Determined FSU turns back Florida Gulf Coast in NIT opener, 58-53
Short-handed Seminole men focused on reversing skid against Hokies
Seminoles travel to play at Charlotte on Saturday at 2 p.m.
Seminoles participate in Homecoming festivities.
Home game vs Charlotte
USATSI: Florida State vs. Charlotte - 12/17/13
ON HOPKINS: Will be a very valuable player and add depth to the Seminoles' roster as a redshirt sophomore...a versatile forward much in the mold of Leonard Hamilton's players - long and athletic with the ability to defend and score the basketball...one of the teams' hardest workers who displayed his dedication to the Seminoles as he was one of the most valuable members of the scout team each day in practice despite not playing in any games during the 2012-13 season...runs the floor well and hustles after loose balls and rebounds...played one season at Tallahassee Community College before transferring to Florida State and joining the Seminoles program as a walk-on member of the team...played in 28 games during the 2011-12 season at TCC and helped lead the Eagles to a 15-13 record and a 3-9 mark in Panhandle Conference play...will add depth to Florida State's deep frontline and brings another player with shot blocking and rebounding abilities to the Seminoles' roster...attended the same school as Seminole All-ACC selection and 2012 NBA Draft selection Bernard James...
JOELL HOPKINS'S CAREER STATISTICS
Joell Hopkins' Career Highs PTS 3 vs. Maryland (3-13-14) FGM 1 vs. Maryland (3-13-14) 1 vs. Charlotte (12-17-13) FGA 2 vs. Charlotte (12-17-13) 2 vs. Jacksonville State (12-8-13) FG% .500 vs. Charlotte (12-17-13) 3FGM 3FGA 1 vs. Jacksonville State (12-8-13) 1 vs. UT Martin (11-17-13) 3FG% FTM 1 vs. Maryland (3-13-14) 1 vs. UT Martin (11-17-13) FTA 3 vs. Maryland (3-13-14) FT% .500 vs. Maryland (3-13-14) .500 vs. UT Martin (11-17-13) OR 1 vs. Maryland (3-13-14) DR 1 vs. Maryland (1-12-14) REBS 1 vs. Maryland (3-13-14) 1 vs. Maryland (1-12-14) AST BLK STL MIN 4 vs. Florida Gulf Coast (3-18-14) 4 vs. Charlotte (12-17-13) 4 vs. UT Martin (11-17-13)
AS A SOPHOMORE: Did not play in any games as a redshirt member of the team...traveled with the team to every game and participated in practice every day as a member of the scout team...his dedication to improving as a player was on display each day as he was one of the first Seminoles in the gym and one of the last to leave the court after practice...
AT TALLAHASSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Played one season at Tallahassee Community College in 2011-12 before transferring to Florida State...earned All-Panhandle Conference Second Team honors in leading the Eagles to a 15-13 record...the Eagles were 3-9 in Panhandle Conference play but did not qualify for the state tournament playoffs...averaged 7.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and shot 54 percent from the field in his only season as an Eagle...totaled his junior college career high of 20 points TCC's win season opening victory over Gordon (Ga.) College, 96-63...totaled career bests for field goals made (six), field goals attempted (eight), 3-point field goals made (one), free throws made (seven) and tied his career high with two steals in the Eagles' win...his career high of eight rebounds came against Shelton State as he pulled down a career high tying five defensive rebounds...scored his Panhandle Conference career high of 12 points on five made field goals against Northwest Florida State College...he conference career high of five rebounds came in two different games against Gulf Coast Community College...made a career-high tying seven free throws against three teams: Gordon College, Miami Dade College and Shelton State...blocked eight shots during the season with one blocked shot coming in eight different games including one each in two games against Daytona State College...totaled a career-high tying two steals in four different games including two each against Gordon and Northwest Florida State College...was TCC's leading scorer with 15 points (including nine in the first half) in a 60-56 loss to Pensacola State College which was ranked No. 2 in the state of Florida and No. 8 in the nation at the time of the game...
AT RAVENSCROFT SCHOOL: Graduated from the Ravenscroft School in Raleigh, N.C. in 2011...was a North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association (NCISSA) 3A All-State selection and was named the Triangle Independent Schools Athletic Conference (TISAC) All-Conference Player of the Year in 2011...helped lead the Ravens to the 2011 NCISSA 3A Championship...led Ravenscroft to conference regular season and conference tournament championships during his senior season...led Ravenscroft to the league tournament championship with a 74-44 win over North Raleigh Christian Academy...earned TISAC All-Conference First Team honors as a senior...played in the 20th Annual Charlotte Pro-Am Basketball Tournament following his senior season...averaged 8.5 points in in leading Ravenscroft to a 22-6 record as a junior in 2010...named to the highschoolot.com All Private School First Team following his junior season...the player of the year on that team was C.J. Leslie of NC State...scored a team high 19 points (with 10 coming in the first quarter) in the Raven's 65-46 win over Durham Academy during his junior season...helped lead Ravenscroft to the championship of the prestigious GlaxcoSmithKline Invitational during his senior season...was the first time Ravenscroft had earned the tournament championship of the GlaxcoSmithKline Invitational.
AT MILLBROOK: Attended Millbrook High School in Raleigh, N.C. in 2007 and 2008 before transferring to the Ravenscroft School...helped the Wildcats to state playoff appearances in both of his seasons on the varsity...Millbrook earned a first round appearance in 2007 and advanced to the second round in 2008...Helped Millbrook to a regular season CAP 7 conference championship in 2008...
PERSONAL: Born June 26, 1992...Joell is the son of Pamela and Joel Hopkins...earned Dean's List honors during the fall 2011 season at TCC...