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1   Michael Joiner
Michael Joiner

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fayetteville, N.C.

High School:
Seventy-First

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 238

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
10/28/1981

Experience:
4 VL


ON JOINER: A standout forward and one of the most reliable players in the history of the Seminoles' men's basketball program...earned his bachelor's degree in political science from Florida State on May 1, 2004 in University-wide graduation ceremonies...finished the bulk of his class work in 3 ½ years and was presented with his degree in the same building in which he played basketball - the Tallahassee Leon County Civic Center...finished his career ranked third in school history in games played (120), tied for 15th with 123 career steals (1.1 spg), 17th with 57 blocked shots (0.5 bpg), 21st with 550 career rebounds (3.6 rpg) and 26th with 185 career assists (1.5 apg)...also finished 12th with 92 3-point field goals made, 12th with a .361 career 3-poiunt field goal percentage and 13th with 255 3-point field goals attempted...fell only 55 points shy of reaching the 1,000 career point plateau as he scored 945 points and nearly averaged 8.0 points per game for his entire career...as a starter in 2004 he helped the Seminoles to the second round of the 2004 NIT marking the first time in six years Florida State had made a postseason appearance...a member of the 2001 ACC Rookie Team - only of only thee Seminoles in ACC history to earn the distinction...earned All-America High Honorable Mention Freshman accolades by the Bob Gibbons All-Star Report, also in 2001...earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors twice during his inaugural season...led Florida State with a career-high .403 3-point shooting percentage as a sophomore...made a career-high 31 3-point shots to rank third on the team in 2001-02...grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds against Wake Forest Jan. 9, 2001 to mark the most by a conference freshman during the 2000-01 season and the most ever by a Seminole freshman in an ACC game...Joiner's 17 rebounds against Wake Forest surpassed the previous record for an ACC game by a Seminole of 15...the record had been held by Doug Edwards (15 against Clemson, March 12, 1993) and Rodney Dobard (15 against Maryland, Jan. 18, 1992)...in addition, Joiner tied Florida State's ACC record for defensive rebounds in a game...

AS A SENIOR (2004): Averaged 6.2 points (sixth on the team), 3.7 rebounds (fourth), 1.5 assists (fourth) and 0.8 steals (tied for fifth) and ranked among the team leaders in field goal percentage (third) and 3-point field goal percentage (sixth)...led the team in scoring at Clemson (Jan. 13) and in rebounding against Maine (Nov. 21), NC State (Jan. 11), at Clemson and at Duke (Feb. 29)...started a single-season career-high tying 30 of 33 games to push his career total for starts to 105...averaged more than 22 minutes played per game for the fourth time during his career...scored in double figures seven times to rank tied for fourth on the team...season-high 12 points came three times including Florida State's victory over Wichita State in the first round of the NIT...scored 12 points on four-of-six shooting from the field and a perfect three-of-three from the line, pulled down three rebounds and had one block in 31 minutes played as Florida State won its first postseason game since 1998...averaged 9.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and shot .636 from the field (seven-of-11) from the field in Florida State's two games against Wichita State and Iowa State in two games during the 2004 NIT...also scored 12 points in a victory over Savannah State (Feb. 1) and at Virginia (Jan. 18)...double figure score games also came in victories over Maryland (Dec. 28) and at Duke of the ACC, Ole Miss (Dec. 3) of the SEC and against South Carolina State (Nov. 28)...tied his career-high with four steals in Florida State's victory over Maryland which gave the Seminoles their first ACC season opening victory since the 1999-00 season...averaged 5.2 points and 2.9 rebounds against the 15 teams ranked in the final top 25 that the Seminoles played during his senior season...(vs. Clemson) averaged 6.0 points and 5.0 rebounds in two games against Clemson...scored nine points and pulled down a season-high seven rebounds as the Seminoles traveled to play in Tigertown...totaled three points and three rounds as Florida State defeated the Tigers in Tallahassee...(vs. Duke) averaged 7.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals in two games against ACC regular season champion and NCAA semifinalist Duke...helped the Seminoles in the near-upset of the No. 5 ranked Blue Devils in Durham (Jan. 29) with four points and three rebounds...played 26 minutes in a starters role as the Seminoles were within two with just over one minutes remaining in the game...scored 10 points and pulled down five rebounds as Florida State nearly defeated the Blue Devils for the third consecutive season in Tallahassee (Feb. 29)...totaled eight second half points as the Seminoles outscored the Blue Devils, 36-35, in the second half...brought the Seminoles to within four points with 17 seconds remaining with a lay-up to make score 66-62 in favor of the Blue Devils...recorded his ACC season-high of three steals in the game against Duke at home...(vs. Georgia Tech) averaged 4.5 points and 2.5 rebounds in two games against NCAA Runner-Up Georgia Tech...scored nine points and pulled down one rebound as the Seminoles dealt the Yellow Jackets their worst defeat of the season, 85-61 (-16 points), in Tallahassee (Feb. 3)...nine points included five in the second half that helped the Seminoles rally from a two-point halftime deficit to defeat the then No. 15 ranked Yellow Jackets...tied the game at 39-39 with 17:57 remaining and a jumper put the Seminoles up by 13 with just over five minutes left in the sensational win for Florida State...totaled four rebounds and recorded two assists as the Seminoles fell by only three, 63-60, to the Jackets in Atlanta (March 6)...(vs. Maryland) averaged 9.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists in two games against ACC Tournament champions and NCAA Tournament participant Maryland...totaled double figures of 10 points and pulled down fur rebounds as Florida State defeated Maryland, 79-75, in Tallahassee (Dec. 28) in front of a national television audience...all 10 of his points came in the first half and helped the Seminoles take a 37-36 halftime lead...was a near-perfect four-of five (.800 percent) from the field and made his lone 3-point shot attempt of the half...his 3-point shot helped Florida State to an early 9-1 lead while a lay-up with six seconds remaining in the first half put the Seminoles up 37-36...despite not scoring in the second half, he had two steals that allowed Florida State to earn its ACC season-high of 14 steals (he had four total during the game)...scored eight points and pulled down four rebounds as the Seminoles traveled to play in College Park (Feb. 8)...(vs. North Carolina) averaged 6.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists as the Seminoles split two games with NCAA Tournament participant North Carolina...shot better than 55.0 percent (five-of-nine) from the field in the two games against the Tar Heels...scored seven points and pulled down five rebounds in Florida State's historic victory over the Tar Heels in Tallahassee (Jan. 22)...helped the Seminoles recover from a 24-point first-half deficit to stun No. 7 ranked North Carolina...scored seven points during 10 minutes of play in the first half including a late lay-up that helped the Seminole begin their comeback...Florida State traveled by as many as 24 in the first half but only by 14 at halftime...had one assist and one rebound in the overtime period as the Seminoles outscored North Carolina, 12-3, to gain the win over the 10th ranked Tar Heels...scored five points to go along with four assists, three rebounds and two blocked shots against North Carolina in Chapel Hill (Feb. 21)...(vs. NC State) averaged 2.7 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.3 steals in three games against NC AA Tournament participant NC State...scored five points and pulled down two rebounds as the Seminoles played in Raleigh (Feb. 10)...scored three points against the Wolfpack in the quarterfinal round of the ACC Tournament (Feb. 12)...pulled down five rebounds and was credited with three assists as NC State played in Tallahassee (Jan. 11)...(vs. Virginia) averaged 9.0 points and 2.5 rebounds in two games against NIT participant Virginia...scored six points and was credited with four assists as Florida State defeated Virginia in Tallahassee (Feb. 17)...four first half points on a pair of jumpers gave the Seminoles leads both times...his second jumper with 5:14 remaining in the first half put the Seminoles up 18-17 - giving the Seminoles a lead the Cavaliers would not re-take to allow Florida State to win its sixth ACC game of the season...scored his season-high of 12 points as the Seminoles played in Charlottesville...added three assists, two blocked shots and a steal as the Seminoles went into overtime on the road...pulled down four rebounds - a season0high tying four offensive rebounds - on the road against the Cavaliers...(vs. Wake Forest) averaged 5.0 points and 2.0 rebounds in two games against NCAA Tournament participant Wake Forest...totaled eight points and four rebounds as the Seminoles defeated the No. 10 ranked Demon Deacons at home (Jan. 25)...ignited a 15-5 game-clinching run with a 3-point shot with 6:12 remaining that allowed the Seminoles go from a 65-60 deficit to trail by only three and eventually win 75-70...was his only basket of the second half but was one of his biggest of the season...scored three consecutive points in the first half on a lay-up and the bonus to draw the Seminoles to within two at 15-13 with just under 10 minutes remaining before halftime...scored two points and added one steal as Florida State nearly won in Winston-Salem (Feb. 25) only to lose 90-87 in overtime...

AS A JUNIOR (2003): Averaged 8.5 points (third on the team), 4.1 rebounds (fourth), 1.4 steals (second), 1.9 assists (fourth), ranked second on the team in field goal shooting (career-high .485) and was second in 3-point field goal shooting (.385)...established single-season career-high with 54 assists, 40 steals and a .485 field goal percentage...season-high of 19 points came in Florida State's victory over Iowa in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge in Tallahassee (Dec. 2)...scored 17 points in the previous game against Mercer (Nov 27) to average 18.0 points over the course of the two games...shot 16-of-18 (.889) from the field in the two games against Mercer and Iowa and made a career-high 16 consecutive shots during the course of the two games...scored in double figures in seven of the first 12 games and averaged in double figures (10.0 ppg) through the first 15 games of the season...scoring average for the season never dropped below 8.4 points per game and he averaged at least 4.0 rebounds over the course of the final 23 games of the season...started 22 games including the final 14 of the season...credited with a career-high 40 steals to rank second on the team in steals with a 1.4 steals per game average...recorded 10 multi-steal games and recorded three games with four steals each...has four steals in five different games during his career...blocked 11 shots and has blocked 42 shots during his three-year career...recorded a career-high tying four steals against Clemson in the first round of the ACC Tournament...recorded his third career double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds against Boston University (Dec. 28)...has also recorded double-doubles in his career with 22 points and 10 rebounds against Cleveland State (Dec. 19, 2000) and with 12 points and 10 rebounds against Rhode Island (Nov. 25, 2000)...credited with a single-season career-high 54 assists and a career-high 1.9 assists per game average...four assists came against Wake Forest in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament...he recorded four assists in three different games in 2002-03 and in nine games during his three-year career...(vs. Clemson) averaged 4.7 points and 3.0 rebounds in three games against Clemson...scored five points and added four assists and three steals as Florida State defeated Clemson, 60-59, in overtime in Tallahassee (Jan. 21)...credited with an assist on a Trevor Harvey dunk with 1:01 remaining to tie the game at 56-56...stole the ball on the Tigers' hail-mary pass at the buzzer to prevent a final shot for the Tigers and seal the victory for the Seminoles...strong all-around outing at Clemson (Feb. 22) with seven points, four rebounds, three assists, two steals and one blocked shot...two points, five rebounds, two assists, three blocked shots and a career-high tying four steals as Florida State defeated the Tigers in the first round of the ACC Tournament in Greensboro (March 13)...two points came on two free throws with 0:59 remaining in the second half to give Florida State a 69-59 lead on its way to its 72-61 victory...added one steal and one rebound in Florida State's game-busting 20-1 run to open the second half...Florida State went from down eight (36-28) at halftime to up 11 with 13:41 left in the game...(vs. Duke) averaged 7.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.5 steals in two games against ACC Champion and NCAA Tournament participant Duke...scored nine points, added four rebounds and two steals as Florida State defeated No. 5 ranked Duke, 75-70, in Tallahassee (Feb. 2) for the second consecutive season...scored six first half points as the Seminoles jumped to a 41-35 halftime lead...a blocked shot and a jumper on the ensuing play gave Florida State a 51-49 lead with 10:40 remaining in the game...Duke would tie the game only once and not take the lead during the remainder of the game as the Seminoles defeated a ranked team for the only time during the season...scored five points and added four rebounds as Florida State traveled to play in Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham (March 6)...(vs. Georgia Tech) averaged 3.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists in two games against NIT participant Georgia Tech...scored the first two points of the game in the Seminoles' victory over Georgia Tech in Tallahassee (Feb. 15)...the Seminoles jumped on the Yellow Jackets early and led 45-30 at the half on their way to a 71-64 victory...scored five points and pulled down five rebounds in Florida State's game in Atlanta (Jan. 14)...(vs. Maryland) averaged 7.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists against NCAA Tournament participant Maryland...totaled a near double-double of 13 points and nine rebounds as Florida State visited Maryland's Comcast Center for the first time (Jan. 11)...13 points was the second highest total of the season in an ACC game while his nine rebounds was his season-high in conference play...his nine rebounds led the Seminoles and tied for game-high honors...attempted a season-high 13 shots and was perfect from the 3-point arc (one-of-one)...two points and three assists as the Seminoles nearly defeated the No. 12 ranked Terps in Tallahassee (Feb. 12)...(vs. North Carolina) averaged 8.0 points and 6.0 rebounds in two games against NIT participant North Carolina...scored 12 points and pulled down eight rebounds as Florida State nearly won in the Dean Dome for the second time in school history (Feb. 8)...scored five points in the second half, including a 3-pointer from the left wing to give the Seminoles a 55-53 lead with 4:36 remaining...Florida State held that led until only 29 second remained in the game before falling, 61-60...an early second half baseline jumper tied the game at 31 only 13 seconds into the second half...seven first half points allowed the Seminoles recover from as much as an 11-point deficit to trail by only two at halftime...four points, four rebounds and three assists as the Seminoles played the Tar Heels on national television in Tallahassee (Dec. 22)...(vs. NC State) averaged 4.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists in two games against NCAA Tournament participant NC State...scored seven points and added two rebounds as Florida State played at Raleigh (Feb. 18)...two points and four rebounds against the Wolfpack in Tallahassee (Jan. 18)...(vs. Virginia) averaged 11.0 points and 4.5 rebounds in two games against NIT participant Virginia...scored his ACC season-high of 15 points as the Seminoles defeated the Cavaliers in Tallahassee (March 1)...was on fire from the field as he shot six-of-seven (.857) and was a perfect three-of-three (1.000) in one of the Seminoles biggest victories of the season...scored 12 second half points to help Florida State rally from a three-point halftime deficit and win the game, 73-59...scored eight of Florida State's first nine points of the second half on a pair of 3-point shots and a putback from a missed shot to put Florida State up 43-37 with 15:08 remaining...a Joiner lay-up brought the Seminoles to within one (36-37, 17:35 remaining), a Joiner 3-pointer with 16:36 remaining proved to be the game winning basket and put Florida State ahead 40-37 and another Joiner 3-pointer sent the Seminoles ahead 43-37 with 15:08 left...Florida State pushed their lead to as many as 18 in defeating the Cavaliers for the second time in as many years at home...scored seven points and added five rebounds as the Seminoles traveled to Charlottesville to face the Cavaliers (Jan. 29)...(vs. Wake Forest) averaged 7.7 points and 2.7 rebounds against ACC regular season champions and NCAA Tournament participant Wake Forest...scored 11 points, grabbed three rebounds and had two steals as Florida State played at Wake Forest (Jan. 26)...a 3-pointer with 3:12 remaining in the first half tied the game at 19-19...Florida State trailed by four, 27-23, at halftime...scored 10 points against the Deacons in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament...shot four-of-eight from the field and made two-of-four 3-point shots...all 10 of his points came in the first half as the Seminoles led by as may as 11 and led by two at halftime...scored the first five points of the game on a 3-point shot and a tip in to give Florida State a 5-0 lead three minutes into the game...scored Florida State's first seven points and added a 3-pointer with just over one minute remaining in the first half to put the Seminoles up 30-27 on their way to a 30-29 halftime lead...

AS A SOPHOMORE (2002): Averaged 7.8 points (fifth on the team), 4.7 rebounds (second), 1.4 assists (third), 0.9 steals (fourth) and led the team with a career-high .403 (31-of-77) shooting percentage from the 3-point line...scored 217 points and finished his sophomore season with 496 career points and was nearly half-way to 1,000 with two complete seasons remaining...scored 21 points against Birmingham Southern (Dec. 4) and Virginia Tech (Dec. 27) to mark two times during the season he had come within one point of tying his career-high of 22 that came against Cleveland State during his freshman season...his 21-point performances came as near bookends to the month of December when he averaged nearly 10 points per game (69 points in seven games)...his career-high of nine field goals came against Virginia Tech in the victory at home...his near season-high .700 (seven-of-10) field goal percentage came against Birmingham Southern...season-best mark from the field was .833 (five-of-six) against Clemson in the ACC Tournament (March 7)...his 31 3-point shots were a single-season career-high and more than twice as many as he made during his freshman season...tied his career-high with three 3-point field goals made against Duke (Feb. 7)...marked the third time during the season and third time in his career he had made three 3-point shots in a single game...a trio of 3-point shots came against Duke, Birmingham Southern (Dec. 4) and Virginia Tech (Dec. 27)...hot from the 3-point arc (72.7, eight-of-11) in four consecutive games against American (Dec. 22), Virginia Tech, Campbell (Dec. 29) and South Florida (Jan. 2)...Florida State was 7-4 in 11 games when Joiner made multiple 3-point shots...ranked sixth on the team in free throw shooting percentage...hit his first eight free throws of the season before missing the back end of a two shot foul late in the victory over South Florida...was shooting .923 percent (12-of-13) from the line after 15 games and .875 (14-of-16) after 17 games...four assists came at Wake Forest (Dec. 16), against Clemson (Jan. 24), against Virginia (Feb. 20), and helped him finished third on the team with a career-high tying 1.4 assists per game average...has totaled 82 assists in 58 career games to average just over 1.4 assists per game for his career...led the Seminoles in rebounding in five games and grabbed a season-high nine rebounds in Seminole victories against Cleveland State (Dec. 19) and South Florida (Jan. 2)...led the Seminoles in rebounding as a freshman and ranked second on the team as a sophomore...(vs. Clemson) averaged 11.3 points and 5.7 rebounds in three games against Clemson...best outing against the Tigers came as the Seminoles won in the ACC Tournament as he scored 15 points coming off the bench...was nearly perfect in all phases of the game as he shot .833 (five-of-six) from the field and .667 (two-of-three) from the 3-point line in addition to grabbing five rebounds and dishing out one assist in 21 minutes played...scored three points in overtime as Florida State outscored Clemson, 24-17, in overtime and closed out the contest by grabbing the final rebound of the game...scored 10 points in Florida State's victory at home over the Tigers (Jan. 24) and dished out a near-career-high four assists...scored nine points and added seven rebounds against the Tigers on the road in Littlejohn Coliseum (Feb. 23)...(vs. Duke) averaged 12.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in two games against ACC champion and NCAA Tournament participant Duke...shot 50.0 percent from the field (10-of-20) and the 3-point line (three-of-six), and was perfect from the free throw line (two-of-two) as the teams split the season series...scored 12 points and grabbed seven rebounds as Florida State defeated the No. 1 ranked and previously undefeated Blue Devils (Jan. 6) in Tallahassee...scored eight first half points (including the first four of the game to give Florida State a quick 4-0 lead) and hit two free throws late in the half to give the Seminoles a 10 point lead at 29-19 with 2:19 remaining in the first half...a second half lay-up gave the Seminoles a 63-61 lead with 5:18 remaining...Florida State was either ahead or tied for final 1:15 as it won the game, 77-76, on a lay-up by Monte Cummings...it was the Seminoles' first victory over a No. 1 ranked team in school history...scored 13 points as he tied his career-high with three 3-point shots made as the Seminoles traveled to Durham to once again play the No. 1 ranked Blue Devils (Feb. 7)...(vs. Georgia Tech) averaged 3.0 points and 3.0 rebounds in two games against Georgia Tech...six points off the bench with three assists and three steals on Senior Day in Tallahassee (March 2)...a pair of 3-pointers in a span of 49 seconds as the Seminoles mounted a run at the Yellow Jackets in the second half...four rebounds against the Yellow Jackets in Atlanta (Jan. 30)... (vs. Maryland) averaged 2.5 points and 2.0 rebounds in two games against National Champion Maryland...scored five points, had two rebounds, one blocked shot and an assist as the Seminoles played in Cole Field House for the final time (Jan. 26)...(vs. North Carolina) averaged 11.0 points and 3.5 rebounds in two games against North Carolina...double-figure scoring against North Carolina in both games during the season with 10 points in the Florida State victory in Tallahassee (Jan. 16) and 12 points as the Seminoles traveled to Chapel Hill (Feb. 17)...five points in each half against the Tar Heels as Florida State defeated North Carolina at home for the first time since 1997...his five points came as two free throws and a 3-point shot within a 41- second span during the second half...both times he put Florida State ahead and helped the Seminoles win the game, 81-71...the victory over North Carolina coupled with the Jan. 6 victory over Duke marked the first time the Seminoles had defeated the Tar Heels and the Blue Devils in the same season...returned to his home state of North Carolina and scored 13 points to go along with six rebounds as the Seminoles played in the Dean Dome (Feb. 17)...(vs. NC State) averaged 4.0 points and 3.5 rebounds in two games against ACC Tournament finalist and NCAA Tournament participant NC State...scored six points as the Seminoles took NC State to the limit at home (Feb. 10) and scored two points against the Wolfpack on the road (Jan. 8)...(vs. Wake Forest) averaged 5.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists in two games against NCAA Tournament participant Wake Forest...scored seven points and was credited with four assists as Florida State traveled to Winston-Salem (Dec.16) and grabbed six rebounds at home against the Deacons (Feb. 2)...(vs. Virginia) averaged 8.0 points and 4.0 rebounds in two games against Virginia, who was ranked as high as No. 4 in the nation during the 2001-02 season...double figure scoring in both games against the Cavaliers with 10 points in Charlottesville and 12 points in Tallahassee...eight first half points as Florida State battled the No. 10 Cavaliers on the road...five points in a 1:09 span helped the Seminoles hold as much as an eight point lead...two 3-point shots (one of 11 games with multiple 3-point shots on the season) as part of a four-of-seven (.571 percentage) shooting performance from the field...helped Florida State to its victory over No. 15 Virginia (Feb. 20) with six points, six rebounds and four assists...all six points came in the second half and were all crucial in helping Florida State to the victory...a Joiner lay-up with 7:55 remaining in the second half tied the game at 50...a lay-up with 5:13 remaining put the Seminoles up by three (55-52)...another free throw put the game out of reach with 0:51 remaining and put the Seminoles up 64-56 in leading to the 66-59 win...coupled with the win over No. 1 Duke, the victory over Virginia was the second of the season over a ranked team ...

AS A FRESHMAN (2001): Averaged 9.3 points (fourth on the team), 6.0 rebounds (first), 1.1 steals (second), 0.9 blocks (second) and 1.4 assists (tied for fourth) during his first collegiate season...one of only three ACC freshmen to rank in the top five in scoring (9.3 ppg/second), rebounding (6.0 rpg/second) and assists (1.4/fifth)...the second player in school history to earn ACC All-Rookie team honors...joined Corey Louis (1995) as an All-Rookie team member...only the second freshman in school history to lead the team in rebounding as he joined Corey Louis (7.8 rpg in 1995)...earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors twice during his inaugural season...became only the second player in Florida State history to earn multiple Rookie of the Week honors...joined first round NBA draft choice Bob Sura, who earned the award three times during the 1992 season, as the only Seminoles' who have won the award multiple times...the only freshman in the ACC to start each of his team's games and earned the most starts of any freshman in the league during the 2000-01 season...ACC Rookie of the Week honors on Jan. 8 for his performances against Duke (Jan. 4) and UNC Asheville (Jan. 6) and Jan. 22 for his outings against Virginia (Jan. 16) and North Carolina (Jan. 20)...averaged 16.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.5 blocked shots and 2.5 steals in consecutive games against Duke and UNC Asheville...shot 58.3 percent (14-of-24) from the field and 40.0 percent from the 3-point arc while playing an average of 33.0 minutes per game for the week...two double-doubles were tied for second on the team and second among all freshmen in the ACC...double-doubles came against Rhode Island (Nov. 25, 12 points, 10 rebounds) and Cleveland State (Dec. 19, career-high 22 points, 10 rebounds)...career-high of 22 points came against Cleveland State (Dec. 19)...made his career-high of eight field goals and attempted a career-high 18 shots from the field against the Vikings...also 10 rebounds against Cleveland State was tied for the third highest total of his freshman season...incredible start to his Florida State career with a team-leading 18 points in his first career game against Florida (Nov. 17)...hit his final seven shots of the game and shot an astonishing seven-of-eight (.875 percent) from the field in 30 minutes played against the Gators...also shot four-of five (.800 percent) from the free throw line, had four assists, one blocked shot and one assist...his strong game prompted this response from Gators head coach Billy Donovan; "I think that Michael Joiner will be one of the better players in the ACC. He's as good as any freshman we'll probably face this year. He's outstanding."...Joiner proved Donovan correct throughout the season...helped boost Florida State past UNC Asheville with a 17-point, five rebound, three steal and one blocked shot performance as the Seminoles defeated the Bulldogs...scored 10 of his 17 points in the second half including a 90-second span in which he scored eight consecutive points to push the Seminoles to comfortable lead...Joiner's incredible 90-second span looked like this: two free throws with 9:37 remaining to put the Seminoles up 54-50...a field goal with 8:32 left to make the scored 56-53...a fast break dunk off a steal by Delvon Arrington to push the lead to 58-53 with 8:15 remaining...a two pointer with 7:50 on the clock to move the score to 60-54...the Seminoles did not trail after that point and won the game, 76-68...scored in double figures 14 times and led the Seminoles in scoring on three occasions...led the Seminoles' starting five with a .746 free throw shooting percentage...made a personal-best 14 free throws from Nov. 17 against Florida through Dec. 7 against South Florida...missed the first attempt of his career and made the next 14 straight in the next five games...was perfect from the free throw line (six-of-six) in Florida State's four neutral site games (three in the Great Alaska Shootout and against Clemson in the ACC Tournament)...shot .875 from the free throw line (14-of-16) in Florida State's victories during the season...perfect from the line during six games including a four-of-four performance against Rhode Island (Nov. 25) in the third round of the Great Alaska Shootout...made his ACC career-high of five free throws in an ACC career-high tying six attempts against Clemson (Jan. 31)...a team-leading four double figure rebounding games and led Florida State in rebounding a team-high 10 times...recorded six or more rebounds in 15 games during his first year...a career-high five assists against Wake Forest (Feb. 10) to go along with 11 points and eight rebounds...a featured player on ESPN SportsCenter's plays of the week twice as a freshman...(vs. Clemson) averaged 13.0 points and 5.3 rebounds in three games against Clemson...was the only team Joiner averaged in double figure scoring during his sensational freshman season...14 points, including five in overtime to lead Florida State past Clemson, 88-84, for its first conference victory of the year...was three-of-four from the free throw line in the extra session with one blocked shot and one rebound...also added 14 points at Clemson (March 3) as the Seminoles defeated the Tigers to complete the season sweep...added 11 points as the Seminoles and Tigers faced each other in the ACC Tournament...(vs. Duke) averaged 9.0 points and 3.5 rebounds in two games against National Champion Duke...triumphantly burst onto the ACC scene with a 16-point, six rebound, two-blocked shot performance against Duke (Jan. 4)...made seven-of-12 shots from the field (.583 percent) and added two steals while matched up against National Player of the Year Shane Battier throughout the game...(vs. Georgia Tech) averaged 5.5 points and 5.5 rebounds in two game against NCAA Tournament participant Georgia Tech...was instrumental in Florida State's Senior Night (Feb. 28) victory over the Yellow Jackets... (vs. Maryland) averaged 3.0 points and 4.0 rebounds against NCAA Tournament Final Four participant Maryland...six points and four rebounds in 27 minutes as he helped Florida State defeat No. 18 and Final Four participant Maryland (Feb. 14)...scored four of the Seminoles' first 14 points during the first seven minutes of the game as Florida State led by as many as nine during the early part of the game...(vs. North Carolina) averaged 7.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in two games against NCAA Tournament participant North Carolina...scored 10 points, grabbed six rebounds and was credited with one assist, one blocked shot and one steal in the Seminoles' near miraculous come-back against No. 6 North Carolina (Jan. 20)...the freshman scored eight second half points including six in the first four minutes of the second half as Florida State rallied from a 17-point halftime deficit and were within three points of the Tar Heels in the second half...Joiner's play was instrumental in holding the Tar Heels' starting post players (Kris Lang and Brendan Haywood) to a combined 18 points and nine rebounds...eight second-half points in the Seminoles' near-comeback in the Leon County Civic Center...ignited a 16-5 run during the second half that allowed Florida State to cut a 16-point Tar Heel lead with 15:23 remaining to a three point deficit with 7:44 remaining...Joiner began the run with a jumper to bring the score to 55-41 with 15:10 remaining and added two rebounds and two steals as the Seminoles closed in on North Carolina...(vs. NC State) averaged 7.5 points and 6.5 rebounds in two games against NC State...(vs. Virginia) averaged 8.5 points and 7.0 rebounds in two games against NCAA Tournament participant Virginia...scored six points, grabbed eight rebounds, was credited with one blocked shot and one assist on the road against Virginia...his eight total rebounds and two on the offensive end led the Seminoles in both categories...(vs. Wake Forest) averaged 8.5 points and 12.0 rebounds in two games against NCAA Tournament participant Wake Forest...established his personal-best and set a Florida State record for rebounds in an ACC game with 17 against Wake Forest...grabbed a career-high five offensive rebounds and a career-high 12 defensive rebounds against the No. 6 ranked Demon Deacons...also recorded two steals, one blocked shot and one assist in the game...his career-high 17 rebounds against Wake Forest was the most by a conference freshman and tied for the second most among all players in the ACC during the 2000-01 season...

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Seventy-First High School in 2000...the first high profile recruit in Steve Robinson's first three years at Florida State...named Mr. Basketball in the state of North Carolina following his senior season...the Pepsi All-Stars state player of the year...averaged 17.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and three assists as a senior...earned all-state first team honors and was named the MVP of the state tournament... an all-state selection following his sophomore and junior seasons...team finished as the state tournament runner-up during his senior season...scored 36 points on 15-of-24 shooting from the field (.625 percent) to go along with 11 rebounds and four blocked shots in the title game which was played at the Dean E. Smith Center on the campus of the University of North Carolina...his 36 points established a state tournament record...considered one of the top 25 players nationally by recruiting expert Bob Gibbons and a consensus top 40 recruit...named to the all-tournament team at the Gibbons Tournament of Champions...scored 14 points in the East/West All-Star game following his senior season...named the Cape Fear region Player of the Year by the Fayetteville Observer...led his team to a cumulative four-year record of 95-16 during his varsity career...his high school coach was Bernie Poole...

PERSONAL: Born Oct. 28, 1981...Michael is the son is Priscilla and Vincent Joiner...a member of the National Honor Society and the math club...earned the school's academic achievement award following his freshman and sophomore years...was a member of the S.A.V.E organization (Students Against Violence Everywhere) and was president of the organization his senior season...student body treasurer as a sophomore...a member of the yearbook staff and the chess club...named an academic All-Star at the North Carolina East/West All-Star game...named Florida State's C.A.R.E (Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement) Man of the Year during the summer prior to his freshman season...Joiner enrolled in a pre-collegiate curriculum which helped him prepare for the successful adaptation to the rigors of college life...

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