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1   Xavier Gibson
Xavier Gibson

Hometown:
Dothan, Ala.

High School:
Northview

Height / Weight:
6-11 / 248

Position:
Forward/Center

Birthdate:
11/03/1988

Experience:
4 VL


07/09/2013

Snaer, Reid And Gibson In NBA Summer League Action

Three Seminoles looking to earn NBA roster spots.

04/11/2012

Senior Class Honored At Men's Basketball Banquet

James and Snael lead the way with five awards each.

03/04/2012

Snaer Day

Junior Michael Snaer scores a career-high 23 as No. 22 FSU's six seniors -- Luke Loucks, Bernard James, Xavier Gibson, Deividas Dulkys, Xavier Gibson and Jon Kreft -- go out in style with an 80-72 senior-day win over Clemson.

03/02/2012

FSU Hosts Regular-Season Finale Sunday

Six seniors will play in their final game at the Donald L. Tucker Center as the No. 22 Florida State men's basketball team hosts Clemson at noon.

03/01/2012

Miller Time!

Another game, another buzzer-beating 3-pointer for the No. 22 FSU men's basketball team. This time it was Ian Miller who played hero in the 'Noles' 63-60 win at No. 24 Virginia Thursday night.

03/18/2012

AP Photos: Florida State vs. Cincinnati

AP Photos: Florida State vs. Cincinnati

03/16/2012

Florida State vs. St. Bonaventure, NCAA Tournament - AP Photo Gallery

Florida State vs. St. Bonaventure, NCAA Tournament - AP Photo Gallery

03/11/2012

2012 ACC Championship Game :: Seminoles Win First ACC Tournament Title (March 11, 2012)

2012 ACC Championship Game :: Seminoles Win First ACC Tournament Title (March 11, 2012)2012 ACC Championship Game

03/10/2012

No. 17 Florida State vs. No. 6 Duke - 3/10/12

AP photos from today's game

03/04/2012

No. 22 Florida State vs. Clemson - AP Photo Gallery

No. 22 Florida State vs. Clemson - AP Photo Gallery

Xavier Gibson Complete Bio Get Acrobat Reader

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ON GIBSON: A member of the winningest senior class in school history and one of only three players in school history who played in four NCAA Tournaments during his career...helped lead the Seminoles to 95 overall wins, 43 regular season ACC wins, 48 overall ACC wins (regular season and ACC Tournament), the first ACC Championship in school history, the first two ACC Tournament Championship games in school history and to a school record four consecutive NCAA Tournaments...one of the top all-time shot blockers in school history and ranks 12th in school history in career blocked shots with 100...finished his career as one of only 12 players in school history with 100 or more career blocked shots...finished his career in a tie for eighth place in school history with 124 career games played including a single season career high 35 during his senior season...has an incredible ability to position himself well for offensive rebounds and earns many of his points on dunks and put-backs because he is in great position when rebounds come off of the rim and backboard...his incredible athletic ability allows him to get to rebounds quicker than many of his opponents...blessed with the ability to score points in bunches and was one of the most productive per minute players on the Seminoles' roster during his career...during his career, Gibson helped Florida State to a school record four consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, two appearances in the ACC Tournament championship game, two in season tournament championships (the 2008 Global Sports Classic and the 2009 Old Spice Classic), a final national ranking of No. 10 in the final Associated Poll of the 2012 season...the Seminoles' appearances in the 2009 and 2012 ACC Tournament championship games marked the first two times in school history they had advanced past the semifinals of the ACC Tournament...played in 14 wins over ranked teams in his career including one against the nation's No. 1 ranked team during his career...helped the Seminoles defeat No. 1 ranked North Carolina (73-70; March 14, 2009) in the semifinals of the 2009 ACC Tournament...the win over the Tar Heels advanced Florida State to the ACC Tournament Championship game for the first time in school history...the Seminoles' victory over No. 1 ranked North Carolina was only the third time in school history the Seminoles had defeated the No. 1 ranked team in the nation and first time it had done so in post season play...earned the award as the Seminoles' Unsung Hero at the annual Seminole Basketball Honors Banquet at the conclusion of the 2008-09 season from the Florida State coaching staff....earned three awards at the Seminoles' end of the year banquet in 2010: the award for the Most Improved Player and the Best Sixth Man as well as the team award for the highest field goal shooting percentage...rewarded with the Tip of the Spear Award along with his senior teammates at the Seminoles' 2012 Honors Banquet... The Tip of the Spear Award has been presented annually by Hamilton and his staff to the player or players who exemplify the qualities of great teammates and who were outstanding student athletes during their careers...

AS A SENIOR (2012): Averaged a career-high 6.8 points (eighth on the team), a career high 4.3 rebounds (fourth) and a career-high 1.3 blocked shots per game as he averaged a career-high 18.5 minutes played per game in a career high 35 games played as he helped lead Florida State to its first ACC Championship and to its school record fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance...helped lead Florida State to a 25-10 record, a program record tying 12-4 record in the ACC, a school record seven-game ACC winning streak, to multiple victories over both Duke and North Carolina and to victories over each of the four Tobacco Road schools (Duke, North Carolina, NC State and Wake Forest) in the same season for the first time in school history...enjoyed his finest season as a Seminole as he scored in double figures in a career high 11 games including five ACC games with his season high of 16 points coming in the Seminoles win at No. 6 ranked Duke and 13 coming in the Seminoles' win at No. 24 Virginia...scored in double figures in a career high four consecutive non-conference games against Charleston Southern (12 points), UNC Greensboro (11), Loyola Marymount (10) and at Florida (10) for a 10.8 points per game scoring average as the Seminoles won three of four games...consecutive double figure scoring games at Duke (16) and at Wake Forest (10) for a 13.0 points per game average in the two wins and at Virginia (12) and against Clemson at home (13) to average 12.5 points per game in the final two games of the regular season...at least one blocked shot in 21 of the Seminoles' 35 games and multiple blocked shots in 12 games to finish second on the team in blocked shots...his season high of four blocked shots came in wins over South Alabama (Nov. 20), Charleston Southern (Dec. 5) and against Princeton (Dec. 31)...his career high of seven made free throws in a career high eight free throws attempted came in the Seminoles' season opening win over Jacksonville (Nov. 11)...was perfect from the free throw in six different games including a four of four performance in the Seminoles' win at home over Auburn (Jan. 4)...enjoyed his best season as a rebounder with 150 total rebounds and a 4.3 rebounds per game average...his career high of six defensive rebounds came against Princeton and in the Seminoles' season closing win against Clemson (March 4)...his career high of four steals came against Harvard it the second round of the Battle4Atlantis (Nov. 25)...played well against the nine ranked teams on Florida State's schedule as he averaged 8.2 points and 3.9 rebounds as Florida State won an ACC high six games against ranked teams during the 2011-12 season...the Seminoles' fourth leading scorer in non-conference games with an 8.5 points per game average and 24 blocked shots in 14 games for a 1.7 blocked shots per game average...also shot .506 percent from the field and .675 percent from the free throw line as the Seminoles won nine games before the ACC season began in January...(vs. Boston College): Scored four points and pulled down five rebounds in Florida State's only game against Boston College...made one of his five 3-point shots during the season against the Eagles and led the Seminoles with three blocked shots...his three blocked shots against the Eagles tied his career high for blocked shots in an ACC game...Boston College led during virtually the entire second half as the Seminoles fell, 64-60, in Chestnut Hill (Feb. 8)...his lone 3-point shot during the game came early in the second half as the Seminoles worked to fight back from a 34-33 halftime deficit...his shot from the bonusphere pulled the Seminoles to within 41-39 with 18:28 left in the game...the Eagles led for the final 14 minutes of the game in breaking the Seminoles' school record seven game ACC winning streak...(vs. Clemson): Averaged 9.5 points and 6.0 rebounds in two games against Clemson during the regular season...shot a team leading .667 percent (eight of 12) from the field and was a perfect 1.000 percent (two of two) from the free throw line as the Seminoles and the Tigers split the home and home series with each team winning at home...totaled a near double double of 13 points and eight rebounds on Senior Day in Tallahassee as the Seminoles defeated the Tigers, 80-72, to close out their home schedule...his 13 points were tied for second on the team and rank as his second highest point total in an ACC game during his career...shot .714 percent from the field (five of seven) and was perfect from the 3-point line (1-1, 1.000 percent) and the free throw line (2-2, 1.000 percent) in 27 minutes of playing time as the Seminoles closed out their regular season with a 21-9 overall record and a program best tying 12-4 ACC record...nine of his 13 points came in the first half and helped the Seminoles run out to a 49-33 lead at halftime...seven points in the first 3:54 on a 3-pointer, a jumper and a tip in gave Florida State an 13-8 lead with 16:06 left in the first half...two free throws at the 3:56 mark gave Florida State its first double digit lead of the game at 36-25...was perfect from the field (three of three) and the free throw line (two of two) in the first half...two second half dunks helped the Seminoles close out the Tigers and the regular season...scored six points and added four rebounds in the Seminoles' ACC opener against Clemson...the Tigers led virtually the entire way and defeated Florida State, 79-59, at Clemson (Jan. 7)...four points in the second half as the Seminoles fought back for a 36-22 halftime deficit...(vs. Duke): Averaged 8.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.3 blocked shots in three games against NCAA Tournament participant Duke...the Seminoles defeated the nationally ranked Blue Devils twice in three games to mark the first time in school history the Seminoles had defeated Duke multiple times in the same season...Florida State defeated Duke in Cameron Indoor Stadium for only the second time in school history and defeated the Blue Devils in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament to mark the first time in school history they had defeated the Blue Devils in the ACC Tournament...the Seminoles' third leading scorer against the Blue Devils during his senior season...totaled his ACC career high of 16 points, pulled down five rebounds and blocked three shots in the Seminoles' wonderful 76-73 win over No. 4 ranked Duke in Cameron Indoor Stadium (Jan. 21)...was a near perfect seven of eight from the free throw line as the Seminoles won the game on a buzzer-beating 3-point shot by Michael Snaer - one of the greatest and most memorable shots in school history...was maybe the most effective was during his career with 10 second half points as Florida State worked back from a 32-26 halftime deficit in the see-saw battle that saw eight ties and five lead changes...tied the game at 36 on a dunk as the Seminoles opened the second half on an 8-4 run in the first 3:30 of the half...five points on two free throws and a 3-point shot and a 3-pointer in a 37 second span of the second half which gave the Seminoles a 58-55 lead with 8:51 left before Snaer's heroics...a dunk with 2:52 left in the game brought the Seminoles to within two at 67-65...was one of two from the free throw line with 17 seconds remaining in the game to put Florida State up 74-71...an Austin Rivers lay-up tied the game with 4.9 seconds remaining and set the stage for Luke Loucks' pass to Snaer at the buzzer to win the game...scored six points and added five rebounds as Florida State played host to Duke in Tallahassee in an over-sold Donald L. Tucker Center...the Blue Devils made 13 of 28 3-point shots to take the 74-66 win (Feb. 23)...scored four of his six points in the first half as the Seminoles and the Blue Devils battled through two ties and two lead changes...two made free throws in the final 1:42 of the half helped the Seminoles pare down a double digit deficit to trail by only seven at the half...two second half points by Duke pulled away for the win to knock the Seminoles out of first place for the first time since early January...totaled four points, one rebound and one blocked shots as Florida State defeated Duke, 62-59, in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament (March 10)...the win at Philips Arena in Atlanta sent the Seminoles to the ACC Tournament championship game for the second time in Gibson's career and for the second time in school history...two first half points on a jumper at the 9:13 mark gave Florida State a 17-15 advantage on its way to a 33-31 halftime lead - the only time in the three game series between the Seminoles and the Blue Devils that Florida State led at halftime...his blocked shot came in the first half and allowed Florida State to keep an 18-17 advantage with 6:45 left before the intermission...began the scoring in the second half with a jumper to give Florida State a 35-31 advantage - proved to be an important basket as the Seminoles won the game by three points...(vs. Georgia Tech): Scored three points, pulled down two rebounds and blocked one shot in the Seminoles' only game of the season against Georgia Tech...after trailing at halftime, the Seminoles outscored the Yellow Jackets in the second half to defeat Georgia Tech, 68-54, in Tallahassee (Feb. 1)...one first half free throw helped the Seminoles navigate through one tie and one lead change to trail by only one at the intermission...put the Seminoles ahead, albeit it briefly, with a jumper at the 19:11 mark of the second half to open the scoring after halftime and give the Seminoles a short-lived 26-25 advantage...the Seminoles took the lead less than a minute later, increased their lead to as many as 17 and won going away...(vs. Maryland): Scored two points and pulled down four rebounds in Florida State's only game of the season against Maryland...the Seminoles led virtually the entire game and won going away, 84-70, in Tallahassee (Jan. 17)...scored the second basket of the game to give Florida State a 4-2 lead - the Seminoles led for all by 1:23 of the remainder of the game in earning their 12 overall win and raising their ACC record to 3-1...(vs. Miami): Averaged 2.7 points, 1.7 rebounds and 0.7 blocked shots in three games against NIT participant Miami...was a perfect two of two from the free throw line as the Seminoles took two of three games from their in-state rivals - winning in Tallahassee and in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament...after defeating Miami in their first ACC Tournament games, the Seminoles went onto to top Duke and North Carolina to win the first ACC Championship in school history...scored four points and pulled down two rebounds in Florida State's 64-59 win over Miami in Tallahassee (Feb. 11)...all four points came In the first half and helped the Seminoles take as much as a four point lead and lead 28-26 at the intermission...scored Florida State's first two points of the game on a jumper to tie the game at 2-2 and pulled the Seminoles to within three after the Hurricanes had taken as much as a five point lead midway through the first half...his basket was part of a 19-12 half-ending run that allowed Florida State to take the lead into the locker room at halftime...the Seminoles took the lead late in the first half and held on for the five point win...totaled four points and three rebounds as the Seminoles fell on the road in Coral Gables 78-62 (Feb. 26)...all four points in the second half as Florida State worked to get back in the game after trailing by as many as 17 in the second half...was a perfect two of two from the free throw line the in the second half...was scoreless for the only time during his senior season as Florida State defeated Miami, 82-71, in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament...the Seminoles' win over the Hurricanes sent them to the semifinals of the ACC Tournament...Florida State defeated Miami, Duke and North Carolina to win the first ACC Championship in school history...(vs. North Carolina): Averaged 3.5 points and 3.0 rebounds in two games against NCAA Tournament participant North Carolina...averaged 15.0 minutes played per game and shot .600 percent from the field (three of five) as Florida State defeated North Carolina at home in front of ESPN's national television cameras and topped the Tar Heels in the championship game of the 2012 ACC Tournament as the Seminoles won their first ACC Championship in school history...scored three points and added four rebounds as Florida State dismantled No. 3 North Carolina, 90-57, in Tallahassee (Jan. 14)...the Seminoles 33-point margin of victory ranks as one of the top margins of victory in school history and the top margin of victory over a ranked team in school history...a first half dunk at the 2:08 mark gave the Seminoles a 36-28 advantage heading into the intermission...the Seminoles went on to outscore the Tar Heels, 54-29, in the second half to gain the monumental win and move into first place in the ACC...totaled four points and two rebounds in 17 minutes of play as Florida State defeated No. 4 North Carolina, 85-82, at Philips Arena in Atlanta to win the ACC Championship (March 11)...the game marked Gibson's and the Seminoles' second appearance in the ACC Tournament Championship game and the first ACC Championship in school history...all four points came in the second half and helped Florida State gain the win...a lay-up at the 11:41 mark gave Florida State a 66-56 advantage...extended the Seminoles' lead again to 81-73 on a jumper with 3:34 left before the championship win...despite being outscored 9-4 in the final three minutes of the game, Gibson and the Seminoles defeated the Tar Heels for the title of ACC Champion...the win over North Carolina marked the second win over the Tar Heels during the season to mark the first time in school history the Seminoles had defeated North Carolina multiple times in one season...(vs. NC State): Totaled six points, two rebounds and one steal in the Seminoles' only game of the season against NCAA Tournament participant NC State...was three of six from the field as the as Florida State led by as many as 20 and never trailed in winning the game on the road...all six points came in the first half as Florida State jumped to as much as an 11 point first half lead and a 37-26 lead at the half...scored what proved to be the game winning basket - the first basket of the game - on a tip in off a missed lay-up by Michael Snaer with only 20 seconds elapsed in the game...four consecutive Seminole points in a 45 second span of the first half on a jumper at the 8:48 mark to make the score 23-14 in favor of the Seminoles and added a lay-up at the 8:03 mark to increase the Seminoles' lead back to nine at 25-16...the Seminoles never trailed and led by double digits throughout the second half in gaining the ACC road win...(vs. Virginia):Averaged 11.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 1.0 blocked shot in two games against NCAA Tournament participant Virginia...was Florida State's second leading scorer as the Seminoles won both games of the home and home series with wins in Tallahassee and Charlottesville...shot well from the field (nine of 13, .692 percent), made four of six free throws (.667 percent) and tied for the team lead with 10 total rebounds in the two wins over the Cavaliers who were nationally ranked in both games...scored 10 points and pulled down five rebounds to go with two blocked shots as Florida State defeated No. 18 Virginia, 58-55, in Tallahassee (Feb. 4)...was four of six from the field (.667 percent) and two of three from the free throw line (.667) as Florida State outlasted the Cavaliers in a very well played basketball game...totaled six of his 10 points and one of his two blocked shots as Florida State took a 23-22 halftime lead...four consecutive Seminole points on a jumper at the 18:40 mark and a lay-up at the 16:09 mark gave the Seminoles an early 6-4 advantage...two free throws later in the first half gave the Seminoles a seven point advantage - 17-10 - with 6:54 left before halftime...extended the Seminoles' lead back to three on a dunk to open the second half for a 25-22 advantage...increased Florida State's lead to 33-27 on another jumper at the 14:28 mark...Florida State maintained its lead for most of the half, losing it only briefly, in taking the win at home...the win was the Seminoles' school record seventh ACC win and up its record to 16-6 and 7-1 in ACC play...the Seminoles kept a hold on first place in the league standings with the win...scored 12 points to go along with five rebounds and one steal as Florida State pulled off one of the more incredible comebacks in school history, in ACC history and in college basketball during the 2011-12 season...Florida State trailed by 11 with 4:33 remaining in the game but rallied on to win and took the victory on a 3-point shot by Ian Miller with 0.08 seconds remaining in the game...seven of his 12 points came in the second half as Florida State built as much as an 11 point lead and fell into as much as an 11 point deficit...scored the first two points of the second half on a lay-up to open the scoring and boost the Seminoles' lead to 31-20...the Seminoles methodically chipped away at the Cavaliers' lead with a 16-2 run to close the game and take the ACC road win...(vs. Virginia Tech): Averaged 2.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.5 blocked shots in two games against NIT participant Virginia Tech...the Seminoles began their school record seven game ACC winning streak with a victory over the Hokies in Blacksburg and won the meeting between the two teams in Tallahassee...scored two points and added two rebounds to go along with three blocked shots as the Seminoles defeated Virginia Tech, 63-59, in Blacksburg (Jan. 10)...two points on a jumper with 7:47 remaining in the first half to give Florida State a 17-11 lead on its way to a 30-21 halftime advantage...one first half blocked shot and two in the second half helped the Seminoles take the win on the road...totaled three points and four rebounds as Florida State pulled off one of the more uncanny comebacks in defeating the Hokies, 48-47, in Tallahassee (Feb. 16)...scored his only field goal of the game in the second half to jumpstart the Seminoles' offense...a dunk at the 8:07 mark cut the Seminoles' deficit to 11 points at 42-31 and began a game ending and game winning 19-5 run...the Seminoles won the game on a buzzer beating 3-point shot by - who else - Michael Snaer to give the Seminoles the win at home and a 9-2 record in ACC play...(vs. Wake Forest): Scored 10 points and pulled down three rebounds in the Seminoles only game of the season against Wake Forest...was one of three Seminoles in double figure scoring as they outdistanced the Deacons, 75-52, in Winston Salem (Jan. 25)...shot the ball well from the field (four of seven, .571) and was perfect from the free throw line (two of two, 1.000 percent) in the road win...four points in the first half helped Florida State recover to rake a 29-23 halftime lead and six points in the second half helped it run away for a 14-6 overall record and a 5-1 mark in ACC play...four consecutive points on consecutive lay-ups helped the Seminoles turn up the heat on the road in the second half...his baskets gave Florida State a 38-30 lead with 14:32 left to play...Florida State built up their lead to as many as 25 in running away with the win...(in three games during the Battle4Atlantis): Averaged 7.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.0 blocked shot in three games during the inaugural Battle4Atlantis at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas...tied for second on the team with three blocked shots as the Seminoles played three games in the early season tournament which is destined to be one of the great college basketball events...(vs. UMass): Scored six points and pulled down seven rebounds to go along with two steals and one blocked shot in the Seminoles' 73-53 win over NIT participant UMass (Nov. 24)...four first half points and Florida State recovered for a 36-25 halftime lead....two free throws at the 16:45 mark gave the Seminoles a quick 5-0 lead...once again jumpstarted the Seminoles' offense in the second half with the first basket of the half to put the Seminoles' lead at 13 with the score 38-25...the Seminoles led the game by double digits during the second half and by as many as 26 in streaking to the win...(vs. Harvard): Scored six points, pulled down six rebounds, was credited with a career high four steals and blocked two shots in the Seminoles' second round game in the Battle4Atlantis against 2012 Ivy League Champion and NCAA Tournament participant Harvard...totaled four points of his six points in the second half but the Seminoles fell, 46-41, to the Crimson (Nov. 25)...(vs. UConn): Scored nine points to go along with two rebounds and two steals in 21 minutes of play in the Seminoles' game against NCAA Tournament participant UConn in the consolation finals of the Battle4Atlantis...the Huskies rallied late in regulation to tie the game and won, 76-78, in overtime as they outscored Florida State, 7-5, in the extra session to win the game...all nine of his points came after halftime with seven coming in the second half and two coming during the overtime period...five of his seven second half points came during a two minute span late in the second half as the Seminoles recovered from as much as a 10 point deficit...a lay-up with 6:24 left in regulation brought the Seminoles to within three at 63-60 while a 3-point shot at the 4:33 mark tied the game for the first time since early in the first half...Florida State took the lead on two free throws by Michael Snear with 1:51 remaining and held the lead until Ryan Boatright made three free throws with seven seconds remaining to tie the game and send it into overtime...scored the first two points of the overtime period to put the Seminoles up 73-71 but the Huskies scored seven of the final 10 points of the game to gain the win...(in three games during the ACC Tournament): Averaged 2.7 points, 1.0 rebounds and 1.0 blocked shots as Florida State defeated Miami, No. 6 Duke and No. 4 North Carolina to win the first ACC Championship in school history...Scored zero points but added two blocked shots in the Seminoles' quarterfinal win over Miami, 82-71, in the final game of the quarterfinal round (March 9)...totaled four points, one rebound, one blocked shot and one steal in the Seminoles' semifinal win over No. 6 ranked and second seeded Duke (March 10)...scored four points to go along with two rebounds in 17 minutes of play in the Seminoles' ACC Championship victory...(in two games during the NCAA Tournament): Averaged 4.0 points, 2.5 blocked shots and 2.0 rebounds in two games during the NCAA Tournament at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Ten...ranked second on the team in blocked shots with five and shot .500 (four of eight) from the field...(vs. St. Bonaventure): Scored four points, pulled down two rebounds, blocked two shots and was credited with two steals in the Seminoles 63-60 win over St. Bonaventure in the first round of the Seminoles' school record fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance...points were evenly split with two in the first and two in the second halves of play...a first half lay-up brought the Seminoles to within eight at 22-14 at the 10:14 mark after they trailed by as many as 10 just minutes before...his basket helped the Seminoles close the half on a positive 16-15 run that helped them draw within 34-28 at the intermission...began the Seminoles' on the right track with the a lay-up as the first basket of the second half to pull Florida State to within four at 34-30...once again, his basket set the tone and sparked the Seminoles' offense for the reminder of the half...the Seminoles outscored the Bonnies, 39-28 in the second half, including 16-11 in the last 7;21 to win the game...two blocked shots and one steal in the second half contributed the Seminoles' stout defense that limited St. Bonaventure to .355 percent shooting from the field and 20 missed shots as compared to .462 shooting from the field and only 14 missed shots in the first half...(vs. Cincinnati): Scored four points, pulled down two rebounds and blocked a game-high tying three shots against Cincinnati in the second round of the NCAA Tournament...Cincinnati defeated the Seminoles, 62-56, to advance to the Sweet 16...all four points came in the first half as Florida State squeezed a 26-25 halftime lead out of the their effort against the No. 6 seeded Bearcats...scored the first two points of the game on a jumper at the 19:41 mark of the first half to give the Seminoles a quick 2-0 lead...added a dunk for a 14-13 lead also in the first half...Cincinnati recovered to outscore the Seminoles and advance to the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament...

AS A JUNIOR (2011): Averaged 4.7 points (ninth on the team) and 3.7 rebounds (fourth) while blocking 19 shots and playing in 25 games...missed 10 games (Dec. 25 vs. Baylor through Feb. 1 vs. Wake Forest) after suffering injuries to his left knee and his left hand against national runner up Butler in the semifinals of the Diamond Head Classic on Dec. 23, 2011...had developed into one of the top big men in the ACC and had started the first 13 games of the season and helped lead the Seminoles to a 10-3 record when he was injured against the Bulldogs...returned to the court against No. 13 ranked North Carolina and played in each of the Seminoles' 12 remaining games of the season including their three games in the NCAA Tournament as they advanced to the Sweet 16 for the first time since the 1993 season and for only the fourth time in school history...helped the Seminoles to their third consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance where Florida State defeated No. 20 Texas A&M and No. 5 Notre Dame to advance to the Sweet 16...started 13 games - the first 13 games of the season to give him 16 career starting assignments for his career...his season high of 17 points came in the Seminoles' victory in Tallahassee against Mercer (Nov. 23...scored in double figures in wins over Mercer (17 points ) and against Stetson (Dec. 15)...added eight rebounds in the Seminoles' wins over Gardner Webb (Nov. 16) and Stetson...blocked three shots in consecutive games at Florida International (Nov. 18) and Mercer and added three more blocked shots at Loyola Marymount (Dec. 18) as the Seminoles defeated the Lions in Los Angeles...also added his career high of four assists in Florida State's win over Mercer...his career-high of nine rebounds came in Florida State's Sweet 16 game in the NCAA Tournament against VCU (March 25)...(vs. Boston College): Did not play in Florida State's only game of the season against NIT Participant Boston College...(vs. Clemson): Scored four points and pulled down five rebounds as he played in one of the Seminoles' two games against NCAA Tournament participant Clemson...earned 16 minutes of playing time as a starter in the Seminoles' ACC season opening victory over the Tigers, 75-69, in Tallahassee (Dec. 12)...was a perfect two of two from the free throw line and blocked one shot as Florida State earned the come from behind win that allowed them to win their first ACC game of the season for the second consecutive year...totaled two points and four rebounds in 11 minutes of play in the first and scored two points in Florida State's second half comeback...the Seminoles trailed, 34-28, before recovering to outscore the Tigers, 47-35 in the second half...two free throws at the 16:12 mark allowed the Seminoles to close their gap to only one at 35-36. Gibson's free throws helped Florida State outscore Clemson, 6-2 to open the half...The Seminoles and the Tigers played through two ties and seven lead changes before the Seminoles took the lead for good on a 3-point shot by Deividas Dulkys with 3:36 remaining in the game...(vs. Duke): Did not play in Florida State's only game of the season against NCAA Tournament participant Duke...the Seminoles defeated the No. 1 ranked Blue Devils, 66-61, in Tallahassee (Jan. 12) for the fourth win in school history over the nation's No. 1 ranked team...(vs. Georgia Tech): Scored zero points and pulled down one rebound in four minutes of play in the Seminoles' only game of the season against Georgia Tech...his game against the Yellow Jackets was just his second after returning from his knee injury...had played 10 minutes in his return from the injury against North Carolina only four days earlier...Florida State won the game, 72-63, in Atlanta (Feb. 10)...the Seminoles never trailed in gaining the ACC win on the road...(vs. Maryland): Scored three points and pulled down one rebound in the Seminoles' only game of the season against Maryland...the Seminoles fell, 78-62, in a game played at Comcast Center in College Park, Md. (Feb. 23)...earned eight minutes of playing time as he made one field goal and one free throw...his lay-up at the 4:10 mark of the first half began a 13-3 Seminole run that brought Florida State to within one at 38-37 at the intermission...(vs. Miami): Scored zero points and pulled down two rebounds in 10 minutes of play in one game against NIT participant Miami...played in Florida State's victory over the Hurricanes in Tallahassee after missing the first game between the two teams because of his injured knee...helped lead Florida State to the 66-69 victory over Miami at Home (Feb. 26)...totaled his two rebounds in eight minutes played in the first half as Florida State sprinted to a 36-16 halftime lead...the Seminoles led by as many as 22 points in the first half as they scored 16 of the first 18 points of the game...the victory was Florida State's 20th of the season and 10th in ACC Player - guaranteeing the Seminoles their third consecutive 20-10 win season...(vs. North Carolina): Averaged 4.5 points and 3.0 rebounds in two games against NCAA Tournament participant North Carolina...scored three points and pulled down three rebounds in 10 minutes of play as he made his return to the court against North Carolina after missing 12 games with a knee injury...the Tar Heels defeated the Seminoles, 89-69, in Chapel Hill (Feb. 6) on Super Bowl Sunday...all three of his points on one field goal and one free throw came in the first half...scored six points and pulled down three rebounds as the Seminoles pushed the No. 13 ranked Tar Heels to the brink before falling, 72-70, in Tallahassee (March 2)...scored two first half points on a jumper that gave Florida State a 12-10 lead with 13:48 left in the first half...four second half points on a dunk at the 16:01 mark that gave Florida State a 44-43 lead and a jumper at the 13:37 mark of the second half drew the Seminoles back to within three at 46-49...Florida State took the lead with 18 seconds remaining in the game in two free throws by senior guard Derwin Kitchen but fell on a last second 3-point shot by North Carolina All-American Harrison Barnes...(vs. NC State): Scored 0 points and pulled down two rebounds in one of two games against NC State...missed the first game of the season between the Seminoles and the Wollfpack in Tallahassee (84-71 Florida State win, Jan. 15) and returned for Florida State's win over NC State in Raleigh (72-62, March 6)...earned 11 minutes of playing time but did not score as the Seminoles closed out the 2011 regular season with a win on the road at the RBC Center...totaled two assists and one rebound in the first half as Florida State took a 34-25 lead at the intermission...the Seminoles outscored the Wolfpack in the second half to gain their third consecutive top four finish in the ACC standings...(vs. Virginia): Scored two points and pulled down two rebounds in Florida State's only game of the season against Virginia...also added one assist as he continued to work himself back after his knee injury...his importance grew during and following the Seminoles' game against Virginia as star forward Chris Singleton was injured in the game against the Cavaliers...two points on one of three shooting from the field in the Seminoles' 63-56 win over Virginia in Tallahassee (Feb. 12)...his two points proved monumental as Florida State had to rally from as much as a seven point deficit in the first half to take a 34-23 lead at halftime...Gibson scored on lay-up at the 14:11 mark to draw Florida State to within 11-14...his bucket began a 25-9 half ending run that sent the Seminole on to the win...his basket proved large in the second half as the Cavaliers clawed back into the game to trail by as few as three with 1:12 left in the game...(vs. Virginia Tech): Scored two points and pulled down three rebounds against NIT participant Virginia Tech in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament...he played in only one of the Seminoles' two games against the Hokies because of his injured knee...did not play as the Seminoles traveled to play at Blacksburg but earned seven minutes of playing time in the conference tournament...the Hokies won the game, 52-51, at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C. (March 11)...a perfect one of one from the free throw line with three rebounds and one assist in seven minutes of playing time as Florida State lost a heartbreaker as a last second game-winning shot by senior Derwin Kitchen was disallowed by the officials...a first half lay-up at the 11:29 mark gave Florida State a 15-9 advantage...the Seminoles led by as many as 12 in the first half and led 27-19 at halftime before the Hokies outscored the Seminoles 33-24 in the second half to take the game...Kitchen made a 3-point shot at after the buzzer that would have sent Florida State in to the semifinals for the second time in the last three seasons...(vs. Wake Forest): Scored seven points and pulled down three rebounds as he played in one of the Seminoles' two games (both wins) against Wake Forest...his seven points in five minutes of playing time were important because the Seminoles were playing their first of six games without standout forward Chris Singleton...shot two of four (.500 percent) from the field and three of four (.750 percent) from the free throw line in the win...totaled one point on one free throw in the first half as Florida State trailed 33-31 at the intermission...six second half points as Florida State took the lead less than four minutes into the second half and stretched their lead to as many as 20 in winning, 84-66, in Winston-Salem (Feb. 19)...did not play in the Seminoles 85-61 win in Tallahassee (Feb. 1)...(In three games during the NCAA Tournament): Averaged 1.3 points and 3.3 rebounds in three NCAA Tournament games as he helped lead the Seminoles to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1993 and for only the fourth time in school history...ranked fourth on the team in rebounds with 10 and was one of only four Florida State players who totaled double figure rebounds as the Seminoles defeated No. 20 Texas A&M and No. 5 Notre Dame in the United Center in Chicago and played VCU in the Sweet 16 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Tex...(vs. Texas A&M): Scored two points in three minutes of play as Florida State defeated Texas A&M in the second round of the NCAA Tournament for its first NCAA Tournament win since 1998...Florida State won the game, 57-50, in Chicago (March 18)...two first half points against the Aggies on a jumper at the 11:00 mark gave Florida State a 12-3 lead...his bucket proved important as the higher seeded Aggies took the lead later in the first half and led 26-23 at halftime...the Seminoles outscored Texas A&M by 10 (34-24) in the second half to take the win...(vs. Notre Dame): Totaled zero points, one rebound and one blocked shot in three minutes of playing time as Florida State defeated No. 5 ranked and second seeded Notre Dame, 71-57, to advance to the Sweet 16 (March 20)...his blocked shot and his rebound came in the first half as the Seminoles were mounting one of their best offensive and defensive halves of the season...the game was essentially over at the half as Florida State led 34-23 on their way to the 14 point win over the Fighting Irish who finished in second place in the almighty Big East standings during the 2010-11 season...(vs. VCU): totaled two points and a career high nine rebounds against VCU in the Seminoles' Sweet 16 game played at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Tex...the Rams won the game, 72-71, in overtime...ranked second on the team in rebounds with nine including four on the offensive end of the court...earned 14 minutes of playing time against the Rams - the most he played in the postseason and tie for the most he played since returning from his knee injury on Feb. 6 against North Carolina...(In three games during the Diamond Head Classic): Averaged 6.0 points and 4.0 rebounds in two games played during the Diamond Head Classic...Florida State finished in third place in the event with victories over Hawaii and No. 15 Baylor and a close loss against national runner up Butler...shot .500 percent from the field (five of 10) and averaged 16.0 minutes in two games as a starter against the Rainbow Warriors and the Bulldogs...was injured in the first half of the Seminoles game against Butler and missed the second half of that game and the next 12 Seminole games because of a broken left hand and a strained MCL in his left knee...Head Coach Leonard Hamilton and his staff along with Gibson's parents decided against surgery and allowed the injuries to heal with treatment and old fashioned hard work...(vs. Hawaii): Scored five points and pulled down five rebounds in 16 minutes as a starter against Hawaii...also blocked one shot as Florida State opened the Diamond Head Classic with a 70-62 victory over the host Hawaii Rainbows...the game - and the tournament - was played at the Stan Sherriff Center - Hawaii's home gym (Dec. 23)...two points and all five of his rebounds in the first half to help Florida State overcome a deficit and take a 33-25 lead at halftime...his jumper at the end of the first half gave the Seminoles their eight point halftime lead...a jumper with 5:21 left in the game gave Florida State a 60-47 lead and spurred them on the way to the opening round win...(vs. Butler): scored seven points and pulled down three rebounds in 16 minutes of play as Florida State fell to Butler in the semifinals of the Diamond Head Classic...the Bulldogs won the game, 67-67, in Honolulu (Dec. 23)...was Florida State's leading scorer in the first half with six points on three of five shooting from the field (.600 percent) to go along with three rebounds in12 minutes of play before the intermission break...scored all four of Florida State's first four points on the game on two jumpers and helped the Seminoles get back into the game with a jumper at the 6:49 mark of the first half...his jumper at the 6:19 mark began a 12-5 half ending run that brought the Seminoles from 16-7 down to only down two at 21-19 at halftime...a free throw at the 19:24 mark of the second half brought the Seminoles to within one at 20-21...he was hurt at the 16:27 mark of the second half and missed the next 12 games...when he went out, the Seminoles were outscored by four and lost to the team that returned to the NCAA Tournament national championship game at the end of the season...(vs. Baylor): Did not play against Butler in the Seminoles' final game of the tournament because of injuries to his left hand and left knee...(vs. Florida): Scored nine points and added five rebounds in 19 minutes of playing time in Florida State's only game of the season against NCAA Tournament participant Florida...shot four of eight from the field (.500 percent) and pulled down his career high of five offensive rebounds against the Gators...played well in the second half with five points and four rebounds as Florida State outscored the Gators, 30-25, as the Seminoles worked their way back from a 30-21 halftime deficit...all five of his second half points came in the first 1:28 of the period and set the tone for the Seminoles in the reminder of the game...scored on a dunk to close the Seminoles' gap to 30-23 at the 19:21 mark and on an old fashioned three point play at the 18:32 mark to close the gap to 30-26...

AS A SOPHOMORE (2010): Averaged 5.5 points (seventh on the team), 2.8 rebounds (fifth) and 0.8 blocked shots per game (third) as he led the team with a career-high .555 field goal shooting percentage...played in 32 games as a sophomore and averaged a career-high 12.8 minutes played per game as he nearly doubled his playing time from his freshman season...displayed his ability to play among the top players in the ACC as he scored in double figures seven times and helped lead the Seminoles to their second consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament and to a third place finish in the ACC standings...with Gibson in the line-up the Seminoles won 47 games and averaged 10 wins in the ACC in his first two seasons (23.5 wins per season)...Florida State finished in third place in the ACC standings with a 10-6 record in 2010 and in fourth place in the league standings with a 10-6 record in 2009...the back to back double figure wins in conference play rank as the first time since the 1992 and 1993 seasons that Florida State has earned double figure wins in league play...earned three starting assignments as a sophomore as starts came in victories over FIU (Dec. 6), Georgia State (Dec. 15) and UT Martin (Dec. 22)...he averaged 7.7 points and 17.0 minutes of playing time in those three games...scored in double figures in a career-high seven different games including two games against ACC opponents - wins at Virginia (Feb. 17) and Wake Forest (March 10)...his performances in those two games allowed the Seminoles to earn two important conference victories and earn a first round bye in the conference tournament for the second consecutive season...played in double figure minutes in 19 of the Seminoles' 32 games as he nearly double his playing time from his first season...three consecutive double figure scoring games to begin the season against Jacksonville (12 points, Nov. 16), Stetson (11 points) and Mercer (12 points, Nov. 21) to earn an average of 11.7 points per game as Florida State as the Seminoles opened with a 3-0 record...also consecutive double figure scoring games against UT Martin (12 points) and Alabama A&M (17 points) for a 14.5 points per game scoring average as the Seminoles closed out the calendar year with two victories...Florida State's fifth leading rebounder as he doubled his rebounding average from his first season with a 2.8 rebounds per game average...earned 13 games of four or more rebounds with his season-high of eight rebounds coming in the Seminoles' win over Alabama A&M...also added six rebounds in the Seminoles win over Georgia State...ranked third among Florida State's players with a 0.8 blocks per game scoring average as he more than doubled his blocked shots average as compared to his freshman season...recorded his career high of six blocked shots in the Seminoles' victory over Stetson and had 10 blocked shots in the first three games of the season...multiple blocked shots including three against Iona (Nov. 26) came in six different games...averaged 2.5 points and 2.3 rebounds in 12 games against teams that played in the NCAA Tournament during the 2009-10 season...averaged 2.0 points and 2.6 rebounds in the five games the Seminoles' played against ranked teams during his sophomore season...(vs. Boston College): averaged 3.0 points and 1.0 rebound in two games against Boston College during the regular season...shot .600 from the field and blocked two shots in the two victories over the Eagles that allowed the Seminoles to sweep the season series from Boston College for the first time in school history...additionally, the Seminoles' victory over Boston College in Chestnut Hill marked the first time the Seminoles had defeated the Eagles at the Conte Forum on the BC campus...scored two points and blocked one shot in the Seminoles' 61-57 victory over Boston College in Chestnut Hill (Jan. 30)...his jumper at the 11:14 mark of the second half tied the game at 38-38 and sparked the Seminoles to a 25-19 game ending run that allowed Florida State to take the ACC win on the road...Florida State played through four more ties before taking their final lead of the game with 44 seconds remaining on a 3-point shot by Derwin Kitchen...scored four points, pulled down two rebounds and blocked one shot in the Seminoles' 62-47 win over the Eagles in Tallahassee (Feb. 14)...his defensive help allowed Florida State to limit the Eagles to a school record low tying 47 points in an ACC game...two points each in the second half with a lay-up in the first half to give Florida State a 14-10 lead and a second lay-up in the second half to give the Seminoles a 50-41 lead...(vs. Clemson): averaged 2.0 points and 2.0 rebounds in two games against NCAA Tournament participant Clemson...also added two blocked shots, one assist and one steal in the two games against the nationally ranked Tigers...scored two points to go along with one rebound, one blocked shot and one steal as the Seminoles fell on the road 77-67 to the Tigers (Feb. 10)...his two points came in the second half as Florida State worked to get itself back into the game after trailing 37-24 at halftime...Gibson's bucket allowed the Seminoles to outscore the Tigers, 43-40, over the second 20 minutes of play...scored on an alley-oop slam on an assist from Derwin Kitchen to pull the Seminoles to within 12 at 47-35...totaled two points and three rebounds as the Seminoles fell to Clemson, 53-50, in Tallahassee (Feb. 28)...his two points came early in the first half on a dunk after an offensive rebound to give Florida State an early 9-0 lead...all three of his rebounds came in seven minutes of playing time in the first half of the game as Florida State led by as many a 13 in the first 20 minutes of play...(vs. Duke): totaled six points and four rebounds in 13 minutes of play in the Seminoles' only game of the season against NCAA National Champion Duke...the Blue Devils defeated the Seminoles, 70-56, in a game played at Cameron Indoor Stadium...all six of his points came in the first half as the Seminoles' played neck and neck with the Blue Devils for most of the first half...a jumper at the 13:38 mark of the first half pulled the Seminoles to within one at 12-11...scored four points in a span of 1:06 to pull Florida State to within two at 28-26 with 5:21 left before intermission...(vs. Georgia Tech): averaged 2.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.0 assists in two games against NCAA Tournament participant Georgia Tech...helped the Seminoles defeat the nationally ranked Yellow Jackets in two games during the regular season for the series sweep...totaled zero points but had four rebounds in the Seminoles 66-59 victory over the No. 15 ranked Yellow Jackets in Atlanta (Dec. 20) to open the conference season...a second half steal led directly to a 3-point shot by Deividas Dulkys and a 36-30 Seminole lead with 12:01 remaining in regulation...his steal and subsequent basket by Dulkys proved very important as the Yellow Jackets would tie the game and send it into overtime where Florida State would emerge victorious...played an exciting all around game with four points, four rebounds, one assist and one blocked shot in 14 minutes of play as Florida State defeated No. 18 Georgia Tech, 68-66, in Tallahassee (Jan. 24)...two points in the first half on a lay-up with 1:11 remaining the first half allowed Florida State to take a 34-32 lead...the game was tied a 34-34 at the intermission...scored his second bucket of the game on a put back of an offensive rebound to put Florida State up 50-49 with 11:28 remaining in the game...both of his baskets loomed large as the Seminoles held on for the two point victory and their third ACC win of the season...earned an assist on a 3-point basket by Deividas Dulkys to give Florida State a 45-38 lead with 16:48 left in the game...a blocked shot of an Iman Shumpert shot attempt also proved important as it allowed the Seminoles to hold a three point lead in the second half...showing the importance of his scoring, offense and defense in the game that allowed the Seminoles to win the game because their were five ties and neither team lead by more than four points in the second half with Florida State taking the win...(vs. Maryland): averaged 0.0 points and 1.0 rebound in two games against NCAA Tournament participant Maryland...pulled down one rebound in eight minutes of playing time as the Terps defeated the Seminoles 77-68 in College Park (Jan. 10)...pulled down one rebound in seven minutes of play as Maryland defeated Florida State, 71-67, in Tallahassee (Feb. 4)...(vs. Miami): averaged 7.5 points and 3.0 rebounds in two games against Miami during his sophomore season...shot .857 from the field as he made six of his seven field goal attempts in the two game regular season sweep of the Hurricanes...was a perfect one of one from the 3-point line and made two of three free throw attempts as Florida State won at home and on the road...the Seminoles' fifth leading scorer in the two game series against Miami...scored eight points and pulled down four rebounds in the Seminoles' 71-65 win over Miami in Tallahassee (Feb. 6)...six points in the first half allowed the Seminoles to take a 32-31 lead at the intermission...four points in a 1:02 span on a tip in of an offensive rebound to bring Florida State to within 22-17 and a dunk putback of an offensive rebound pulled the Seminoles to within three at 22-19 with 6:36 left before halftime...his four points ignited a 17-9 half ending run that allowed the Seminoles to take the lead into the locker room...a second half dunk off of a steal by Derwin Kitchen gave Florida State a commanding 10 point lead at 53-43 with 8:43 left in the game...his six points proved to be the margin of victory for the Seminoles in the game...totaled seven points on a perfect three of three shooting afternoon as Florida State won, 61-60, in Coral Gables (March 6)...five points including three on a 3-point shot in the first allowed Florida State to own a 30-22 lead at halftime...his 3-pointer at the 10:55 mark of the first half gave Florida State a 19-7 lead while a tip in of an offensive rebound gave the Seminoles a 28-26 lead with 26 seconds remaining in the first half...a dunk at the 11:15 mark of the second have gave Florida State a 42-35 advantage...once again all seven of his points proved important as Miami rallied from as an 11 point deficit to take the lead with just over two minutes remaining in the game...Florida State won the game in a 3-point shot by Luke Loucks with 1:52 left to play...(vs. North Carolina): scored six points and pulled down zero rebounds in the Seminoles' only game of the season against NIT participant North Carolina...the victory over the Tar Heels, 77-67, gave the Seminoles their first victory for head coach Leonard Hamilton in the Dean E. Smith Center (Feb. 24)...his six points came on three field goals with two coming in the second half as the Seminoles built a commanding 48-35 lead going into the intermission and held on to a comfortable lead in the second half as he scored on one basket...a first half dunk gave Florida State a 38-23 lead with 5:20 remaining while a jumpshot gave Florida State a 40-27 advantage with 3:36 left before halftime...his third basket of the game came at with 17:51 left in the second half and put the Seminoles up 52-36...his six points came in 11 minutes of playing time in the victory...(vs. NC State): averaged 3.5 points and 3.5 rebounds in two games against NIT participant NC State...blocked two shots in the two games as the Seminoles faced the Wolfpack during the regular season and in the quarterfinal round of the ACC Tournament...totaled zero points and two rebounds as the Seminoles fell to the Wolfpack, 88-81, in Tallahassee (Jan. 12)...earned only three minutes of playing time in the game at home...scored seven points, pulled down five rebounds and blocked two shots against NC State in the quarterfinal round of ACC Tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum (March 12)...five of his seven points came as the Seminoles worked to rally in the second half before falling, 58-52...scored his five second half points on two field goals and one free throw which all cut in to the Wolfpack lead as the Seminoles worked to hold onto its 28-25 lead at the half...his final basket of he game came at the 1:35 mark of the second half and drew Florida State to within four points at 5450...that was the closest the Seminoles came late in the came as NC State advanced in the tournament...(vs. Virginia): scored 10 points, pulled down four rebounds and blocked two shots in the Seminoles' only game of the season against Virginia...his 10 points against the Cavaliers in Charlottesville tied his ACC career and season scoring high and helped the Seminoles to the 69-50 victory (Feb. 17)...was outstanding from the field as he made four of seven shots (.571) including a perfect one of one from the 3-point line and a perfect one of one from the free throw line...totaled six first half points to help boost the Seminoles to a nine point advantage (33-24) at halftime...an early 3-point shot gave Florida State a 6-4 lead at the 15:58 mark as he was subbed into the game with just over one minute elapsed in the Seminoles victory over the Cavaliers...his lay-up and ensuing free throw at the 10:40 mark of the first half allowed the Seminoles to tie the game after trailing for the first part of the game...his three-point play propelled the Seminoles to take a lead that they would not relinquish...two baskets for four points came within one minute of each other late in the game...the first was a put back layup to put Florida State up 60-39 and the second was a dunk to extend the Seminoles' lead to 64-42...(vs. Virginia Tech): scored two points and pulled down three rebounds in the Seminoles' only game of the season against NIT participant Virginia Tech...Florida State defeated the Hokies, 63-58, in Tallahassee (Jan, 16)...the victory would prove important for the Seminoles at the end of the season as their win in January would give them the No. 3 seed in the ACC Tournament after both teams finished tied in the regular season ACC standings with identical 10-6 records...a jumper at the 10:52 mark of the second half gave the Seminoles a 42-36 lead in their way to their victory...the basket proved important as the Hokies whittled the Seminoles' lead to two less than three minutes later but Florida State never lost the lead in winning the game...a first half blocked shot helped the Seminoles keep a six point lead at 17-11...(vs. Wake Forest): scored 10 points, pulled down two rebounds and earned one blocked shot in the Seminoles only game of the season against NCAA Tournament participant Wake Forest...the Seminoles tied the school record for fewest points allowed in an ACC game as they defeated the Demon Deacons, 51-47, in Tallahassee...Gibson made four of his five shots from the field and was a perfect two of two from the 3-point line in finishing as Florida State's second-leading scorer as Florida State won its ninth ACC game of the year...his blocked shot helped the Seminoles' block three shots in the game while his defense helped the Seminoles earn 12 steals...additionally, the Seminoles' tam help defense helped limit Wake Forest All-American and 2010 NBA first round draft selection Al-Farouq Aminu scoreless for the only time in his collegiate career...his six first points were the difference in the Seminoles taking a 31-25 lead at halftime while his four second points proved to be the difference in the final score as the Seminoles took the four point victory at home...two first half 3-point shots for six points in a span of 1:19 helped give Florida State a 24-16 lead with 5:54 left before the intermission...his first long range shot increased the Seminoles' lead to 19-14 and the second upped Florida State's lead to 24-16...two straight second half buckets in a span of 30 seconds on a tip in after an offensive rebound and a dunk to put Florida State up 39-36 with 10:44 remaining in the game...his tip-in at the 11:24 mark proved to be the game-winning basket as it gave the Seminoles a 37-36 lead that they did not relinquish...his basket began a 16-11 game ending run that gave Florida State the victory...(vs. Gonzaga in the NCAA Tournament): scored zero points and pulled down zero rebounds in five minutes of play in the NCAA Tournament against Gonzaga...the game was played at the HSBC Arena in Buffalo, N.Y...Florida State outscored the Bulldogs, 41-32, in the second half but could not overcome the Bulldogs, 16-point halftime lead...Gonzaga won the game, 67-60, and advanced to the second round of the tournament...(in three games during the Old Spice Classic): averaged 3.7 points and 3.3 rebounds in three games during the Old Spice Classic in helping lead the Seminoles to the championship of the prestigious event...the event was played at the Milk House at ESPN/Disney Wide World of Sports in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., as the Seminoles' defeated Iona, Alabama and Marquette of the Big East to win their second in-season tournament championship in as many seasons with Gibson on the roster...he made four of seven shots from the field (.571) and was a perfect one of one from the 3-point line as the Seminoles' won three consecutive games...also blocked four shots to rank second on the team in blocked shots during the tournament...scored zero points and pulled down three rebounds in 12 minutes of playing time as Florida State defeated Iona, 54-49, to advance to the semifinals of the tournament (Nov. 26)...all three of his rebounds came in the first half and allowed Florida State take a 25-24 halftime lead...finished tied for the team lead with three blocked shots as Florida State blocked 12 shots in winning the game...two blocked shots in the first half with his most important coming on a lay-up attempt by Mike McFadden with 36 seconds remaining in the first half...the blocked shot allowed Florida State to keep their 25-24 lead going into the halftime break...a second half blocked shot helped Florida State keep at 41-39 lead with 7:38 remaining in the game...flowing his blocked shots, the Seminoles later fell into a tie but never trailed for the rest of the game in advancing to the second round...scored nine points, pulled down four rebounds and blocked one shot as Florida State defeated Alabama, 60-51, to advance to the championship game (Nov. 27)...was tied for third on the team with his nine points in the victory over the Crimson Tide from the SEC...totaled five first half points to give the Seminoles a 30-25 lead at halftime...all five points came in a two minute span and pulled the Seminoles back into the game after trailing by as many as six points early...a 3-point shot at the 14:00 mark brought the Seminoles to within 10-7 and a jumper at the 12:00 mark gave Florida State an 11-10 advantage...four points on a lay-up and two free throws allowed the Seminoles to win going away and advance to the championship game...totaled two points, three rebounds and 1 steal as the Seminoles defeated Marquette, 57-56, to claim the championship of the Old Spice Classic (Nov. 29)...the Seminoles rallied from as much as a 12-point halftime deficit and as much as a 17-point second half deficit to win the game and the championship...his only bucket of the game tie the contest a 8-8 with 11:44 remaining in the first half...a second half steal, and an assist in four minutes of playing time in the second half helped Florid State to the monumental comeback win...in a 25 second span, he assisted on a Chris Singleton 3-point shot to cut the Seminoles' deficit to 10 at 42-32 and a steal led to a lay-up by Deividas Dulkys that cut even further into the deficit a 42-34 as he was directly responsible for five points and cutting the Seminoles' margin from 13 points to eight points...(vs. Florida): scored four points and pulled down four rebounds in the Seminoles' only game of the year against Florida...scored two points in each half as Florida defeated the Seminoles, 68-52, in Gainesville...

AS A FRESHMAN (2009): Averaged 2.3 points (11th on the team), and 1.4 rebounds (eighth) while shooting .528 from the field (second) and blocking 11 shots in 32 games played during his freshman season...was a potent scorer despite playing limited minutes with his points coming in bunches and at very opportune times for the Seminoles...helped lead Florida State to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since the 1998 season and into the championship game of the ACC Tournament for the first time in school history...Florida State finished with a 25-10 record and a 10-6 mark in ACC play...the 25 wins are tied for the second most in school history while the 10 ACC wins rank as the third most in the Seminoles' ACC history...among the Seminoles' three true freshmen, Gibson played in the third highest total number of games (32) behind only Chris Singleton and Luke Loucks who played in all 35 games during the 2008-09 season for the Seminoles...scored his career-high of 11 points against Charleston Southern (Dec. 18) and scored six points at Miami (Jan. 21) and in the Seminoles' win at home against Clemson (Feb. 28)...scored two points in his Seminole debut in Florida State's victory on the road against Jacksonville (Nov. 15)...his first career basket came on a turnaround jumper at the 9:01 mark of the first half to give Florida State a 13-11 lead on its way to its 59-57 season-opening victory...the basket grew in importance as the game progressed as the Seminoles won the game by the margin of Gibson's first half basket...three points on three second half free throws as Florida State traveled to play at and won on the road in Philadelphia against La Salle (Nov. 18)...his free throws came during a very productive stretch of the second half and helped the Seminoles climb back into the game after trailing by as many as eight points to gain the 65-61 win...made two free throws at the 12:30 mark to close Florida State's deficit to three at 36-33 and once again closed the Seminoles' deficit to seven at the 11:26 mark as he made one of two shots from the free throw line...his three free throws came in a span of 1:04 and began a 34-25 game ending run over the course of the second half that saw the Seminoles take their winning lead of the game on a jumper by Jordan DeMercy with 28 seconds remaining in the win...displayed his scoring abilities early during his freshman season as he totaled his season-high of 11 points in the Seminoles' victory over Charleston Southern ...he was nearly perfect from the field (three of four) and from the free throw line (five of six) as he helped Florida State to the 71-48 victory over the Buccaneers...his 11 points ranked him second in scoring on the team (behind ACC All-Freshman selection Solomon Alabi's 16 points) and third in the game among high scorers...played his season-high of 17 minutes in the win over the Buccaneers...averaged 2.5 points and 2.0 rebounds in four games of the Global Sports Classic as the Seminoles won the championship of the event...averaged nearly eight minutes played per game in victories over Coastal Carolina (four minutes of play in Florida State's 82-70 victory), Western Illinois (three points and four rebounds in the Seminoles' 67-55 win), Cincinnati (four points and two rebounds in the Seminoles' 58-47 victory) and Cal (three points and two rebounds in the Seminoles' 80-77 championship game clinching victory over the Bears)...had two blocked shots in the event (one against Cincinnati and one against Cal) as Florida State blocked 17 shots in the four game event...his four points against Cincinnati came on one field goal each in the both halves and helped the Seminoles gain the win over the Big East Bearcats...three points against Cal proved to be the game-winning margin for the Seminoles in the 80-77 win over the Pac-10 Bears...scored on an old fashioned 3-point play with 6:59 left in the first half to bring the Seminoles within one at 17-16...his three-point play began a 17-6 half ending run that allowed Florida State to take a 32-23 (plus nine) halftime lead after trailing by as many as six in the first half...Florida State did not relinquish the lead during the second half and won by the margin of Gibson's three points...a key first half basket against Georgia State on the road helped Florida State to the 62-57 win over the Panthers in Atlanta (Dec. 13)...a lay-up gave Florida State a 26-19 lead at the 5:08 mark of the first half...his basket proved monumental as the Panthers cut the Seminoles lead to as little as one late in the second half before Florida State regained control of the game and gained the win...averaged 1.9 points and 0.9 rebounds and shot .533 from the field in 11 games against teams that played in the NCAA Tournament...averaged 1.9 points and 0.7 rebounds and shot .600 from the field in seven games against teams that played in the NIT...(vs. Boston College): scored zero points and pulled down zero rebounds against NCAA Tournament participant Boston College in the Seminoles' only game against the Eagles during the 2008-09 season...earned two minutes of play in the first half as the Seminoles fell on the road, 72-67, in Chestnut Hill (Feb. 24)...(vs. Clemson): averaged 4.0 points and 0.5 rebounds in two games against NCAA Tournament participant Clemson during the 2008-09 regular season...he was nearly perfect from the field (.800 percent) as he made four of five shots as Florida State earned two victories over the Tigers who were ranked in the nation's top 15 during both games...scored two points in five minutes of playing time in the Seminoles' monumental come-from-behind victory over the No. 10/10 ranked Tigers on the road in Clemson...the Seminoles trailed by as many as 19 points midway through the second half in recovering for the season-changing 65-61 win (Feb. 7)...a lay-up with 6:19 remaining in the game drew the Seminoles to within nine at 57-48...Florida State was on their way to cutting a 19-point deficit with 14:45 left to a four-point advantage at the conclusion of the game...Gibson's basket helped Florida State get as close on the scoreboard to the Tigers as they had been in the entire second half up to that point...with his basket making the score 57-48, the Seminoles outscored the Tigers17-4 from that point on to win the game...totaled an ACC career-high tying six points on a perfect three of three shooting from the field in the Seminoles 73-66 victory over Clemson in Tallahassee (Feb. 28)...all three field goals came in the first half of the win and helped Florida State extend its lead to where it eventually led 39-27 at the half...a pair of jumpers at the 3:43 and 2:11 marks pushed Florida State's lead to 13 at 33-20...once again his scoring output proved crucial as Clemson crept back in to the game and trailed by as little as three with 3:30 remaining in the contest...his six points came in six minutes of play for the stellar freshman...(vs. Duke): averaged 0.7 points and 0.7 rebounds in three games played against ACC Tournament champion and NCAA Tournament participant Duke...totaled zero points and rebounds as the Seminoles began their ACC schedule at home against the Blue Devils...Duke took a 66-58 win at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee (Jan. 10)...scored one point in two minutes of playing time as the Seminoles traveled to play at Duke in Cameron Indoor Stadium...the Blue Devils recovered from a late deficit to take the 84-81 win (March 3)...made one of two free throws with four seconds remaining in the first half to give the Seminoles a 40-34 advantage at the break...scored one point in three minutes of play against the Blue Devils in the ACC Tournament championship game...the Blue Devils defeated Florida State, 79-69, to claim the league title (march 15)...the Seminoles were playing on Championship Sunday in the ACC Tournament for the first time in school history...made one of two free throws with 29 seconds left in the first half to bring Florida State to within 35-21...he also pulled down two rebounds in the championship game appearance for the Seminoles...(vs. Georgia Tech):averaged 2.0 points and 1.0 rebound in two games against Georgia Tech during the 2008-09 season...Florida State defeated the Yellow Jackets during the regular season in Tallahassee and in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament at the Georgia Dome...the victory over the Yellow Jackets in the ACC Tournament vaulted the Seminoles into the semifinals of the ACC Tournament for only the second time in school history...scored zero points and pulled down three rebounds in three minutes of play in the Seminoles' 68-52 victory over Georgia Tech in Tallahassee (Feb. 5)...scored four points and pulled down two rebounds in eight minutes of playing time as Florida State defeated Georgia Tech, 64-62, in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament (March 13)...two points in each half with his four total points once again turning out to be the Seminoles' margin of victory over the Yellow Jackets...gave Florida State a 17-15 lead at the 7:02 mark of the first half on a jumper and gave the Seminoles a 49-41 advantage with 12:43 left in the game...the game was a see-saw contest with the Seminoles taking the final lead of the game with 7.7 seconds remaining on a lay-up and a free throw by Derwin Kitchen...Georgia Tech had pushed the game to the limit on jumper by Zach Peacock to give Georgia Tech a 62-61 lead with 29 seconds left in the game...that lead for the Yellow Jackets was their first since scoring the first basket of the game and taking a 2-0 lead only 28 seconds into the game...(vs. Maryland): did not play in the Seminoles only game of the season against NCAA Tournament participant Maryland...Florida State defeated the Terps, 76-73, in overtime in a game played in Tallahassee (Jan. 17)...(vs. Miami): averaged 3.0 points and 0.5 rebounds in two games against NIT participant Miami during the 2008-09 regular season...shot the basketball well against the Hurricanes as he made three of four field goal attempts (.750) as the in-state rivals split the two game series with both teams winning on its home court...scored six points on a perfect three of three shooting night from the field as the Seminoles traveled to play at Miami...despite Gibson's six points the Hurricanes pulled away late in the game for the 75-69 win in Coral Gables (Jan. 21)....scored three baskets as the Seminoles enjoyed a bit of prosperity early in the first half and built as much as a 12-point lead...he scored on a jumper at the 9:41 mark to put Florida State up , 18-6, on a thunderous dunk at the 7:51 mark to feed the Seminoles lead and make the score 20-8 and on a lay-up at the 5:15 mark to put the Seminoles up 23-16...his six points all came in eight minutes of play in the first half of the game...scored zero points in only one minute of playing time as the Seminoles defeated the Hurricanes, 80-67, in Tallahassee (Feb. 18)...(vs. North Carolina): averaged 1.0 point and 1.0 rebound in two games against NCAA National Champion North Carolina...the Seminoles played the highly ranked Tar Heels to a three point loss on a buzzer beating shot in the regular season in Tallahassee and defeated the no. 1 ranked Tar Heels in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta...scored two points and pulled down two rebounds against North Carolina during the regular season meeting of the two teams in the Tallahassee...the Tar Heels needed a buzzer-beating, half court shot by All-American guard Ty Lawson to give North Carolina the 80-77 win...Gibson's only basket of the game against the Tar Heels came at the 13:00 mark of the first half and gave the Seminoles an 11-9 lead...the Seminoles scored the first basket of the game and held the lead until there was under three minutes remaining in the half...Florida State then led by as much as five in the second half before Lawson's heroics won the game for the Tar Heels...zero points but one blocked shot in six minutes of playing time in the Seminoles' thrilling 73-70 victory over No. 1 ranked North Carolina in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament (March 14)...his blocked shot came on an attempted lay-up by Deon Thompson and kept the Seminoles within striking rage...his blocked shot came with the Tar Heels up 12-8 at the 13:14 mark and limited the Tar Heels chance to increase their lead...North Carolina led by only 32-29 at the intermission before the Seminoles outscored the Tar Heels 44-38 to take the lead and gain the monumental victory...the Seminoles' victory over the Tar Heels sent Florida State into the championship game of the ACC Tournament for the first time in school history, was the third ever victory over the nation's No. 1 ranked team in school history, was the first ever victory in school history over North Carolina in the ACC Tournament...(vs. NC State): scored two points and earned one steal in the Seminoles only game of the season against NC State...the Seminoles went on the road and with Gibson's help in his first career ACC road game defeated the Wolfpack, 78-65, in Raleigh (Jan. 13)...a productive first half with two points and a steal to help the Seminoles to as much as a 12-point lead during the first 20 minutes and a 35-32 lead at halftime...accounted directly for four Seminole points in a span of 1:02 with a steal that led directly to a Derwin Kitchen lay-up and a 26-16 Florida State lead at the 4:13 mark of the first half and a jumper at the 3:11 mark to put Florida State up 30-18...(vs. Virginia): averaged 2.0 points and 2.5 rebounds in two games against Virginia during the 2008-09 regular season...he shot .500 percent (two of four) from the field in the two game series sweep as the Seminoles won in Charlottesville and in Tallahassee...scored four points to go along with two rebounds and one steal as Florida State defeated Virginia, 73-62, in Charlottesville (Jan. 24)...totaled two points in both halves as the Seminoles led the game wire-to-wire in earning the victory...a first half jumper at the 7:19 mark gave Florida State a 26-9 (plus 19) lead while a second half lay-up once again lifted the Seminoles to a 19-point lead (50-31) with 12:11 left in the game...totaled four points in seven minutes of play in the win on the road that improved the Seminoles' lead to 16-4 overall and 3-2 in the ACC...totaled zero points and his ACC career-high of three rebounds as the Seminoles defeated Virginia, 68-57, in Tallahassee (Feb. 10)...all three rebounds came in three minutes of play in the first half and helped Florida State pull to within 22-20 at halftime after the Cavaliers had taken as much as a four point lead...the Seminoles took control of the game with under seven minutes to play in gaining their 19th win of the season...(vs. Virginia Tech): averaged 1.0 point and 0.5 rebounds in two games against NIT participant Virginia Tech...scored zero points but had one huge blocked shot as the Seminoles won, 67-65, in Blacksburg (Feb. 21)...blocked a lay-up attempt by Hank Thorns with 10 minutes remaining in the game and the Hokies holding a 49-47 lead...instead of the home team holding a new four-point lead, the Seminoles tied the game at 51-51 less than two minutes later and took the lead with just over five minutes remaining...the Seminoles won the game on a buzzer bearing jumper in the lane by Toney Douglas for the two-point victory....Gibson's blocked shot to take a potential two points off the scoreboard for Virginia Tech once again stood out as one of the biggest plays of the game and the season...the win improved Florida State's record to 21-6 overall and 8-4 in ACC play...scored two points in six minutes of play as Florida State won, 63-53, at home in Tallahassee (March 8)...the victory helped Toney Douglas, Uche Echefu and Brian Hoff celebrate Senior Day at the Donald L. Tucker Center...his first half basket gave Florida State a 12-7 lead with 10:53 remaining until halftime as Florida State led wire-to-wire in the victory...the win over the Hokies concluded one of the most successful regular seasons in school history with a 23-8 overall record and a 10-6 mark in ACC play....the 10-6 conference record earned the Seminoles a fourth place finish in the ACC standings and a bye in the first round of the ACC Tournament...(vs. Wake Forest): totaled zero points and one rebound in six minutes of play in the Seminoles only game of the season against NCAA Tournament participant Wake Forest...the Demon Deacons defeated the Seminoles, 86-63, in Winston-Salem (Feb. 14)...(in three games during the ACC Tournament): averaged 1.7 points and 1.3 rebounds in three games during the ACC Tournament as Florida State advanced to the championship game for the first time in school history...shot .667 from the field (two of three) and was one of five Florida State players with at least one blocked shot in the Seminoles' three-game march in the event...scored four points and pulled down two rebounds in the Seminoles' victory over Georgia Tech in the quarterfinals...totaled one blocked shot in six minutes of play in the Seminoles' win over No. 1 North Carolina in the semifinals of the event...Florida State's victory over the No. 1 ranked Tar Heels propelled the Seminoles into the ACC Championship game for the first time in school history....totaled one point and two rebounds in the ACC Championship game against Duke...(vs. Wisconsin in the NCAA Tournament): scored six points and pulled down one rebound against Wisconsin in the first round of the NCAA Tournament...the Badgers rallied from a first half deficit to force overtime and defeated Florida State, 61-59, to gain the victory...the game was played at the Taco Bell Arena in Boise, Idaho and was the first NCAA Tournament game for the Seminoles since the 1998 season...the Seminoles were the No. 5 seed in the East Region of the Tournament...helped Florida State take a 31-19 halftime lead with his spectacular athletic ability in the first half ...in less than a two minute span late in the first half he scored on a free throw and a dunk for three total points and had two rebounds and one blocked shot to help the Seminoles to a 20-17 advantage with 4:09 remaining until halftime...Gibson's energy on both the offensive and defensive ends of the court fed the Seminoles to outscore the Badgers 11-0 to close out the half and give Florida State the 12 point advantage at halftime...(vs. Florida): scored one point in two minutes of playing time in the Seminoles' only game of the season against NIT participant Florida...the Seminoles claimed one of four wins over a ranked team during the 2008-09 season with a 57-55 win over the No. 21/24 Gators...his one point came on a free throw with 9:57 left in the first half and gave the Seminoles a 12-7 advantage...his point was instrumental in the Seminoles holding, losing and regaining the lead late in the game to gain their third consecutive win over their in-state rivals.

AT NORTHVIEW: Graduated from Northview High School in Dothan, Ala., in 2008...averaged a near double-double of 20.6 points, 9.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists as a senior...ranked No. 7 in the state in the final Class 6A rankings during his junior senior year...led his team to the Elite Eight of the state championship tournament in his final season as a Cougar...opened his senior season with a 21-point performance against Barbour County and added 25 points, six rebounds and three blocked shots in the Cougars' home opener during his senior season - a 74-40 victory over Rehobeth...totaled 21 points in Northview's 60-55 win over Seminole County as a senior...named to the all-tournament team in leading Northview to the Dothan area championship as a senior in 2008...scored 18 points (including 17 in the second half) to lead the Cougars to the area title game...a triple-double of 34 points, 13 rebounds and 12 blocked shots in leading Northview over Enterprise during his senior season...totaled a near triple-double of 10 points, seven rebounds and an incredible 14 blocked shots in leading Northview to a 70-55 victory over Dothan early in his senior season...a double-double of 25 points and 11 rebounds to lead Northview past Houston County in the championship game of the 2007 Downtown Hoops Classic...named the MVP of the Downtown Hoops Classic...led all scorers with 19 points in leading Northview over the Dothan Cougars in the semifinals of the tournament...scored 23 points against Dale County in the quarterfinals to open the Downtown Hoops Classic...a near triple-double of 20 points, 12 rebounds and eight blocked shots in a 74-56 victory over Andalusia...missed most of his junior season as he broke his wrist in the third game of the year...earned Super 12 honors from the Dothan Eagle as a sophomore as he averaged 16.5 points and 7.0 rebounds in leading the Cougars to a 20-11 record and the Class 6A sub-regionals...began to display his athleticism and perimeter skills as a sophomore as he led Northview to the state championship tournament...averaged 16.4 points and 8.0 rebounds per game for his entire four-year high school career... named to the All-Tournament team at the Choo-Choo Challenge, the Enterprise Tournament, the ACC Super Showcase and the Memorial Day Classic in 2007.

PERSONAL: Born Nov. 3, 1988...Xavier is the son of Kimberly Gibson and Cletis Hoslton...A brother, Jacquez, played on the same high school team as Xavier in the final two seasons of his outstanding prep career...is a cousin of Florida State assistant football coach Lawrence Dawsey...an uncle, Terrance Gibson, played basketball at Cincinnati in 1992...enjoys working on cars...ranked as the 12th best power forward in the nation and as the 43rd best overall prep prospect in the nation by Rivals.com as a prep senior...a standout in the Alabama vs. Mississippi All-Star game following his senior season with 11 points, 11 rebounds and two blocked shots in leading Alabama to a 101-99 victory over their counterparts from Mississippi...one of the top players in the Charm City Classic in Baltimore as he scored 11 points and pulled down seven rebounds as he played for the U.S. Team against a team of all-stars from Baltimore...shot five-of-seven (.714) from the field and blocked a game high six shots in the game...his six blocked shots established a new single-game record for the Charm City Classic...played four-year Seminole teammate Luke Loucks in the game...earned All-Tournament team honors in the Charm City Classic...an All-Star at the Nike Camp following his freshman season of high school...saw his stock soar as a sophomore as Scout.com ranked him among the top five national prospects in his class...a star for the Georgia Blazers AAU team under head coach Tony Adams...selected Florida State over Florida, Alabama, Georgia Tech and West Virginia.

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