The Florida State men's basketball team beats Georgetown, 101-90, Monday night and advances to NIT's quarterfinals round.
Sophomore scores 24 as 'Noles snap skid against Hokies, 70-50
Short-handed Seminole men focused on reversing skid against Hokies
The Florida State men's basketball team held Clemson to a season low for points Thursday night on the road
FSU men's basketball team dispatches Jacksonville State, 77-53
Florida State vs. Virginia - ACC Tournament
Florida State vs. Clemson - 1/9/14
Home game vs Charlotte
ON SMITH: One of the rising stars in the ACC who displayed his exceptional talents during his freshman season and who is sure to be an all-star candidate during the remainder of his career at Florida State...one of the promising freshmen in the ACC who is sure to be one of the top shot blockers in school history before his career as a Seminole is over...his burgeoning talent will continue to emerge as his playing time continues to grow beginning with his sophomore season and for the remainder of his career at Florida State...showed flashes of a strong ability to score the basketball as he totaled eight points in his first career ACC road game at Clemson (Jan. 9, 2014) and added seven on the road at NC State (Jan. 29, 2014)...helped lead Florida State to 22 wins, a third place finish in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off and a semifinal appearance in the NIT at Madison Square Garden during the 2014 season...with Smith in the line-up during his freshman season, Florida State played in its school record ninth consecutive postseason tournament and cemented itself as the third winningest program in the ACC since the start of the 2005-06 season...has an incredible ability to rebound and block shots...his athleticism will continue to make him a dominant rebounder and shot blocker for the Seminoles during the remainder of his collegiate career...utilizes his athleticism to play effectively at the rim on both the offensive and defensive ends of the court...is still growing and will become more explosive in both his speed and his aerial ability as he continues with the strength and conditioning program at Florida State...considered to be a fearless competitor...excellent mobility and range...has great hands and the ability to catch and release quickly...was Florida State's first commitment for the class of 2013...ranked No. 63 on the CBSSports.com list of the top 100 high school players in the Class of 2013...a four-star recruit and the No. 18 ranked power forward by Rivals.com...ranked as the No. 57 player in the Class of 2013 by Rivals.com...ESPN.com ranked him as the 60th best overall player and the 15th best power forward at the end of his senior season...the 23rd best power forward in the class by 247sports.com...
JARQUEZ SMITH'S CAREER STATISTICS
Jarquez Smith's Career Highs PTS 8 at Clemson (1-9-14) FGM 4 at Clemson (1-9-14) FGA 5 at Clemson (1-9-14) 5 vs. Northeastern (11-24-13) 5 vs. UT Martin (11-17-13) FG% 1.000 at Virginia (1-18-14) 1.000 vs. Charleston Southern (12-30-13) 1.000 at UCF (11-13-13) 3FGM 1 at NC State (1-29-14) 1 vs. Jacksonville State (12-8-13) 1 vs. Jacksonville (11-8-13) 3FGA 2 vs. Jacksonville State (12-8-13) 2 vs. Jacksonville (11-8-13) 3FG% .500 vs. Jacksonville State (12-8-13) .500 vs. Jacksonville (11-8-13) FTM 4 vs. Jacksonville State (12-8-13) FTA 4 vs. Jacksonville State (12-8-13) 4 vs. UT Martin (11-17-13) FT% 1.000 vs. Virginia Tech (2-5-14) 1.000 vs. Jacksonville State (12-8-13) OR 2 at Wake Forest (2-15-14) 2 at Maryland (2-8-14) 2 at NC State (1-29-14) DR 4 vs. UT Martin (11-17-13) REBS 5 vs. UT Martin (11-17-13) AST 1 vs. Charlotte (12-17-13) BLK 3 vs. Virginia (1-4-14) STL 1 vs. Florida Gulf Coast (3-18-14) 1 vs. Northeastern (11-24-13) MIN 19 vs. Charlotte (12-17-13)
AS A FRESHMAN (2014): Averaged 2.4 points (ninth on the team), 1.5 rebounds (ninth on the team) and 0.7 blocked shots (third) while playing in 34 of 36 games and averaging 10.1 minutes played per game...one of five Seminoles who blocked at least 20 shots with 14 of his 24 blocked shots coming in ACC play...ranked third on the team with a 0.8 blocked shots per game average in ACC play...blocked at least one shot in 16 of the Seminoles' 34 games with his career high of three blocked shots coming against NCAA Tournament teams Virginia (Jan. 4) in his first ACC game and against North Carolina (Feb. 17)...multiple blocked shots came in six different games including two in the first game of his career against Jacksonville (Nov. 8)...totaled three blocked shots in his first career ACC game against Virginia...two blocked shots came in victories over Notre Dame (Jan. 21) and Virginia Tech (Feb. 5) and in the ACC Tournament against Virginia (March 14)...totaled seven blocked shots (2.3 bpg) in three games against ACC Champion Virginia...his 24 blocked shots during his freshman season rank as the 10th highest blocked shots total by a freshmen in school history...scored his career-high eight points in his first ACC road game in Florida State's 56-41 win over Clemson...totaled his career of four field goals made and five field goals attempted in the Seminoles' victory at Littlejohn Coliseum...scored points in each of the first five games of his career and averaged 2.2 points in five games (all victories) against Jacksonville (Nov. 8, three points), at UCF (Nov. 13, four points), against UT-Martin (Nov. 17, four points), No. 10 VCU (Nov. 21, two points) and against Northeastern (Nov. 24, two points)...seven points in a victory over Jacksonville State (Dec. 8) ranked as tied for his highest single game point total of his freshman season... also totaled seven points on the road at NC State (Jan. 29)...averaged 10.1 minutes played per game with double figure minutes coming in 19 of the 34 games he played in...his career-high of 19 minutes played came in the Seminoles' 106-62 victory over Charlotte in Tallahassee (Dec. 17)...totaled three points, three rebounds and one blocked shots in the Seminoles' win over the 49ers...his ACC career high of 18 minutes came as Florida State played host to Clemson in Tallahassee (Feb. 5)...averaged more minutes played per game in 18 games (10.4 mpg) than he did in the 16 non-conference games he played in (9.8 mpg)...at least 10 minutes played in 12 of 18 ACC games...made four 3-point shots on the season with made shots from the bonusphere coming against Jacksonville, Jacksonville State, at Miami (Jan, 18) and at NC State...Florida State was 3-1 in the four games in which he made a 3-point shot...was a perfect four of four from the free throw line (both career high for free throws made and free throws attempted in a single game) in the Seminoles 77-53 win over Jacksonville State...also a perfect two of two from the free throw line in Florida State's ACC victory over Virginia Tech...(vs. Boston College): Scored zero points and pulled down zero rebounds in Florida State's only game of the season against Boston College...earned one minute of playing time as Florida State defeated the Eagles, 74-70, at the Silvio O. Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, Mass...(vs. Clemson): Averaged 5.0 points and 1.5 rebounds in two games against NIT participant Clemson...was Florida State's leading field goal percentage shooter (five of seven, .714 percent) as the Seminoles and the Tigers split the two game series with each team winning on the other's home court...totaled 30 minutes of playing time in the two games and scored 10 total points...totaled his ACC career-high of eight points and pulled down one rebound in Florida State's 56-41 victory over Clemson at Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson, S.C. (Jan. 9)...scored his eight points on a career-high four field goals made in the Seminoles' ACC victory on the road...totaled six points on three field goals in the first half as Florida State jumped to a commanding 21-16 advantage at halftime...made his first two field goal attempts of the game with a dunk coming at the 14:46 mark of the first half to draw the game into a 2-2 tie and a lay-up coming at the 11:56 mark to give the Seminoles a 13-4 lead...two second half points on a field goal with 12:50 remaining to be played gave Florida State a 33-23 lead and helped lead the Seminoles to the 15-point victory...his eight points came in 12 minutes played in his first career ACC road game...totaled two points and two rebounds in 18 minutes of play as Clemson rallied from as much as a five-point deficit in the second half to win by a 53-49 margin at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee (Feb. 1)...(vs. Duke): totaled zero points and zero rebounds in 10 minutes of play in the Seminoles' only game of the season against NCAA Tournament participant Duke...was 0-2 from the field as Duke took the 78-56 win in Smith's first appearance in Cameron Indoor Stadium (Jan. 25)...(vs. Georgia Tech): Scored one point in Florida State's only game of the season against Georgia Tech...the Seminoles utilized Smith's six minutes of playing time to take the 81-71 victory at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee (March 2)...one of two free throws at the 7:08 mark of the first half gave Florida State a commanding 26-14 lead in gaining the win...Florida State led 35-31 at halftime and won going away...(vs. Maryland): Averaged 1.0 point and 0.7 rebounds in three games against Maryland...earned one of his two assists during the season as Florida State won two of three against the Terps with wins in Tallahassee and in the second round of the ACC Tournament in Greensboro, N.C. ...scored zero points and added zero rebounds in Florida State's record setting 85-61 victory over Maryland at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee (Jan. 12)...Florida State made an ACC record 16 3-point shots in the Seminoles' win at home...totaled two points and two rebounds in Maryland's 83-71 win at Comcast Center in College Park, Md. (Feb. 8)...Maryland made 10 3-point field goals in taking the victory...two points on a lay-up at the 6:17 mark of the first half as Florida State worked to get back into the road game...Florida State trailed 46-29 at halftime but worked to outscored the Terps by a 42-37 margin in the second half...totaled one point and one assist in Florida State's 67-65 victory over Maryland in the second round of the 2014 ACC Tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C. (March 13)...one of two free throws made gave Florida State a 20-16 lead at the 7:38 mark of the first half...Maryland led the game, 34-32, at the half...Florida State won the game on a dunk by Boris Bojanovsky with 0.4 seconds left to play to give the Seminoles the win and advance them to the quarterfinal round of the tournament...(vs. Miami): Averaged 2.0 points and 2.0 rebounds in two games against Miami...averaged 7.5 minutes played per game as the Seminoles and the Hurricanes split the regular season between the two teams with each team winning on the other's home court...Florida State won the first game of the series in Coral Gables and the Hurricanes won the second game in Tallahassee...scored two points and pulled down three rebounds in nine minutes of playing time as Florida State topped Miami, 63-53, at BankUnited Center in Coral Gables (Jan. 15)...Florida State rallied from a 28-24 deficit at halftime to gain the victory...two first half points on a lay-up at the 9:37 mark of the first half gave the Seminoles a 13-9 advantage...the Hurricanes took the lead at halftime and the Seminoles rallied from as many as five points down the second half to win going away...totaled two points and one rebound in six minutes of play as Miami won, 77-73, at the Donald L. Tucker in Tallahassee (Feb. 10)...two points on a lay-up at the 1:28 mark of the first half pulled Florida State to within seven at 31-24...the Hurricanes led 34-26 at halftime...Florida State outscored Miami by a 47-43 mark at halftime but fell at home...(vs. North Carolina): Scored four points and blocked his ACC career-high of three shots in Florida State's only game of the season against NCAA Tournament participant North Carolina...North Carolina rallied from as many as 15 points down in the first half to win 81-75 at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee (Feb. 17)...scored two point in the first half and two in the second half...two first half points came at the 6:53 mark and gave Florida State a 25-14 lead...two points in the second half pulled Florida State to within 65-61 at the 7:33 mark...all three of his blocked shots came in the first half of the game as Florida State built a lead and led by a 36-33 advantage at the half...(vs. NC State): Scored seven points, pulled down three rebounds and blocked one shot in Florida State's only game of the season against NCAA Tournament participant NC State...shot three of four from the field (.750 percent) and made his only 3-point shot attempt of the game as NC State won 74-70 at home...totaled five points and blocked one shot in the first half as the Seminoles worked to stay with the Wolfpack on the road...(vs. Notre Dame): Totaled zero points and zero rebounds in Florida State's only game of the season against Notre Dame...Florida State defeated the Fighting Irish on a game-winning floater in the lane with 4.4 seconds remaining in the game to take the 76-74 win at the Donald L. Tucker Center...(vs. Pitt): Totaled zero points and two rebounds in 10 minutes of play in Florida State's only game of the season against NCAA Tournament participant Pittsburgh...the Seminoles gained one of their biggest wins of the season with the 71-66 win at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh, Pa. (Feb. 23)...two defensive rebounds in the second half helped the Seminoles take the huge ACC road win...his two rebounds helped Florida State outrebound the Panthers 22-20 in the decisive second half as the Seminoles took the win...Florida State led 37-31 at halftime and won despite being outscored 35-34 in the second half... (vs. Syracuse): Totaled zero points and zero rebounds in seven minutes played against NCAA Tournament participant Syracuse...the visiting Orange took the 74-58 win at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee in the first meeting between the two teams as members of the ACC...(vs. Virginia): Averaged 3.3 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.0 blocked shots in three games against ACC Champion and NCAA Tournament participant Virginia...made four of six shots from the field (.667 percent) and blocked a total of six shots in the three games series against the Cavaliers...was second on the team in blocked shots with six behind teammate Boris Bojanovsky's seven rejections...Virginia defeated the Seminoles in Tallahassee, in Charlottesville and in the quarterfinal round of the ACC Tournament in Greensboro, N.C. ...scored three points, pulled down two rebounds and blocked his ACC career-high of three shots in his first career ACC game against Virginia...the Cavaliers led the entire way in gaining the 62-50 win at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee...his three points came in the second half as Florida State worked to get back into the game after trailing by a 30-17 margin at halftime...scored his three second half points the old fashion way - on a lay-up and the ensuing free throw at the 10:14 mark after he was fouled by Justin Anderson...all three of his ACC career high three blocked shots came in the first half of the game...scored five points, pulled down three rebounds and blocked one shot in 10 minutes of playing time as the Seminoles traveled to play at Charlottesville...the Cavaliers took the 78-66 win at John Paul Jones Arena (Jan. 18)...all five points came in the second half as Florida State battled back from as much as a 16-point deficit...his five points in the second half helped Florida State outscore the Cavalier by a 40-33 margin over the course of the final 20 minutes of play...totaled two points, pulled down two rebounds and blocked two shots against Virginia in his second career ACC Tournament game...Virginia earned the 64-51 quarterfinal round victory at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C. (March 14)...two first half points and two first half blocked shots helped Florida State to as much as a four point lead in the first 20 minutes of the game...(vs. Virginia Tech): Totaled two points, four rebounds and two blocked shots in Florida State's only game of the season against Virginia Tech...Florida State won 70-50 at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee (Feb. 5)...scored two first half points on two free throw shots at the 1:32 mark before halftime to give the Seminoles their first double digit lead of the game at 28-18...defensively, his three rebounds and one blocked shot in the first half allowed the Seminoles to take a commanding 31-20 lead at the intermission...(vs. Wake Forest): Totaled two points, four rebounds and one blocked shot in the Seminoles' only game of the season against Wake Forest...Florida State rallied from as many as 16 points down in the first half to gain the 67-60 win at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, N.C. (Feb. 15)...two second half points came only 1:46 before the end of the game and gave Florida State a 63-55 lead and cemented the victory for the Seminoles on the road in the ACC...(vs. Florida): Scored zero points and totaled two rebounds in two minutes of playing time in the Seminoles' only game of the season against NCAA Tournament participant Florida...Florida scored the game-winning basket with one second remaining in the game to take the 67-66 win at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center in Gainesville (Nov. 29)...(In Three Games During The Puerto Rico Tip-Off): Averaged 2.0 points, 1.0 rebounds and 0.5 blocked shots in two games during the 2013 Puerto Rico Tip-Off...added one steal as Florida State won two of three games in the event with victories over No. 10 VCU and Northeastern in the third place game of the tournament...Florida State fell in the overtime to No. 13 Michigan...(vs. VCU): Scored two points and pulled down two rebounds in Florida State's 85-67 victory over No. 10 VCU in the first round of the 2013 Puerto Rico Tip-Off (Nov. 21)...Florida State led by as many as 30 points in leading the Seminoles to their first of two wins over nationally ranked teams during the season...a dunk at the 1:17 mark of the first half gave Florida State a 46-29 lead before leading 48-36 at halftime...(vs. Northeastern): Scored two points and blocked one shot in Florida State's 62-60 victory over Northeastern in the third place game of the 2013 Puerto Rico Tip-Off (Nov. 24)...two points, one blocked shot and one steal in the second half as Florida State rallied for the victory and the 5-1 start to its season record...a dunk at the 14:09 mark tied the game at 39-39 and brought the Seminoles back from as much as six points down to begin the second half...the dunk began a game-ending 26-21 run for the Seminoles that allowed them to take the win...added a blocked shot at the 9:52 mark to keep Florida State within one at 46-45...Florida State won the game on a short jumpshot by Devon Bookert with 0.5 seconds remaining in the game to give Florida State the victory...(In Four Games During The NIT): Averaged 1.8 points, 1.0 rebounds and 0.8 blocked shots as he played in four games during the NIT...helped the Seminoles win three of four games with wins over Florida Gulf Coast, Georgetown and Louisiana Tech to advance to the semifinals of the event for only the second time in school history...the semifinal against Minnesota was played in the famed Madison Square Garden in N.Y. ...third on the team with three blocked shots in the event...(vs. Florida Gulf Coast): Totaled zero points but added one rebound, one blocked shot and one steal in Florida State's 58-53 win over Florida Gulf Coast at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee (March 18)...very active defensively in three minutes of play in the first half with one blocked shot and one steal...a first half steal at the 10:45 mark helped the Seminoles keep a 10-9 lead...a first half block at the 9:39 mark helped the Seminoles keep a 12-9 lead...defensively he led a charge that held the Eagles to .396 shooting from the field...Florida State led 24-19 at the half and won the game by a five point margin...(vs. Georgetown): Scored four points, pulled down two rebounds and blocked one shot in the Seminoles' 101-90 win over Georgetown in the second round of the NIT at the Donald L. Tucker Center (March 24)...two points in the first half and two in the second helped Florida State score over 100 points for only the second time in an NIT game in school history...(vs. Louisiana Tech): Totaled one point and one rebound in Florida State's 78-75 victory over Louisiana Tech in the quarterfinals of the NIT at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee (March 26)...one of two free throw shots gave Florida State a 24-15 lead with 8:03 remaining to be played in the first half...the Seminoles led 37-33 at the half...Louisiana Tech re-took the lead in the second half but the Seminoles rallied to win the game and advance to the semifinals at Madison Square Garden...(vs. Minnesota): Scored two points and added one blocked shot in three minutes of playing time against Minnesota in the semifinals of the NIT at Madison Square Garden...Minnesota won the game 67-64 in overtime (April 1)...two first half points on a lay-up drew Florida State to within 28-15 at the 6:18 mark...Florida State trailed 30-20 at the half but rallied to tie the game on a buzzer-beating 3-point shot by Devon Bookert that tied the game at 60-60 at the end of regulation...the Gophers outscored the Seminoles, 7-4, in the overtime to win the game...
AT JONES COUNTY: Graduated from Jones County High School in 2013...averaged a near triple-double of 16.3 points, 12.4 rebounds, and 7.5 blocks per game during his senior season...scored 20 points or more in eight games which included a 40 point game in the season opener against Putnam County...played in 29 games, nine of which he had triple doubles and 11 double-doubles his senior year...helped lead Jones County to the state playoffs for the first time in 12 years...Smith was named Georgia Basketball boys' co-player of the year in Region 2-AAAAA and was named to the first team all-state by Atlanta Journal Constitution...averaged 6.8 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.2 blocked shots as a junior...was also named to the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association all-star roster and named the Middle Georgia Player of the Year...Played for the Georgia Stars.
PERSONAL: Born September 16, 1994...son of Sherlena and Willie Frank Smith...grew three inches between his freshman and senior seasons at Jones County... selected Florida State over Georgia, Georgia Tech, Alabama, Auburn, Tennessee, Georgetown, Florida, Kansas, NC State and South Carolina.