring Florida State to within five at 34-29...he totaled a career-high tying four assists - with all four coming in the second half - to help the Seminoles recover from a 22-19 deficit at the half...he totaled five points and his four assists accounted for 11 total points as he was directly responsible for 16 of Florida State's 46 points in the second half...the Seminoles outscored the Explorers 46-39 to gain the victory...seven points came in a starting role and a victory at Georgia State (Dec. 13) and scored nine points in the Seminoles' victory over Charleston Southern (Dec. 18)...averaged 0.7 points in 14.3 minutes played in the 2009 ACC Tournament as the Seminoles defeated Georgia Tech in the quarterfinals, No. 1 North Carolina in the semifinals and played Duke in the championship game in the first appearance in the ACC Tournament championship game in school history...led the Seminoles in rebounding four times with seven at Georgia State (Dec. 13), seven against Pittsburgh (Dec. 21), seven against Maryland (Jan. 17) and six against Western Kentucky (Dec. 28)...averaged 1.9 points and 2.6 rebounds in 14 games played against teams that played in the 2009 NCAA Tournament...averaged 19.3 minutes to go along with 4.1 points and 1.4 rebounds in the Seminoles' seven games against teams that played in the 2009 NIT...(vs. Boston College): totaled two assists and one rebound in the Seminoles' only game of the season against NCAA Tournament participant Boston College...earned 22 minutes of playing time as the Seminoles fell to the Eagles 72-67 in Chestnut Hill (Feb. 24)...his assists against the Eagles came on a dunk by Ryan Reid and a 3-point shot by Derwin Kitchen as the Seminoles worked to cut as much as a nine point second half deficit...Florida State got to within one point before Boston College took the victory at the end of the game on a 3-point shot by All-American guard Tyrese Rice with 22 seconds remaining in the game...(vs. Clemson): averaged 2.5 points and 1.5 rebounds in two victories over NCAA Tournament participant Clemson...the Seminoles defeated the nationally ranked Tigers at home and on the road...also earned two assists, one blocked shot and one steal as the Seminoles took the regular season series...scored five points and added one assist, one steal and one blocked shot in the Seminoles' 65-61 victory over Clemson on the road (Feb. 7)...helped the Seminoles register one of the most memorable and terrific comebacks in program and ACC history...Florida State was down by 15 points with 8:56 left in the game...all five of his points came in the second half and all five came within 37 seconds of each other...scored on a lay-up with 11:07 left to bring the score to 48-39 (down 11) and stroked a 3-pointer to bring the deficit down 51-42 (down nine) with 10:30 left in the game...the Seminoles outscored the Tigers 37-17 in the final 14 minutes of the game to take the victory...the Seminoles trailed 44-28 with 14:31 left and won the game 65-61...also recorded a blocked shot on a 3-point shot attempt by Clemson's David Potter at the 6:37 mark of the second half...instead of the Tigers taking a 59-46 lead (Florida State down 11) the Seminoles tightened the game with a Xavier Gibson lay-up to bring the score to 57-48 (down nine) as they continued to outscore Clemson and take the monumental victory...scored zero points and pulled down three rebounds as Florida State defeated the No. 12/13 ranked Tigers, 73-66, in Tallahassee (Feb. 28)...two rebounds and one assist in the second half helped the Seminoles jump to a 39-27 lead at the intermission...the victory over the ranked Tigers was Florida State's third of four over a ranked team during the 2008-09 season...(vs. Duke): averaged 2.0 points and 2.7 rebounds in three games against ACC Tournament champion and NCAA Tournament participant Duke...averaged 18.0 minutes played per game...scored two points in each of the Seminoles' three games against the Blue Devils...totaled two points, four rebounds and two assists as the Seminoles fell to Duke, 66-58, in Tallahassee (Jan. 10)...his two points came on a second half jumper that began a Seminoles' run to get back into the game...the Seminoles trailed by 16 before his jumper at the 15:40 mark made the score 33-19 in favor of the Blue Devils...his basket began a 39-33 run that helped Florida State bring the lead to as few as six in the second half...scored two points, pulled down two rebounds and earned two assists as the Seminoles traveled to play Duke in Durham (March 30)...Florida State fought valiantly, held a lead for much of the first and into the second halves but fell on the road 84-81...it was a DeMercy lay-up with 11:32 left in the second half that brought Florida State back to within one at 55-54...the lead see-sawed back and forth and was never more than six during the remainder of the game...the game saw six ties and four lead changes came within the final 10 minutes of the contest...scored two points and pulled down two rebounds in 21 minutes of play against the Blue Devils in the ACC Tournament championship game in the Georgia Dome (March 15)...his two points for the game came on two free throws in the first half...(vs. Georgia Tech): averaged 0.0 points and 1.5 rebounds in two games against Georgia Tech...had two steals as the Seminoles defeated the Yellow Jackets during the regular season in Tallahassee and in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament on their way to advancing to the ACC Tournament championship game for the first time in school history...totaled one rebound in 11 minutes of play as the Seminoles defeated Georgia Tech, 62-58, in Tallahassee during the regular season (Feb. 5)...the Seminoles recovered from as much as a seven point deficit in the first half to gain the win as they outscored the Yellow Jackets by eight in the final 10 minutes of the game...totaled two rebounds and two steals in 11 minutes of playing time as the Seminoles defeated the Yellow Jackets, 64-62, in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament...both steals came in the second half and helped Florida State hold, lose, re-take and keep the lead in beginning their march to madness and the championship game of the ACC Tournament for the first time in school history...his first steal of the second half led directly to a 3-point shot by All-American guard Toney Douglas and a 52-46 lead with 10:12 remaining in the game...his second steal came at the 5:21 mark of the second half and allowed the Seminoles to hold onto a 59-53 lead...Georgia Tech would take the lead on a jumper by Zach Peacock with 29 seconds left to give the Yellow Jackets a 62-61 lead...the Seminoles won the game on an old fashioned 3-point play by Derwin Kitchen with seven seconds left on the clock to send Florida State into the semifinals of the ACC Tournament for only the second time in school history...(vs. Maryland): scored three points and pulled down a team-high seven rebounds as Florida State defeated NCAA Tournament participant Maryland in the only game between the Seminoles and the Terps during the 2008-09 season...played his ACC season-high of 27 minutes and added one blocked shot and one steal in the Seminoles' 76-73 victory over Maryland in overtime in a game played in Tallahassee (Jan. 17)...played well in the second half with three points and five rebounds and the game was sent into overtime on a late shot by the Terps' Landon Milbourne...scored his three points on a 3-point shot with 15:59 left to give Florida State a 41-34 lead...the basket proved important as the Seminoles took as much as a 10-point lead (57-47 with 10:01 remaining) before the game was tied at 66-66 with 22 seconds left in the game...played all five minutes in overtime as Florida State outscored Maryland 10-7 to gain the 76-73 victory...(vs. Miami): averaged 4.5 points, 2.0 rebounds and 20.0 minutes played in two games against NIT participant Miami...scored three points, pulled down three rebounds and earned one assist as Florida State traveled to play at Miami in Coral Gables (Jan. 21)...the Seminoles held the lead in the second half but were unable to hold on and fell in the waning minutes, 75-69...scored all five of his points in the second half as the Seminoles mounted a furious comeback...a 3-pointer at the 16:31 mark of the second half tied the game at 38-38...his rebounding effort helped the Seminoles win the rebounding battle, 38-33, during the game...totaled six points, one rebound and one steal as the Seminoles defeated Miami, 80-67, in Tallahassee (Feb. 18)...all six points came in the second half as the Seminoles outscored the Hurricanes, 50-36, in taking the victory at home...a dunk with 7:01 remaining in the game gave Florida State a 61-48 lead, a lay-up with 1:16 left put the Seminoles up 73-63 and a dunk closed out the scoring at 80-67 with 16 seconds remaining to play in the game...was part of the defensive effort that helped limit All-ACC First Team selection Jack McClinton to 13 points on five of 12 shooting from the field...the win over the Hurricanes at home gave the Seminoles 20 wins overall and seven in ACC play...(vs. North Carolina): averaged 0.0 points and 0.0 rebounds in two games against NCAA National Champion North Carolina...averaged 10 minutes played as the Seminoles played the Tar Heels to a three point game at home in Tallahassee and then defeated the No. 1 ranked Tar Heels in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament...earned nine minutes of playing time as the No. 3 ranked Tar Heels defeated the Seminoles, 80-77, in Tallahassee (Jan. 28)...earned one assist in 11 minutes of playing time as the Seminoles defeated No. 1 ranked North Carolina, 73-70, in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament in the Georgia Dome (March 14)...his assist came on a basket by All-American Toney Douglas that gave Florida State a 38-34 lead with 18:28 remaining in the game...the Seminoles held the lead for much of the second half and outscored the Tar Heels 4-1 in the final two minutes of the game to earn one of the most monumental wins in school history on one of the biggest stages in college basketball...the Seminoles' victory over the Tar Heels sent them to the ACC Tournament championship game for the first time in school history...it was also the third ever victory over the nation's No. 1 ranked team in school history...(vs. NC State): scored two points and pulled down three rebounds in the Seminoles' only game against NC State during the 2008-09 season...also added one assist and two steals as the Seminoles defeated NC State, 78-65, in a game played in Raleigh (Jan. 13)...a dunk with 5:58 remaining in the game brought Florida State to within two at 63-61...his basket proved important as Florida State tied the game on a jumper by Solomon Alabi only 35 seconds later and never relinquished that lead...beginning with DeMercy's basket, the Seminoles outscored the Wolfpack, 15-6, to earn the victory...his basket began the Seminoles' game-ending and game-winning scoring run...a steal at the 3:29 mark led to a lay-up by Deividas Dulkys and a 67-63 lead which the Seminoles did not relinquish...the win was the Seminoles' first road win of the season and improved their overall record to 13-3...(vs. Virginia): averaged 3.5 points and 3.0 rebounds in two games against Virginia during the regular season...along with averaging 22.0 minutes played per game, he averaged 2.5 assists and blocked two shots to go along with two steals...scored five points, pulled down three rebounds and added his ACC career-high of three assists as the Seminoles defeated Virginia, 73-62, at the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville (Jan. 24)...two points in the first half as Florida State jumped out to a 30-16 lead at the intermission and continued to put the offensive and defensive pedals to the floor in the second half in gaining the 11-point victory on the road...two first half points on two free throws and three second half points on a 3-point shot...Florida State never trailed as it led the game wire-to-wire in taking the ACC road victory...totaled two points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals as the Seminoles defeated Virginia, 68-57, in Tallahassee (Feb. 10)...a first half dunk proved important and gave Florida State a 10-8 lead with 13:07 left in the first half...his basket would prove important as the Cavaliers would take as much as a four-point first half lead which led to a 22-20 margin at halftime...the Seminoles outscored Virginia, 48-35, in the second half to gain the win...(vs. Virginia Tech): averaged 1.0 point and 0.5 rebounds in two games against NIT participant Virginia Tech...also averaged 1.5 assists and 13.0 minutes as the Seminoles defeated the Hokies in both games between the two teams during the regular season...credited with two assists, one rebound and one steal in the Seminoles' 67-65 victory over Virginia Tech in Blacksburg (Feb. 21)...two assists (which helped account directly for six points) in the first half proved dramatically important as the Hokies stormed back to take as much as a four point second half lead...credited with an assist on a Luke Loucks' 3-point shot which gave Florida State a 25-11 lead (plus 14) with 10:35 left in the first half and an assist on a 3-point shot by Toney Douglas at the 4:38 mark to give Florida State a 38-28 lead...helped account for two more points with a steal that led to a lay-up by Derwin Kitchen and a 22-9 lead with 11:30 remaining before halftime...the Seminoles earned the road victory as All-American Toney Douglas made a jumper with six seconds remaining to give Florida State their final margin of victory...two points and one assist in 11 minutes of play as the Seminoles defeated Virginia Tech, 63-53, in Tallahassee (March 8) in a victory on Senior Day which helped Florida State close the regular season with a 23-8 overall record and in fourth place in the ACC standings with a 10-6 record...Florida State led the game wire-to-wire for the victory...a dunk at the 13:20 mark gave the Seminoles a 43-34 lead on their way to the victory...the dunk came on a half-court alley-oop pass from point guard Luke Louks and proved to be one of the great plays of the entire 2008-09 season for the Seminoles... (vs. Wake Forest): scored his ACC career-high of seven points to go along with three rebounds and one blocked shot in the Seminoles only game of the season against NCAA Tournament participant Wake Forest...the Seminoles lost the only meeting between the two teams, 86-63, in a game played in Winston-Salem (Feb. 14)...was a perfect three of three from the field and a perfect one of one from the free throw line in ranking as the Seminoles' fourth highest scorer during the game...all seven of his points came in the second half as Florida State worked furiously to get back into the game...(in three games during the ACC Tournament): averaged 0.7 points, 1.3 rebounds and 14.3 minutes played per game as the Seminoles played for the ACC Tournament championship...the Seminoles defeated Georgia Tech in the quarterfinal, No. 1 North Carolina in the semifinals and played Duke in the championship game of the event...it marked the first time in school history the Seminoles had advanced to play in the championship game of the ACC Tournament....(against Wisconsin in the NCAA Tournament): scored one point and earned two assists and one steal in the Seminoles' NCAA Tournament game against Wisconsin...the Badgers rallied in the second half to defeat the Seminoles in overtime, 61-59, in a game played at the Taco Bell Arena in Boise, Idaho...the game marked a return to the NCAA Tournament after an 11 year absence and was Florida State's first appearance in the event since 1998...his only point of the game came on a first half free throw at the 1:26 mark that lifted Florida State to a 29-19 lead...two assists helped account for five points on a jumper by Solomon Alabi and a 3-point shot by Chris Singleton in the first half which staked Florida State to the 31-19 halftime advantage...(vs. Florida): scored his career-high of 12 points to go along with four rebounds, two assists and one blocked shot in 30 minutes played in the Seminoles' only game against NIT participant Florida during his sophomore season...scored all of his points in the second half as he scored a game and team-high 12 points to lead the Seminoles to the 57-55 victory over the No. 21/23 ranked Gators in Tallahassee (Feb. 7)...began the second half with the first basket of the half - a 3-pointer - that give Florida State a 29-25 lead with only 25 seconds elapsed in the half...scored four points on back-to-back possessions with a lay-up to put Florida State up 37-30 with 12:58 remaining and a second lay-up to put Florida State up 39-30 with 12:39 remaining...he added a second 3-pointer to help the Seminoles regain the lead at 42-40 with 9:46 left in the game...single free throws came at the 7:23 mark to draw the Seminoles back to within one at 44-43 with 7:23 left and another free throw with six seconds remaining put he Seminoles up by two at 57-55 and gave them their final margin of the game...

AS A FRESHMAN (2008): Averaged 1.4 points (tied for 10th on the team) and 1.5 rebounds (10th) while earning 15 steals in an average of 9.6 minutes played per game...played in 31 of the Seminoles 34 games and shot 50 percent from the field...as his playing time increased into the season so did his production...he scored more points in 16 ACC games (24 total points / 1.5 ppg) than he did in 15 non-conference games (19 total points / 1.3 ppg)...he earned 10 steals in 16 ACC games and five steals in 15 non-conference games...his field goal shooting percentage increased to .550 (11 of 20) in ACC games from .444 (eight of 18) in non-ACC games...accepted increased playing time after the unfortunate season-ending injury to Isaiah Swann against Miami (Feb. 6)...saw his playing time nearly double after Swann's injury as he averaged 13.5 minutes played per game (149 minutes in 11 games) after Swann's injury as compared to 7.5 minutes played per game (150 minutes in 20 games) before Swann was injured and lost for the season...he played double figure minutes in nine of the final 11 games of the season as compared to six of his first 20 games...finished the season as one of seven Seminoles with double figure steals (15) with most of them coming during critical times in games and many leading directly to made baskets for Florida State...his 15 steals were the most on the team by a player who did not start a game...his steals came in 11 different game with multiple thefts coming in four different games...a season-high two steals in victories over Georgia State (Nov. 12), Maine (Dec. 8) and in ACC road games at Maryland (Feb. 16) and at North Carolina (March 4)...a strong rebounder who earned his season-high of four rebounds in four different games - against nationally ranked Butler (Dec. 15), North Carolina in the ACC Tournament (March 14), against Wake Forest (Feb. 14) and against Akron in the NIT (March 18) during his first career post-season game...totaled two points and a season-high tying four rebounds as the Seminoles traveled to play in the Wooden Classic against Butler in Indianapolis (Dec. 15)...pulled down a career-high tying three offensive rebounds against Butler...scored four points in the Seminoles' victory over Maine (Dec. 8) as he was a perfect two-of-two from the field...averaged 1.2 points and 2.0 rebounds in nine games against teams that played in the NCAA Tournament during the 2007-08 season...averaged 1.0 point and 1.6 rebounds in five games against teams that played in the NIT during his freshman season...(vs. Boston College): scored four points and pulled down two rebounds as the Seminoles faced Boston College only once during the 2007-08 season...helped Florida State take an important 66-63 victory to gain the first victory over Boston College (Feb. 23) in the series and since they joined the ACC for the 2005-06 season...also added one blocked shot in 11 minutes of playing time in the victory...all four of his points against the Eagles came in the first half and boosted the Seminoles to a 31-27 halftime advantage...scored his four points in under two minutes as a lay-up at the 12:27 mark gave Florida State a 14-7 lead and a dunk at the 10:38 mark put the Seminoles up 18-9...his lone block on the defensive end of the court may have been just as important as his four points scored on the offensive side of the court...blocked a lay-up attempt by Biko Paris at the mid-point of the second half which allowed the Seminoles to keep a 49-36 lead...the blocked shot was important because the Eagles closed their deficit to as little as two with 23 seconds left in the game before the Seminoles won the game from the free throw line...(vs. Clemson): averaged 0.0 points and 0.5 rebounds in two games against NCAA Tournament participant Clemson...averaged 7.5 minutes played in the two games between the Seminoles and the Tigers as the teams split the regular season series with each team winning at home...earned two minutes of playing time as the Seminoles were forced into double-overtime on the road by the No. 19 ranked Tigers (Jan. 12)...his two minutes of playing time came in the first half to help the Seminoles built as much as a seven point lead...the Tigers scored on a prayer to send the game into overtime and sent the game into a second overtime as another prayer of a shot was answered...Clemson came back on more than one occasion to earn the 97-85 victory...scored zero points and added one rebound in 13 minutes of playing time to help the Seminoles defeat the Tigers, 64-55, in the game played in Tallahassee (Feb. 19)...the Seminoles took a big lead early and led by as many as 18 in the first half and held onto the lead to take the win at home...the Seminoles never trailed in gaining their fourth ACC victory of the season...(vs. Duke): totaled zero points and pulled down one rebound as Florida State played host to NCAA Tournament participant Duke in Tallahassee (Jan. 16)...helped the Seminoles rally to take the lead with under three minutes remaining in the game before the Blue Devils came back to take the 70-57 victory...the Seminoles and the Blue Devils met only once during the 2007-08 season...(vs. Georgia Tech): scored five points and pulled down one rebound in the Seminoles' only game of the season against Georgia Tech...Florida State rallied from as much as a 10-point deficit to gain the 66-64 ACC season opening victory on the road in Atlanta (Dec. 30)...his five points were crucial as they helped the Seminoles take a 40-34 lead at the intermission and aided in the Seminoles' final margin of victory in the game...his first 3-point shot was one of the big differences in the game as he gave Florida State a 29-27 lead with 5:22 left in the first half...the Seminoles had trailed by as many as 10 points in the first half before charging back and taking the lead at the halftime...his 3-point shot ignited a half-ending 14-7 run with gave Florida State a boost and the momentum at halftime...his second half lay-up helped pull Florida State to within two at 50-52 with 8:02 remaining in the game...DeMercy made the play happen as he grabbed an offensive rebound of a Toney Douglas missed 3-point attempt and stuck it back for the lay-up...the Seminoles trailed by as many as four points in the half before winning the game on a buzzer-beating jumper by Jason Rich...earned a first half steal which led directly to an old fashioned 3-point play by Toney Douglas which tied the game at 19-19 with 11:09 left in the first half...(vs. Maryland): scored two points and pulled down two rebounds in 12 minutes of playing time as Florida State played NIT participant Maryland only once during the 2007-08 season...his two points and two rebounds came in 11 minutes played during the first half to lift Florida State to a 40-32 lead at the half...his jumper with 12:26 left in the first half pulled the game into an 18-18 tie and began a 24-14 half ending run that propelled Florida State to its halftime lead...earned his ACC season-high of two steals in the game...his two steals led directly to four points in the first half...his first steal and an assist led directly to a Toney Douglas lay-up and a 20-18 Florida State lead at the 12:11 mark of the first half...his second steal led directly to a jumper by Ralph Mims and a 40-32 lead at the 1:19 mark of the first half...(vs. Miami): averaged 1.5 points and 1.5 rebounds in two victories over NCAA Tournament participant Miami...averaged 17.5 minutes played in the two game as Florida State won in Coral Gables and in Tallahassee in overtime...totaled two rebounds and one steal in 16 minutes of playing time as Florida State defeated Miami on the road, 62-55, for its second ACC road victory of the season (Feb. 6)...his steal came in the second half and led directly to a dunk by Jason Rich and a 42-37 lead for the Seminoles with 10:20 left in the game...DeMercy's steal and Rich's basket started a 22-18 game-ending run for Florida State which led by three at the time of the steal and stretched the lead to seven for the final margin of the game...it was in the game against Miami that DeMercy's services became amplified with the season-ending knee injury to Isaiah Swann coming late in the first half...DeMercy had earned six minutes of playing time in the first half and was boosted to playing 10 minutes in the second half...scored three points and pulled down one rebound to go along with one steal in 19 minutes of playing time as Florida State defeated Miami, 75-72, in overtime at home (March 8)...his three points for the game came on a 3-point shot which pulled Florida State to within three at 14-11...the 3-point shot ignited a 22-16 half-ending run which gave the Seminoles a 32-30 halftime lead...came up with another huge steal for the Seminoles as he pick-pocketed All-ACC First-Team selection Jack McClinton with 4:46 left in regulation...his steal led directly to two free throw shots by Ryan Reid and a 60-60 tie with 4:31 left on the clock...Florida State outscored Miami, 10-8, in the final five minutes of regulation to send the game into overtime...DeMercy started and played all five minutes of the overtime period as the Seminoles outscored the Hurricanes, 9-6, to gain the victory...(vs. North Carolina): averaged 2.0 points and 3.0 rebounds in three games against ACC Champion and NCAA Tournament No. 1 seed North Carolina...averaged 10 minutes played per game as he played a total of 30 minutes in three games against the Tar Heels...also added three assists and two steals...totaled two points and two rebounds in two minutes of playing time as the Seminoles played host to North Carolina in Tallahassee (Feb. 3)...Florida State pushed the No. 4 ranked Tar Heels to the limit as the Seminoles forced the game into overtime before falling, 84-73...his lay-up with 3:24 left in the first half gave Florida State a 26-25 lead - its first lead of the game...scored four points, totaled three rebounds and added two steals as the Seminoles traveled to play North Carolina in Chapel Hill (March 4)...his four points against the Tar Heels tied his ACC season-high...all four points came in only four minutes played in the second half as the Seminoles mounted a furious comeback attempt after trailing 44-32 at the half...one of his two steals led directly to a lay-up by teammate Julian Vaughn in the first half ...totaled zero points and a season-high tying four rebounds as Florida State played North Carolina in the ACC Tournament at the Charlotte Bobcats Arena (March 14)...played well defensively in 12 minutes played in his second career ACC Tournament game...North Carolina won the quarterfinal game in the tournament and advanced to win the conference championship with a victory over Clemson...(vs. NC State): averaged 1.0 points and 1.0 rebounds in two games against NC State...the Seminoles and the Wolfpack split the two game regular season series with each team winning on their opponents' home court...averaged 10.5 minutes played per game against the Wolfpack...scored two points and pulled down two rebounds in 14 minutes of playing time as the Seminoles won their third ACC road game of the season with a 72-62 victory in Raleigh (Feb. 27)...put Florida State ahead 38-32 with a dunk at the 15:43 mark of the second half...the Seminoles scored the first 10 points of the game and never trailed in gaining the victory...totaled zero points and zero rebounds in three minutes played as NC State won in Tallahassee (Jan. 26)...(vs. Virginia): scored two points, blocked one shot and earned one steal in the Seminoles' 69-67 victory over Virginia in Tallahassee (Jan. 23)...the two teams met only once during the 2007-08 season...his two points proved monumental and came on a lay-up at the 18:18 mark of the second half to give the Seminoles a 35-30 lead...the bucket proved important because the Seminoles won the game by two points...added a first half steal as the Seminoles limited Virginia's looks at the basket with four first half steals...(vs. Virginia Tech): scored zero points and pulled down one rebound as the Seminoles traveled to play at Virginia Tech (Jan. 29) in their only game of the 2007-8 season...he added one steal and one assist in the 89-80 victory by the Hokies...(vs. Wake Forest): averaged 0.0 points and 1.3 rebounds in three games against Wake Forest during his freshman season...pulled down his ACC season-high of four rebounds to go along with one steal and a career-high of one blocked shot as Florida State played host to Wake Forest in Tallahassee (Feb. 14)...his second half steal led directly to a Toney Douglas basket as the Seminoles worked their way back from a 42-36 halftime deficit...the Seminoles outscored the Deacons, 44-36, in the second half but lost the game 78-70...totaled zero points and zero rebounds in nine minutes played in the Seminoles' first round victory in the ACC Tournament at the Charlotte Bobcats Arena (March 13)...the Seminoles defeated the Deacons, 70-60, to advance to the quarterfinal round of the tournament for the second consecutive season...scored zero points and added one assist in eight minutes of playing time as Florida State traveled to play at Wake Forest (Jan. 20)...the Deacons defeated the Seminoles, 74-57...(vs. Florida): scored zero points and pulled down zero rebounds in two minutes of playing time against NIT participant Florida (Nov. 23)...his play helped the Seminoles defeat the Gators soundly, 65-51, in the annual grudge match between the two teams...earned playing time in the first half as the Seminoles sprinted to as much as a 19-point lead on their way to a 34-21 advantage at the intermission and the 14-point victory...(vs. Akron in the NIT): scored three points and pulled down his season-high of four rebounds against Akron (March 18) in his first career postseason game...his three points came at the 2:44 mark of the first half , gave Florida State its first lead of the game and brought the Seminoles back from as much as a 15-point deficit in the NIT game at home...

AT NORCROSS: Graduated from Norcross High School in 2007...averaged 9.4 points, 4.2 assists, 2.8 steals and 1.1 blocked shots in leading Norcross to the Class 5A state championship and the No. 12 national ranking by USA Today newspaper...helped Norcross become one of only nine high school teams in the state of Georgia to win consecutive state titles...with the strength of DeMercy in the starting line-up, Norcross began the season ranked No. 2 nationally in the USA Today poll...Norcross was the No. 1 ranked 5A team in region 7 of the state of Georgia...shot .575 from the field and .324 from 3-point range...made 23 3-point field goals as a senior...led Norcross to a 30-3 overall record and an unblemished 17-0 record in conference play...helped Norcross defeat Centennial, 59-58, for the Class 5A state championship...did not play on the Norcross varsity as a junior in 2006 due to Georgia high school athletic association transfer rules and broke his wrist prior to the spring 2006 evaluation period thus limiting his ability to be seen during the most important of recruiting periods...transferred to Norcross from Greater Atlanta Christian between his sophomore and junior seasons...but because he did not change his address, the Georgia High School Athletic Association ruled him ineligible for varsity competition...averaged a double-double as a member of the J.V. team as a junior...displayed his shooting touch with 17 points on six-of-seven shooting from the field including four-of-four from 3-point range in a victory over Mount Vernon during his senior season...also pulled down his senior season high of 11 rebounds in only 23 minutes of play against Mount Vernon...played with sophomores Gani Lawal of Georgia Tech and Tony Neysmith of Oklahoma as a senior at Norcross...

AT GREATER ATLANTA CHRISTIAN: Played his freshman and sophomore seasons at Greater Atlanta Christian...averaged 15 points, six rebounds and five assists as a sophomore...a 13-foot, fall-away jumper with 1.4 seconds left gave Greater Atlanta Christian a 51-49 victory over Lovett (22-8) in a Class AA boys quarterfinal during his sophomore season...helped lead GAC to a 21-9 overall record and a .904 mark in league play...

PERSONAL: Born July 9, 1988...Jordan is the son of Tammy and Jeff DeMercy...his father, Jeff, was a college basketball player at Panhandle State University in Oklahoma and stands at 6-9...selected Florida State over George Mason, Ole Miss, Georgia, Vanderbilt and Auburn...

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