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Michael Ojo

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Lagos, Nigeria

High School:
Tennessee Temple

Height / Weight:
7-1 / 292

Position:
Center

Birthdate:
01/05/1993

Experience:
2 VL


04/14/2014

White, Miller And Gilchrist Honored At Banquet

Seniors celebrated at season-ending banquet at University Center Club.

03/30/2014

'Noles Ready To Seize Opportunity

FSU enters NIT semifinal game playing its best basketball of the season

02/08/2014

Florida State Falls at Maryland, 83-71

Aaron Thomas leads the way for FSU with 17 points as four 'Noles score in double figures

12/30/2013

On To ACC Play!

'Noles close non-conference slate with win over Charleston Southern

12/21/2013

Resume Builder: FSU Beats No. 20/22 UMass, 60-55

The Florida State men's basketball team earns a big December victory against previously undefeated Massachusetts Saturday in the Metro PCS Orange Bowl Classic

04/01/2014

Florida State vs. Minnesota (USATSI)

Florida State vs. Minnesota (USATSI)

01/21/2014

Men's Basketball vs. Notre Dame

USATSI Gallery

01/18/2014

Florida State vs. Virginia - USATSI

Florida State vs. Virginia - USATSI

01/12/2014

Florida State vs. Maryland

Men's basketball, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014

01/09/2014

Men's Basketball vs. Clemson

Florida State vs. Clemson - 1/9/14

Pronounced: Michael O-Joe

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ON OJO: The most rapidly improving player in the ACC and quite possibly in all of college basketball...enters his third season of college basketball with a clear understanding of what is expected of him as a basketball player...his most important improvement has come in the area of his increased stamina - he averaged nearly seven minutes played more per game as a sophomore when compared to his freshman season...the number will necessarily increase this season as he grows into his junior season...Seminole head coach Leonard Hamilton always preaches that his players enjoy their best improvement between their sophomore and junior seasons...has spent much of the last two summers (between his freshman and sophomore and between his sophomore and junior years) studying film of former Seminole and current Dallas Maverick Bernard James...has also learned a great deal from Florida States' Associate Head Coach Stan Jones whose tireless work with the mammoth post player has helped him turn the corner toward becoming a dominating center in the game of college basketball...Ojo is now more apt to throw down a thunderous dunk than attempt a hook shot - a basketball move he now makes without hesitation...in two years under the tutelage of Hamilton and Jones, he has learned to not only go to the basket as hard as he can, but to grab rebounds in traffic, draw fouls, set screens and guard his opponent...he is often guarding an All-ACC caliber center in every game the Seminoles play...Hamilton has said that Ojo's biggest challenge is relaxing his mind in order to think clearly while remaining ultra-competitive...one of the strongest players in the history of the Seminole program who at 7-1 and 292 pounds still has plenty of room to grow...his strength and unusual size allows him to compete with many of college basketball's most accomplished big men because he is so tough to move off of the blocks...is working on developing his foot speed and quickness which will allow him to flourish as a defender in Florida State's system...is working on developing his explosiveness in order to outwork his opponents for position on the floor both offensively and defensively...already has the wingspan and the strength to defend any player in the country but needs to develop the quickness and foot speed in order to outwork other players...his increased quickness will also help him rotate to the ball within the Seminoles' system...his increased quickness will also allow him to help his teammates in many help defense situations and recover to his position and guard his man more efficiently...a very high character student athlete who fits in very well with the players on Florida State's roster...with his 7-8 wingspan, he can nearly touch the rim without jumping...earned the Golden Torch Award for basketball in 2013...the award recognizes the top academic performer on each of Florida State's 21 varsity teams on an annual basis...presented with the Unsung Hero Award by the Seminoles' coaching staff at Florida State's annual Honors Banquet in 2013...presented with the Mr. Hustle and Tip Of the Spear Awards at the Seminole basketball honors banquet in 2014...

MICHAEL OJO'S CAREER STATISTICS

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Michael Ojo's Career Highs
PTS     10 at Florida (11-29-13)
FGM     4 at Maryland (2-8-14)
FGA     6 at Maryland (2-8-14)
FG%     1.000 vs. Florida (11-29-13)
FTM     4 at Minnesota (12-3-13)
        4 at Florida (11-29-13)
FTA     7 at Florida (11-29-13)
FT%     1.000 vs. Maryland (1-12-14)
OR      4 vs. UMass (12-21-13)
DR      6 vs. VCU (11-21-13)
        6 vs. UT Martin (11-17-13)
REBS    8 vs. UMass (12-21-13)
AST     2 vs. Clemson (2-1-14)
        2 vs. Charlotte (12-17-13)
BLK     3 vs. Charlotte (12-17-13)
STL     1 vs. Charlotte (12-17-13)
        1 at Minnesota (12-3-13)
        1 vs. NC State (3-9-13)
        1 vs. Maryland (1-30-13)
        1 vs. Buffalo (11-12-12)
MIN     19 vs. UMass (12-21-13)

AS A SOPHOMORE (2014): Averaged a career-high 2.5 points (eighth on the team), a career-high 3.0 rebounds (seventh) and a career-high 0.5 blocked shots (fifth) while playing in all 36 games for the Seminoles in his second season as a Seminole...earned a career-high 14 starts including a career-high tying eight starts in ACC competition...established career-highs for games played (36), games started (14), minutes played (438), minutes played per game (11.9), field goals made (35), field goals attempted (64), field goal percentage (.547), free throws made (20), free throws attempted (47), free throw percentage (.426), offensive rebounds (36), defensive rebounds (72), total rebounds (108), rebounds per game (3.0), assists (nine), blocked shots (25), steals (five), points scored (90) and points per game (2.5)...scored his career-high of 10 points in Florida State's game against Florida at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center in Gainesville (Nov. 29)...was a perfect three of three from the field and made a career-high four free throws in scoring his career-high 10 points against the Gators...scored 90 points as a sophomore - scored five times as many points as a sophomore (90) than he did as a freshman (18)...scored eight points against No. 13 Michigan in the second round of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off (Nov. 22), totaled 10 against Florida and scored his ACC career-high of eight points against Maryland (Feb. 8)...scored 38 points in the first nine games of the season - more than twice as many points as he scored during his entire freshman season...averaged 3.8 points scored per game in the first nine games of his sophomore season as compared to averaging 0.7 points scored per game in 27 games as a freshman...pulled down his career-high 108 rebounds and averaged a career-high 3.0 rebounds per game - a total that was four times as many as during his freshman season... tripled his per game averages from his first season...an incredible illustration of his improvement came at the beginning of his sophomore season...he pulled down more rebounds in the first five games of the season (29) as a sophomore than he did during his entire freshman season (27)...began the season with five rebounds in the season opener against Jacksonville (Nov. 8) then earned six rebounds in four consecutive games against UCF (Nov. 13), UT-Martin (Nov. 17), No. 10 VCU (Nov. 21) and No. 13 Michigan (Nov. 22)...totaled five or more rebounds in 12 different games including five against North Carolina (Feb. 17) and six against Minnesota in the semifinals of the NIT in a game played in Madison Square Garden (April 1)...pulled down his career-high of eight rebounds in Florida State's victory over No. 20 UMass in the Orange Bowl Classic (Dec. 21)...started 14 of the final 15 games of the season (seven ACC games, two ACC Tournament games and four NIT games) to bring his career total to 23 career starting assignments...played more than three times as many minutes and averaged nearly seven minutes more played per game as a sophomore as compared to his freshman season...his career high of 19 minutes played came in victories over UMass and Virginia Tech with double figure minutes coming in 25 of 36 games...averaged 1.9 points and 2.0 rebounds in 10.9 minutes played per game as a starter and 2.9 points and 3.6 rebounds in 12.5 minutes played per game as a reserve...totaled three times as many assists as a sophomore (nine) as compared to his freshman season (three)...totaled his career-high of two assists in Florida State's victory over Charlotte (Dec. 17) and against Clemson (Feb. 1)...totaled three assists in back to back games against Charlotte and UMass to tie his season total from his freshman season in just 35 minutes of playing time...ranked third on the team in total blocked shots with a single season career-high 25 - a total that was nearly four times as many shots as he blocked during his freshman season...blocked his career high of three shots in Florida State's victory over Charlotte and blocked multiple shots in seven different games...totaled more blocked shots in the first eight games of his sophomore season (nine) than he did in 25 games as a freshman...his ACC career high of two blocked shots came in the Seminoles' conference schedule opener against Virginia (Jan. 4)...dramatically increased his field goals made total (35-7) and his free throws made total (20-4) as he significantly improved his all-around game...(vs. Boston College): Scored zero points and pulled down zero rebounds in Florida State's only game of the season against Boston College...earned 18 minutes of playing time in the Seminoles' 74-70 win over the Eagles at the Silvio O. Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, Mass. (March 4)...his second half blocked shot came on a lay-up attempt by Olivier Hanlan and allowed Florida State to stay within two at the 5:09 mark...the Seminoles took the lead with 1:29 remaining to be played and won the ACC game in the road...(vs. Clemson): Averaged 1.0 point, 2.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists in two games against NIT participant Clemson...the Seminoles and the Tigers split their regular season series with each team winning on the other's home court...third on the team in assists with three during the two game series...totaled zero points, one rebound, one assist and one blocked shot in Florida State's 56-41 win over Clemson in Clemson (Jan. 9)...very active in eight first half minutes played with one rebound, one assist and one blocked shot...his assists came on a lay-up by Robert Gilchrist to put the Seminoles up 15-8 at the 8:26 mark...his blocked shot came just 25 seconds later and allowed the Seminoles to keep their seven point advantage...Florida State led by as many as 16 points in the second half in taking the victory...totaled two points and three rebounds in 15 minutes of playing time as Clemson defeated Florida State, 53-49, at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee (Feb. 1)...two first half points on a lay-up to give the Seminoles a 4-2 lead at the 17:26 mark of the first half...Florida State led by a 20-17 margin at the intermission but was outscored 36-29 in the second half as the Tigers took the win...(vs. Duke): Totaled zero points, one rebound and one blocked shot as Florid State faced NCAA Tournament participant Duke for the only game between the two teams during the 2013-14 season...Florida State limited Duke to a .305 field goal shooting percentage but fell to the Blue Devils, 78-56, in Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C. (Jan. 25)...(vs. Georgia Tech): Scored two points and added two rebounds in 11 minutes of playing time as a starter in Florida State's only game of the season against Georgia Tech...Florida State defeated the Yellow Jackets, 81-71, at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee (March 2)...two second half points came on a lay-up at the 19:16 mark of the second half to give Florida State a commanding 39-31 lead...Florida State pushed its lead to as many 16 in the second half in winning by double digits...(vs. Maryland): Averaged 5.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 0.7 blocked shots in three games against Maryland...shot the ball well from the field (seven of 11, .636 percent) and from the free throw line (three of four, .750 percent) as Florida State won two of three games against Maryland with victories at home in Tallahassee during the regular season and in the second round of the ACC Tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum...a starter in two of the three games against the Terps and averaged 12.3 minutes played per game...totaled seven points, two rebounds and one blocked shot in Florida State's 85-61 win over Maryland at the Donald L. Tucker in Tallahassee (Jan. 12)...scored his seven points with two field goals and a perfect three of three performance (1.000 percent) from the free throw line as Florida State made an ACC record 16 3-point shots in the Seminoles' victory...two points in eight minutes played in the first half and five points in the second half as Florida State led by as many as 31 points in the second half...scored his ACC Career high of eight points to go along with three rebounds and one blocked shot in the second regular season game of the season against Maryland...Maryland made 10 3-point shots and led by as many as 20 points in earning the 83-71 win at home at Comcast Center in College Park, Md. (Feb. 8)...totaled his career high for field goals made (four), field goals attempted (six) and earned his career best free throw percentage (three of three, 1.000 percent) in the game against the Terps...totaled four points in both halves of the game...scored two points and added four rebounds in Florida State's 67-65 win over Maryland in the second round of the ACC Tournament...Florida State earned the win on a basket by Boris Bojanovsky with 0.4 seconds remaining in the game to advance the Seminoles to the quarterfinal round of the tournament...a very important basket on a lay-up with 50 seconds remaining in the first half brought the Seminoles to within 34-30...proved to be an important basket as Devon Bookert further closed the Seminoles' gap to 34-32 on a steal and a lay-up to pull Florida State to within two at the intermission...Florida State outscored Maryland 35-31 in the second half and won on Bojanovsky's game-winning, buzzer-beating basket...(vs. Miami): Averaged 0.0 points and 0.5 rebounds in two games against Miami...the Seminoles and the Hurricanes split the two-game regular season series with each team winning on the other's home court...totaled zero points and zero rebounds in four minutes of play in Florida State's 63-53 win over the Hurricanes in Coral Gables (Jan. 15)...totaled zero points and one rebound in five minutes of playing time in Miami's 77-73 win over Florida State in Tallahassee (Feb. 10)...(vs. North Carolina): Scored five points and pulled down five rebounds in Florida State's only game of the season against NCAA Tournament participant North Carolina...Florida State led by as many as 15 points in the second half but North Carolina rallied for an 81-75 win at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee (Feb. 17)...two points on two of two free throws at the 17:24 mark of the first half gave Florida State a quick and exciting 9-0 lead...the Seminoles would lead by 15-3 (+12) and 21-6 (+15) margins but only by 36-33 at halftime...scored three second half points on a dunk and a free throw but the Tar Heels outscored the Seminoles 48-39 in the second half to take the victory...(vs. NC State): Totaled zero points and two rebounds in six minutes of playing time in Florida State's only game of the season against NC State...the Wolfpack won, 74-70, at PNC Bank Arena (Jan. 29)...(vs. Notre Dame): Scored two points in Florida State's only game of the season against ACC newcomer Notre Dame...Florida State gained the win on a floater in the lane by Ian Miller with 4.4 seconds remaining the game to take the 76-74 win in Tallahassee (Jan. 21)...scored two points in seven minutes of play in the first half as Florida State built a 41-35 lead at the intermission...his two points came on a jumper at the 16:14 mark to give Florida State a 6-5 lead...the Seminoles raced to a 41-33 halftime lead and held on as Notre Dame tied the contest at 74-74 with 34 seconds left to play on a lay-up by Pat Connaughton...Miller then won the game with 4.4 seconds left to give Florida State a 13-5 overall record...(vs. Pitt): Totaled zero points and pulled down zero rebounds in 13 minutes of playing time as a starter in the Seminoles' only game of the season against NCAA Tournament participant Pitt...the Seminoles gained one of their biggest wins of the season as they topped the Panthers, 71-66, at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh (Feb. 23)...(vs. Syracuse): Scored zero points and pulled down zero rebounds in six minutes of play in Florida State's only game of the year against NCAA Tournament participant Syracuse...The Orange won the first game played between the two teams as ACC members by a 74-58 margin at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee (March 9)...(vs. Virginia): Averaged 1.7 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.0 blocked shots in three games against ACC Champion and NCAA Tournament participant Virginia...Florida State and Virginia played three times during the season - in Tallahassee, in Charlottesville and in Greensboro in the ACC Tournament...totaled zero points and four rebounds in Virginia's 62-50 win over Florida State at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee (Jan. 4)...added two blocked shots as Florida State blocked a total of eight shots and limited the Cavaliers to a .328 field goal shooting percentage...scored three points in 10 minutes of playing time in Virginia's 78-66 win over the Seminoles at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville (Jan. 18)...his three points came on one of two free throws at the 10:12 mark to pull Florida State to within 22-9 and on a lay-up at the 7:45 mark to bring Florida State to within a 28-13 deficit...also blocked one shot in Florida State's defensive effort...Florid State outscored the Cavaliers by a 40-33 margin in the second half of the game...totaled two points and four rebounds in 13 minutes of play in Virginia's 64-51 win over Florida State in the quarterfinal round of the ACC Tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro N.C. (March 14)...two points came in the second half as Florida State worked to get back into the game after trailing by a close 32-27 margin at the intermission...(vs. Virginia Tech): Totaled two points, one rebound and one blocked shot in Florida State's only game of the season against Virginia Tech...Florida State led by as many as 20 and won by a 70-50 score at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee (Feb. 5)...two points came in the second half as Florida State led by 31-20 at the intermission and outscored the Hokies by a 39-30 margin in the second half to take the victory...(vs. Wake Forest): Totaled zero points and one rebound in the Seminoles' only game of the season against Wake Forest...Florida State rallied from a 16-point first half deficit to take the 67-60 win at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum...was a starter and played four first half minutes... (In Three Games During The Puerto Rico Tip-Off): Averaged 3.7 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.0 blocked shot as Florida State finished in third place in the 2013 Puerto Rico Tip-Off at the Coliseo Roberto Clemente in San Juan, Puerto Rico...Florida State earned victories over No. 10 VCU and Northeastern but fell to No. 13 Michigan in overtime during the three game event...shot the ball well from the field (four of seven, .571 percent), ranked third on the team in rebounds with 16 and tied for the team lead in blocked shots with three as the Seminoles earned a 2-1 record in the event...(vs. VCU): scored two points and added six rebounds in Florida State's monumental 85-67 victory over No. 10 VCU in the first round of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off (Nov. 21)...also blocked two shots in 15 minutes of playing time as the Seminoles limited the Rams to a .293 field goal shooting percentage...his six rebounds limited VCU to 12 second chance points and severely limited the Rams on offense throughout the game...his two points came on a dunk at the 15:38 mark of the first half and gave the Seminoles an 8-7 lead...Florida State led 48-36 at the half and led by an incredible 30 points during the second half in winning by 18 points...(vs. Michigan): Scored eight points and pulled down six rebounds as Florida State was taken to overtime in an 82-80 loss to No. 13 Michigan in the second round of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off (Nov. 22)...was at his best in the overtime period as he scored four of the Seminoles' 11 points in the extra session...a pair of jumpers in the overtime - one at the 2:16 mark pulled Florida State to within two at 77-75 and a second pulled the Seminoles to within 79-77...the Wolverines scored three consecutive points after his second basket to win the game...(vs. Northeastern): Totaled one point and four rebounds in Florida State's 62-60 victory over Northwestern in the third place game of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off (Nov. 24)...his one point came on one of two free throws at the 6:20 mark of the second half to tie the game at 50-50...his free throw began a 13-10 run that saw the Seminoles go from one point down (50-49) to two points up on a short jumper by Devon Bookert with 0.5 seconds remaining in the game to give the Seminoles the victory...(in Four Games During The NIT): Averaged 1.5 points and 1.8 rebounds in four games (all starting assignments) during the NIT as Florida State advanced to the semifinals of the tournament at the famed Madison Square Garden in New York City...averaged 8.8 minutes played per game as Florida State earned wins over Florida Gulf Coast, Georgetown and Louisiana Tech before falling to Minnesota in the semifinals of the tournament...(vs. Florida Gulf Coast): Scored zero points and pulled down zero rebounds in five minutes of playing time in the Seminoles NIT-opening 58-53 win over Florida Gulf Coast at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee (March 18)...earned one steal - it lead directly to a run out lay-up by Aaron Thomas and a quick 2-0 lead for the Seminoles...the Seminoles rallied from as many as six points down to win the game and advance to the second round...(vs. Georgetown): Totaled two points and one rebounds in nine minutes of play in Florida State's 101-90 win over Georgetown in Tallahassee in the second round of the NIT (March 24)...his two second half points helped the Seminoles maintain a double digit lead in earning the win over the Hoyas...opened the second half with a dunk at the 19:33 mark to give Florida State a 50-35 lead...(vs. Louisiana Tech): Scored zero points and pulled down zero rebounds in Florida State's quarterfinal victory over Louisiana Tech...the Seminoles rallied from as much as a seven point second half deficit to defeat the Bulldogs, 78-75, at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee (March 26)...the victory sent the Seminoles to the NIT semifinals at Madison Square Garden...(vs. Minnesota): Scored four points and pulled down six rebounds in Florida State's NIT semifinal game against Minnesota...the Gophers outscored the Seminoles in the first overtime period to gain the 67-64 win at Madison Square Garden (April 1)...scored two first half points as Florida State trailed 30-20 at the intermission and added two more as Florida State rallied to tie the game at 60-60 at the end of regulation...a lay-up at the 19:29 mark of the second half brought the Seminoles to within 32-24...Florida State outscored the Gophers, 40-30 in the second half to send the game into overtime...a buzzer-beating 3-point shot by Devon Bookert at the end of regulation tied the game and sent it into overtime...

AS A FRESHMAN (2013): Averaged 0.7 points (13th on the team) and 1.0 rebound (tied for 11th) in 27 games during his first season at Florida State...inserted into the starting line-up on February 13 against Miami and was a starter for the Seminoles in nine of the final 11 games of the season...averaged 5.0 minutes played per game and played in double figure minutes in three different games including a season high 17 minutes in the Seminoles' home game against Miami...scored his season high of three points in that home game against Miami (Feb. 13) and also in Florida State's victory over Maine (Dec. 9) in Tallahassee...his season-high of three rebounds came in three ACC games - in wins over Wake Forest (Feb. 26) and Maryland (Jan. 30) and at Miami (Jan. 27)...season high one assist in three different games - against Buffalo (Nov. 12), NC State (Feb. 19) during the regular season and against Clemson in the ACC Tournament (March 14)...career high one steal in three different games - in wins over Buffalo (Nov. 12), Maryland (Jan. 30) and NC State (March 9)...(vs. Boston College): A starter and played five minutes in Florida State's only game of the season against Boston College...the Seminoles led by as many as 12 in the first half, led by a 31-26 score at halftime and won the game, 69-66, in Tallahassee (Feb. 16)...blocked one of his seven shots during the season early in the first half as the Seminoles jumped out to an early lead...(vs. Clemson): Averaged 0.0 points and 0.7 rebounds in three games against Clemson...the Seminoles and the Tigers met twice during the regular season in both Clemson and Tallahassee and in the first round of the ACC Tournament in Greensboro, N.C. ...pulled down two rebounds and blocked one shot as the Seminoles defeated the Tigers in all three games during the season to mark the first time the Seminoles had won three games against the Tigers in the same season in school history...totaled zero points and one rebound in two minutes of playing time in his first career ACC game...the Seminoles led by as many as 16 in the first half in opening their ACC schedule with a 71-66 win at Clemson (Jan. 5)...scored zero points, pulled down one rebound and blocked one shot in five minutes of play as Florida State defeated Clemson, 60-57, in Tallahassee (Jan. 24)...his first half blocked shot was one of the Seminoles' nine blocked shots in the game...Florida State rallied from as much as a 13-point first half deficit and a 29-21 halftime deficit to outscore the Tigers 39-28 in the second half to take the win at home...scored zero points, totaled zero rebounds and was credited with one of his three assists during his first season as a Seminole...Florida State rallied in the second half to outscore the Tigers by nine and gain the 73-69 win over the Tigers in the first round of the ACC Tournament...earned the starting assignment in his first career ACC Tournament game in the Seminoles' win that allowed them to advance to the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament for the seventh consecutive season...(vs. Duke): Scored two points and pulled down two rebounds in the Seminoles' only game of the season against NCAA Tournament participant Duke...the Blue Devils made 11 3-point shots in taking the 79-60 win over Florida State in Tallahassee (Feb. 2)...earned five minutes of playing time in the second half and scored his only basket of the game on a lay-up with 6:01 remaining in the game...(vs. Georgia Tech): Did not play in Florida State's only game of the season against Georgia Tech...the Seminoles topped the Yellow Jackets on a buzzer-beating, game-winning lay-up by Michael Snaer to take the 56-54 win on the road in Atlanta (Feb. 5)...(vs. Maryland): Averaged 1.0 point, 1.5 rebounds and 1.0 blocked shot in two games against NIT participant Maryland...the Seminoles topped the Terps in both games played between the two teams - in College Park and in Tallahassee - to sweep the season series with a pair of comeback wins...scored zero points, pulled down zero rebounds and blocked one shot as Florida State recorded a 65-62 come-from-behind win over Maryland in College Park (Jan. 9)...the win gave the Seminoles a 2-0 record in ACC play with both wins coming on the road at Clemson and Maryland...his first half blocked shot was one of 13 by the Seminoles in the win...Florida State rallied from 12 points down in the first half and from a 36-27 deficit at the half to win the game...Florida State's All-American candidate Okaro White scored 15 consecutive points for the Seminoles in the second half as they rallied for the road win...scored two points and pulled down his season-high of three rebounds in 14 minutes of playing time in the Seminoles' 73-71 win over Maryland in Tallahassee (Jan. 30)...his lone basket of the game came in the first half on a dunk that drew the Seminoles to within three at 23-20 with 7:19 remaining before halftime...on defense he earned three rebounds, one blocked shot and one steal in the first half to help draw the Seminoles into a 34-34 tie at halftime...seven minutes of playing time in both halves as he played 14 minutes in the win - his second highest total of minutes played during his freshman season...seven minutes played in the second half as Florida State outscored the Terps 39-37 in the second half...the Seminoles won the game as Michael Snaer hit another of his buzzer-beating, game winning 3-pont shots with 1.1 seconds remaining to give the Seminoles their final margin of victory...(vs. Miami): Averaged 2.0 points and 2.5 rebounds in two games played against NCAA Tournament participant and ACC Champion Miami...made two of his four free throws for the season and averaged 14.0 minutes played per game in the two game regular season series against the Hurricanes...Miami won both of the games during the season with wins in both Coral Gables and Tallahassee...scored one point on one made free throw in the Seminoles' 71-47 loss to Miami in Coral Gables (Jan. 27)...his one free throw came in the second half as Florida State battled back from a first half deficit...earned the first start of his career and scored a season-high tying three points in a season-high 17 minutes played as Florida State played host to Miami...the Hurricanes rallied from an 11-point first half deficit to top the Seminoles, 74-68, in Tallahassee (Feb. 13)...a first half free throw with 36 seconds left before halftime...his made free throw helped the Seminoles pull within eight at halftime (38-30) after falling behind by as many as 11 in the half...two points on a dunk helped spark a Seminole rally in the second half that saw them tie the game at 51-51 with 10:06 remaining in the game...the Seminoles outscored the Hurricanes 21-13 in the first 10 minutes of the second half but were unable to pull ahead on the scoreboard...(vs. North Carolina): Averaged 0.0 points and 0.0 rebounds in two games played against NCAA Tournament participant North Carolina...played in two of the three games against the Tar Heels with a starting assignment coming in Chapel Hill in the second game of the series...North Carolina won all three games against the Seminoles with wins coming in Tallahassee, Chapel Hill and in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament in Greensboro, N.C. ... earned five minutes of playing time in the first meeting of the season between the Seminoles and the Tar Heels...took one shot but did not score any points...the Tar Heels scored the final eight points of the game to defeat the Seminoles, 77-72, in Tallahassee (Jan. 12)...a starter but did not score in the Seminoles' game at Chapel Hill in two minutes of playing time...the Tar Heels topped the Seminoles, 79-58, at the Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill...did not play in the Seminoles' game against North Carolina in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament...the Tar Heels won the game, 83-62, at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C. ...(vs. NC State): Averaged 0.0 points, 0.5 rebounds and 0.5 steals in two games played against NCAA Tournament participant NC State...the Seminoles and the Wolfpack split the two-game regular season series with both teams winning on their home court...credited with zero points, one rebound and one of his three assists during the season as Florida State traveled to play at NC State...the Wolfpack led by a 40-30 margin at halftime and won the game, 84-66, at the PNC Bank Arena in Raleigh...his assists came on a 3-point shot by Ian Miller with 14:05 remaining in the second half...totaled zero points, zero rebounds and one steal in the Seminoles' 71-67 win over NC State on Senior Day in Tallahassee (March 9)...the Seminoles rallied from as much as an eight point second half deficit to take the win and close out the season with a 9-9 mark in ACC play - the school record fifth consecutive season the Seminoles had finished with a .500 or better record in conference play...a starter in the game for the eighth time during the season and for the second time against the Wolfpack during his freshman season...made one of the most important plays of the season as he dove on the floor to earn a steal at the defensive end of the court at the 7:32 mark of the first half...gave Florida State the possession which turned into a 3-point shot by All-ACC selection Michael Snaer to put Florida State up 27-24 with 7:09 remaining before halftime...though NC State led by a 35-34 margin at halftime, Ojo's hustle play allowed for a three point swing in the Seminoles' favor on the scoreboard...Florida State outscored NC State, 14-10, in the final five minutes of the game to take the regular season ending victory...(vs. Virginia): Averaged 0.0 points and 1.0 rebound in two games against NIT participant Virginia...was a starter in Florida State's victory over the Cavaliers in Tallahassee...scored zero points and pulled down one rebound in one minute of play as Florida State traveled to play at the John Paul Jones Arena...the Cavaliers won the game, 56-36, in Charlottesville (Jan. 19)...totaled zero points and one rebound in four minutes of playing time as Florida State defeated Virginia, 53-51, in Tallahassee (March 7)...the Seminoles won the game as All-ACC selection Michael Snaer made a driving, left-handed lay-up, was fouled and made the free throw to give the Seminoles their final margin of victory at 53-51...(vs. Virginia Tech): Scored two points and pulled down two rebounds in seven minutes of play in the Seminoles only game of the season against Virginia Tech...the Hokies rallied from a first half deficit to top the Seminoles by an 80-70 margin in Blacksburg (Feb. 24)...scored Florida State's first basket of the game and pulled down one of his two rebounds during the first two minutes of the game to help the Seminoles to a quick lead...Florida State took as much as a six point first half lead but was unable to hold the advantage as the Hokies won at home...(vs. Wake Forest): Averaged 1.0 point and 2.0 rebounds in two games against Wake Forest...was a starter in the Seminoles' win over the Demon Deacons in Tallahassee...earned four total rebounds in eight total minutes of play as the Seminoles and the Demon Deacons split the two-game regular season series with both teams winning on their home court...scored zero points and pulled down zero rebounds as the Seminoles traveled to play at Winston Salem...the Demon Deacons took the 71-46 win (Feb. 9)...scored two points, tied his season high with three rebounds and blocked one shot as Florida State took control of the Demon Deacons at home and won, 76-62, in Tallahassee (Feb. 26)...two second half points as a starter against the Demon Deacons came on a dunk with 8:39 remaining in the game and gave the Seminoles a commanding 63-45 (+18 point lead)...totaled his two points, his three rebounds and his blocked shot in a total of three minutes played during the second half of the win...(vs. Florida): Did not play in Florida State's only game of the season against NCAA Tournament participant Florida...the Gators won 72-47 in Tallahassee (Dec. 5)...(vs. Louisiana Tech): Did not play in Florida State's game against Louisiana Tech in the first round of the NIT...the Bulldogs rallied from eight points down in the second half to defeat the Seminoles, 71-66, in Tallahassee (March 19)...(In Four Games During the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic): Averaged 0.0 points and 0.0 rebounds but 4.0 minutes played per game in three of the Seminoles' four games as Florida State won the championship of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic...the first two games of the event were played in Tallahassee with the semifinals and championship game taking place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. ...(vs. South Alabama): Made his career debut as a Seminole with one minute played in the season opener and first game of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic against South Alabama...the Jaguars upset the Seminoles, 76-71, at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee...scored zero points and pulled down zero rebounds as he earned playing time as a Seminole for the first time in the first half of the game...(vs. Buffalo): Scored zero points and pulled down zero rebounds but did earn the first assist and the first steal of his career in the Seminoles' 95-68 win over Buffalo in the second round of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic in Tallahassee (Nov. 12)...recorded his first assist on a 3-point shot by Terry Whisnant that gave Florida State a 16-8 lead with 14:07 remaining in the first half and helped give the Seminoles a commanding 47-30 lead at the intermission...his steal led to a Florida State possession and a lay-up by Montay Brandon at the 5:05 mark of the first half that put Florida State up 42-21...(vs. BYU): Scored zero points and pulled down zero rebounds in two minutes of playing time in Florida State's 88-70 win over BYU in the semifinals of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic in the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. (Nov. 16)...the Seminoles never trailed and led by as many as 27 in taking the win to advance to the championship game...(vs. Saint Joseph's): Did not play in Florida State's 73-66 championship winning victory over Saint Joseph's at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. (Nov. 17)...the Seminoles stormed back after the Hawks took a four point lead early in the second half to take control and win the game and the championship...

AT TENNESSEE TEMPLE: Graduated from Tennessee Temple High School in Chattanooga, Tenn., in 2012...earned All-American Honors as a senior from the National Association of Christian Athletes...named to the All-Tournament Team at the National Association of Christian Athletes Tournament in 2012...averaged 15.0 points, 14.0 rebounds and 5.0 blocked shot per game as a senior...

PERSONAL: Born January 5, 1993...Michael is the son of Mrs. Olayinminu Ojo...selected Florida State over Vanderbilt and Tennessee Chattanooga...

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