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20   Rafael Portuondo
Rafael Portuondo

Hometown:
Miami, Fla.

High School:
Christopher Columbus

Last College:
Miami Dade College

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 165

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
12/22/1989

Experience:
3 VL


10/23/2012

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ON PORTUONDO: A three-year member of the Seminole men's basketball team who played during one of the golden eras of basketball at Florida State...was a member of Florida State's 2012 ACC Championship team, its 2011 NCAA Sweet 16 team and its 2012 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic Championship team...played on three teams that advanced to the postseason - the NCAA Tournament in 2011 and 2012 and the NIT in 2013...played in a single season career high six games and tied his ACC high with three appearances in ACC games as a senior in 2013...played in 16 games during his career including eight in ACC play...helped Florida State to 65 overall wins, 32 wins in ACC play, four wins in ACC Tournament play and two wins in the NCAA Tournament....helped the Seminoles advance to the Sweet 16 of the 2011 NCAA Tournament and to the third round of the 2012 NCAA Tournament...earned a roster spot as a walk on after spending his first two seasons at Miami Dade Community College...he played in one season during his career at Miami Dade after redshirting as a freshman... his career high of three points came in the Seminoles' 75-52 win over Wake Forest during the 2011-12 season on the road in Winston-Salem...helped Florida State to four wins over nationally ranked teams in his first season including no. 1 ranked Duke and No. 5 ranked Notre Dame in the third round of the NCAA Tournament...the Seminoles also defeated No. 15 ranked Baylor and No. 20 ranked Texas A&M during the season....helped the Seminoles to an ACC best six wins over ranked teams during his junior season...wins over ranked teams in 2011-12 came against No. 3 North Carolina, No. 4 North Carolina, No. 4 Duke, No. 6 Duke, No. 18 Virginia and No. 24 Virginia...the Seminoles' multiple wins against Duke and North Carolina marked the first time in school history that Florida State had defeated both the Tar Heels and the Blue Devils multiple times in the same season...named to the 2013 ACC Academic Honor Roll...

AS A SENIOR (2013): Averaged 0.3 points (15th on the team), 0.0 rebounds (tied for 14th) and 1.2 minutes as he earned playing time in a single season career high six games during his senior season...his six games played in 2013 surpassed his total of five during the first two seasons of his career as a sophomore in 2011 and a junior in 2012...scored his only two points of the season on his only field goal attempt in the Seminoles' won over Maine (Dec. 9)...scored on a lay-up with 34 seconds remaining in the contest to put Florida State up, 91-56...the Seminoles won the games 91-59 for their fifth win of the season...his field goal made against the Black Bears tied his career high for field goals attempted in a game...also earned the first assist and the first steal of his career against Maine...entered the game against Maine with just over two minutes remaining and was almost immediately credited with an assist on a lay-up by freshman Michael Ojo which made the score 89-56...then earned the first steal of his career and scored his first basket of the season on a lay-up to increase Florida State's lead to 35...(vs. NC State): Earned playing time in one of the Seminoles' two games against NCAA Tournament participant NC State...totaled one minute of playing time in the Seminoles' victory over the Wolfpack, 71-67, in Tallahassee on Senior Day (March 9)...entered the game with the Seminoles ahead 71-67 and helped them keep that final margin of victory...(vs. Wake Forest): Averaged 0.0 points and 0.0 rebounds in two games against Wake Forest...appeared in both games during the regular season against the Demon Deacons - in Winston Salem (Feb. 9) and in Tallahassee (Feb. 26)...earned one minute of playing time in both games which included a win by the Seminoles at home, 76-62...

AS A JUNIOR (2012): Averaged 1.0 point (12th on the team) and 0.0 rebounds (14th) as he played in five games including a career high three in ACC play...as prepared and hard- working a member of the Seminoles roster as there is, he helped the Seminoles to its school record fourth consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament, the first ACC Championship in school history, a near school 25-10 overall record and a school record tying 12-4 record in ACC play....in Portuondo's two seasons at Florida State, the Seminoles are 23-9 in ACC play (.718 winning percentage) - a mark that ties the best two year record in ACC play in school history...the 1991-92 and 1992-93 Seminole teams were a combined 23-9 in ACC play...missed seven of the first nine games of the season after suffering from concussion like symptoms after a collision at midcourt with a UCF Knight player during the Seminoles' 73-50 win in Tallahassee...established career high statistics for points scored (three vs. Wake Forest), 3-point field goals made (one vs. Wake Forest), 3-point field goal percentage (1.000 vs. Wake Forest), free throws made (two against UCF) and free throw percentage (1.000 vs. UCF) while tying his career highs for field goals made (one vs. Wake Forest), 3-point field goals attempted (one vs. Wake Forest) and free throws attempted (two vs. UCF) during his junior season...one minute played in each of five games during the season: UCF (Nov. 14) and Auburn (Jan. 4) during the non-conference portion of the schedule and against No. 3 ranked North Carolina (Jan. 14), at Wake Forest (Jan. 25) and at NC State (Feb. 18)...scored the first two points of his junior season on two free throws against UCF with 23 seconds left in the game to put the Seminoles up 73-50...also earned one minute of playing time in the Seminoles' win over SEC for Auburn in Tallahassee (Jan. 4)...(vs. North Carolina): Earned one minute of playing time against NCAA Tournament participant North Carolina in one of the two meetings between the Seminoles and the Tar Heels during the season...played the final minute of the game in the Seminoles' 90-57 win over the Tar Heels...was his first career appearance against a nationally ranked team...the Seminoles 90-57 victory (+33 points) was the largest margin of victory by the Seminoles over a ranked team in school history...(vs. Wake Forest): Scored his only field goal of the season in one minute of play in the Seminoles only game of the season against Wake Forest...his field goal against the Demon Deacons was the first made 3-point shot of his career and gave the Seminoles a 75-52 lead with 23 seconds remaining in the game...3-point field goal was the first of his career and allowed him to set a career high for points scored in a game for his career...his basket gave the Seminoles their largest lead of the game -- +25 points - en route to their 23 point victory over the Deacons...his playing time against Wake Forest marked the third time in his career that he had earned playing time in an ACC game against the Deacons...(vs. NC State): Helped the Seminoles earn their 10th ACC win of the season with one minute of playing time in the Seminoles' only game of the season against NCAA Tournament participant NC State...the Seminoles scored the first basket of the game and never looked back, never trailing and won, 76-62, in Raleigh (Feb. 18)...

AS A SOPHOMORE (2011): Averaged 0.6 points (13th on the team) and 0.4 rebounds (14th) as he played in five games during the first season of his Seminole career...helped the Seminoles advance to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament for the first time since the 1993 season and for the fourth time in school history...played in three non-conference wins and in two ACC victories over Wake Forest...playing time came for the first time in his Seminole career in Florida State's victory over UNC Greensboro (Nov. 18)...earned one minute of playing time in the Seminoles' 97-73 win over the Spartans at the Greensboro Coliseum - the storied home of numerous ACC Tournaments...earned playing time in an ACC game for the first time in his career against Wake Forest as he appeared in both of the Seminoles' games against the Deacons...scored points in two different games - in the Seminoles' victory of Florida International (Nov. 18) and in the Seminoles' ACC victory over Wake Forest in Tallahassee...earned career statistics for field goals made (one), field goals attempted (three) and offensive rebounds (one) while tying his career high of 3-point field goals attempted (one) and total rebounds (one) against the Panthers...the Seminoles' 89-66 victory over the Panthers came in his home town of Miami, Fla., and came in front of members of his family and circle of friends...the first basket of his career came as the Seminoles' final basket of the game in their win over the Panthers...his basket made the score 89-66...the tip-in basket also allowed Portuondo to earn the first offensive rebound of his career on a missed field goal attempted by teammate A.J. Yawn...one 3-point field goal attempted in four of the five games in which he earned playing time -- at Florida International, Stetson at home, Wake Forest in Tallahassee and against Wake Forest in Winston Salem...his one minute of playing time against Wake Forest in Winston Salem stands as his first game played on the road in ACC play...his career high of three minutes of playing time came in Florida State's 97-63 win over Stetson in Tallahassee (Dec. 15)...(vs. Wake Forest): Averaged 0.5 points and 0.5 rebounds in two games against Wake Forest during the regular season... scored one point as he made one of two free throws in Florida State's win over Wake Forest at home (Feb. 1)...he made one of two free throws against the Deacons with 24 seconds remaining in the game to give the Seminoles an 83-61 advantage..

AT CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS: Graduated from Christopher Columbus High School in Miami in 2008...earned two varsity letters and was the team captain during his senior season...played in the Dade vs. Broward County and the Dade County private school all-star game following his senior season...averaged 10.0 points, 3.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game as a starter and a senior captain...earned the Sportsmanship Award from the coaching staff following his junior and senior seasons...named as the teams' Most Improved Player following his junior season...was also a letterwinner as a member of the track and field team and participated in the events of the 100 and 200 meter sprints and the long jump.

AT MIAMI DADE: Graduated from Miami Dade College with his Associates Degree in 2010...averaged 8.0 points, 2.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game as a sophomore...started 10 games in his second season...did not play as a true freshman as he elected to take a redshirt year...scored his career high of 17 points against Palm Beach Community College came on five of seven shooting from the field during the 2009-10 season.

PERSONAL: Born Dec. 22, 1989...Rafael is the son of Ana and Rafael Portuondo...has three sisters: Anamari, Olivia and Margot...through training and pick-up games in his hometown of Miami he has developed close friendships with Raja Bell of the Utah...earned the Citizenship Award at the conclusion of his senior year at Christopher Columbus...earned his degree in social science from Florida State in May of 2013...

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