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21   Brian Hoff
Brian Hoff

Hometown:
Jasksonville, Fla.

High School:
Arlington Country Day

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 197

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
02/09/1987

Experience:
4 VL


ON HOFF: A four-year varsity letterwinner who will be remembered as one of the building blocks of the Seminole program who helped return it to national prominence...joined the team as a walk-on for the 2006 season and earned a scholarship from head coach Leonard Hamilton and his staff for his senior season...played as a member of four consecutive post season tournament teams and was a team captain during his senior season...helped lead Florida State to the NCAA Tournament in 2009 and the NIT in 2006, 2007 and 2008 to mark the first time in school history the Seminoles have played in four consecutive post-season tournaments...a very accurate 3-point shooter despite limited shots during his career as he shot .400 percent from the bonusphere for his career...was utilized as a deadly 3-point shooter in practice to emulate the Seminoles' upcoming opponent's top long range shooter...shot .500 percent from the 3-point line (four of eight) during his senior season...a member of the Seminoles for four years and helped the team defeat nine different ranked teams including No. 1 Duke (March 6, 2006) and No. 1 North Carolina (March 14, 2009) in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament...the victories over No. Duke and No. 1 North Carolina rank as two of the three times in school history that Florida State has defeated the nation's No. 1 ranked team...also played in three victories over ranked Florida teams including the 2007 Gator team that won the National Championship...Florida State was 3-1 against Florida during his career as a Seminole...established career-high statistics in virtually every category as junior as he played in 17 games during the 2007-08 season - more games than he played during his freshman and sophomore seasons combined (15)...also played in a career-high seven ACC games...traveled with the Seminoles and played in all four of their games on their overseas trip to Trinidad in September of 2005...earned the First-Year Academic Achievement Award as presented by the coaching staff at the Seminoles' annual honors banquet in 2006...presented with the Most Improved Student-Athlete Award at the Seminoles' 2007 Honors Banquet...named the Outstanding Academic Student Athlete at Florida State's annual honors banquet in 2008...named as the Seminoles' most outstanding student athlete as head coach Leonard Hamilton and his staff honored the team at its annul season-ending banquet in 2009...earned his degree is finance in May 0f 2009...

AS A SENIOR (2009): Averaged 1.0 points (12th on the team) and 0.4 rebounds (12th) while averaging a career-high 3.4 minutes played per game as helped lead the Seminoles to the 2009 NCAA Tournament and into the ACC Championship game...marked the first time since 1998 that the Seminoles had played in the NCAA Tournament and the first time in school history they advanced to the ACC Championship...started the first game of his career on senior day against Virginia Tech (March 8)...scored the first six points of the game on two 3-point shots to put the Seminoles up 6-0...his early play ignited the Seminoles to a 63-53 victory for their 10th ACC win of the season and a fourth place finish in the ACC standings...scored three points in the Seminoles' season-opening victory over Jacksonville (Nov. 15) in his hometown...his second-half 3-pointer with 8:33 remaining in the game gave the Seminoles a 12-point lead at 48-36...his basket became extremely important in the outcome of the game as the Dolphins outscored the Seminoles, 21-10, to close the game...despite the late game scoring drought, the Seminoles won the game by two points, 59-57, with Hoff's 3-pointer counting as the winning margin...also totaled three points in the Seminoles' 69-48 victory over Texas A&M Corpus Christi (Jan. 3)...a Hoff 3-pointer gave the Seminoles a 69-46 lead with 1:05 left in the victory over the Islanders...scored 14 points as a senior - the second highest point total he accumulated in a single season during his career...his first career blocked shot came in the Seminoles' victory over Western Illinois (Nov. 24) in the second round of the Global Sports Classic...the Seminoles' finished the event as the tournament champions with victories over Coastal Carolina (Nov. 22), Western Illinois, Cincinnati (Nov. 28) and Cal (Nov. 29)...(vs. Duke): averaged 1.0 point and 1.5 rebounds in two games against NCAA Tournament participant and ACC Tournament champion Duke...made the only shot he took in his two appearances...earned one minute of playing time and scored two points as the Seminoles played host to Duke in Tallahassee (Jan. 2)...earned playing time in the final minute of the game as scored on a lay-up for the Seminoles' final basket of the game to pull Florida State to within four at 64-68...Duke won the game, 66-58...earned two minutes of playing time against Duke in the Seminoles' first ever appearance in the ACC Championship game (March 15)...did not score as he played the final two minutes of the game in the Blue Devils' 79-69 victory...(vs. Georgia Tech): scored zero points and pulled down zero rebounds in one game against Georgia Tech...earned one minute of playing time in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament as the Seminoles defeated the Yellow Jackets, 64-62, in the Georgia Dome (March 13)...earned one minute of playing time in the first half as Florida State built a 33-27 lead at the intermission...the six-point lead was important because the Seminoles had to recover from a late deficit to win the game on an old fashioned three-point play by Derwin Kitchen with seven seconds remaining in the game...the win advanced the Seminoles to the ACC Tournament semifinals for the first time since the 1993 season...(vs. Miami): scored zero points and pulled down zero rebounds in one games against NIT participant Miami...earned one minute of playing time in the Seminoles' 80-67 victory over the Hurricanes at the Donald L. Tucker Center (Feb. 18)...his playing time came in the first half as the Seminoles and the Hurricanes played to a nearly even 31-30 Miami advantage at the intermission...Florida State outscored Miami, 50-36, in the second half to gain the win...the victory was the Seminoles' 20th of the season and seventh in ACC play...(vs. Virginia Tech): scored six points and pulled down one rebound in the Seminoles' victory over Virginia Tech on Senior Day in Tallahassee (March 8)...his play ignited the Seminoles to a regular-season ending 63-53 victory...it was Hoff who ignited the Seminoles in the first and only start of his career with two 3-point shots to give the Seminoles a 6-0 lead less than four minutes into the game...his first 3-pointer came at the 18:04 mark and the second at the 16:39 mark and came while his defense helped hold the Hokies scoreless...with Hoff in control of the offense the Seminoles never trailed and finished the regular season with 23 overall wins and 10 wins in the ACC...the Seminoles' 10-6 ACC record ranks as the third best in school history and allowed them to finish in fourth place in the ACC standings...scored six points in five minutes of play...(vs. Wake Forest): scored zero points and pulled down zero rebounds in one game against NCAA Tournament participant Wake Forest...earned five minutes of playing time as the Seminoles traveled to play at Winston-Salem (Feb. 14)...Wake Forest took the win, 86-63...(In the ACC Tournament): scored zero points and pulled down zero rebounds in two games during the ACC Tournament as the Seminoles advanced to the ACC Tournament championship game for the first time in school history...earned one minutes of playing time in the quarterfinals of the tournament as Florida State defeated Georgia Tech, 64-62...earned two minutes of playing time against Duke in the ACC Championship game...the tournament was played in the Georgia Done in Atlanta...(vs. Wisconsin in the NCAA Tournament): scored zero points and pulled down zero rebounds in the Seminoles' NCAA Tournament game against Wisconsin...the game was played at the Taco Bell Arena in Boise, Idaho and was the Seminoles' first NCAA Tournament game since 1998...his playing time came in the first half of the game and helped the Seminoles jump out to a 31-19 lead...the Badgers, though, recovered to gain the win, 61-59, in overtime...

AS A JUNIOR (2008): Averaged 0.6 points (12th on the team) and 0.6 rebounds (13th) while playing in a career-high 17 games...played 17 games and 52 minutes as a junior after playing in a total of 15 games and 35 minutes during the first two seasons of his career...played in seven ACC games after playing in two conference games during the first years of his career...he earned career-high statistics in a single-season for games played (17), ACC games played (seven), field goals attempted (15), 3-point field goals made (five), 3-point field goals attempted (12), offensive rebounds (eight), total rebounds (10), assists (two), minutes played (50) and points scored (20) and tied his career-high for field goals made (six)...scored his career-high of 15 points vs. Maine as he made his career-high of five 3-point field goals in the Seminoles' 95-55 victory over the Black Bears in Tallahassee (Dec. 8)...was Florida State's second highest scorer in the victory as he tied Jason Rich with 15 points - the two players were behind only Isaiah Swann's 22 points...played in nine of Florida State's first 14 non-conference games of the season...scored three points in a field goal and a free throw in Florida State's victory over Stetson (Nov. 30)...played his season-high of nine minutes in the Seminoles' victory over Stetson...played in five games and in eight total minutes against teams who played in the NCAA Tournament during the 2007-08 season...(vs. Clemson): scored zero points and pulled down one rebound in one minute of play as he played in one game during the season against NCAA Tournament participant Clemson...earned playing time in the Seminoles' victory over Clemson in Tallahassee (Feb. 19)...playing time came in the second half of the victory as the Seminoles held on to gain the 64-55 victory...(vs. North Carolina): averaged zero points and zero rebounds in two games against NCAA Tournament and ACC Tournament No. 1 seed North Carolina...earned one minute of playing time and missed his only field goal attempt as Florida State played host to North Carolina in Tallahassee (Feb. 3)...the Seminoles took the Tar Heels into overtime before falling, 84-73...Hoff was inserted into the game in the overtime period for his long range shooting abilities...his only field goal attempt was from the 3-point arc late in the overtime period...earned one assist and one steal in one minute of playing time as the Seminoles traveled to play in Chapel Hill (March 4)...earned his steal and his assist on the same play as he earned a steal and dished off an assist to Toney Douglas for a 3-point shot with 23 seconds remaining in the game...North Carolina won the game 90-77...(vs. Maryland): averaged 0.0 points and 1.0 rebound as he earned playing time in the Seminoles' only game of the season against Maryland...earned his ACC season-high of three minutes of playing time as the Seminoles' faced the Terps at the Comcast Center (Feb. 16)...three minutes of playing time came in the first half as Florida State sprinted to a 40-32 lead at halftime...earned one rebound as the Terps recovered to win the game, 82-72...(vs. Miami): scored zero points and pulled down one rebound in one game against NCAA Tournament participant Miami as the Seminoles swept the regular season series against the Hurricanes for the second consecutive season...earned two minutes of playing time as the Seminoles traveled to play at Coral Gables (Feb. 6) and earned the 62-55 conference win on the road...earned one minute of playing time in both halves and pulled down one offensive rebound in the victory...(vs. Virginia): scored two points in one minute of play as the Seminoles played host to Virginia in their only game of the season against the Cavaliers...the Seminoles defeated the Cavaliers, 69-67, for the home conference win in Tallahassee (Jan. 23)...scored his two points on a perfect two-of-two appearance at the free throw line with 58 seconds remaining in the first half...Hoff extended Florida State's to three at 31-28 after the Cavaliers had closed to within one on a 3-point shot by Mamadi Diane...his free throws helped the Seminoles take the 31-28 lead at halftime after they trailed by as many as 10 only five minutes into the game...the free throws against Virginia were two of his three made free throws for the season...(vs. Virginia Tech): scored zero points and had zero rebounds in three minutes of playing time in the Seminoles' only game of the season against Virginia Tech...the Seminoles traveled to play at Virginia Tech (Jan. 29)...he played two minutes in the first half and one minute in the second half as the Seminoles fell to the Hokies, 89-80...helped the Seminoles outscore the Hokies, 56-47, in the second half in their highest scoring second half of the season...(vs. Wake Forest): averaged zero points and zero rebounds in one game against Wake Forest in the ACC Tournament...earned three minutes of playing time as the Seminoles defeated the Demon Deacons in the ACC Tournament at Charlotte Bobcats Arena (March 13)...a defensive and offensive replacement late in the first half as the Seminoles held on to as much as a 10-point lead to take a 31-26 halftime lead...Hoff's work on both ends of the court help the Seminoles hold the lead for the entire game after the Deacons closed to within two midway through the first half...

AS A SOPHOMORE (2007): Averaged 1.2 points (10th on the team), 0.4 rebounds (12th) while shooting .429 from the field and playing in 11 games...he played in two ACC games as a sophomore - the first two conference games of his career...he earned ACC playing time in victories over Miami and NC State - both games were played at home in the Donald L. Tucker Center... ...he made three times as many field goals as a sophomore (six) as compared to his freshman season (two), made his first career 3-point shot (against Providence), scored more than twice as many points as a sophomore (13) as compared to his freshman season (six), pulled down twice as many rebounds as a sophomore (four) as compared to his freshman season (two), and played more than twice as many minutes as a sophomore (23) than he did as a freshman (12)...established single-game career-highs for points (five), field goals made (two), field goal percentage (1.000), 3-point field goals made (one), 3-point field goals attempted (one), 3-point field goal percentage (1.000), defensive rebounds (one) and total rebounds (one) against Providence (Dec. 29)...the game was played in the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa and the Seminoles defeated the Friars of the Big East 92-62...earned playing time in the Seminoles' season-opening victory over McNeese State...scored Florida State's final two points of the game in the Seminoles' 85-65 win in Tallahassee (Nov. 12) in the first round of the Colonial Classic...the Seminoles finished 3-0 in the Tallahassee portion of the Colonial Classic...also added two points in the Seminoles' victory over High Point (Dec. 18) and against Toledo (March 13) in the first round of the 2007 MasterCard NIT...credited with his first career assist in the second half of the Seminoles' victory over Michigan (March 15) in the second round of the NIT...(vs. Miami): scored zero points and pulled down zero rebounds in four minutes of play against Miami in the Seminoles' 86-67 victory over the Hurricanes in Tallahassee (Jan. 20)...earned his ACC career-high of four minutes of playing time in the Seminoles' ACC win...(vs. NC State): scored zero points and pulled down zero rebounds in one minute of playing time in the Seminoles' 73-55 victory over NC State in Tallahassee (Feb. 24)...attempted one field goal as the Seminoles won on Senior Day in honor of departing seniors Al Thornton and Jerel Allen...(vs. Toledo, Michigan and Mississippi State in the NIT): averaged 1.0 points and zero rebounds in two games during the 2007 MasterCard NIT...was a perfect one-of-one from the field and earned one assist as the Seminoles advanced to the quarterfinals of the event with victories over Toledo and Michigan and a game against Mississippi State...scored two points on a perfect one-of-one shooting from the field in two minutes of playing time as the Seminoles defeated Toledo in Tallahassee in the first round of the NIT...scored the final basket of the game on a lay-up to bring the final margin to 77-61 and advance the Seminoles to the second round of the event...his appearance against the Rockets was the first postseason experience of his career...totaled zero points and zero rebounds and earned one assist in two minutes of play as the Seminoles defeated Michigan in the second round of the NIT in Tallahassee (March 15)...the Seminoles won the game 87-66 as Hoff earned two minutes of playing time...his assist went to junior Matt Zitani with two seconds left in the game and closed out the scoring in the Seminoles' 21-point win...

AS A FRESHMAN (2006): Averaged 0.5 points (12th on the team) and 1.5 rebounds (tied for 11th) as he played in four games during the 2005-06 season...made his career debut in the second half of the Seminoles' game against Jacksonville and made his first career basket...first career game resulted in two points (first of his career) and one rebound (first of his career) in three minutes of play against Jacksonville (Nov. 19)...field goal to give Florida State a 78-43 lead with 2:32 left in the victory on the Dolphins...earned his first career steal in the Seminoles' victory over Purdue in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge (Nov. 29)...his play allowed Florida State to earn a 97-57 victory...the 40-point margin of victory established the challenge record for largest margin of victory...scored four points in five minutes played in the Seminoles' victory over Campbell (Dec. 22)...his four points against Campbell helped the Seminoles to the 108-73 victory...scored on a jumper to make the score 103-63 and made two free throws (the first two of his career) to put the Seminoles up 108-71...attempted at least one field goal in all four of his appearances during his first season of collegiate basketball.

AT ARLINGTON COUNTRY DAY: Graduated from Arlington Country Day in 2005...a starter at ACD as a junior and senior after transferring from Robert E. Lee High School in Jacksonville...helped lead ACD to the 2005 state championship in Class 2A as a senior...the Apaches finished the season with a 28-3 record and were ranked No. 7 in the final USA Today Newspaper prep poll...averaged 13.4 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists as a senior in 2005...made a school record eight 3-point shots in a single game his senior season in a victory over Florida Prep... led the city of Jacksonville as a sophomore at Robert E. Lee High School and as a senior at Arlington Country Day in 3-point field goal percentage...scored his senior season high of 29 points in that game against Florida Prep...named to the All-Tournament team at the Nike Academy Invitational as a senior...scored 16 points as he made four of five 3-point shots to lead ACD to a 59-56 victory over Reserve (LA) Christian in the 2004 Academy National Invitational Tournament...averaged 12.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists as a junior...also a member of the talented AAU team Miami Tropics...the Tropics are one of the top rated AAU teams in the nation...

AT ROBERT E. LEE: Attended Robert E. Lee High school in Jacksonville as a freshman and sophomore...was named his team's offensive player of the year as a sophomore...scored his career-high of 35 points as a sophomore at First Coast High School.

PERSONAL: Born Feb. 9, 1987...Brian is the son of William and Peggy Hoff...graduated from high school with a 4.0 grade point average and was a member of the National Honor Society...earned the Headmaster's Award as the Outstanding Student at ACD in 2004...turned down scholarship offers from North Florida and The Citadel in order to walk-on at Florida State.

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