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22   Derwin Kitchen
Derwin Kitchen

Hometown:
Jacksonville, Fla.

High School:
Raines

Last College:
Iowa Western C.C.

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 204

Position:
Gaurd

Birthdate:
03/14/1986

Experience:
3 VL


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CAREER STATS

Year G-GS FG-A .PCT 3FG-3FGA .PCT FT-FTA .PCT PTS.-AVG TR-AVG. AST TO BLK STL MIN
08-09 26-17 76-166 .458 15-41 .366 38-55 .691 205-7.9 119-4.6 65 55 0 30 688-25.7
09-10 31-31 87-204 .426 20-67 .299 58-82 .707 252-8.1 152-4.9 122 69 7 47 886-28.6
10-11 34-24 125-253 .494 27-76 .355 77-102 .755 354-10.4 196-5.8 121 68 3 56 1,041-30.6
Total 91-82 288-623 .462 62-184 .336 173-239 .723 811-8.8 467-5.1 308 192 10 133 2,615-28.7

ON KITCHEN: A three-year starter at the guard position and a starter on three consecutive NCAA Tournament teams as he helped Florida State advance to the Sweet 16 of the 2011 NCAA Tournament... earned his bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary social studies from Florida State on April 30, 2011...a starting guard on three consecutive Florida State teams that finished in the top four of the ACC standings (fourth in 2009, third in 2010 and third in 2011) for the first time in school history...Florida State won 70 games overall and 31 games in regular season ACC player with Kitchen in the starting line-up during his career...with Kitchen in Florida State's starting line-up, the Seminoles were the third winningest program in the ACC in both overall games and ACC games only...finished his career ranked 14th in school history with 308 career made assists and tied for 16th in school history with 133 career steals...tied for 18th in school history with 82 career starts in 91 career games despite playing less than three seasons...played in nine victories over ranked teams including two teams - No. 1 ranked North Carolina in 2009 and No. 1 ranked Duke in 2011 - who were ranked No. 1 at the time of the game...the Seminoles' victory over No. 1 ranked North Carolina sent Florida State to the championship game of the 2009 ACC Tournament for the first time in school history and their victory over No. 1 ranked in his senior season was the first victory over the Blue Devils during the season...led Florida State to consecutive wins over ranked teams in the 2011 NCAA Tournament...instrumental in the Seminoles' opening round win over No. 20 Texas A&M and No. 5 Notre Dame - the highest ranked team the Seminoles had defeated in the NCAA Tournament since the 1972 tournament when they advanced to the NCAA tournament championship game...one of the top defensive guards in the ACC who was a big reason why Florida State was one of the top defensive teams in all of college basketball during his career...helped Florida State lead the nation in field goal percentage defense in both 2010 and 2011 and rank in the top 25 in field goal percentage defense, blocked shots, steals, and 3-point field goal percentage defense in leading the Seminoles to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament in 2011...averaged a career-high 1.6 steals per game and led the Seminoles in total steals with a career-high 56...started 82 of the final 91 games of his career including all 34 during the Seminoles' run to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament during his senior season...he was the only Florida State player to start all 34 games in 2011...also started 45 of 48 ACC games during his career...played in each of the Seminoles' final 26 games of the 2008-09 season and was a starter in 17 of the final 19 games of the year and started 31 of the 31 games he played in as a junior...was a valuable bench player in the first seven games of his Florida State career before moving into the starting line-up against NC State on Jan. 13, 2009...has played in five victories over ranked teams during the first two seasons of his career including a win over No. 1 ranked North Carolina in the semifinals of the 2009 ACC Tournament...the win over the Tar Heels was the third in school history over the nation's No. 1 ranked team and sent Florida State to the championship game of the ACC Tournament for the first time in school history...played in three victories over ranked teams during his first season as a Seminole...helped the Seminoles defeat two ranked Clemson teams and No. 1 ranked North Carolina in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament...a starter in two victories over ranked Georgia Tech teams during his junior season...a transfer from Iowa Western Junior College, where he earned All-America First Team honors during his only season at the school...earned Junior College All-America First-Team honors at Iowa Western Community College in 2008 as he averaged 14.0 points, 6.1 rebounds and 3.3 assists in leading the Reivers to a No. 11 ranking in the final national junior college rankings in 2008...rated as the 57th best overall player, the 22nd best shooting guard and a top four-star prospect in the 2005 high school class by rivals.com...originally signed with Florida and enrolled at St. John's before attending school and playing basketball at Iowa Western Community College...enters his senior season of 2010-11 with one year of eligibility remaining...earned the Tip of the Spear Award at the Seminoles' 2009 Honors Banquet and the Otto Petty Most Assists Award at Florida State's year end banquet in 2010...presented with two awards at the Seminoles' 2011 Honors banquet - the Otto Petty Most Assists Award (for the second consecutive season) and the Bob Sura Outstanding Offensive Player Award - by the Florida State coaching staff...

AS A SENIOR: Averaged a career-high 10.4 points (second on the team), 3.6 assists (firs), a career-high 5.8 rebounds (third), a career-high 1.6 steals (second) and a team best a career-high 1.8:1 assist:turnover ratio...the Seminoles' starting point guard in their magical run to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament - the first time the Seminoles had advanced as far as the Sweet 16 since the 1993 season...played in a career-high 34 games as was the only Seminole who started all 34 games during the 2011 season...finished sixth in the ACC in assists, tied for fourth in the ACC in steals and 19th in the ACC in rebounding as he enjoyed one of the most outstanding all-around seasons in Florida State basketball history...a starter on a school record three consecutive NCAA Tournament teams, 2009, 2010 and 2011...the starting point guard on three consecutive Florida State teams that finished in the top four of the ACC standings (fourth in 2009, third in 2010 and third in 2011) for the first time in school history...established career-highs for points scored (354), averaged points scored per game (10.4), games played (34), games started (34), field goals made (125), field goals attempted (253), field goal percentage (.494), 3-point field goals made (27), field goals attempted (76), free throws made (77), free throws attempted (102), free throw percentage (.755), offensive rebounds (51), defensive rebounds (145), total rebounds (196), rebounds per game (5.8), steals (56), minutes played (1,041) and minutes played per game (30.6)...was Florida State's overall team leader in defensive rebounds (145), assists (121), steals (56), minutes played (1,041), minutes played per game (30.6), games played (34) and games started (34)...totaled a career-high three 20 point scoring games: 20 at Hawai'i. Dec. 22, 22 vs. Duke Jan. 12 and 23 vs. VCU March 25, 2011 in the NCAA Tournament)... ranked second on the team with six games of 10 or more rebounds (13 vs. Hartford, Dec. 5; 10 vs. national runner-up Butler, Dec. 23, 10 at Virginia Tech, Jan. 8, 10 vs. No. 1 Duke, Jan. 12, 13 at NC State, March 6 and 12 against VCU in the NCAA Tournament, March 25...led the Seminoles in scoring a career-high nine times: 20 at Hawaii, 19 vs. Baylor, Dec. 25, 22 vs. No. 1 Duke, 16 vs. Boston College, Jan. 22, 13 vs. North Carolina, March 2, 17 at NC State, March 6, 15 vs. Texas A&M in the NCAA Tournament March 18, 2011 and 23 against VCU in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament, march 25...a single season career high four double doubles: 10 points and 13 rebounds against Hartford, Dec. 5; 22 points and 10 rebounds in Florida State's win over No. 1 ranked Duke, 17 points and 13 rebounds at NC State and 23 points and 12 rebounds against VCU...five games as a senior with committing any turnovers...totaled 10 points against Ohio State -- then No. 2 ranked and the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament - as the Seminoles played host to the Buckeyes in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge...was Florida State's most productive player in the 2011 NCAA Tournament as he totaled a team high 16.0 points and team high tying 8.3 rebounds while averaging a team high 35.7 minutes per game as Florida State advanced to the Sweet 16 for only the fourth time in school history...averaged a team leading 16.0 points in three games during the NCAA Tournament, averaged 10.0 points in seven games against teams that participated in the NIT Tournament and averaged 10.7 points per game in 18 games against non conference opponents...(vs. Boston College): Scored a team leading 16 points and pulled down seven rebounds in Florida State's only game of the season against NIT participant Boston College...was nearly perfect from the field as he made six of seven field goal attempts (.857) and was a perfect three of three (1.000 percent) from the 3-point line...also totaled three steals as the Seminoles won, 67-51, in Tallahassee (Jan. 22)...sent Florida State on the road to victory early against the Eagles with a made 3-point shot to open the scoring...scored five of the Seminoles' first seven points of the game as Florida State won at home...totaled 11 second half points as Florida State broke open a close game early in the second half...two second half three point shots within three minutes of each other helped Florida State stretch their lead to 43-37 with 13:05 left in the game...his second shot from the bonusphere during the sequence began a 27-14 game ending run for the Seminoles...(vs. Clemson): Averaged 7.5 points and 7.5 rebounds in two games against NCAA Tournament participant Clemson...was a perfect four of four (1.000 percent) from the free throw line as the Seminoles and the Tigers split their two game regular season series...totaled a near double double of nine points and nine rebounds in the Seminoles' 75-69 win over the Tigers in Tallahassee (Dec. 12)...all nine points and four of his team leading nine rebounds came in the decisive second half as he led the Seminoles to the come from behind win after they trailed at halftime, 34-28...an important 3-point shot brought the Seminoles to within three at 36-33 at the 18:02 mark...a steal and a lay-up at the 14:41 mark once again brought Florida State to within three at 42-39 with 14:41 left in the game...another lay-up cut the deficit again, this time to two at 57-55 with 6:33 remaining...sealed the game with a perfect two of two free throw performance with 38 seconds remaining that gave Florida State a commanding 71-65 advantage...the win gave the Seminoles a 1-0 record in the ACC and a December win for the second consecutive season...scored six points and pulled down six rebounds as Florida State fell on the road at Clemson, 62-44 (Jan. 29)...four points in the first half and five points in the second half...(vs. Duke): Scored a double double of 22 points and 10 rebounds in Florida State's only game of the season against then No. 1 ranked and NCAA Tournament participant Duke...his 22 points and 10 rebounds both ranked as team high statistics in the victory...led the Seminoles in minutes played (36), field goals made and attempted (nine of 13), 3-point field goals made and attempted (three of four), defensive rebounds (nine), total rebounds (10), and steals (three) while tying for the team lead in assists (three)...scored 17 of his game-high 22 points in the second half as Florida State took the lead late in the first half and never relinquished it...answered a Kyle Singler field goal with a 3-pointer of his own to open the second half and give Florida State a 31-26 lead...increased Florida State's lead to nine (38-29) on a jumper at the 16:33 mark...broke a tie with a jumper at the 8:57 mark to put Florida State up for good with what proved to be the game winning basket which made the score 47-45...a basket and a free throw after being fouled only 25 seconds later gave Florida State a 50-45 advantage...scored nine points in the final nine minutes to lead the Seminoles to the historic, floor rushing, exhilarating victory over the nation's No. 1 ranked team for the second time in his career and for the fourth time in school history...(vs. Georgia Tech): Scored eight points and pulled down four rebounds in Florida State's only game against Georgia Tech during the 2011 regular season...was three of four from the free throw line and had a team high three steals as Florida State won, 72-63, in Atlanta (Feb. 10)...scored two first half points as Florida State jumped to as much as a 16 point lead in the first half then held on to gain the ACC road win...six points in the second half including three in the final two minutes led Florida State to the win...(vs. Maryland): Totaled a team high 16 points and a team high seven rebounds in the Seminoles' only game of the season against Florida State...shot the ball well against the Terps as he made six of his nine field goal attempts (.667 percent), two of his three shots from long range (.667) and was a perfect two of two from the free throw line (1.000)...he added six assists and earned two steals in the Seminoles' 78-62 loss in College Park (Feb. 23)...scored nine first half points half points to help the Seminoles to as much as a seven point lead in the first half...a 3-pointer at the 16:02 mark put Florida State up 14-8 while two free throws at the 9:21 mark helped the visiting Seminoles take a 23-22 lead..a steal and a dunk at the 2:00 mark brought Florida State to within three at 33-36 and a jumper with 34 seconds reaming before the intermission brought the Seminoles to within one at 37-38...totaled seven points in the second half...(vs. Miami): Averaged 8.0 points and 5.0 rebounds in two victories over NIT Participant Miami...totaled a team high eight assists (4.0 apg) and a team high six steals (3.0 spg) as the Seminoles win in both Coral Gables and Tallahassee...shot .538 from the field (seven of 13) in the two game regular season sweep over the Hurricanes...scored seven points and pulled down a team -high tying eight rebounds and helped spearhead Florida State's comeback from 12 points down in the first half to win, 55-53, on the road (Jan. 19)...Florida State did not score its first basket until the 10:11 mark of the first half but still managed to trail by only seven at the intermission...Kitchen was held scoreless in the first 20 minutes but scored all seven of his points in the second half...all seven of his points came in the final 10 minutes of the game...began his late game run with a lay-up at the 9:32 mark to pull the Seminoles to within three at 44-41...it was his lay-up that gave Florida State its first lead of the game, 49-48, with 5:53 left and a 3-pointer at the 4:22 mark put Florida State up 52-48...in scoring five consecutive points for Florida State, he scored the game winning points and gave the Seminoles a lead they did not relinquish...totaled nine points, four assists (against zero turnovers), three steals and two rebounds in Florida State's 65-59 victory over the Hurricanes in Tallahassee (Feb. 26)...instrumental on offense and defense in the opening stage of the game as he helped Florida State build a 16-2 advantage just six minutes into the game...The Seminoles never trailed, led by as many as 22 and defeated the Hurricanes for their 20th overall win and 10th ACC win of the season...Miami worked its way back into the game only to have the Kitchen-led Seminoles impose their will and hold on to the win...Miami closed to within five at 61-56 with 2:32 left but Florida State walked out of the Tucker Center with the win...(vs. North Carolina): Averaged 12.5 points, 4.5 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals in two games against NCAA Tournament North Carolina...shot the ball well from the field against the Tar Heels as he made nine of 17 shots from the field (.529 percent) and was a perfect seven of seven from the free throw line (1.000 percent)...his 25 points in the two games against the Tar Heels led Florida State's offensive attack...totaled 12 points, six assists and four rebounds as Florida State fell on the road to the Tar Heels, 89-69, in the Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill (Feb. 6)...scored six points in each half as the Seminoles played on the road on Super Bowl Sunday...his six assists in the game were tied for his second most an ACC game during his senior season...Florida State's leading scorer at home against North Carolina with 13 points, three assists and one steal...the Seminoles fell at home on a last second 3-point shot by Harrison Barnes to give the Tar Heels the 72-70 win in Tallahassee (March 2)...scored nine first half points to bolster Florida State to a 38-37 lead at halftime and totaled four in the second half as the Seminoles worked to hold onto the lead against the No. 13 ranked Tar Heels...scored the Seminoles' final four points of the game as they worked for the win...a lay-up with 50 seconds left in the game pulled Florida State to within one of 68-69...put the Seminoles ahead with 18 seconds remaining on two free throws after being fouled by Tar Heel guard Kendall Marshall...Barnes won the game for North Carolina on a top of the key 3-pointer that gave the Tar Heels their winning margin of victory...scored Florida State's first five points of the game on two lay-ups and a free throw...(vs. NC State): Averaged 14.0 points, a team leading 8.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists as Florida State defeated NC State twice during the regular season...shot well from the field against the Wolfpack (percent, 10 of 17) and made six of nine free throw attempts...totaled 11 points, three rebounds and two assists in the Seminoles' 84-71 win over NC State in Tallahassee (Jan. 15)...the Seminoles led the game 28-19 at the half and scored 56 points in the second half to gain the win which was important because it immediately followed the Seminoles' victory over No. 1 ranked Duke at home only three days earlier...a first half jumper gave Florida State a 20-16 lead with 5:37 left before intermission...scored nine second half points as NC State matched the Seminoles nearly point for point over the course of the final 20 minutes of the Florida State win...played one of his best all around games of the year in the season finale on the road at NC State with a double double of 17 points and 13 rebounds in the Seminoles' 72-62 win in Raleigh (March 6)...scored eight first half points as Florida State opened as much as a 13 point lead in taking a 34-25 lead at halftime...took over the game in the second half as NC State got themselves back into the game and took the lead...the Wolfpack worked their way back into the game and took the lead on a pair on a pair of free throws by Richard Howell at the 7:11 mark...scored six points and pulled down three rebounds as he forced Florida State to re-take control of the game and earn the road win to close out their season with an 11-5 mark in conference play...it was his lay-up at the 6:52 mark that proved to be the game winning basket as it gave the Seminoles a 56-55 lead...he increased that lead to three at 58-55 at the 6:16 mark and added two free throw shots at the 2:00 minute mark to effectively close out the game and allow Florida State to take the win back to Tallahassee...(vs. Virginia): Scored three points and pulled down two rebounds in 33 minutes of play in the Seminoles' only game of the season against Virginia...totaled four assists against only two turnovers as Florida State took the 63-56 win in Tallahassee (Feb. 12)...assumed the leadership of the team in the game as star forward Chris Singleton was injured in the game and missed the next six games of the season only to return for the Seminoles' run to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament...while Singleton was out, Kitchen led Florida State to a 3-3 record and into the NCAA Tournament for the third consecutive season...two points in the first half on a half ending jumper to give Florida State a seemingly insurmountable 34-23 lead going into the locker room...his 13 minutes of play in the first half helped the Seminoles recover from as much as a seven point deficit to take and hold the lead and earn the win...his lone point in the second half came on a free throw with 23 seconds remaining in the game and gave Florida State a 59-53 lead...the Cavaliers had whittled the Seminoles early lead to three with 1:12 remaining before Kitchen's point guard thoughts came out...soon after the Cavaliers had cut the lead to three points, he earned an assist on a jumper by Bernard James which put the Seminoles up by five at 58-53 with 37 seconds remaining...his made free throw then closed out the game and gave Florida State its eighth ACC win of the season... (vs. Virginia Tech): Averaged 1.0 point and 8.5 rebounds in two games against NIT participant Virginia Tech...his 17 total rebounds and 8.5 rebounds per game average led the Seminoles as did his eight assists and 4.0 assists per game average against the Hokies in the two games played - one in Blacksburg during the regular season and one in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament...was held scoreless for only the second time in his career as the Seminoles fell in the only regular season meeting between the two teams, 71-59, in their first ACC road game of the season (Jan. 8)...despite being held scoreless, he pulled down a team high 10 rebounds - one of six times during his senior season that he pulled down 10 or more rebounds and one of three times he earned double digit rebounds in an ACC game during his final season at Florida State...totaled two points in the ACC Tournament against the Hokies but was known more for the shot that went in the near victory over the Hokies...seemingly hit the game winning shot as time expired to seemingly give Florida State the 54-52 win in the final game of the night at the Greensboro Coliseum (March 11)...the shot was initially ruled good and the points put on the scoreboard which set off a wild celebration by Kitchen and his teammates...alas, after a review by the referees, the shot was disallowed as the 52-51 victory handed back to the Hokies who advanced to the semifinals...(vs. Wake Forest): Averaged 6.0 points and 4.0 rebounds in two victories over Wake Forest...the Seminoles won on the road in Winston Salem and at home in Tallahassee by an average of 21 points...shot the ball well from the free throw line as he made six of seven shots (.857 percent) after being fouled...also averaged 3.5 assists and had two steals as Florida State won both games of the regular season series...scored 10 points and pulled down seven rebounds as Florida State won, 85-61, in Tallahassee (Feb. 1)...scored only one first half point but helped the Seminoles take a 31-19 halftime lead on the basis on two timely assists in 16 minutes played...scored nine second half points to help Florida State outscore the Deacons over the second 20 minutes to take the commanding 24 point victory...assumed the leadership of the Seminoles against Wake Forest (Feb. 19) in their first game without Chris Singleton...totaled two points, three assists and two steals as Florida State overcame a slow start to earn the come-from-behind 84-66 win in Winston Salem...Florida State was completely out of sorts as it scored only 10 points in the first 11:17 of the game before recovering to outscore the Deacons, 23-16 over the final 8:43 of the first half...Kitchen helped ignite the Seminoles' comeback with an assist on a 3-point basket by Ian Miller that seemingly got the Seminoles' engines revved up...from that point on the Seminoles recovered from as much as a seven point deficit to take a lead before going into the half down only two points, 31-33...13 minutes played in leading and directing his team in the second half guided the Seminoles to the win on the road...(In three games during the NCAA Tournament): Averaged a team leading 16.0 points and a team leading 8.3 rebounds in three games during the NCAA Tournament in leading the Seminoles to the Sweet 16 for the first time since the 1993 season...was the team leader in minutes played (107), average minutes played per game (35.7), free throws made (16), free throws attempted (20) and offensive rebounds (10) while tying for the team lead with 25 total rebound, his 8.3 rebounds per game average, to goal along with eight assists and three steals...scored in double figures in all three games in the NCAA Tournament and recorded a double double of 23 points and 12 rebounds in the Seminoles' Sweet 16 game against VCU (March 25)...shot .800 percent from the free throw line in the Seminoles' three games during the NCAA Tournament...vs. Texas A&M: totaled 15 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals in 32 minutes played in the leading the Seminoles to their 57-50 victory over No. 20 Texas A&M in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (March 18) in a game played in the United Center in Chicago...his 15 points ranked as a team high as did his rebounds, assists and steals totals...was the most effective offensively in the second half as he scored 12 points in leading the Seminoles to the come from behind victory...Florida State trailed at the half, 26-23, but rallied behind Kitchen to outscore the Aggies, 34-24, in the second half...Kitchen began the Seminoles' second half comeback with a 3-pointer at the 17:21 mark after Texas A&M scored the first five points of the half to take a 31-23 (+8 point) lead...his 3-pointer began a 34-19 game ending run that gave Florida State its first NCAA Tournament win since the 1998 season...scored four points on a free throw at the 8:03 mark and on a 3-pointer at the 7:48 mark (a 15 second span) to five Florida State a 42-37 lead...a lay-up and the ensuing free throw after being fouled at the 4:49 mark put Florida State up 48-40...two more free throws at the 2:06 mark gave Florida State an 11 point lead at 53-42 and virtually closed the Aggies out and sent the Seminoles to the second round...vs. Notre Dame: scored 10 points to go along with six rebounds and two assists in 33 minutes as Florida State defeated No. 5 Notre Dame, 71-57, to advance to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1993 and for the fourth time in school history...totaled five points in both halves as Florida State led virtually the entire game...scored his first basket of the game on a lay-up at the 13:24 mark of the first half to give Florida State a 14-9 lead and added a 3-pointer at the 10:38 mark to give the Seminoles as 17-11 lead...the Fighting Irish never got any closer than those six points during the remainder of the game...was five of six from the free throw line in the second half as the Seminoles took the monumental win for head coach Leonard Hamilton and the program back to Tallahassee...vs. VCU: totaled a team high 23 points and a team high 12 rebounds to goal along with three assists and two steals in the Seminoles' Sweet 16 game in the NCAA Tournament against VCU in the Alamodome in San Antonio, Tex...worked to will the Seminoles to the brink of only the third Elite 8 appearance in school history in the overtime thriller against the Rams...scored 12 first half points, nine second half points and two in overtime, but the Seminoles fell one possession short of winning the game...(In three games during the Diamond Head Classic): Averaged 14.7 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.7 steals in leading the Seminoles to a third place finish at the Diamond Head Classic on Honolulu...shot well from the field (.519 percent, 14-27), the 3-point line (.417, five of 12) and the free throw line (.786, 11 of 14) as the Seminoles won two of three games - a stretch that included a win of the homestanding University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors and the No. 15 ranked Baylor Bears...led the team with a 34.3 minutes played per game average, nine total assists and eight steals...vs. Hawaii: scored a 20 high 20 points and earned a season high five steals in leading the Seminoles past the Rainbow Warriors, 70-62, on their home court...scored 12 points on three made 3-point shots in the first half to jumpstart the Seminoles to an all-important 33-25 halftime lead...started the Seminoles out right off the top as he nailed a 3-pointer to give the Seminoles a 3-0 lead at the 18:42 mark of the game...scored five consecutive points on a jumper at the 5:53 mark and on another 3-point shot at the 5:32 mark to put Florida State up by 14 (27-13) in the first half...three first half steals and five for the game helped Florida State earn a total of 14 steals in the game...added eight second half points and Hawaii closed in on the Seminoles in the second half as they closed their deficit to as few as four with 14:40 remaining in the game...helped the Seminoles increase their lead back to double digits with two free throws to extend the Seminoles lead to 11 at 46-35 at the 12:18 mark of the second half...vs. Butler: scored five points and added 10 rebounds in Florida State's game against national runner-up Butler in the semifinals of the tournament...his 10 rebounds ranked as a game high as Florida State limited the Bulldogs to .380 shooting from the field...also added a team high four assists as the Bulldogs took the 67-64 win (Dec. 23)...scored all five of his points in the second half as Florida State worked to get back in the game after trailing by as many as 15 with under 10 minutes remaining the game...Florida State outscored the Bulldogs, 34-18 in the final nine minutes of the game but fell short in gaining what would have been a very important win...vs. Baylor: led Florida State with 19 points and in the Seminoles' victory over the No. 15 and NIT participant Baylor...the win over the Bears was the Seminoles' first of four over ranked teams during the season...shot the ball well as he made eight of 13 field attempts (.615 percent) as Florida State won the game by seven after trailing by as many as nine in the first half...began Florida State's comeback to the win with a 3-point shot at the 9:59 mark of the first half to cut Florida State's deficit to six at 14-20...his 3-point shot began a 26-13 half ending run that propelled the Seminoles to an important 37-33 halftime lead...scored seven of his nine first half points in the final 10 minutes of the half as Florida State went from as many as nine down to as many as five up and a total of four up at the intermission...got the ball rolling for the Seminoles early in the second half with a la-up to increase the Seminoles' lead back to four at the 17:49 mark after Baylor had score the first two point of the half...extended the Seminoles' lead to four again on a jumper after the Bears had closed to within two a 51-49 at the 8:14 mark...after the Bears had tied the game at both 55-55 and 59-59 it was Kitchen who again extended the Seminoles lead to 64-59 with two free throws with 2:04 left in the game...closed out the scoring at the buzzer with a lay-up to give Florida State the 68-61 win...(vs. Florida): scored three points and pulled down a team high eight rebounds in the Seminoles only game of the season against in state rival and NCAA Tournament participant Florida...played well with four assists against only one turnover and three steals in 32 minutes played in a game won by the Gators, 55-51, in Tallahassee (Nov. 28)...his lone basket of the game came in the first half and opened the scoring in the game at the 19:37 mark and gave the Seminoles a 3-0 lead...he led the Seminoles to a 30-25 scoring advantage in the second half but they could not recover from their nine point halftime deficit...

AS A JUNIOR (2010): Averaged 8.1 points (fifth on the team), a career-high 3.9 assists (first), 1.5 steals (second) and 4.9 rebounds (third) as he played in 31 of the Seminoles' 32 games, including all 16 of Florida State's ACC games...started 31 of the Seminoles 32 games as he ranked among the team leaders in games played as we tied for third with his 31 starts...Florida State's starting point guard as the Seminoles advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive season and finished in third place in the ACC standings with a 10-6 record....with Kitchen in the starting line-up as a sophomore and as a junior, the Seminoles finished in third and fourth place in the ACC with identical 10-6 conference marks....the Seminoles won 20 games and had a winning percentage of nearly 65 percent in the ACC with Kitchen in the starting line-up in the last two seasons...in addition to leading the Seminoles to the NCAA Tournament for a second consecutive year, he helped lead Florida State to the championship of the prestigious Old Spice Classic with wins over Iona, Alabama and Marquette...scored his career-high of 29 points as the Seminoles played host to Maryland in Tallahassee (Feb. 4) - his point total was the highest of any Florida State player in a single game during the 2009-10 season...was Florida State's leading scorer in four different games during the season -- 15 at Florida (Nov. 24), 16 vs. Iona (Nov. 26), 29 vs. Maryland; 8 vs. Clemson (Feb. 28) - and the Seminoles were 2-2 in those games...an exceptionally strong rebounder for a point guard who led Florida State in rebounding six times as a junior -- 6 vs. Alabama (Nov. 27), 5 vs. Miami (Feb. 6), 8 at Virginia (Feb. 17), 7 vs. Clemson, (Feb. 28), 6 at Miami (March 6,) and 11 vs. NC State (March 12) in the ACC Tournament...averaged 28.6 minutes played per game - the second highest per game average on the team behind Chris Singleton's team-high 31.4 minutes played per game average... played less than 20 minutes in only three games and played at least 30 minutes in 17 different games with his career high of 37 minutes coming as he poured in 29 points against Maryland at home...enjoyed a strong season from the free throw line as he shot 707 to rank as one of only two Seminoles who shot better than 70 percent fro the line for the season...with 122 assists and his career-high 3.9 assists per game average, he totaled nearly twice as many assists (122-65) and averaged nearly 1.5 assists more (3.9-2.5) as a junior as compared to his sophomore season...dished out a career-high 10 assists in two different games - 10 in the Seminoles' victory over Alabama A&M (Dec. 31) and at Duke (Jan. 27)... he became the first Seminole point guard to earn 10 assists in a single game since former Seminole guard Nate Johnson earned 10 assists in the Seminoles' 80-67 victory over Iowa on Dec. 2, 2002 in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge...his 10 assists against Alabama A&M and Duke allowed him to earn double figures in assists in multiple games in a single season since Delvon Arrington had double digits in assists in four games during the 2001-02 season...biggest shot of his junior season and in the first two seasons of his career came against Boston College in the final minute of the Seminoles' win in Chestnut Hill...he hit a 3-point shot from the left elbow with 44 seconds remaining in the game and the outcome still hanging in the balance...his trifecta made the score 57-54 and allowed the Seminoles to take and hole the lead and win the game...he scored all five of his points for the game the final 44 seconds of the games in the Seminoles' 61-57 lead...helped Florida State ranked first in the nation and first in the ACC in field goal percentage defense, as well as first in the ACC in scoring defense...averaged 9.2 points and 4.8 rebounds in 12 games against teams that played in the NCAA Tournament...shot .704 from the free throw line in those 12 games against teams that advanced to the NCAA Tournament...averaged 6.2 points and 5.6 rebounds in five games against ranked teams during his junior season...(vs. Boston College): averaged 7.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists in two games against Boston College...shot .500 from the field and .400 from the 3-point line as the Seminoles took the two-game season series from the Eagles for the first time in school history...was Florida State's second leading rebounder against Boston College with 14 total rebounds - only five behind Chris Singleton's team leading 19 rebounds and 9.5 rebounds per game average...scored five points and pulled down nine rebounds in the Seminoles' victory over Boston College in Chestnut Hill (Jan. 30)...his five points all came in the final 44 seconds of the game and helped Florida State take the 61-57 victory for its first ever win on the road at Boston College...hit a 3-point shot from the left elbow with 44 seconds remaining in the game to break the seventh tie of the game and give the Seminoles a 57-54 lead...the bucket gave the Seminoles the largest lead by either team since the early part of the second half...he then made two free throws with seven seconds left in the game to give the Seminoles the 61-57 winning advantage...pulled down six of his nine rebounds in the second half as Florida State went from a 27-22 deficit at halftime to the 61-57 victory...scored nine points and pulled down five rebounds as the Seminoles defeated Boston College, 62-47, in Tallahassee (Feb. 14)...was credited with a game-high five assists and two steals in 32 minutes of playing time as the Seminoles held the Eagles to a school record low point total for an ACC game...scored seven points in the first half to help the Seminoles to a 30-30 tie at the intermission and helped lead a suffocating defensive effort that limited Boston College to 17 total points in the victory for Florida State...(vs. Clemson): averaged 7.5 points and 5.5 rebounds in two games against NCAA Tournament participant Clemson...shot .889 from the free throw line as he made eight of nine free throw attempts in the two-game regular season series against the Tigers...scored seven points to go along with four rebounds, two assists and two steals as the Seminoles fell at Clemson (Feb. 10) to the Tigers, 77-67...scored all seven of his points in the second half highlighted by a perfect four of four performance from the free throw line...scored a team-high tying eight points and pulled down a team high tying seven rebounds as the Seminoles played host to the Tigers in Tallahassee (Feb. 28)....totaled six points in the second half as Florida State worked to hold the Tigers off from winning both games of the regular season series...scored four of the Seminoles' final seven points of the game on two free throws and a lay-up...(vs. Duke): scored three points, pulled down seven rebounds and as credited with a career-high tying 10 assists in the Seminoles' only game of the season against NCAA Tournament Champion Duke...totaled 10 assists against only three turnovers in 34 minutes of play as the Blue Devils won, 70-56, in a game played in Cameron Indoor Stadium (Jan. 27)...his three points for the game came on a 3-pointer with 16:09 left in the first half and pulled the Seminoles to within one at 6-5...five assists in the first half led to 10 points while five assists in the second half led to 12 points meaning he was directly accountable for 25 of the Seminoles' 56 points in the game...his 10 assists in game were the most in an ACC game since the 2001-02 season when Delvon Arrington was credited with 10 also against Duke on Jan. 6, 2002...(vs. Georgia Tech): averaged 4.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists in two games against NCAA Tournament participant Georgia Tech...was Florida State's second leading rebounder in the regular season series sweep of the Yellow Jackets...secured nearly half (11) of Florida State's 24 total team assists against Georgia Tech...scored seven points, was credited with six assists and pulled down eight rebounds in leading Florida State to a 66-59 victory over Georgia Tech in Atlanta...the win opened the Florida State's ACC season in December and allowed the Seminoles to begin the conference schedule with a 1-0 record...totaled two points, three assists and three rebounds in the overtime period as the Seminoles outscored the Yellow Jackets, 12-5, in the overtime period to gain the win...assisted on Florida State's first two baskets of the third period on baskets by Ryan Reid to put the Seminoles up 58-57 with 3:03 left in the game...he then made two free throws to help the Seminoles increase their lead to four which led to the win...scored two points, pulled down five rebounds and added five assists as the Seminoles defeated Georgia Tech in Tallahassee (Jan. 24)...two first half points gave the Seminoles a 24-23 lead with 5:47 left in the second half...(vs. Maryland): averaged 16.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists in two games against NCAA Tournament participant...shot .583 from the field, 600 from the 3-point line and was perfect from the free throw line in the two games against Maryland...scored his career high of 29 points on a career-high 12 made field goals as the Seminoles played host to Maryland in Tallahassee (Feb. 4)...scored four points and pulled down two rebounds as the Seminoles traveled to play at Maryland (Jan. 10)...Florida State got themselves back into the game after falling behind in the first half and fell, 77-68...scored two points in each half and helped the Seminoles outscore the Terps 41-36 in the second half...totaled a game-high 29 points on 12 made field goals, a perfect three of three shooting from the 3-point line and a perfect two of two shooting from the free throw line as the Seminoles had the game taken from them in a 71-67 loss in Tallahassee (Feb. 4)...totaled 11 points in the first half and 18 in the second half to score the highest point total by a Seminole player during the 2009-10 season...scored four points on two lay-ups in the final 2:22 of the first half that allowed Florida State to earn a 29-25 lead at the intermission...from there here went toe to toe with Maryland's Greivis Vasquez in the second half in the epic battle of top tier ACC teams...outscored Vasquez 18-13 in the second half, but the Terps earned the win...tied the game twice and closed Florida State's gap twice in the second half...Florida State looked to have tied the game at 66-66 with 14 seconds remaining in the game but Florida State's Michael Snaer was called for a foul which nullified the game-tying basket...(vs. Miami): averaged 4.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists in two games against Miami...was Florida State's leading rebounder with 11 in the Seminoles' regular season sweep of the Hurricanes...was second on the team in assists with eight as he averaged 24.5 minutes played per game as the Seminoles took the two game regular season series with wins in Tallahassee (Feb. 6) and in Coral Gables (March 6)...the Seminoles' victory over the Hurricanes in March allowed them to finish league play with a 10-6 record and a third place finish in the ACC standings...scored six points to goal along with six assists and five rebounds in the Seminoles 71-65 victory over Miami at home...two first half points and two first half assists helped Florida State take a 32-31 lead at the intermission while four second half points allowed the Seminoles to take the win...an old fashioned three point play with 4:24 left in the game afforded Florida State a 59-47 advantage...added a free throw shot with 45 seconds remaining put the Seminoles up by eight at 66-58 and effectively closed the door on the Hurricanes...totaled three points, a team-high six rebounds and two assists in 17 minutes played in the Seminoles 61-60 victory on the road to close out the regular season...his 3-point shot with 15:48 remaining in the first half proved monumental as it not only gave Florida State an early 7-0 lead and momentum but it proved to be among the margin of victory baskets in the game that came down to the final second as the Seminoles took the win...(vs. North Carolina): scored 13 points, pulled down seven rebounds, was credited with six assists and earned three steals in the Seminoles only game of the season against NIT participant North Carolina...he was Florida State's third leading scorer, its third leading rebounder and tied for its team high in assists as the Seminoles won at the Dean E, Smith Center for the first time under head coach Leonard Hamilton...was two for three (.833) from the three point line as the Seminoles made 11 shots from the bonusphere and a five of six from the free throw line as the Seminoles made 12 of 18 free throws in taking the 77-67 win...13 points (seven in the first half and six in the second half) allowed the Seminoles to score the first basket of the game and hold as much as a 23 point lead during the game...the Seminoles never trailed in gaining the historic victory...his seven first half points came in the first 11 minutes of the half and helped the Seminoles take as much as a 17-point lead in the first half...scored on a 3-point basket, a 2-point basket and two free throws...six second half points allowed the Seminoles to keep the heat on the Tar Heels and gain the victory...(vs. NC State): averaged 9.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.5 steals in two games against NIT participant NC State...was a perfect four of four from the free throw line in the two games against the Wolfpack...scored 15 points and was credited with four assists and three steals as NC State defeated Florida State, 88-81 in Tallahassee (Jan. 12)...his 15 points allowed him to rank as one of five Seminoles to score in double figures...totaled 11 second half points as the Seminoles and Wolfpack got into a running battle with both teams scoring 50 points...his 15 points against the Wolfpack rank as the second most for him in an ACC game as a junior...totaled four points, a career-high 11 rebounds and four assists in 32 minutes played against NC State in the quarterfinal round of the ACC Tournament...his 11 rebounds ranked as a high for the Seminoles and a high for the game...all four of his points came in the second half as Florida State worked to fend off the Wolfpack...(vs. Virginia): scored seven points, pulled down a team-high eight rebounds and had one assist in the Seminoles' only game of the season against Virginia...also added a blocked shot against the Cavaliers in the 69-50 victory in Charlottesville (Feb. 17)...part of Florida State's offensive and defensive effort early as the Seminoles jumped to and sustained an early lead...three points, five rebounds and one blocked shot in the first 20 minutes of play helped Florida State to a 33-24 advantage at the intermission...the Seminoles held Virginia to 24 first half points and .364 shooting from the field in the first half...four consecutive points on a pair of jumpers within 24 seconds of each other early in the second half helped Florida State keep the pedal to the floor in gaining its seventh ACC win of the season...(vs. Virginia Tech): scored 11 points, pulled down four rebounds, added three assists and one steal in Florida State's only game of the season against NIT participant Virginia Tech...was seven of 10 from the free throw line as he established career highs for free throws made and free throws attempted in the Seminoles' 63-58 win in Tallahassee (Jan. 16)...played big from the free throw line late in the game as Virginia Tech closed as much as a 14 point Florida State lead to as little as two...was four of six from the free throw line and made a lay-up in the last seven minutes of the game to help Florida State to the win that proved monumental at the end of the season...each of his free throws and his field goal late in the game extended Florida State's lead back to a comfortable working margin...his scoring late also proved monumental as Virginia Tech got to within one on a 3-point shot by Malcolm Delaney with four seconds remaining in the game...the win by the Seminoles in January over the Hokies in the fourth ACC game of the season allowed the Seminoles to earn the first tiebreaker over Virginia Tech to earn the third seed in the ACC Tournament to mark the second consecutive season the Seminoles have earned a top four seed and a bye in the first round of the conference championship tournament...(vs. Wake Forest): scored two points, pulled down four rebounds and was credited with six assists and a career-high five steals as Florida State defeated NCAA Tournament participant Wake Forest in the only meeting of the season between the two teams...despite scoring only two points (on a dunk to increase the Seminoles lead to seven points) he directly accounted for 11 points on his five assists and six points on his four steals for a total of 19 of the Seminoles' 31 first half points...his all around body of work helped Florida State take a 31-25 halftime lead...though he didn't score in the second half it was his help defense that didn't allow Wake Forest All-American Al-Farouq Aminu to score either as the Demon Deacon star was held scoreless for the only time in his career...his defensive effort helped Florida State limit Wake Forest to 20 second half points, .211 percent shooting in the second half and 47 total points and .366 shooting from the field during the game...one assist (on a jumper by Michael Snaer) and one steal (that led directly to a dunk by Xavier Gibson) added up to four points in the second half by Kitchen which equaled the margin of victory for the Seminoles...(vs. Gonzaga in the NCAA Tournament): totaled seven points, five assists, four rebounds and four steals in the Seminoles' game against Gonzaga in the NCAA Tournament...the game was played in the HSBC Arena in Buffalo, N.Y. and resulted in a 67-60 win for the Bulldogs...his five assists and four steals ranked as game high statistics for the game among both teams...scored the first basket of the game for the Seminoles to put Florida State up 2-0 only 18 seconds into the game...tied for the team lead with three free throws - all in the first half...(In three games during the Old Spice Classic): averaged 12.7 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.0 assists in helping lead the Seminoles to the championship of the prestigious Old Spice Classic at the Disney/ESPN Wide World of Sports in Lake Buena Vista, Fla...was Florida State's second leading scorer, shot .500 from the field, .556 from the 3-point line and .750 form the free throw line in leading the Seminoles to victories over Iona (54-49, Nov. 26), Alabama (60-51, Nov. 27) and Marquette (57-56, Nov. 29)...scored a team and game-high 16 points to go along with three rebounds and two assists in the Seminoles first round victory over Iona...scored nine of Florida State's 29 points in the second half including two on two free throws with 6:48 remaining in the game...the score was tied eight times during the game and he lead changed hands nine times...his two second half free throws allowed Florida State to keep the lead for the entire second half of the game...scored the first two points of the game on a dunk to tie the score at 2-2...pulled Florida State to within 8-7 lead with a 3-point shot at the 11:31 mark of the first half...Florida State outscored Iona, 29-25, in the second half to escape with the win...scored eight points, pulled down six rebounds and dished out six assists in the Seminoles' victory over Alabama which sent Florida State to the championship game of the tournament...all eight points came in the second half as Florida State held on for the victory...scored six points in span of 3:16 in the second half on one free throw shot, a lay-up and a 3-point shot to put Florida State up by nine at 41-32 with 13:21 left in the game...his scoring string kept Alabama at bay for the remainder of the game...five assists in the first half all helped account for 3-point shots and a total of 15 points while one assist in the second half also accounted for a 3-point shot and three more points, meaning all of his six assists accounted directly for 18 points on six made 3-point shots...totaled 14 points, five rebounds, one assist and one turnover in the Seminoles' championship game victory over Marquette...of his 14 points, six came in the first half and eight came in the second half...scored all eight of his second half points in the final 6:32 of the game to spark an amazing late-game comeback that saw the Seminoles rally from 12 points down at halftime, as many as 17 points down in the second half and 10 points down with 10 minutes to go to defeat Marquette who advanced to the NCAA Tournament as a No. 6 seed...he scored on a 3-pointer to close the gap to two at 44-46 with 6:32 left...again closed the gap to two at 46-48 with 4:18 remaining and gave the Seminoles a 53-52 lead on a 3-pointer with 1:24 remaining in the game...beginning with Kitchen's 3-point shot at the 6:32 mark, the Seminoles outscored Marquette 16-10 to win the game and the championship...(vs. Florida): led Florida State with 15 points, four rebounds and four steals in the Seminoles' only game against NCAA Tournament participant Florida...totaled 11 of his 15 points in the second half as the Seminoles outscored the Gators, 33-29, in the second half in an attempt to climb back into the game...Florida earned the win, 68-52 in Gainesville (Nov. 24)...

AS A SOPHOMORE (2009): Averaged 7.9 points (fifth on the team), 4.6 rebounds (fourth), 2.5 assists (third) and 1.2 steals (third) while playing in 26 of the Seminoles' 35 games in his first season as a member of the Florida State basketball team... finished the season as Florida State's fifth highest scorer and with its third highest assist total despite playing in only 26 games...helped lead Florida State into the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1998 and into the ACC Tournament championship game for the first time in school history...started 17 of the final 19 games of his first season and was a starter in 13 of the Seminoles' 16 ACC games...he earned starting assignments in all three of the Seminoles' games in the ACC Tournament and against Wisconsin in the NCAA Tournament...his 17 starts came despite missing the first nine games of the season and were the fourth highest total of starts on the team during the 2008-09 season...finished third on the team with a 25.7 minutes played per game average and was one of only three players on the team who averaged more than 25 minutes played per game...played in double figure minutes in 25 of his 26 appearances including each of his final 25 games of the season...played the first game of his Seminole career at Georgia State (Dec. 13)...scored two points in six minutes of play as the Seminoles defeated the Panthers, 62-57...his two points came on two free throws with four seconds left to up Florida State's lead to 62-57 and seal the important road victory for the Seminoles...earned three minutes of playing time in the first half and three minutes in the second half...finished as Florida State's leading rebounder with nine against No. 1 North Carolina in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament (March 14), eight against Wisconsin in the NCAA Tournament (March 20), seven at Wake Forest (Feb. 14) and six at Virginia Tech (Feb. 21)...his season-high scoring game of 19 points came in a victory at Virginia Tech (Feb. 21)...his 19 points against the Hokies were one of nine times he scored in double figures in his first season as a Seminole...16 points came in his first career ACC game against Duke at home in Tallahassee (Jan. 16) while 11 points came in the Seminoles' ACC Tournament semifinal victory over No. 1 North Carolina...three consecutive double figure scoring games against Western Kentucky in the Orange Bowl Classic (11 points, Dec. 28), Texas A&M Corpus Christi (13 points, Jan. 3) and at home against Duke 16 points, Jan. 10) and four consecutive double figure scoring games in ACC play against Miami (13 points, Feb. 18), at Virginia Tech (19 points), at Boston College (14 points, Feb. 24) and Clemson (10 points, Feb. 28)...the biggest basket of the first season of his Florida State career came against Georgia Tech in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament (March 13)...he took an inbounds pass from guard Luke Loucks and made a reverse lay-up to put Florida Sate ahead, 63-62...he was fouled on the play and made the free throw to give the Seminoles their 64-62 margin of victory...the win was the Seminoles' first in the 2009 tournament as the advanced to play in the ACC Tournament championship game for the first time in school history...may have been at his best in the ACC Tournament as he scored the game-winning basket in the Seminoles' quarterfinal victory over Georgia Tech, led the Seminoles in rebounds with nine in their semifinal victory over No. 1 North Carolina and led the Seminoles in assists during two of the three games and in steals in all three games...averaged more points in 16 conference games (8.3) than he did in non league games (7.3) which included the first six games of his career, three games in the ACC Tournament and one game in the NCAA Tournament...averaged 7.7 points and 5.2 rebounds in 13 games against teams that played in the NCAA Tournament and averaged 9.5 points in four games against teams that played in the 2009 NIT...(vs. Boston College): scored 14 points, pulled down five rebounds and was credited with three assists in the Seminoles' only game of the 2008-09 season against NCAA Tournament participant Boston College...his 14 points ranked as his second scoring total against an ACC opponent during his first season as a Seminole...he shot 60 percent (six of 10) from the field including two of three from the 3-point line in 33 minutes of play as Florida State fought valiantly but fell on the road at Boston College , 72-67, in Chestnut Hill, Mass. (Feb. 24)...totaled six points in the first half and eight in the second half as the Seminoles nearly pulled out the victory...began Florida State's comeback from as many as nine down in the second half with a 3-point shot at the 14:51 mark...his long range shot made the score 42-36 (down six) and was the beginning of a 14-6 Seminole run that saw the Seminoles go from nine down (42-33) to only one down (48-47) in a span of just over four minutes...each of his three baskets (two 3-pointers and a lay-up) in the second half helped Florida State cut into the Eagles' lead...a 3-pointer at the 18:03 mark cut a Seminole deficit to one (32-31), his second 3-pointer of the half cut the deficit to six and a lay-up with 5:04 remaining cut the lead to five at 64-59...additionally, two second half assists led directly to six points on a pair of 3-point shots by All-American Toney Douglas...(vs. Clemson): averaged 5.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists in two games against NCAA Tournament participant Clemson...was Florida State's fourth leading scorer as the Seminoles defeated nationally ranked Clemson twice with wins at Clemson and in Tallahassee...scored one point, pulled down four rebounds, earned one steal and one assist in the Seminoles' monumental, season-changing, come-from-behind victory over No. 10 Clemson, 65-61, on the road in Clemson, S.C. (Feb. 7)...the Seminoles trailed by as many as 19 in the second half but rallied to win the game...his one point in the game was a free throw at the 16:29 mark to pull the Seminoles to within 17 at the 16:29 mark of the second half...his free throw came with the Seminoles trailing 42-24 and began a 41-19 game-ending and game-changing and run...in rallying to gain the victory on the road, Florida State improved its record to 18-5 overall and 5-3 in the ACC...the win allowed the Seminoles to finish the first half of their ACC season with a 5-3 record...totaled 10 points, four rebounds and two assists in 37 minutes played as the Seminoles defeated Clemson, 73-66, in Tallahassee (Feb. 28)...the victory over the Tigers gave Florida State a 9-5 record in ACC play and virtually assured them of their first NCAA Tournament bid since 1998...scored five first half points to propel the Seminoles to a 73-66 halftime lead and totaled five in the second half as Florida State held on for the victory...his prominent plays in the first half included a jumper in the paint to tie the game at 6-6 with 4:50 elapsed in the game, an assist on a 3-point shot by Deividas Dulkys to put the Seminoles up 14-13 with 10:19 left before intermission and a 3-pointer with 9:40 left in the half to give Florida State a 17-13 advantage...it was Kitchen who earned an assist on the game-winning basket by Dulkys because the Seminoles led for the entire remainder of the game...(vs. Duke): averaged 7.7 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.7 assists in three games against ACC Tournament champion and NCAA Tournament participant Duke...the Seminoles played the Blue Devils twice during the regular season and in the championship game of the ACC Tournament - the first time the Seminoles had ever played on Championship Sunday in the ACC Tournament...made his ACC debut against Duke with a 16-point, five rebound and five steal performance against the Blue Devils in Tallahassee (Jan. 10)...despite his best efforts the Seminoles fell, 66-58, to Duke at home in Tallahassee...all 16 of his points came in the second half as the Seminoles mounted a comeback after trailing by as many as 25 midway through the second half...all 16 of his points came in the final 11 minutes of the game as Florida State outscored Duke, 31-20, to get back to within six points after trailing only 19-14 at the intermission...from the 10:52 mark through the 5:22 mark of the second half he scored four points and then scored 10 of the Seminoles' final 16 points in the final five minutes of the game...scored seven points, pulled down five rebounds and dished out four assists as the Seminoles fell to Duke, 84-81, in Cameron Indoor Stadium (March 3)...all seven of his points came in the second half as Florida State held as much as an eight point deficit, lost the lead and re-gained the lead before falling in the final minutes of the game...gave the Seminoles their largest lead of the second half (and tied their largest lead of the game) with a jumper at the 19:33 mark to put Florida State up 42-34...another jumper at the 17:28 mark gave Florida State a 44-40 advantage and a 3-point shot at the 8:56 mark to give the Seminoles the lead back at 62-60...pulled down five rebounds and was credited with two assists in 19 minutes of playing time as Florida State played Duke for the championship of the ACC Tournament at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta (March 15)....the Blue Devils claimed the crown with a 79-69 victory...his five rebounds ranked tied for second on the team behind Chris Singleton's nine rebounds and tied with Solomon Alabi's five...(vs. Georgia Tech): averaged 10.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists in two games against Georgia Tech...the Seminoles defeated the Yellow Jackets twice during the season - once during the regular season in Tallahassee and again in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta...the Seminoles' victory over the Jackets in the ACC Tournament was their first win in the tournament as they advanced to the championship game for the first time in school history...scored 13 points and pulled down four rebounds in 24 minutes of playing time as the Seminoles' registered a come-from-behind victory over the Yellow Jackets, 62-58, in a game played in Tallahassee...his 13 points were tied for the third highest scoring total in his first season as a Seminole...the Seminoles trailed by as many as seven in the first half, were behind 31-25 at the intermission and did not take the lead for good until just over five minutes remained to be played in the game...totaled 11 points in the second half to help lead the Seminoles' comeback...scored four of the Seminoles' first six points of the second half with a short jumper at the 18:09 mark tying the game at 31-31...the tie was one of nine times the score was tied during the game...two free throws with 6:32 left in the game drew Florida State to within one at 45-44 and two free throws in the final 2:09 of the game helped Florida State take the win and keep its home court advantage in ACC play...totaled eight points, three rebounds and five assists in the Seminoles' 64-62 victory over Georgia Tech in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament (March 13)...made his biggest basket of the season and one of the biggest baskets of the season for Florida State with 7.7 seconds left in the game and the Seminoles trailing by one...he took an inbounds pass from Seminole freshman guard Luke Loucks and scored on a reverse lay-up to give Florida State a 63-62 lead...he was fouled on the play by Georgia Tech's Alade Aminu...he completed the old fashioned three-point play and the Seminoles held on to gain the win...said Kitchen after the game: "When Luke passed it to me, I knew my man was trailing me. I was going to have a clear lane to the basket unless a big man was to help up. As soon as I caught it, I just tried to finish."...after scoring five points in the first half to help Florida State to a 33-27 lead at the intermission, his only three points of the second half came on the Seminoles' final offensive play of the game...(vs. Maryland): scored six points, pulled down five rebounds and earned four assists in Florida State's only game against NCAA Tournament participant Maryland...Florida State outscored Maryland, 10-7, in overtime to take the 76-73 win in Tallahassee (Jan. 17)...was perfect four-of-four from the free throw line in the Seminoles' 15th victory of the season...scored four points in the final 4:04 of regulation to help the Seminoles hold the lead until the final minute of regulation...two of two free throws with 4:04 left gave the Seminoles a 64-58 lead and a lay-up with 1:00 left gave Florida State a 66-64 advantage...both scores became important as Landon Milbourne tied the game and sent it into overtime with a lay-up with 22 seconds left in the game...(vs. Miami): averaged 6.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists in two games during the regular season against NIT participant Miami...he shot a team-leading .556 (five of nine) from the field and was a perfect two-of-two from the 3-point line as the Seminoles and Hurricanes split the two games series with each team winning on their home court...scored zero points and pulled down two rebounds in 17 minutes of playing time as Florida State fell on the road to Miami, 75-69, in Coral Gables (Jan. 21)...was one of only two games in which he was held scoreless during the first season of his Seminole career...one of three Seminoles in double figures with 13 points to go along with his ACC season-high tying seven rebounds as the Seminoles defeated Miami, 80-67, in Tallahassee (Feb. 18)...the victory was the magical win No. 20 for the Seminoles who also upped their ACC record to 7-4...totaled 10 second half points as Florida State scored 50 points after halftime to put the game away and gain the win...five consecutive points for Florida State with a 3-pointer at the 16:51 mark and a lay-up at the 15:42 mark to give Florida State a 43-37 advantage...Florida State scored the first basket of the second half to take a lead they would not relinquish...an assist on a dunk by Florida State's Jordan DeMercy closed out the scoring and the Seminoles' victory at home...also helped on the superb defensive effort against All-ACC First Team selection Jack McClinton in holding the all-star to a near season-low 13 points in the win...(vs. North Carolina): averaged 7.5 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 4.0 assists in two games against ACC regular season champion and NCAA National Champion North Carolina...shot .500 (six of 12) from the field, .500 (one of two) and was a perfect 1.000 percent (two of two) from the free throw line as the Seminoles' split two games against the Tar Heels...after falling to the Tar Heels by three points on a buzzer beater in Tallahassee the Seminoles defeated the No. 1 ranked Tar Heels in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament...the victory over the Tar Heel in the ACC tournament was the third ever over the nation's No. 1 ranked team in school history and propelled the Seminoles into the championship game of the ACC Tournament for the first time in school history...a near double-double as he scored 11 points, pulled down nine rebounds and earned four assists in a career-high 38 minutes in the Seminoles' thrilling 73-70 ACC Tournament victory over North Carolina (March 14)...scored seven second half points as the Seminoles rallied for the victory...put the Seminoles on the path to victory with a 3-pointer at the 9:33 mark of the second half to give the Seminoles a 58-55 lead...his basket from the bonusphere broke the fifth of six ties in the game and began a game capping run of 18-15 for the Seminoles...closed out the Tar Heels with two of two free throws with 15 seconds left in the game...his two free throws gave Florida State their final margin of victory (three points at 73-70) in the victory...scored four points and pulled down three rebounds in 29 minutes of playing time as North Carolina defeated Florida State, 80-77, in Tallahassee (Jan. 28)...the Tar Heels won the game on a buzzer-beating half court shot by All-American guard Ty Lawson...two points in the first half and two in the second as Florida State held a lead in both halves as they worked to gain the win...two points in the second half came on a lay-up and gave Florida State a 66-63 advantage with 7:26 left in regulation...the Tar Heels outscored the Seminoles17-11 from that point on to gain the win...(vs. NC State): scored nine points and pulled down four rebounds in the Seminoles' only game against NC State during the 2008-09 season...also added three assists as Florida State won, 78-65, in Raleigh (Jan. 13)...the win marked the second consecutive win on the road against NC State...the game at NC State marked the first starting assignment of his career after coming off of the bench in the first seven games of his career...five points in the first half helped Florida State rally from as much as an eight-point deficit to take a 35-32 lead at the half...four points in the second half proved vitally important as the see-saw game was tied seven times in the second half before the Seminoles took control of the game with less than six minutes remaining before the final buzzer...two points on a lay-up with 8:20 remaining gave Florida State a 57-56 lead and two free throws with 31 seconds remaining gave the Seminoles their final margin of the game...(vs. Virginia): averaged 3.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists in two games against Virginia...Florida State won both games against the Cavaliers with victories coming in both Charlottesville and Tallahassee...also added a total of three steals in the pair of Seminole victories...scored six points to go along with three rebounds, three assists and three steals as Florida State defeated Virginia, 73-62, at the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville (Jan. 24)...helped the Seminoles lead wire-to-wire as he scored the game-winning basket only 35 seconds into the game...Kitchen was credited with a steal on a turnover by Virginia's Mike Scott and scored on a lay-up to put the Seminoles up to stay...his second basket of the game - a 3-pointer - gave Florida State a 21-point advantage of 59-38 with 9:04 left to play...scored one point and pulled down three rebounds as the Seminoles defeated Virginia, 68-57, in a game played in Tallahassee (Feb. 10)...his lone point came on a free throw with 45 seconds left in the game and put Florida State up comfortably, 64-52...(vs. Virginia Tech): averaged 12.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.0 steals as the Seminoles' defeated NIT participant Virginia Tech twice during the regular season...he shot .600 (nine of 15) from the field, .600 (three of five) form the bonusphere and was a perfect .1000 (four of four) from the free throw line as he finished as the Seminoles' second leading scorer and tied for the team lead in average rebounds in the two important victories over the Hokies...scored his season-high of 19 points to go along with six rebounds, three assists and three steals in the most complete all-around performance of his first season as Florida State went into Blacksburg and came away with a 67-65 win (Feb. 21)...led Florida State with 13 of his 19 points in the first half of the game to lead the Seminoles to a 43-33 lead at halftime...each of his 13 first half points became important as the Hokies took the lead in the second half before the Seminoles stormed back to take the lead and earn the victory...eight first half points in a 3:03 span helped Florida State take as much as a 13-point lead in the first half...he made a 3-pointer to up the Seminoles' lead to 16-9 at the 14:34 mark, sank another 3-pointer at the 13:00 minutes mark to increase the Seminoles' lead to 20-9 and was good on a lay-up to increase their lead to 22-9 with 11:30 left in before halftime...among his season-high 19 points was an acrobatic 3-point shot that was named as the No. 6 Play of the Day on ESPN's SportsCenter following the game...his acrobatic 3-point shot gave the Seminoles a 41-31 lead with 46 seconds left in the half...as he was falling out of bounds to save an errant pass, he threw the ball towards the rim and much to chagrin of the Hokie coaching staff...it went in the basket...Kitchen made his season-high of eight field goals and was a perfect three of three from the bonusphere in the game... helped Florida State celebrate Senior Day for All-American Toney Douglas and teammates Uche Echefu and Brian Hoff with a six-point, three-round performance in the Seminoles' 63-53 victory in Tallahassee (March 8)...the victory helped close out the Seminoles regular season with a record of 23-8 and a conference mark of 10-6...the Seminoles' 10-6 conference mark allowed them to finish in a tie for fourth place and earn a bye in the first round of the ACC Tournament...totaled two first half points and four second half points as the Seminoles led wire-to-wire in gaining the victory...(vs. Wake Forest): scored seven points, pulled down seven rebounds and was credited with four assists in the Seminoles' only game against NCAA Tournament participant Wake Forest...scored five of his points in the first half of the game which was won by Wake Forest, 86-63, in Winston-Salem (Feb. 14)....(in three games during the ACC Tournament): averaged 6.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and a team-leading 4.3 assists in helping lead the Seminoles to the championship game of the ACC Tournament for the first time in school history...the Seminoles defeated Georgia Tech in the quarterfinals, topped No. 1 ranked North Carolina in the semifinals and played No. 7 ranked Duke in the championship game...was Florida State's fourth leading scorer as he scored eight points (including the game-winning basket) against Georgia Tech and totaled 11 points against No. 1 North Carolina and leading rebounder with 17 total in the tournament...led (or was tied for the team) lead in both assists and steals in two of the Seminoles three games (five assists and three steals against Georgia Tech; six assists and three steals against No. 1 North Carolina) and was tied for the Seminoles' lead in assists in the championship game against Duke...averaged 26.7 minutes of playing time in the three-game series - exactly one minute more played than he averaged per game for the entire season...(vs. Wisconsin in the NCAA Tournament): scored six points and pulled down a game-high and team -leading eight rebounds as the Seminoles played Wisconsin in the NCAA Tournament...the Badgers rallied to force overtime and rallied again to defeat the Seminoles, 61-59, in overtime in the first round game played at the Taco Bell Arena in Boise, Idaho...scored two first half points to help Florida State to a 31-19 halftime edge, scored two in the second half and added two in the overtime period as the Seminoles fell in their first NCAA Tournament game since 1998...

AT IOWA WESTERN: Graduated from Iowa Western Community College with an Associates Degree in 2008...averaged 14.0 points, 6.1 rebounds and 3.3 assists during the 2007-08 season in his only active year at Iowa Western...ranked among the IWCC leaders in scoring (third / 14.0 ppg), rebounds (third / 6.1 rpg) and steals (first / 1.8 spg) during his only season as a Reiver...finished second on the team with an .805 free throw shooting percentage and a .529 field goal shooting percentage...started 32 of IWCC's 32 games and led the team in minutes played...led the Reivers to a 28-5 record including a 5-1 record in conference play...helped IWCC to within one game of the National Junior College Championship tournament as the Reivers lost to Indian Hills in the Region XI championship series...led IWCC with a team-leading 17 points and 10 rebounds in a 61-42 victory over Marshalltown in the opening game of the 2008 region XI tournament semifinals...he earned three double/doubles in the final six games of the season.

AT RAINES: Graduated from Raines High School in Jacksonville in 2005...runner-up for the Mr. Basketball award in the state of Florida in 2005 and he averaged 20.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 5.0 steals per game as a senior...an All-State First-Team selection and the runner-up for the Mr. Basketball award as a senior...earned All-State First-Team honors three times during his high school career...named as the Jacksonville Player of the Year in 2004 and 2005 by the Florida Times Union...and was a four-time all-city and all-conference selection and was selected as the First Coast Player of the Year in 2004 and 2005...closed his prep career as the all-time leader in points, steals and assists at Raines...led Raines to a pair of state championships in 2003 and 2004...scored 31 points in the regional semifinal game to propel Raines past Bucholz and into the championship game...he then won the championship game for Raines with a 25-foot jumper with 1.3 seconds remaining to give the Vikings the Class 5A championship clinching victory over Boynton Beach in 2003...his basket broke a 47-47 tie and gave Raines the 50-47 state title clinching victory...named the MVP of the state tournament for his buzzer-beating performances...led the Vikings to a 63-57 victory over Winter Haven for the Class 4A state title in 2004...were the second and third state championship titles in school history...finished his high school career as one of only 11 players in Jacksonville high school history to score 2,000 or more career points...led Raines to a 98-26 record during his varsity career.

PERSONAL: Born May 14, 1986...Derwin is the son of Geraldine Oliver and Vincent Kitchen...mentored by his AAU coach David Jones...his AUU team (The Lee Bulls) won the Under 19 national championship in 2004...his AAU team won five state championships in his six years as a member of the team...selected Florida State over National Champion Kansas, Tennessee, Arkansas, Kentucky, Miami and UNLV.

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