Hot-shooting Hokies too much for the 'Noles Sunday night in Blacksburg, Va. in Florida State's 80-70 defeat.
The Seminoles get back to winning ways with a nail-biting conference victory over the visiting Eagles Saturday at the Donald L. Tucker Center.
Florida State puts a scare into No. 3 Miami Tuesday at home but the ACC-leading Hurricanes hang on for the win in a hard-fought game at the Donald L. Tucker Center.
For the fourth time in 13 months, a Michael Snaer game-winning 3-pointer propels the FSU men's basketball team to victory. The victim this time? Maryland, in a 73-71 'Noles triumph Wednesday night.
FSU can't make it two ACC victories in a row as the men's basketball team falls on the road to a Miami squad that has now won seven straight.
FSU's 72-47 loss to Florida
No. 23 Florida State vs. Wake Forest
Florida State vs. South Alabama
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ON WHISNANT: Announced his intentions on May 21, 2013 to transfer to East Carolina University to complete his degree requirements and his basketball career at the Greenville, N.C. school...will have two years of eligibility remaining beginning with the 2014-15 season after sitting out the 2012-13 season as per NCAA transfer rules...showed a tremendous amount of improvement as a sophomore and will certainly continue to improve during the remaining two seasons of his collegiate career...worked himself into Florida State's starting line-up as a sophomore and was one of five Seminole players who started 19 or more games with 10 of those starting assignments coming in ACC play...a member of two postseason teams with playing experience coming in the 2012 NCAA Tournament and the 2013 NIT...earned playing time against Saint Bonaventure in the Seminoles' victory over the Bonnies in the second round of the 2012 NCAA Tournament and against Louisiana Tech in the 2013 NIT...a member of Florida State's 2012 ACC Championship team and earned playing time in the Seminoles' ACC Tournament championship clinching victory over North Carolina...Florida State has won 43 overall games, 19 ACC games, four ACC Tournament games and one NCAA Tournament game during the first two seasons of his career...the Seminoles have earned a 19-13 record in ACC regular season play in the first two seasons of his career...well on his way to becoming one of the top 3-point shooting specialists in school history after only his first two seasons...has made 43 3-point field goals and is shooting .331 from the 3-point line in his first two seasons...averaged nearly 22 3-point field goals made in his first two seasons and with two more average seasons he will break into Florida State's all-time top-25 for career 3-point field goals made...started 19 games and averaged 17.2 minutes played per game as he nearly tripled his playing time as a sophomore as compared to his freshman season...as a freshman he helped the Seminoles to a near school record 25 games, an ACC best six games against nationally ranked teams including wins over No. 3 and No. 4 North Carolina, No. 4 and No. 6 Duke and No. 18 and No. 24 Virginia - the highest number of wins over ranked teams by the Seminoles in a single season since also defeating six ranked teams during the 1992-93 season...Florida State's two wins over both Duke and North Carolina marked the first time in school history they had defeated both the Blue Devils and the Tar Heels multiple times in the same season and first time since 1995 (Georgia Tech) that any ACC team had defeated those two teams at least twice each in the same season...helped Florida State defeat all four Tobacco Road schools in the ACC (Duke, North Carolina, NC State and Wake Forest) in the same season for the first time in school history during his freshman season...the Seminoles topped the Blue Devils in Cameron Indoor Stadium (Jan. 21) for only the second time in school history and in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament to advance to the championship game for the first time in school history...the Seminoles' wins over the Tar Heels were just as historic...Florida State topped No. 3 North Carolina 90-57 (Jan. 14) in Tallahassee for the largest margin of victory in school history over a nationally ranked team then defeated the Tar Heels at Philips Arena in Atlanta in the championship game of the ACC Tournament to give the Seminoles their first ACC Championship in school history...continued to help improve the Seminoles' national profile as Florida State was ranked in the top 15 of both major national polls to end the 2012 season - No. 10 by the Associated Press and No. 15 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches' polls...it marked the first time since the 1992-93 season - and only the second time in school history -- that the Seminoles had been ranked in the top 15 in the final polls from both ranking services...Florida State spent the final seven weeks of Whisnant's freshman season ranked in both major polls...the Seminoles were included in the AP Poll in 10 of 18 weeks and spent nine of 18 weeks in the ESPN poll...Florida State was one of only two teams in the nation that began the season unranked and finished ranked in the top 10 of the AP Poll (also Michigan State) and were one of only three teams who began the season unranked and finished the season in the top 15 of the ESPN Poll (also Michigan State and Indiana)...the Seminoles' eight consecutive week run in the AP Poll (Jan. 23-March 11) was their longest since an eight week run during the 1997-98 season (Dec. 1-Jan.16) while their seven consecutive week run in the ESPN Poll was their longest since an eight week stay also during the 1997-98 season (Dec. 1-Jan, 16)...helped the Seminoles to another school first prior to the 2012-13 season as the Seminoles were ranked in the preseason polls by both the Associated Press and the USA Today for the first time in school history.....earned the prestigious Mr. Basketball Award in the basketball rich state of North Carolina as a senior at Cherryville High School...the state Player of the Year by the Associated Press and the Charlotte Observer in 2011...the state Player of the Year and an All-State First Team selection in 2011 by the North Carolina Basketball Coaches Association...a two-time All-State First Team selection in both 2010 and 2011...named to the All-Southern team by the Orlando Sentinel following his senior season...the 78th overall rated player and the 28th rated shooting guard in the class of 2011 by ESPN.com...a four star player as named by 247 Sports...scored 14 points to go along with two rebounds and one steal as he played for the West Team in the Jordan Brand Classic Regional All-American game at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte following his senior season...
AS A SOPHOMORE (2013): Averaged a career-high 5.2 points (eighth on the team) and 1.0 rebound (tied for 11th) while making a career-high 32 3-point field goals (tied for second) and shooting a career-high .356 from the 3-point line (third) while playing in a career-high 30 games and earning a career-high 19 starting assignments...was a starter in Florida State's season opener against South Alabama and the fifth game of the season against North Florida then started 17 consecutive games from December 2 against Mercer through February 19 against Wake Forest...his 19 starts were the first 19 of his career after appearing in 25 games with zero starts as a freshman...also played in 14 of the Seminoles' 18 ACC games with 10 starting assignments including the first 10 ACC games of the season...more than doubled his scoring average as a sophomore (5.2 ppg) as compared to his freshman season (2.1 ppg) as he more than doubled his playing time from 7.2 mpg as a freshman to 17.2 mpg as a sophomore...played his best at home in the Donald L. Tucker Center as he averaged 6.8 ppg (fourth on the team) and enjoyed four of his six double figure scoring games at home...scored in double figures a career-high six times as a sophomore after scoring in double figures only twice as a freshman...his career-high of 16 points came on the road against Auburn (Jan. 2) while his ACC career-high of 14 came at home against North Carolina (Jan. 12)...scored 27 points in back to back games against Auburn (16) and at Clemson (11) as he made seven of 13 (.538 percent) of his 3-point field goal attempts including his career high of four against Auburn...scored 11 points as a starter in the season opener against South Alabama (Nov. 9)...added 10 against Minnesota (Nov. 27) in a nationally televised game in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge and totaled 14 at home against Maine (Dec. 9)...with six double figure scoring games in the first 16 games of the season, he was Florida State's fourth leading scorer with a 7.4 points per game scoring average after scoring 14 against North Carolina in another nationally televised game...had already made his career high of 26 3-point field goals in the first 16 games of the season...set seven career-high statistics against Auburn: points with 16, field goals made with six, field goals attempted with 13 3-point field goals made with four, field goals attempted with eight, defensive rebounds with three and steals with two...made nearly three times as many 3-point field goals as a sophomore (32) as compared to his freshman season...made at least one 3-point field goal in 13 of the first 16 games of the season and had already surpassed his career high at that point in the season...made his 12th 3-point field goal of the season to surpass his freshman season total only nine games into the season...made three 3-point field goals in the season opener against South Alabama and made seven in the first four games of the season...a total of 17 of 30 games as a sophomore with at least one 3-point field goal made...played nearly three times as many minutes as a sophomore (517) than he did as a freshman (192) and played in double figure minutes in 26 of his 30 appearances during the season...played his career high of 31 minutes in Florida State's victory over Louisiana Monroe (Dec. 17) and earned 30 minutes of playing time against Maine (Dec. 9)...totaled 24 or more minutes in a game eight times and 20 or more minutes 12 times as a sophomore...an outstanding free throw shooter who made 20 of his 21 attempts from the line to lead the Seminoles with a career-high .952 mark from the line as a sophomore...made his first 17 free throws of the season before missing in Florida State's win over Boston College (Feb. 16)...tied his career high with three free throws made in the Seminoles' 73-71 victory over Maryland (Jan. 30) in Tallahassee...was a perfect three of three from the line in the win over the Terps...is a career .889 free throw shooter in the first two seasons of his career...was perfect from the free throw line eight times during the season including a two of two performance against Louisiana Tech in the NIT...totaled 16 steals as a sophomore as compared to six as a freshman with a career high of two each coming against Auburn and in the Seminoles' victory over Georgia Tech (Feb. 5)...(vs. Boston College): Scored seven points in 13 minutes of play in Florida State's only game against Boston College during the regular season...made a team high two 3-point field goals and one free throw in playing a huge part in the Seminoles' 69-66 win over the Eagles in Tallahassee (Feb. 16)...scored three first half points and totaled four in the second half as Florida State got out to a big lead and held on to earn the ACC win at home...his 3-point shot at the 6:11 mark of the first half gave Florida State its largest lead of the game (+12) at 24-12...the Seminoles needed all of the points they could get in the first half as the Eagles clawed their way back into the game and trailed by only five (31-26) at the intermission...another important 3-point shot in the second half came with 4:16 left to play in the game and increased the Seminoles' lead back to seven at 60-52...his most important point of the game came on a free throw with five seconds remaining to give Florida State a 69-66 lead...the Eagles' Ryan Anderson missed a 3-point shot at the buzzer that would have tied the game and the Seminoles left the court with their sixth ACC win of the season...(vs. Clemson): Averaged 4.3 points and 0.3 rebounds in three games - all wins - against Clemson...the Seminoles won both games during the regular season with wins in both Clemson at in Tallahassee and a win in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum...shot .625 percent (five of eight) from the field and .500 percent (three of six) from the bonusphere against the Tigers and the Seminoles won all three games during the season for the first time in school history...totaled 11 points as a starter to go along with one rebound and one assist in 22 minutes of playing time as Florida State opened their ACC season with a 71-66 win on the road at Clemson (Jan. 5)...tied for the team and game high with three 3-point field goals made...helped Florida State jump to a 38-25 halftime lead with three first half points on a 3-point shot...his shot from the bonusphere came at the 12:49 mark and put the Seminoles up 16-6...two 3-point shots in the second half increased Florida State's lead both times...a 3-pointer at the 16:31 mark of the second half put the Seminoles up 44-33 and second shot from the bonusphere increased the Florida State's lead to 58-52 with 6:24 left in the game...both 3-point shots proved incredibly important as the Tigers stormed back and were within three points (66-63) with under 40 seconds remaining to be played in the game...totaled two points, one assist and one steal in 14 minutes of playing time as Florida State defeated Clemson, 60-57, in Tallahassee (Jan. 24)...his points came on a lay-up at the 17:01 mark of the first have and gave the Seminoles at 6-5 lead...Florida State won the game on a buzzer-beating 3-point shot by Michael Snaer - one of his four game-winning shots during the season...earned six minutes of playing time in the second half as Florida State rallied from a 29-21 halftime deficit and by as many as 13 points down during the game...scored zero points and pulled down zero rebounds in one minute of playing time as Florida State defeated Clemson, 73-69, in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C. (March 14)...one minute of playing time came in the second half as Florida State fended off the Tigers to advance to the quarterfinal round of the tournament for the second time in the first two years of Whisnant's career as a Seminole...(vs. Duke): Totaled zero points and zero rebounds in 14 minutes played in Florida State's only game of the season against NCAA Tournament participant Duke...the Blue Devils hit 11 3-point shots in taking the 79-60 win in Tallahassee (Feb. 2)...(vs. Georgia Tech): Scored two points to go along with two rebounds, two assists and two steals in 15 minutes of play in Florida State's only game against Georgia Tech during the season...both assists came on first half baskets by Kiel Turpin and helped the Seminoles jump out to as much as a 13-point lead...first assist on a Turpin jumper pushed the Seminoles out to a quick 7-0 lead while his second assist to Turpin upped the Seminoles' first half lead to 19-16...his lone basket in the game proved incredibly important as it put Florida State up 31-28 with 16:20 left in the game...its importance was magnified as the Yellow Jackets came from behind to tie the game at 54-54 with 1:02 left in the game...the Seminoles benefited from another Michael Snaer buzzer-beating, game-winning shot - a lay-up this time - to take the 56-54 ACC road win...Snaer made his lay-up as the buzzer sounded to win the game...(vs. Maryland): Averaged 6.0 points and 1.0 rebound in two games against NIT participant Maryland...a starter in both contests and made all three of his free throw attempts as Florida State swept the two game regular season series with wins in both College Park and Tallahassee...helped the Seminoles recover from deficits during both games to gain the victories...scored five points and added one rebound in Florida State's come-from-behind win over Maryland in College Park...the Seminoles trailed by as many as 12 points in the first half and by a 36-27 margin at the intermission before outscoring Maryland 38-26 in the second half to win the game...began Florida State's game-ending 38-23 run in the final 16:47 of the game...began the run with a 3-point shot at the 16:47 mark with the Seminoles trailing 39-27...the Seminoles - behind 17 consecutive points by Okaro White - rallied to win the game and give head coach Leonard Hamilton his first win at the Comcast Center at the University of Maryland...totaled seven points, one assist and one steal in Florida State's come-from-behind win over Maryland in Tallahassee...the Seminoles recovered from as much as an eight-point deficit with less than nine minutes remaining to take the 73-71 win...four points in the first half helped Florida State pull into a 34-34 tie and three second half points helped the Seminoles outscore Maryland, 39-37 in the second half to gain the victory...an old fashion 3-point play at the 16:33 mark gave Florida State a 40-39 lead...scored on a lay-up to tie the score of 38 and was fouled on the play by Maryland's Dez Wells...Florida State had to rally again to put themselves in position to win and snatched the win with another of Michael Snaer's buzzer-beating, game-winning shots...Snaer's shot gave Florida State its final margin of victory of 73-71...(vs. Miami): Averaged 6.5 points and 0.5 rebounds on two games against NCAA Tournament participant Miami...started one of the two games and was a perfect four of four from the free throw line against the Hurricanes...led the Seminoles with three made 3-point field goals as Miami won both games of the regular season series in both Coral Gables and in Tallahassee...scored five first-half points as Florida State traveled to play at Coral Gables (Jan. 27)...Miami won the first meeting between the two teams, 71-47...totaled eight points in 11 minutes of playing time as Florida State played host to Miami in Tallahassee (Feb. 13)...all eight points came in the second half as the Seminoles worked to get back in to the game against the No. 3 Hurricanes...scored eight consecutive points on consecutive 3-point baskets and two free throws to pull Florida State to within two at the 10:48 mark of the second half...scored his first 3-point shot after a steal by Okaro White at the 11:41 mark to cut Miami's lead from 10 to seven at 51-44...hit his second consecutive basket only 33 seconds later at the 11:41 mark to pull Florida State to within four at 51-47...continued his scoring outburst with two made free throws after being fouled by Reggie Johnson to pull Florida State even closer at 51-49...Okaro White completed the 10-0 Florida State run to tie the game at 51-51 with 10:06 left to play...(vs. North Carolina): Averaged 4.7 points and 0.0 rebounds in three games against NCAA Tournament participant North Carolina...made one start against the Tar Heels during the season and ranked second on the Seminoles with four 3-point field goals made during the three-game series...the teams met twice during the regular season (in both Tallahassee and Chapel Hill) and in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament in Greensboro, N.C. ...scored his ACC career high of 14 points as Florida State played host to the Tar Heels in Tallahassee (Jan. 12)...tied his ACC career high with four 3-point field goals made in scoring in double figures in an ACC game for the second time in his career...also added one assist and one steal as Florida State battled the Tar Heels who took the 77-72 win...five points in the first half as the teams battled through two ties and two lead changes in the first half...a 3-point shot at the 4:38 mark of the first half gave Florida State a 26-22 lead...a three point barrage in the second half put the Seminoles on the verge of starting the league season with a 3-0 record...pulled the Seminoles to within one at 38-37 at the 17:59 mark and soon after tied the game at 40-40 at the 17:14 mark with his second made long range shot in 45 seconds...tied the game again at 48-48 at the 14:54 mark with his third trifecta of the half...Florida State took back the lead and led until the 3:09 mark when a Tar Heel lay-up gave the visitors the lead for good...totaled zero points in three minutes of play as the Seminoles traveled to play in the Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill (March 3)...North Carolina won the game, 79-58...scored zero points in eight minutes of playing time as the Seminoles and the Tar Heels met in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament...North Carolina won the game, 83-62, at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C. (March 15)...(vs. NC State): Scored zero points and totaled zero rebounds in one game played against NCAA Tournament participant NC State...Florida State and NC State split the regular season series with both teams winning at home - Florida State in Tallahassee and NC State in Raleigh...earned 11 minutes of playing time in the Seminoles' game in Raleigh...the Wolfpack won the game, 84-68, at the PNC Center in Raleigh (Feb. 19)...did not earn playing time in the Seminoles' game against NC State on Senior Day in Tallahassee (March 9)...the Seminoles returned the favor at home to take the win, 71-67...(vs. Virginia): Scored zero points and was credited with one assist and one blocked shot in one game against NIT participant Virginia...the Seminoles and the Cavaliers split the regular season series with both teams winning at home...was a starter and earned 26 minutes of play as Florida State traveled to play in Charlottesville (Jan. 19)...the Cavaliers won at home, 56-36...one assist and tied his career high for blocked shots in a single game with one...did not earn playing time in Florida State's 53-51 win over Virginia in Tallahassee (March 7)...(vs. Virginia Tech): Did not travel with the Seminoles to Blacksburg for the only game between the Seminoles and the Hokies because of a death in his family...Virginia Tech won the game, 80-70, in the only game between the two teams during the season (Feb. 24)...(vs. Wake Forest): Scored three points as he played in one of the Seminoles' two games against Wake Forest...was a starter in Florida State's game in Winston-Salem (Feb. 9)...three points on a made 3-point shot as Wake Forest defeated the Seminoles, 71-46...Florida State returned the favor in Tallahassee (Feb. 26)...Whisnant did not earn playing time in that game...(vs. Florida): A starter in Florida State's only game of the season against NCAA Tournament participant Florida...totaled three rebounds in 15 minutes of playing time as the Gators won in Tallahassee, 72-47 (Dec. 5)...(In The Coaches vs. Cancer Classic): Averaged 6.8 points and 1.5 rebounds in four games played during the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic...the Seminoles won the championship of the classic with victories over BYU and Saint Joseph's at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. ... the first two games of the tournament were played in Tallahassee (against South Alabama and Buffalo) and the semifinals and championship games were played in the Barclays Center...(vs. South Alabama): Scored a team-high tying 11 points in the Seminoles' season-opening game against South Alabama...earned his first career starting assignment, pulled down four rebounds, made three 3-point field goals and was a perfect two of two from the free throw line in the Jaguars 76-71 win (Nov. 9)...marked the first time in his career that he has led the Seminoles in scoring in a single game...also added one assist and one steal as he played in a near career high 28 minutes...(vs. Buffalo): Totaled nine points, two rebounds and two assists as Florida State defeated Buffalo in the second round of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic...four points off the bench in the first half to spark Florida State to a 47-30 halftime lead and five second half points led to the Seminoles' 95-68 win (Nov. 12)...was three of five from the field and made two 3-point field goals...(vs. BYU): Scored four points in 10 minutes of play as the Seminoles defeated BYU, 88-70, in the third round of the Classic (Nov. 16)...all four points came in the first half as Florida State set the tone for the game in the first 20 minutes...scored his four points in two seconds on a 4-points play at the 13:00 minute mark to put the Seminoles up 14-7...made the 3-point shot, was fouled by Tyler Hawes and calmly made the ensuing free throw...the Seminoles never trailed in the game...(vs. Saint Joseph's): Scored three points in 11 minutes played to help the Seminoles to a 73-66 win over Saint Joseph's in the championship game of the Coaches' vs. Cancer Classic...gave Florida State a 17-14 lead with 10:12 left in the first half as Florida State took a 36-32 halftime lead in its way to the win and the championship...
AS A FRESHMAN (2012): Averaged 2.1 points (11th on the team), 1.0 rebound (11th) and made 11 3-point field goals (tied for fifth) as he played in 25 of the Seminoles' 35 games during his first season as a Seminole...earned playing time in 11 of the Seminoles' 16 ACC games, its ACC Championship clinching win over North Carolina and the Seminoles' NCAA Tournament victory over St. Bonaventure...averaged 3.8 points and scored 45 of his 53 points (.849 percent) against the Seminoles' 14 non-conference opponents in the first half of the season...made 10 of his 11 3-point shots for the season against the Seminoles' non-conference opponents...shot .750 (three of four) from the free throw line during the Seminoles' non-conference schedule...scored in double figures twice including 11 points in the Seminoles' win over UNC Greensboro (Dec. 11) and at No. 11 Florida (Dec. 22)...established career highs with three free throws made and four free throws attempted in the Seminoles win over UNC Greensboro and set his season highs for field goals made (four) and 3-point field goals made (three) on the road at Florida (Dec. 22)...also set career highs for assists with four and steals with two...made the second field goal attempt of his career - a dunk - with 1:55 left in the Seminoles' win over Jacksonville (Nov. 11) to account for the first bucket of his career...his field goal made the score 79-64 and gave the Seminoles a 15-point advantage in their way to their 79-67 season opening win over the Dolphins...totaled 10 minutes of playing time to go along with one assist and one rebound as he began his collegiate career with a win at home...his first career 3-point shot attempt came in the Seminoles' 80-39 win over South Alabama in Tallahassee (Nov. 20)...his first career made shot from the bonusphere came with 2:12 remaining in the game and gave Florida State a 78-35 lead...totaled eight points against both Charleston Southern (Dec. 5) and Loyola Marymount (Dec. 18) in Seminole wins at home...totaled two points on one field goal made in the Seminoles' win over Auburn (Jan. 4) to close out Florida State's non-conference schedule...best three game scoring stretch of his first season came against UNC Greensboro (11 points), Loyola Marymount (eight points) and at Florida (11 points) for a 10.0 points per game average...earned a 2:1 assist:turnover ratio with 12 assists and only six turnovers in 192 minutes played...averaged only one turnover for every 32 minutes played as a freshman...only one turnover in his final 18 games and 132 minutes of the season...was not charged with a turnover after January 10th (nine ACC regular season games, one ACC Tournament game and one NCAA Tournament game...scored in 10 games - Florida State was 8-2 in those games including wins over North Carolina and NC State during the regular season...(vs. Boston College): Earned four minutes of playing time in the Seminoles only game of the season against Boston College...the Eagles took a 64-60 decision in Chestnut Hill (Feb. 8) to snap the Seminoles' school record seven game ACC winning streak...earned two minutes of playing time in both halves as the Seminoles suffered only their second ACC loss of the season to put their record at 7-2 in conference play...(vs. Clemson): Scored four points, was credited with one assist and one steal as he played on one of the Seminoles' two games against Clemson...earned playing time against the Tigers on the road in Florida State's 79-59 loss in Littlejohn Coliseum at Clemson (Jan. 7)...the four points against the Tigers rank as the most points he scored in an ACC game during his first season at Florida State...his assist and his steal against Clemson also ranked as the first of his career in an ACC game...(vs. Duke): Scored zero points and pulled down zero rebounds in one appearance in three games against NCAA Tournament participant Duke...his playing time came in the first half of Florida State's 76-73 win over the Blue Devils in Cameron Indoor Stadium (Jan. 21)...inserted for his offensive abilities midway through the first half as Florida State worked to stay with the Blue Devils...missed his only shot of the game - a 3-pointer...Florida State won the game on a heart stopping, buzzer beating 3-point shot by Michael Snaer as the game ended to give the Seminoles the win over the No. 4 ranked Blue Devils and snap Duke's 45 game home unbeaten streak...(vs. Georgia Tech): Earned three minutes of playing time but did not score any points in the Seminoles' only game of the season against Georgia Tech...his playing time came in the first half as Florida State rallied from as much as a three point deficit to trail by only one at 25-24 at halftime...Florida State ran out to lead by as many as 17 in the second half in winning, 68-54, in Tallahassee (Feb. 1)...(vs. Maryland): Totaled three minutes of playing time in Florida State's only game of the season against Maryland...The Seminoles won, 84-70, over the Terps in Tallahassee (Jan. 17)...Florida State took a 36-33 halftime lead and outscored the Terps by 11 in the second half in winning at home...all three minutes of playing time came in the second half as Florida State shot .536 percent from the field and outscored Maryland 84-70 in gaining the win...(vs. Miami): Played in one of Florida State's two games against NIT participant Miami as the Seminoles defeated the Hurricanes in two of the three meetings between the two teams...the Seminoles won at home in Tallahassee, the Hurricanes won in Coral Gables and the Seminoles topped the Hurricanes in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament in its first of three wins in the ACC Tournament as Florida State won its first ever ACC Championship...totaled five minutes of playing time in the three games series with his playing time coming in the Seminoles game at Miami...the Hurricanes won the game, 78-62, in Coral Gables (Feb. 26)...missed his only shot of the game - from 3-point range - and did not pull down any rebounds in the game...(vs. North Carolina): Averaged 1.0 point, 0.5 rebounds and 2.0 minutes played in two games against NCAA Tournament participant North Carolina...earned playing time in the Seminoles' monumental win over the Tar Heels at home during the regular season and in Florida State's ACC Championship clinching win over the Tar Heels in the finals of the ACC Tournament...totaled two points in two minutes of playing time as the Seminoles topped the No. 3 ranked Tar Heels, 90-57, in Tallahassee for the largest margin of victory (+33) against a ranked team in school history...the Seminoles took the lead early (on a foreshadowing 3-pointer by Deividas Dulkys) and never looked back as they won their second consecutive ACC game and moved into a tie for first place in the ACC standings...his lay-up with 1:34 left in the game was the final basket of the game for either team and gave the Seminoles their largest lead at +33 points (90-57)...the win was Florida State's second of its school record seven consecutive ACC wins...earned two minutes of playing time in the ACC Championship game as the Seminoles defeated North Carolina, 85-82, to win the first ACC Championship in school history...playing time came early in the second half as he helped the Seminoles take as much as a 13-point lead on their way to the championship clinching win...the Seminoles led by as many as 16 points in the first half and by as many as 13 in the second half in gaining their second of two wins over the Tar Heels...marked the first time in school history that Florida State had defeated the Tar Heels twice in the same season...(vs. NC State): Totaled two points and his ACC career high of two rebounds in seven minutes in the Seminoles' only game of the season against NCAA Tournament participant NC State...made his only field goal attempt of the game and pulled down one offensive and one defensive rebound in the Seminoles' 76-62 win over the Wolfpack in Raleigh (Feb. 18)...a tip in at the 5:09 mark of the first half gave Florida State a 30-22 lead on its way to a commanding 37-26 advantage...earned four minutes of playing time in the second half as Florida State stretched its lead to as many as 20 points in the second half in taking the ACC road win and gained its 10th ACC win of the season for the school record fourth consecutive season...(vs. Virginia Tech): Averaged 0.0 points and 0.0 rebounds in two games against NIT participant Virginia Tech...played a total of nine minutes in the two wins over the Hokies with wins coming both Blacksburg and Tallahassee...totaled four minutes of playing to in the Seminoles' 63-59 win over the Hokies in Blacksburg (Jan. 10)...earned five minutes of playing time in the Seminoles' miraculous, buzzer-beating win over Virginia Tech, 48-47, in Tallahassee...on the court in the final minute of the game as he was inserted into the line-up with 44 seconds remaining in the game as Florida State was down by two at 47-45...the Hokies missed a 3-point shot and two free throws to set up heroics by Michael Snaer on a buzzer-beating 3-point shot to win the game, 48-47...Whisnant defended the inbounds pass as hindered the Hokies from moving quickly up the court to get an open look at the basket...Virginia Tech took a well-defended shot that did not fall and the Seminoles took the win at home...(vs. Wake Forest): Totaled his ACC season high of eight minutes of playing time in the Seminoles' only game of the season against Wake Forest...was 0-1 shooting from the field (on a 3-point shot) in the Seminoles' 75-52 win over the Demon Deacons...four points in the first half as Florida State took a 29-23 halftime lead and four minutes of playing time as Florida State increased its lead to as many as 25 in winning its second ACC game of the season by as many as 25 points...(vs. Florida): Scored his season high of 11 points in 10 minutes of play in the Seminoles' only game of the season against NCAA Tournament participant Florida...finished as one of three Seminoles in double figure scoring as Florida State fell, 82-64, in Gainesville (Dec. 22)...three points on a first half 3-point shot to draw the Seminoles to within one at 14-13 with 8:37 left before halftime...totaled eight points in the second half as the Seminoles battled the Gators on the road...tied his season high with three 3-point field goals made in scoring 11 points for the second of two times during his freshman season and the second time in three games...(in one game during the Battle4Atlantis): Played in one of Florida State's three games in the inaugural Battle4Atlantis...earned two minutes of playing time in the Seminoles' 73-53 win over UMass in the first round of the tournament (Nov. 24)...two minutes of playing time came in the first half of the win as Florida State built a 36-25 halftime lead...the Seminoles defeated UMass in the first round of the event but fell to eventual champion Harvard (46-41, Nov. 25) and then No. 4 ranked UConn (78-76 in overtime, Nov. 26) in the consolation final game of the event...(in one game during the ACC Tournament): Played in one game during the Seminoles' run to the first ACC Championship in school history in the ACC Tournament at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Ga...as the No. 3 seed, the Seminoles defeated sixth seeded Miami in the quarterfinals, No. 6 ranked and No. 2 seeded Duke and No. 4 ranked and No. 1 seeded North Carolina in their three game march to the championship...the Seminoles' wins over Duke and North Carolina marked only the third time in the history of the ACC Tournament that a team defeated both Duke and North Carolina in the semifinals and finals to win the championship...earned two minutes of playing time in the second half of the Seminoles' title clinching win over North Carolina in the ACC Tournament Championship game won 85-82 by the Seminoles...(in one game during the NCAA Tournament): Played in one of the Seminoles' two games in their school record fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance...helped the Seminoles defeat St. Bonaventure in the second round of event to mark the second consecutive season the Seminoles won their first round game...the Seminoles second and third round games were played at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn...(vs. St. Bonaventure): Earned two minutes of playing time as Florida State rallied to defeat St. Bonaventure, 66-63, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament...two minutes played came in the first half as he helped Florida State battle back from as much as a 10 point deficit to trail by only six at the intermission...the Seminoles trailed during the entire first half and took the lead at the 5:18 mark of the second half on a 3-point shot by Ian Miller...the Seminoles outscored St. Bonaventure 16-11 in the final 7:21 of the game to earn the win...
AT CHERRYVILLE: Graduated from Cherryville High School in 2011...averaged 31.7 points, 7.9 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 3.0 steals as a senior...made a school record 124 3-point shots and scored a school record 950 points as a senior...his 950 points is the fourth highest single season total in school history...totaled 40 points or more in four games and in tied the state record with three consecutive games with 40 points or more as a senior...scored at least 30 points in 14 different games and scored 20 or more points in 29 games as a senior (all but one of his team's 30 game) which also ranks as a school record...named the Player of the Year in the state of North Carolina and to the All-State First Team by the Charlotte Observer...also named to the All-Region First Team and the Region Player of the Year by the Charlotte Observer...led Cherryville to the Southern Piedmont Conference title into the regional championship of the state tournament with a 25-5 record...the Ironmen were a perfect 16-0 against league competition...finished his prep career with a school and county record 2,561 points - the seventh highest career total in North Carolina boys' basketball history...broke the school record of 1,747 points by Terry Whisnant, Sr. - his father - during his senior season...became the all-time leading scorer in Gaston County with a 42 point performance against North Lincoln...his personal best for points in a single game - a school record 46 - came in a 97-81 win over Highland Tech...scored his 46 points on 15 of 17 shooting from the floor including eight of nine from the 3-point line...totaled 45 points on 16 of 25 shooting from the field and nine of 17 shooting from 3-point range against Lincolnton...scored 42 points in a 92-74 win over South Point during his senior season...his 42 point outburst including a record 10 3-point shots made in the victory...also totaled 42 points in the semifinals of the David Wright Holiday Classic against First Assembly Christian...totaled 39 points and 14 rebounds in an 86-82 win over Hendersonville...scored 43 points in an epic, sold out regular season game against Lincolnton...scored 33 points in Cherryville's 117-47 win over Challenger...opened his junior season with a 33 point outing in a 98-90 victory over South Point...averaged 27.5 points, 7.3 rebounds and 4.2 assists while shooting nearly 51 percent from the 3-point line as a junior...the Player of the Year and an all-league First Team selection in the Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference as he led Cherryville to the league's regular season and tournament championships...named the area Player of the Year by the Gaston Gazette as a junior as he shot .543 from the field and a stunning .505 from the 3-point line...led Cherryville to a 24-3 record which included a playoff loss to Bishop McGuinness of Winston-Salem...averaged 26.0 points scored per game in leading Cherryville to the semifinals of the state championship tournament as a sophomore...plays for the highly successful Carolina Raptors AAU team.
PERSONAL: Born November 5, 1992...Terry is the son of Beverly and Terry Whisnant, Sr....has two sisters, Danielle and Dominic, who were also basketball stars at Cherryville...his father played linebacker at North Carolina during his collegiate career after turning down offers to play basketball at Wake Forest and Clemson...participated in the Paul Pierce Skills Academy in the summer before his senior season...selected Florida State over Clemson, Virginia Tech, Miami, Wake Forest, Charlotte and VCU.