The Florida State men's basketball team beat the Skyhawks, 89-61, Sunday while wearing special turquoise Nike N7 uniforms
Ojo leads way for Seminoles on ACC Academic Honor Roll.
The Florida State men's basketball team sees its 2012-13 season officially conclude with a loss to the Bulldogs in the first round of the NIT.
Okaro White scores a career-high 24 points and Michael Snaer seals the game with four late free throws as Seminoles advance past Clemson late Thursday night in Greensboro, N.C.
Michael Snaer hits his sixth game-winner in the past two seasons as the Florida State men's basketball team beats Virginia Thursday night at home.
FSU's 72-47 loss to Florida
Images from the FSU v. UF basketball game at the Leon County Civic Center by Mike Olivella
Florida State vs. South Alabama
Feature:Shannon Eager for Fresh Start
Feature:Shannon The Recovering Warrior
Feature:Shannon Poised For Bounce Back
Feature:Shannon Ready For Return
Feature:Shannon Returns To Court
Feature:Shannon Ready For ACC Tourn.
ON SHANNON: Made the decision to transfer schools and will complete his playing career at Virginia Commonwealth during the 2013-14 season...will be immediately eligible as he works towards receiving a master's degree at VCU...a four-year member of the Seminole men's basketball team who played on Florida State's 2012 ACC Championship team, three NCAA Tournament teams, one NIT team and who graduated with a degree in interdisciplinary social sciences with a concentration in urban and regional planning in May of 2013...has one year of eligibility remaining as the 2013-14 season begins after he was granted a medical redshirt season by the NCAA and the ACC in June of 2012...played in only seven games after a left shoulder injury cut his 2011-12 season short...appeared in 72 games during his Seminole career with five starting assignments coming during his sophomore season of 2010-11...his five starts during his career (all during his sophomore season) included the Seminoles' victory over No. 1 Duke on Jan. 12, 2011...helped the Seminoles to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1993 and for only the fourth time in school history as a starter in five games...has certainly improved as a basketball player in his last two seasons despite both seasons having been cut drastically short because of injuries...in 27 games played in the last two seasons, Shannon has averaged 8.0 points (215 total points scored) and 5.3 rebounds (143 total rebounds) as compared to 3.5 points and 2.1 rebounds (93 total rebounds) in the first two seasons of his career...was showing his extreme promise in the first seven games of the 2011-12 season when he was injured and forced to miss the remainder of the season because of a dislocated left shoulder suffered against UConn in the third round of the Battle4Atlants on Nov. 26...underwent surgery on January 4, 2012 and was granted a medical redshirt by the NCAA and the ACC in June of 2012...was Florida State's third leading scorer as a redshirt junior when he was forced to miss 11 consecutive games because of a neck injury suffered at Virginia on Jan. 19, 2013 - his redshirt junior season...went to the Seminole coaching staff prior to the 2012-13 season and asked to be utilized as a bench player so he could watch and analyze the first part of the game before entering into the line-up...flourished in that role as he earned starters minutes and was the Seminoles' leading rebounder and third leading scorer coming off the bench...Shannon's explanation was that he wanted to enter the game and give his team a boost of energy coming off the bench...switched his jersey number from 15 (during the first three seasons of his career) to 2 for his redshirt junior season (2012-13) as he looked to get a fresh start after the first two seasons of his career... played in a career-high 27 games as a sophomore in helping lead Florida State to a 23-11 overall record, an 11-5 record in ACC play, a third place finish in the ACC standings and an appearance in the school record tying third consecutive NCAA Tournament...played as a member of three NCAA Tournament teams, on NIT team, the Seminoles' 2011 team that advanced to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament, the Seminoles' 2012 ACC Championship team, three teams that finished in the top three of the ACC standings, four teams that have won a total of 88 games and three teams that won at least 22 games...the Seminoles won 88 overall games, 42 ACC games, four ACC Tournament games and 46 games against ACC competition with Shannon on the roster...Florida State is the third winningest program in the ACC (behind only Duke and North Carolina) in the four years during Shannon's career...helped the Seminoles to 12 victories against ranked teams during his career...the Seminoles defeated four top five ranked teams, six top 10 ranked teams and nine top 20 ranked teams with Shannon on the roster...played in six wins over ranked teams in the first two years of his career including wins over No. 1 Duke during the 2011 regular season as well as No. 20 Texas A&M and No. 5 Notre Dame in the 2011 NCAA Tournament to advance the Seminoles to the Sweet 16 of the 2011 NCAA Tournament......Florida State's consecutive victories over No. 1 and No. 5 Notre Dame in the 2011 NCAA Tournament marked the second time in school history that Florida State had defeated two top five ranked teams in the same season...Florida State also defeated No. 15 ranked Baylor in the third place game in the 2010 Diamond Head Classic...played in two victories over ranked teams during his freshman season as Florida State defeated two ranked Georgia Tech teams during the 2009-10 season...made his ACC debut to help the Seminoles past No. 15 Georgia Tech to open the ACC season (Dec. 20) and helped Florida State top the No. 18 ranked Yellow Jackets (Jan. 24) in Tallahassee...those two wins went a long way in the Seminoles earning a selection to the NCAA Tournament...Florida State has been nationally ranked during each of Shannon's three seasons as a Seminole...the Seminoles closed the 2011-12 season ranked No. 10 in the final Associated Press poll and No. 15 in the final ESPN/USA Today Coaches' poll of Shannon's junior season...the Seminoles finished the 2010-11 season ranked No. 19 in the final ESPN/USA Today Poll of Shannon's sophomore season...the Seminoles were also ranked as high a No. 18 during Shannon's freshman season in 2009-10...Florida State was ranked in the preseason polls by both the Associated Press and the USA Today Coaches Poll for the first time in school history to begin the 2012-13 season...during Shannon's career, Florida State led the nation and the ACC with a .363 mark in 2010 and led the NCAA and the ACC with a .368 defensive field goal make...the Seminoles were the first team to repeat as the field goal percentage national champions since Marquette in the 1993 and 1994 seasons...Florida State's .363 mark ranks as the fourth lowest mark by a leader in the category since the NCAA began compiling the statistic in 1977...Florida State is only the sixth team in NCAA history to repeat at the field goal percentage defensive national champions...the Seminoles ranked fifth nationally with a .381 defensive field goal percentage mark in 2012...the Seminoles also became only the fourth team in ACC history to lead the ACC in blocked shots and steals during the same season in 2012...helped Florida State to the championship of the 2009 Old Spice Classic as the Seminoles claimed victories over Iona, Alabama and Marquette at the ESPN/Disney Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. and to the championship of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. in 2012...named to 2013 ACC Academic Honor Roll...was rewarded with the Mr. Hustle award from the coaching staff at the Seminoles' annual Honors Banquet in 2010...earned the Most Improved Student Athlete Award from the Seminoles' coaching staff at the 2011 team banquet...
AS A REDSHIRT JUNIOR (2013): Averaged 7.9 points (third), a career-high 5.6 rebounds (second), a career-high 0.6 blocked shots (fourth) and 1.2 steals (first) while playing in 20 games during his fourth season as a member of the program...missed 13 games because of injuries including a stretch of 11 straight (January 24 through February 26) because of a neck sprain suffered against Virginia in Charlottesville on Jan. 19...suffered his neck sprain in the second half of the Seminoles' game against Virginia after he hit his head against the hip of Virginia's Evan Nolte during a scramble for a rebound under the Florida State basket...he immediately fell to the court where he remained motionless for nearly 10 minutes as paramedics attended to him...he was eventually loaded onto a stabilizing backboard and then onto a stretcher and taken to the University of Virginia Medical Center where he spent the night...flew back to Tallahassee the next afternoon...his first game back on the court was against North Carolina on March 3...was Florida State's third leading scorer (8.9 ppg) and leading rebounder (6.5 rpg) through the first 16 games of the season when he was injured against Virginia...also the Seminoles' leader in steals (19) and steals per game (1.3 spg) when he was injured and forced to miss 11 consecutive games...played especially well in Florida State's five neutral site games as he averaged 11.0 points and 5.6 rebounds against BYU and Saint Joseph's (in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.), against Tulsa (in the Orange Bowl Classic at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla.) and against Clemson and North Carolina (in the ACC Tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C.)...totaled three double doubles during the season with all three coming during the non-conference portion of the schedule...totaled 15 points and 10 rebounds in Florida State's win over Saint Joseph's (Nov. 17) in the championship game of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, totaled 14 points and 11 rebounds against Minnesota (Nov. 27) in the ACC/Big 10 Shootout and totaled 16 points and 10 rebounds in the Seminoles' win over Tulsa (Dec. 29) in the Orange Bowl Classic...brought his career double double total to four...scored in double figures in four of the first six games of the season (10 against South Alabama, 15 against Saint Joseph's, 12 against North Florida and 14 against Minnesota) and averaged 11.3 points, a team-leading 7.2 rebounds and a team-leading 3.7 steals while shooting .592 from the field and .714 from the free throw line through those first six games...led the team with nine rebounds in the season opener against South Alabama (Nov. 9), led the team in assists (three) and steals (three) in the Seminoles' win over Buffalo (Nov. 12), scored a double double of 15 points and 10 rebounds against Saint Joseph's (Nov. 17), totaled a career high four steals in Florida State's win over North Florida (Nov. 21) and totaled a double double of 14 points and 11 rebounds against Minnesota (Nov. 27)...his double double of 16 points and 10 rebounds against Tulsa (Dec. 29) helped him rank as the Seminoles' leader in rebounds for the one of eight times during the season...ranked second on the team as he led the Seminoles in rebounding eight times in wins over South Alabama, Buffalo, Saint Joseph's, Minnesota, at Charlotte (Dec. 22), against Tulsa, at Clemson (Jan. 5) and against Louisiana Tech (March 19) in the NIT...led the Seminoles in scoring with his 14 point performance against Minnesota in Tallahassee...his 16 points against Tulsa ranked as his career high for points in a single game...led the team in double doubles with three - Michael Snaer and Okaro White both totaled two during the season...averaged his career high of 21.0 minutes played in his 20 games played...his career high of 30 minutes came in the season opener against South Alabama and in the Seminoles' game against Florida (Dec. 5)...his career high of four assists came against Saint Joseph's and in the NIT against Louisiana Tech...his career high of four steals came in the Seminoles' win over North Florida...(vs. Clemson): Averaged 11.5 points, a team-leading 5.5 rebounds and 1.0 blocked shots as he played in two of the Seminoles' three games during the season against Clemson...played in the Seminoles' win over the Tigers in Clemson to open the ACC season and Florida State's win over Clemson in the first round of the ACC Tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum...averaged 19.5 minutes played in the two games and shot .750 percent (nine of 12) from the free throw line in leading the Seminoles to two wins...Florida State defeated the Tigers three times during the season (twice during the regular season and once in the ACC Tournament) for the first time in school history...a near double double of 11 points and eight rebounds came in the Seminoles' victory at Clemson to open the ACC season (Jan. 5)...his 11 points came on five of seven from the free throw line and three made field goals...his five free throws made and his seven free throws attempted both rank as his ACC career highs...was three of four from the line in the second half including a perfect two of two with 3.6 seconds left in the game to put the Seminoles up 71-66 and give Florida State a two possession lead and a nearly insurmountable lead...increased the Seminoles' lead twice within the four minutes of the game as he earned an offensive rebound and a putback at the 4:01 mark to put Florida State up 62-57...the Tigers never got closer than three during the remainder of the game...also totaled two second half blocked shots in the win over the Tigers...totaled 12 points and three rebounds in the Seminoles' 73-69 win over Clemson in the first round of the ACC Tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum (March 14)...scored eight of his 12 points in the second half of the game including the first basket of the second half which began the Seminoles' comeback after trailing by as many as 10 points in the first half and by a 35-30 margin at halftime...scored what proved to be the game-winning points on two free throws with 7:41 left in the game -- his two free throws gave Florida State a 48-46 lead...increased Florida State's lead to six at 52-46 with 6:18 remaining...(vs. Maryland): Totaled two points and eight rebounds as he played in one of the Seminoles' two games against NIT participant Maryland during the regular season (Jan. 9)...earned 14 minutes of playing time as Florida State defeated the Terps, 65-62, for Florida State's first ever win in the Comcast Center...his two points came in the second half as the Seminoles rallied from as many as 12 points down to win the ACC road game...scored his lone basket on a lay-up at the 13:49 mark of the second half to bring the Seminoles to within 43-39...his basket continued a run that saw the Seminoles outscore the Terps, 26-19, from that basket on to take the 65-62 win...totaled six of his eight rebounds, also, in the second half as Florida State outrebounded Maryland 28-16 in the second half after being outrebound 26-11 in the first half...pulled down a career high tying seven defensive rebounds in the Seminoles' win at Maryland...(vs. North Carolina): Averaged 6.3 points and 2.0 rebounds in three games against NCAA Tournament participant North Carolina...led the Seminoles in blocked shots with four against the Tar Heels while shooting .500 from the field (eight of 16) and averaging nearly 15 minutes per game during the three game series...the Seminoles and the Tar Heels met twice during the regular season and in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament...scored 12 points, pulled down four rebounds and blocked his career high of three shots as the Seminoles' played host to North Carolina in Tallahassee (Jan. 12)...shot the ball well as he made five of his 10 shots from the field and two of his three shots from the free throw line to rank as one of three Seminole players in double figure scoring...totaled nine of his 12 points in the second half as Florida State worked to hold onto a second half lead...a force on the inside as four second half baskets gave the Seminoles a lead or increased their lead...a lay-up at the 13:12 mark gave Florida State a 52-50 advantage and came at the back end of the 19-14 second half opening run by the Seminoles...another lay-up at the 10:36 mark increased the Seminoles' lead to 57-53 and a dunk put Florida State up 59-56 with 10:01 left in the game...totaled four points on two baskets in a 45 second span...an old fashioned 3-point on a lay-up and a free throw shot at the 7:37 mark put the Seminoles back up by four...the Tar Heels outscored Florida State, 8-0, over the final 3:53 of the game to take the victory...scored three points in three minutes of play as he made his return to the court after missing 11 straight games because of his neck injury in North Carolina's 79-58 victory over Florida State in Chapel Hill (March 3)...his 3-points came on an old fashioned 3-point play with six seconds remaining in the half...scored on a lay-up, was fouled by North Carolina's Dexter Strickland, and made the ensuing free throw to help the Seminoles' close their gap to 44-27...did not play in the second half of the game...totaled four points, two rebounds, one blocked shot and one steal as the Tar Heels defeated Florida State, 83-62, in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum (March 15)...totaled two points in both the first and second halves as the Seminoles played in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament for the fourth time in his career...(vs. Virginia): Scored three points and pulled down four rebounds in one game against NIT participant Virginia during the regular season...played for the Seminoles in the Cavaliers 56-36 win over Florida State in Charlottesville (Jan. 19)...three points on a jumper at the 17:34 mark and on a free throw at the 13:54 mark before being injured at the 3:58 mark of the second half...appeared to hit his head against the thigh or hip of Virginia's Evan Nolte during a scramble under the Florida State basket...he remained on the floor motionless for nearly 10 minutes as first trainers and then paramedics attended to him...spent the night at University of Virginia Medical Center before flying back to Tallahassee the next day...missed the next 11 games before being cleared to return to game action which he did at North Carolina on March 3...(vs. Florida): Scored four points and added three rebounds in a career high tying 30 minutes played in the Seminoles' only game of the season against Florida in Tallahassee (Dec. 5)...all four points came in the second half as Florida State worked to get back into the game but fell, 72-47...(vs. Louisiana Tech in the NIT): Totaled two points, a team-high tying six rebounds and a career-high tying four assists against Louisiana Tech in the first round of the NIT in Tallahassee...Louisiana Tech rallied from a four-point halftime deficit to stun the Seminoles, 71-66...a Shannon lay-up at the 9:30 mark of the first half gave Florida State a 17-10 advantage...(in four games during the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic): Averaged 10.5 points and a team-leading 6.5 rebounds in four games during the Seminoles' run to the championship of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic...shot .708 percent (17 of 24) from the field and made eight of 12 free throws in the event...led the Seminoles with six steals - an average of 1.5 steals per game in the tournament...(vs. South Alabama): A near double double of 10 points and nine rebounds to go along with two steals and one blocked shot against South Alabama to open the tournament in Tallahassee (Nov. 9)...the Jaguars won the game, 76-71...marked the second consecutive season that he had scored in double figures in the season opener...led the Seminoles with four field goals made in the event...(vs. Buffalo): Totaled nine points, four rebounds, three assists and three steals in 18 minutes of play in the Seminoles' 95-68 win against Buffalo (Nov. 12)...was tied for the Seminoles lead in rebounds with four and led the team in both assists and steals with three in the victory...(vs. BYU): Totaled eight points and three rebounds in 18 minutes of play as Florida State defeated BYU, 88-70, in the semifinals of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn...made four of six field goal attempts as four points came in the first half and five in the second half in the win...Florida State never trailed the game in earning the win...(vs. Saint Joseph's): A double double of 15 points and 10 rebounds to go along with a career high tying four assists in the Seminoles' Coaches vs. Cancer championship clinching victory over Saint Joseph's...scored 11 of his 15 points and pulled down six of his 10 rebounds in the second half as Florida State outdistanced the Hawks to win the championship...
AS A JUNIOR (2012): Averaged 8.3 points (fourth), 4.4 rebounds (tied for second) and shot .543 from the field (second) despite playing in only seven games because of an injury suffered in the seventh game of the season...was granted a medical redshirt after playing in only the first seven games of the season...played in the first seven games of the season and was injured in the second half of the Seminoles' game against No. 4 UConn in the final game of the Battle4Atlantis on Paradise Island in the Bahamas (Nov. 26)...suffered a dislocated left shoulder at the 7:17 mark of the second half when UConn's Tyler Olander jumped on top of him as the two players dove back across the mid court line for a loose ball...Olander landed awkwardly on top of Shannon, and despite Shannon being called for the foul, he was the injured player who left the game and saw his season come to an end...had surgery on Jan. 4, 2012 to repair the injury and began rehabilitation during the spring semester...totaled the first double double of his career with a career-high 15 points and a career-high 12 rebounds in the Seminoles' season opening win against Jacksonville (Nov. 11)...in addition to establishing career highs for points (15) and rebounds (12) against Jacksonville, he made a career high seven free throws (in nine attempts), and pulled down a career high five offensive rebounds and a career high seven defensive rebounds (for his career high total of 12 rebounds...totaled nine points and seven rebounds in the second half as Florida State gained its first win of the season...tied his career high with 15 points in Florida State's 80-39 win over South Alabama...totaled 10 points and six rebounds in the Seminoles' win over UCF in Tallahassee (Nov. 14)...scored in double figures in three of the first four games of the season (15 against Jacksonville, 10 against UCF and 15 against South Alabama) for an early scoring average of 11.0 points per game in leading the Seminoles to four wins in their first four games of the season...was enjoying a certain breakout season after the first four games of the season as he was leading the Seminoles in free throws made (14) and attempted (24), was second in total rebounds (27), second in average rebounds per game (6.8), second in offensive rebounds (10) and third in blocked shots (three)...was one of four Seminoles averaging in double figure scoring entering the Battle4Atlantis...added eight points against UMass in the first game of the Battle4Atlantis for a 5-0 record for the Seminoles and a 9.6 points per game scoring average...scored four points and added a season high two steals in the Seminoles 46-41 loss to Harvard in the second round of the Battle4Atlantis (Nov. 25)...blocked a career high tying two shots in Florida State's victory over South Alabama (No. 20) to go along with 15 points and five rebounds...was Florida State's second leading scorer with a 9.3 points per game scoring average and the team leader with a .613 field goal shooting percentage entering the Seminoles' game against UConn when he was injured and forced to the sidelines for the remainder of the season...
AS A SOPHOMORE (2011): Averaged 4.7 points (tied for eighth on the team) and 2.7 rebounds (tied for seventh) while playing in a career-high 27 games in 2010-11...he started a career high five games (Duke, NC State, at Miami, Boston College and at Clemson) before a knee injury kept him out of the line-up for five games...Shannon underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on Feb. 4, 2011 following the Seminoles' game at Clemson and missed only five games before returning to the line-up on Feb. 19 at Wake Forest...his play helped Florida State play in its school record tying third consecutive NCAA Tournament and reach the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament for the first time since the 1993 season...Florida State won 23 games, had an 11-5 record in ACC play, finished in third place in the ACC standings and solidified their place as the third winningest program in the ACC in the last six seasons behind only Duke and North Carolina...played in four wins over nationally ranked teams - No. 1 Duke, No. 5 Notre Dame in the NCAA Tournament, No. 15 Baylor in the Diamond Head Classic and no. 20 Texas A&M in the NCAA Tournament...the Seminoles' four wins over ranked teams marked the first time since the 2003-04 season that Florida State had defeated as many as four ranked teams in the same season...Florida State was the best defensive team in the nation and the ACC during Shannon's second season as a Seminole...the Seminoles led the nation for the second consecutive season in field goal percentage defense, were fifth in blocked shots, 15th in 3-pioint field goal percentage defense and 24th in steals...the Seminoles ranked first in the ACC field goal percentage defense, first in 3-piont field goal percentage defense, first in blocked shots, second in scoring defense and second in steals...scored in double figures in four different games - with at least 10 points coming against Stetson (Dec. 15), NC State (Jan. 15), Miami (Jan. 19) and at Maryland (Feb. 23)...a near double double of 15 points and nine rebounds came in Florida State's win over NC State at home...scored his season high of 13 points in the Seminoles' win over Stetson in Tallahassee...his season high of nine rebounds came in the Seminoles' win at home against ACC foe NC State...inserted into the starting line-up during a five game span in January that saw the Seminoles earn a 4-1 record with wins over No. 1 Duke, NC State and Boston College at home and at Miami...totaled double figure scoring twice as a starter with an ACC career high tying 12 points coming against NC State and 10 more coming at Miami...averaged 6.0 points, 4.6 rebounds and 18.4 minutes per game and shot .727 (eight of 11) from the free throw line as a starter...was the Seminoles' third leading rebounder in the five game span from Jan. 12 through Jan. 29 as Florida State improved to 15-6 overall and 5-2 in the ACC...the Seminoles never dropped below third place in the ACC standings at any point during the 2010-11 conference season...blocked a season high eight shots with two each coming against NC State and at Maryland...he made a career high 36 free throws - more than seven times as many free throws as he made during his freshman season..played 348 minutes for an average of 12.9 minutes played per game - an average of nearly four times as many minutes per game during his sophomore season as compared to his freshman season...pulled down 74 rebounds and averaged 2.7 rebounds - nearly four times as many rebounds as a sophomore as compared to his freshman season...averaged 2.6 points and 2.3 rebounds in eight games against ranked teams during his sophomore season...averaged 2.4 points and 1.7 rebounds in 11 games against teams that played in the NCAA Tournament and averaged 4.4 points and 3.1 rebounds in seven games against teams that played in the NIT in 2011...(vs. Boston College): Scored zero points and pulled down three rebounds in the Seminoles' only game of the season against NIT participant Boston College...a defensive presence as Florida State blocked seven shots (he had one blocked shot) and limited the Eagles to .354 shooting from the field and 51 points...Florida State won the game, 67-51, in Tallahassee (Jan. 22)...two first half rebounds in eight minutes as a starter as Florida State took a 29-27 halftime lead...one rebound in three minutes of playing time as Florida State stretched out their advantage and took the 16 points win to raise its ACC record to 5-1...(vs. Clemson): Averaged 2.0 points and 2.5 rebounds in two games against NCAA Tournament participant Clemson...averaged 13.0 minutes in the two games against the Tigers as both teams won on their home court...scored two points in six minutes of play as Florida State rallied to defeat Clemson, 75-69, in Tallahassee (Dec. 12)...the win came as a December victory for the Seminoles and allowed them to rank as the first place team in the league standings for nearly one full month...two important first half points on a jumper with 1:04 remaining before intermission to pull the Seminoles to within six at 28-34...the Seminoles trailed by as many as eight in the first half...Florida State scored 10 of the first 12 points of the second half to take the lead and re-took the lead for good on a 3-point shot by Deividas Dulkys at the 3:36 mark...totaled two points and pulled down five rebounds as Florida State traveled to play at Clemson...the Tigers returned the favor of defeating the Seminoles, 62-44, in Clemson (Jan. 29)...two second half points as Florida State worked to dig out of as much as a 27 point deficit...the Seminoles never led in dropping their second ACC game of the year...(vs. Duke): scored six points and pulled down four rebounds in Florida State's only game against NCAA Tournament participant Duke during the 2010-11 season...in Shannon's first career start the Seminoles defeated the No. 1 ranked Blue Devils, 66-61, in Tallahassee (Jan. 12)...Shannon found out he would start the game five minutes before the game began when Associate Head Coach Stan Jones wrote his name into the starting line-up during the Seminoles' final pre-game team meeting...tied for the team lead with three offensive rebounds and one blocked shot as Florida State limited Duke to 61 points and .311 shooting from the field...two first half points gave Florida State a 9-6 lead at the 15:26 mark of the first half on a jumper from the right elbow...totaled four points, two offensive rebounds and one blocked shot in the second half of the win...his four second half points came nearly in succession as a jumper at the 17:07 mark gave Florida State a 36-29 advantage and a lay-up at the 14:49 mark gave the Seminoles a 40-29 lead at the 14:49 mark...his four points came in the midst of a 6-0 run that allowed Florida State to keep a lead that it held for the final 22 minutes of the game including the entire second half...(vs. Georgia Tech): Did not play in Florida State's only game of the season against Georgia Tech following surgery on his left knee on Feb. 4...The Seminoles defeated the Yellow Jackets, 72-63, in Atlanta (Feb. 10)...(vs. Maryland): Scored 12 points and pulled down four rebounds to go along with two steals in the Seminoles' only game of the season against Maryland...was Florida State's third leading scorer as he tied his ACC career high with 12 points on a career high six made field goals...he shot .600 percent from the field (six of 10) as he played 20 minutes in the game...Florida State lost an early lead in falling to the Terps, 78-62, in College Park, Md. (Feb. 23)...totaled six first half points in the first half as Florida State jumped out to as much as a seven point lead in the first half only to trail 38-37 at the intermission...a lay-up at the 13:31 mark of the first half gave the Seminoles a 16-11 advantage...then scored four points in a 43 second span on two lay-ups to pull Florida State to within five at 31-36...six second half points as Maryland upped its lead to as many as 17 in winning the game...(vs. Miami): Averaged 5.5 points and 2.0 rebounds in two games against NIT participant Miami...Florida State swept the two game regular season series against the Hurricanes - winning in both Coral Gables and Tallahassee...scored 10 points and pulled down two rebounds in Florida State's come from behind win over Miami, 55-53, in Coral Gables (Jan. 19)...shot well from the field with three field goals and was four of six (.667 percent) from the free throw line as Florida State won an ACC road game despite not scoring a field goal in the first 10 minutes of the game...scored the Seminoles' first field goal of the game at the 10:11 mark with nearly 10 minutes elapsed on a dunk to pull the Seminoles to within two of 9-11...he was four of six from the free throw line in the first half including one at the 12:51 mark to bring Florida State to within seven at 3-10 and two more at the 11:44 mark to bring Florida State to within three at 7-10...scored five points in the span of 2:40 to bring the Seminoles from a 10-2 deficit to a workable 11-9 deficit as he jumpstarted the Seminoles' offense...three more points in a nine second span helped Florida State stay in touch with the Hurricanes during their offensive woes in the first half...one free throw at the 3:55 mark brought the Seminoles to within 11 at 15-26 and a lay-up at the 3:46 mark closed the Seminoles' gap to nine at 17-26...began the Seminoles on the road to prosperity with a dunk to begin Florida State's second half scoring...his dunk and two points began a 31-22 game ending second half run that saw Florida State rally from as much as a 12 point deficit to the ultra-important win over its in-state ACC rival on the road in conference play...helped Florida State to the win as a starter in his third consecutive game and first career start in the ACC on the road...scored one point, pulled down two rebounds and was credited with one steal in 10 minutes of play as Florida State defeated Miami, 65-59, in Tallahassee (Feb. 26)...was only his third game back from knee surgery in leading the Seminoles to their 20th overall win of the season and their 10th ACC win of the year to virtually ensure themselves of a school record tying third consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance...his lone point came on a free throw with 58 seconds remaining in the second half to give Florida State a commanding 22-point lead at 36-14 on its way to a 36-16 lead at halftime...(vs. North Carolina): Scored five points and pulled down three rebounds in one game against NCAA Tournament participant North Carolina...played in the Seminoles game against the Tar Heels in Tallahassee after missing the game between the two teams on Super Bowl Sunday in Chapel Hill...totaled five points and three rebounds as the Seminoles fell to North Carolina, 72-70, in Tallahassee (March 6)...the Tar Heels won the game on a buzzer beating 3-point shot from the top of the key by All-American Harrison Barnes to stun the Seminoles who lead throughout the second half and who took their final lead of the game with 18 seconds remaining to be played on two free throws by Derwin Kitchen...Shannon scored all five of his points in the first half to help the Seminoles to a 38-37 halftime lead...a lay-up broke a tie at the 14:24 mark and put Florida State up 10-8 and a free throw at the 13:28 mark broke another tie and put the Seminoles up 13-12...broke a third tie with a lay-up at the 5:13 mark to put Florida State up 28-26...his lay-up at the 5:13 mark began a 12-11 halftime run for Florida State that gave them a 38-27 lead at the intermission...(vs. NC State): Averaged 9.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.0 steals in two games against NC State...played in both games of the regular season against the Wolfpack (one pre and one post his knee surgery) and was a starter in the Seminoles' win over the Wolfpack in Tallahassee...was a perfect six of six from the free throw line in the two game sweep of NC State...a near double double of 12 points and nine rebounds to go along with two steals in a career high 29 minutes as a starter in Florida State's victory over NC State, 84-71, in Tallahassee (Jan. 15)...was the second start of his career as he helped lead Florida State to the very important win over the Wolfpack...the win was important as the Seminoles' third win of the season but it was just as important as it was the Seminoles' first game after their win over No. 1 ranked Duke just three nights earlier...led Florida State with eight first half points in leading the Seminoles to a 28-19 halftime advantage...scored his eight first half points on three field goals and two free throws in leading Florida State offensively - the Seminoles did not trail during the game...began the Seminoles' scoring in the second half with a half opening jumper to put Florida State up 30-19...the Seminoles led by double figures for the remainder of the game in taking the win...totaled six points and two rebounds in 15 minutes of play as Florida State won in Raleigh, 72-62, to close out the regular season (March 6)...the victory sent the Seminoles into the postseason with a 21-9 overall record, an 11-5 record in the ACC and a third place finish in the league standings...it marked the school record third consecutive season the Seminoles had finished in fourth place or higher in the league standings...scored four of his six points off the bench in the first half to help stake the Seminoles to a 34-25 halftime advantage...scored his four first half points in a span of 1:20 on two free throws at the 15:40 mark to put Florida State up 9-3 and on a lay-up at the 14:20 mark to increase the Seminoles' lead to 13-5...two second half points on a lay-up at the 15:13 mark gave Florida State a 43-34 lead...his second half basket proved important as the Wolfpack fought their way back into the game and took a one point lead on two occasions with under nine minutes remaining in the game...the Seminoles pushed their lead back out to as much as 10 in winning the game...(vs. Virginia): Did not play in the Seminoles' only game of the season against Virginia (Feb. 12) after undergoing successful knee surgery just eight days earlier...(vs. Virginia Tech): Averaged 5.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in two games against NIT participant Virginia Tech...also added a team high tying two blocked shots and one steal against the Hokies...totaled five points and six rebounds as Florida State lost to Virginia Tech, 71-59, in Blacksburg (Jan. 8)...two points in the first half and four in the second as Florida State fought its way back into the game from the start...the Seminoles led by as many as four in the first half but trailed by as many as 12 in the second half in dropping their first ACC game of the season...scored six points to go along with three rebounds and two blocked shots as the third seeded Seminoles faced the sixth seeded Hokies in the quarterfinal round of the ACC Tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C. (March 11)...the Seminoles seemingly won the game at the buzzer on a 3-point shot by Derwin Kitchen that seemingly gave Florida State a 54-52 win...after a lengthy review by the referees, the shot was ruled to have come after the buzzer as the game was handed to the Hokies, 52-51... two points in the first half helped the Seminoles to a 27-19 advantage at the intermission...his four second half points were not enough as Virginia Tech outscored the Seminoles 33-24 over the course of the final 20 minutes of the game to take the win and advance to the semifinals of the tournament where they lost to Duke...(vs. Wake Forest): Scored five points and pulled down four rebounds in 16 minutes of play in one game against Wake Forest...also added a career high tying two assists and one steal to going along with three free throws made as the Seminoles won in Winston Salem...did not play because of a knee injury suffered in practice prior to the Seminoles' 85-61 win over the Deacons in Tallahassee (Feb. 1)...was preparing to undergo surgery three days later and missed one of his seven games because of injuries during the season...made his return after only 15 days from surgery to recover with five points and four rebounds in Florida State's 84-66 win over Wake Forest in Winston-Salem (Feb. 19)...two points in the first half helped the Seminoles' offense get on track and helped pull out the road win for the Seminoles...a dunk at the 14:12 mark of the first half helped pull Florida State to within two at 4-6...the Seminoles' offense stalled for the next 10 minutes but recovered to trail by only 31-33 at the half...three points on a free throw at the 13:32 mark and two more free throws at the 12:36 mark helped Florida State extend their lead to 39-48...his three points in the span of 56 seconds allowed Florida State some breathing room in running away with the 18 point win...Florida State opened up as much as a 20 point advantage in the second half...the win was significant on many fronts: it was a conference road win, it was Shannon's return from a speedy recovery from knee surgery and it was the first of six games the Seminoles would play without standout forward Chris Singleton who broke his foot on Feb. 12 against Virginia...(In Three Games In The NCAA Tournament): Averaged 1.3 points and 1.7 rebounds in three games during the NCAA Tournament as Florida State advanced to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1993 and for only the fourth time in school history...the Seminoles defeated No. 20 ranked and seventh seeded Texas A&M in the second round and No. 5 ranked and second seeded Notre Dame in the third round before meeting Final Four participant VCU in the Sweet 16...the Seminoles' victories over the nationally ranked Aggies and the nationally ranked Fighting Irish marked the third and fourth victories of the season over nationally ranked teams...the Seminoles' first two games were played in the United Center in Chicago while its Sweet 16 game against VCU was played at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Tex...(vs. Texas A&M): Totaled two points and one rebound in five minutes of playing time in helping lead Florida State past No. 20 and second seeded Texas A&M, 57-50, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament (March 18)...also added one blocked shot in the Seminoles' first NCAA Tournament win since 1998...his field goal came at the 13:19 mark and helped give the Seminoles' a quick 7-0 lead which they expanded to as much as 12-3 (plus nine points)...his basket proved important as Texas A&M rallied to take as much as an eight points lead before the half was over...the Seminoles got themselves back into the game and trailed by only 23-26 at the half...also added an important first half block on a field goal attempt by the Aggies' B.J. Holmes to keep the Seminoles lead at 5-0...after trailing at the half, Florida State outscored the Aggies, 34-24, in the second half to take the lead and win the game going away...(vs. Notre Dame): Totaled two points and four rebounds in nine minutes of playing time to help lead Florida State past No. 5 ranked and second seeded Notre Dame in the third round of the tournament...the Seminoles led virtually the entire game and won, 71-57, in what was a virtual home game for the Irish as the game was played only 90 miles from the Notre Dame campus (March 20)...increased Florida State's lead to 34-21 with two free throws at the 1:06 mark of the first half...helped give Florida State a 34-23 lead in helping the Seminoles to their convincing 14 point win over Notre Dame who finished in second place in the seemingly invincible Big East conference standings...the win over the Fighting Irish advanced the Seminoles to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament...(vs. VCU): scored zero points and pulled down zero rebounds in five minutes of play against VCU in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Tournament...the Rams defeated the Seminoles, 72-71 in overtime at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Tex (March 25)...(In Three Games In The Diamond Head Classic): Averaged 5.0 points and 2.7 rebounds in three games during the prestigious Diamond Head Classic at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii...the Seminoles finished the tournament with a 2-1 record, a victory in the third place game and two wins over very good basketball teams in homestanding Hawaii on its home court and against No. 15 ranked Baylor...nearly half of his points in the three game tournament came from the free throw line (seven of 15)...(vs. Hawaii): Scored seven points and pulled down four rebounds in 12 minutes of play in the Seminoles' 70-62 win over Hawaii (Dec. 22)...the game was played on the Rainbow Warriors' home court and was one of the Seminoles' better road wins of the season...scored all seven of his points in the second half as Florida State held onto a 33-25 halftime lead...five points in a span of 1:30 on two jump shots and a free throw gave Florida State breathing room at 54-38 with 9:10 left in the game...two more free throws at the 8:09 mark of the game gave Florida State a 58-41 lead...the Rainbow Warriors would fight but could not get back into the game after Shannon's two free throws...all seven of his points came in a 2:31 span of the second half and helped the Seminoles to the win...(vs. Butler): Totaled five points and one steal in nine minutes of playing time against NCAA Tournament participant Butler in the semifinals of the Diamond Head Classic...Florida State battled the Bulldogs but fell in a well-played game, 67-64, at the University of Hawaii's Stan Sheriff Center (Dec. 23)...four of his points came in the second half as Florida State battled back from as much as 15 points down in the second half...a free throw at the 11:33 mark of the second half brought the Seminoles to within nine at 31-40 and began a game ending 34-27 Seminole run which got them back into the game late...he added an old fashion three point play at the 10:43 mark that cut Florida State's deficit to 33-43...the Seminoles closed to three at the end of the game in falling out of contention for the championship...(vs. Baylor): scored three points to go along with four rebounds, one assist and one blocked shot in 15 minutes of playing time as Florida State defeated No. 15 Baylor in the third place game of the Diamond Head Classic...the Seminoles rallied from as much as a nine point first half deficit to lead virtually the entire second half and defeat the Bears, 68-61, on the University of Hawaii (Dec. 25)...two first half points on a dunk helped the Seminoles climb out of the nine point deficit and take a 33-30 lead with 2:50 left before halftime...his dunk allowed Florida State to take a 37-33 advantage into the locker room at the half...Baylor recovered to tie the game but never regained the lead in the second half...Shannon scored one second half point on a free throw to give Florida State a 51-41 lead with 9:45 left in the game...the point by Shannon proved important as the Bears rallied to tie the game at the 5:31 but the Seminoles persevered to gain their first win of the season over a nationally ranked team...(vs. Florida): totaled zero points and zero rebounds in one minute of playing time in the Seminoles' only meeting of the season against NCAA Tournament participant Florida...the Gators defeated the Seminoles, 55-51, in Tallahassee (Nov. 28)...
AS A FRESHMAN (2010): averaged 1.7 points (10th on the team) and 1.1 rebounds (11th) while shooting .542 from the field (2nd) in 18 games played as a freshman for the Seminoles...averaged 5.2 minutes played per game as he played in seven non-conference games and 10 ACC games during his first season...also earned playing time in the Seminoles' NCAA Tournament game against Gonzaga...missed the first four games of the season with a scratched cornea on his right eye which he suffered in practice just before the start of the season...set his maturation back a bit as he missed extended practice and conditioning time as well as the first part of the season...more than made up for the time he missed when he was able to get back on the practice court...his career high of 17 minutes played translated into his career high of 11 points scored in Florida State's victory over UT Martin in Tallahassee (Dec. 22)...established career high statistics for points scored (11), field goals made (five), field goals attempted (six), offensive rebounds (three), defensive rebounds (three), total rebounds (six) and minutes played (17) while earning career high tying statistics for free throw percentage (.500), assists (one) and blocked shots (two) against the Skyhawks...also earned in double figure minutes of playing time against FIU (14 on Dec. 6), Alabama A&M (12 on Dec. 31), and Texas A&M Corpus Christi (13 on Jan. 4)...Florida State was 4-0 when Shannon played in at least 12 minutes in a game during the 2009-10 season...earned playing time in his first career ACC game at Georgia Tech (Dec. 20) in Atlanta...contributed two rebounds in eight minutes of play as the Seminoles defeated the nationally ranked Yellow Jackets, 66-59, on the road...scored at least five points in three different games - 11 in the Seminoles' win over UT Martin, six in Florida State's win over Texas A&M Corpus Christi (Jan. 4) and five in its win over FIU)...five blocked shots with two each coming in back to back games against UT Martin and Alabama A&M and one coming in the Seminoles' game against Gonzaga in the NCAA Tournament (March 19)...played in two victories over ranked teams during his freshman season with both wins coming over ranked Georgia Tech teams - the No. 15/22 Yellow Jackets in Atlanta and the No. 18/19 Yellow Jackets in Tallahassee (Jan. 24)...played in 10 ACC games - with Florida State earning a 7-3 record in the conference games in which he played...helped Florida State finish with a 10-6 record and a third place finish in ACC play...averaged 0.2 points and 1.4 rebounds in five games against ranked teams during his freshman season...(vs. Boston College): played in one game during the season against Boston College...totaled one minute of playing time and earned one steal in the Seminoles' victory in Chestnut Hill against the Eagles (Jan. 30)...the victory for the Seminoles was the first ever on the road against the Eagles and helped them earn their first ever two game regular season sweep of Boston College...a first half steal helped the Seminoles stay nearly even with Boston College despite the homestanding Eagles holding a 27-22 lead at the intermission...Florida State rallied late to win the game on a 3-point shot by Derwin Kitchen with 44 seconds remaining in the game...(vs. Clemson): averaged 0.5 points and 1.5 rebounds in two games played against NCAA Tournament participant Clemson...averaged 3.5 minutes played in the two game regular season series...scored zero points and pulled down two rebounds as the Seminoles fell, 77-67, in Clemson (Feb. 10)...his two rebounds came in three minutes of playing time in the second half as Florida State rallied to get itself back into the game in the final 20 minutes...his effort helped the Seminoles outrebound, 19-18, and outscore , 43-40, the Tigers in the second half...Florida State, though, had dug itself too big of a hole in trailing by as many as 15 early in the second half...totaled one point and one rebound in three minutes of play as the Seminoles fell to Clemson, 53-50, in Tallahassee (Feb. 28)...made one of two free throw attempts in the first half to give the Seminoles a 17-6 lead with 6:47 left before intermission...helped Florida State take a 21-19 halftime lead...(vs. Georgia Tech): averaged 0.0 points and 1.5 rebounds in two games played against NCAA Tournament participant Georgia Tech...helped Florida State earn two victories and the regular season sweep of the Yellow Jackets...played his ACC career-high of eight minutes in his ACC debut against Georgia Tech as the Seminoles opened their conference season in December with a league road victory, 66-59, in overtime in Atlanta...earned six minutes of playing time in the first half and was credited with two important rebounds...his production on the defensive end of the court allowed Florida State to take an all-important 27-22 lead into the locker room at halftime...Georgia Tech tied the game in regulation and the Seminoles opened their ACC schedule with a win as they took the victory in overtime...one first half rebound in two minutes of play in helping Florida State to the 68-66 victory in Tallahassee (Jan. 24)...once again, his play on the defensive end helped Florida State recover from as much as a seven point deficit in the first half to pull into a 34-34 tie at halftime...the Seminoles outscored the Yellow Jackets in the second half to gain the win...(vs. Miami): scored two points as he played in one of the Seminoles' two games against Miami during the 2009-10 season...the Seminoles defeated the Hurricanes, 71-65, in Tallahassee (Feb. 6)...his two points came in two minutes of playing time in the first half...his basket gave Florida State a 15-9 lead with 12:52 remaining in the first half...his first half basket proved important as Miami rallied to take the lead early in the second half before Florida State re-took command of the game and claimed the win...(vs. North Carolina): scored two points, pulled down one rebound and was credited with a career-high three steals in five minutes of playing time in the Seminoles' victory over NIT participant North Carolina in the only game of the season between the Seminoles and the Tar Heels...the Seminoles won the game, 77-67, for the first win for head coach Leonard Hamilton at the Dean ., Smith Center...his lone basket in the game came early in the second half and gave Florida State a 56-36 lead (+20) at the 16:58 mark...he immediately contributed two steals one of which led directly to a 3-point field goal by Deividas Dulkys and a 59-36 lead...another steal came less than one minute later to give him three for the game...his three steals in a span of 1:57 gave him a total of four for his entire freshman season as he added one steal in the Seminoles win at Boston College...(vs. NC State): one minute of playing time but did not score as he played in one of the Seminoles' two games against NIT participant NC State...earned playing time against NC State in the second half of the Wolfpack's 88-81 win in Tallahassee (Jan. 12)...(vs. Virginia): totaled zero points and zero rebounds in three minutes of playing time in the Seminoles' only game of the season against Virginia...all three minutes of playing time came in the second half as Florida State won the game 69-50 in Charlottesville (Feb. 17)...the Seminoles extended their lead to as many as 23 points in the second half with Shannon on the floor...(vs. Virginia Tech): scored two points in two minutes of play in the Seminoles' only game of the season against NIT participant Virginia Tech...Florida State defeated the Hokies, 63-58 in Tallahassee (Jan. 16) for a win that would prove pivotal at the end of the season...the Seminoles' victory over the Hokies in January allowed the Seminoles to earn the No. 3 seed in the ACC Tournament when the teams finished tied with identical 10-6 conference records...increased Florida State's lead to 23-11 on a dunk at the 8:02 mark of the first half...his basket would be large as it gave the Seminoles a 32-25 lead at the intermission in a tight game that saw Virginia Tech pull to within one with four seconds remaining in the game...(vs. Gonzaga in the NCAA Tournament): credited with one rebound and one blocked shot against Gonzaga in the NCAA Tournament...the game was played at the HSBC Arena in Buffalo and ended in a 67-60 victory for the Bulldogs (March 19)...played tough on defense with a defensive rebound and a blocked shot in the final 3:20 of the first half...(In the Old Spice Classic): played in one game of the Old Spice Classic in helping lead the Seminoles to the championship of the event...made his career debut with one rebound in one minute of play against Iona...the Seminoles defeated the Gaels, 54-49, to advance in the winners bracket...the Seminoles won that first round game over the host team in the tournament (Nov. 28)...Florida State would go on to defeat both Alabama in the semifinals and Marquette in the championship game to claim the championship of the prestigious tournament...
AT MARY PERSONS: Graduated from Mary Persons High School in 2009...averaged a double-double of 21.4 points and 15.4 rebounds per game as a junior...unable to play his senior season due to tearing his ACL while playing AAU basketball in the summer...a triple double of 21 points, 23 rebounds and 10 blocked shots against Jackson High School during his junior season...career scoring high of 37 points and career rebounding high of 29 rebounds came against Sandy Creek during his junior season...a three-star recruit according to Rivals.com...the 36th ranked power forward entering the college ranks for the 2009-10 season....the 23rd ranked power forward according to Scout.com...the 70th ranked power forward in the nation according to ESPN.com...tore an ACL during the Super 64 Tournament in Las Vegas while playing with his AAU team, the Atlanta Celtics during the summer of 2008 and did not play high school basketball during his senior season...led his high school team to a 20-8 record during his junior season...totaled over 1,200 career points and 1,000 career rebounds during his three-year career...set the career records for scoring, rebounding and blocked shots in only three years as a member of the varsity team at Mary Persons...the first basketball player at Mary Persons to earn a basketball scholarship to a Division I school...played AAU basketball for the Atlanta Celtics with former Seminoles Chris Singleton (Washington Wizards) and Pierre Jordan (Georgia Tech)...made the 2009 checklist for his extraordinary play in the adidas It Takes 5ive Classic by Scout.com...also named to the 2009 checklist at the Super 64 in Las Vegas...chosen as a highlight player for his play in the Super 64 by Rivals.com...
PERSONAL: Born September 4, 1990...Terrance is the son of Anthony and Nicole Shannon ...selected Florida State over Georgia, Auburn, Xavier, Georgia Tech, LSU, Memphis, and Marquette.