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22   Von Wafer
Von Wafer

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Homer, La.

High School:
Heritage (Tex.) Christian

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 210

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
07/21/1985

Experience:
2 VL


03/10/2014

Seminoles' Thomas Earns All-ACC Honorable Mention Honors

Sophomore is Florida State's leading scorer at 14.1 ppg.

ON WAFER: The 39th overall selection (ninth pick of the second round) in the 2005 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers...was an early entrant candidate for the 2005 NBA Draft...played two years under head coach Leonard Hamilton at Florida State and his good academic standing with the school and the NCAA...has continued to make progress toward earning his degree and has remained enrolled and attended each of his classes during the semester...one of the top 3-point shooters in the ACC in the last two years, he made 108 3-point field goals in 61 games for a 1.8 per game average...made his career-high of seven 3-point field goals in scoring a career-high 30 points as he played the best game of his 61-game Seminole career against No. 3 ranked Wake Forest in a contest nationally televised by espn2...was the first time he had scored 30 or more points and tied a Donald L. Tucker Center record with 25 points in the first half...Wafer's 25 points in the first half tied his career high (which he had scored against Miami three days earlier)...Wafer outscored his teammates 25-21 and nearly outscored Wake Forest in the first half...he scored 25 first half points while the Demon Deacons scored 32 points...Wafer made nine field goals while Wake made 10 field goals in the first half...one of the all-time best 3-point field goal shooters in school history, he is tied for 11th in Florida State history with 108 career 3-point field goals...ranked 15th among the ACC leaders with a 1.34 3-point field goals made per game average in 2004...was one of only three freshmen to rank in the top 15 among all conference players in that category...twice named the ACC Rookie of the Week during the 2003-04 season...was one of only three ACC freshman to win the award multiple times during the season - he was joined by only Chris Paul of Wake Forest (four times) and Luol Deng of Duke (six times)...only the seventh McDonald's High School All-American to play at Florida State...joined current Seminole Anthony Richardson (2001) along with Irving Thomas (1985), Douglas Edwards (1989), LaMarr Greer (1994), Corey Louis (1994) and Randell Jackson (1995) as McDonald's All-Americans who have worn the garnet and gold...scored eight points on three-of-eight shooting from the field and pulled down three rebounds in the McDonald's All-American game which was played at Gund Arena in Cleveland, Ohio...his eight points came in only 15 minutes of play with two coming on a ferocious dunk after driving the baseline...was matched up defensively against LeBron James at times during the game...finished second to LeBron James in the McDonald's All-American slam-dunk contest...finished as the runner-up by only four points to James...earned All-America third-team honors from USA Today Newspaper following his senior season...one of only three players of the 15 selected to the USA Today's first three teams who played their collegiate careers in the ACC...Wafer was joined by only Luol Deng (2004 NBA Draft Choice) and Chris Paul of Wake Forest (2004 ACC Rookie of the Year) in the nation's top conference this season...played in the Capital Classic in Washington, D.C. following his senior season...started alongside LeBron James and scored seven points in 22 minutes of playing time...one of four current Seminoles to have played in the Capital Classic - Anthony Richardson and Adam Waleskowski in 2001 and Alexander Johnson in 2002...a consensus top-25 player nationally following his outstanding prep career...PrepStars.com has him ranked as the sixth best high school player in the nation...FutureStars and HoopscoopOnline.com rated him eighth, PrepSpotlight.com had him at ninth, Rivals100.com has him ranked 18th, and ESPN.com has him coming in at No. 27 is one of four members making up the consensus No. 1 recruiting class in the nation of the players entering college for the 2003-04 season...ranked second on the list of top five small forwards.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2005): Averaged 12.5 points (first on the team), 2.5 rebounds (tied for fifth), 1.6 assists (third) and 1.0 steals (second )...led the team and ranked tenth in the ACC with a career-high 65 3-point field goals made and a career-high .396 shooting percentage from long range...his 65 3-point field goals rank third all-time among Seminole sophomores while his 164 3-point field goal attempts ranked second among sophomores in school history...ranked 24th in the ACC in scoring with his career-high 12.5 points per game average...established single-season career highs for field goals made (124), field goals attempted (284), field goal shooting percentage (.437), 3-point field goals made (65), 3-point field goals attempted (84), 3-point field goal shooting percentage (.396), free throws made (49, free throws attempted (.68), free throw shooting percentage (.721), defensive rebounds (68), total rebounds (73), rebounds per game average (2.5), assists (48), blocked shots (eight), steals (30), total point scored (362) and points per game average (12.5 ppg)...led the Seminoles with one 30-points scored, six games with 20 or more points scored and led the team in scoring 13 times during his second season as a Seminole...scored in double figures in a career-high 10 games from Jan. 15 (25 points at Miami) through Feb. 20 (14 points vs. Georgia Tech) and averaged 18.2 points (182 total points) during the streak...earned his single-season career-high of 30 steals with multiple steals in a single-season career-high six games...recorded his single-game career-high of five steals against Massachusetts (Feb. 15) in Amherst...also garnered his ACC career-high of four steals at Clemson (Feb. 27)...started a single-season career-high 22 games and played a career-high 758 minutes (26.1 mpg)...played double figure minutes in all but one game during his sophomore season...in leading the Seminoles in 3-point field goals made, he made at least one 3-point field goal in all but six of the 29 game in which he played...made multiple 3-point field goals in 14 of his 29 games and made four or more from long distance in eight different games...tied the Seminoles' record for 3-point shots made in an ACC game with seven in the Seminoles' victory over No. 3 ranked Wake Forest (Jan. 18)...also made six from the bonusphere in victories over Stetson (Dec. 23) and Florida (Jan. 20)...totaled 19 points in leading the Seminoles' comeback victory at Minnesota in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge (Nov. 30)...of his 19 total points, 10 came in the second half including eight in the final seven minutes as Florida State battled back from as much as a 14-point deficit...a two-point jumper brought the Seminoles to within one at 62-63 with 3:17 remaining and a 3-pointer put the Seminoles up by three at 68-65 with 1:38 left on the clock...was also a perfect two-of-two from the line during the comeback in the final 20 minutes...played the game of his career as he scored his career-high 30 points to lead the Seminoles to the overtime victory over Wake Forest on Jan. 18, 2004...was the first time he had scored 30 or more points and made him the first Seminole to score 30 points in a game since Tim Pickett scored 33 points against Georgia Tech on Feb. 3, 2003...he tied a Donald L. Tucker Center record with 25 points in the first half...the most recent Seminole to score 25 points in a half was Anthony Richardson who scored 25 of his career high 27 points against Ole Miss on Dec. 1, 2003...Wafer's 25 points in the first half tied his career high (which he had scored against Miami three days earlier)...Wafer outscored his teammates 25-21 and nearly outscored Wake Forest in the first half...he scored 25 first half points while the Demon Deacons scored 32 points...Wafer made nine field goals while Wake made 10 in the first half...(vs. Clemson) averaged 4.5 points and 2.0 rebounds in two games against NIT participant Clemson...scored five points against the Tigers in Tallahassee and four points in Tigertown...earned a near career-high four steals which all came in the first half in the game at Clemson and helped the Seminoles recover from as much as an eight point lead to tie the game at 27 at halftime...(vs. Duke) scored 10 points and pulled down two rebounds in the Seminoles' only game against NCAA Sweet 16 participant Duke (Jan. 22)...scored half of his points from the free throw line as he was a perfect five-of-five from the line at home against the Blue Devils...was one of two Seminoles to score in double figures in the game...(vs. Georgia Tech) averaged 16.0 points and 4.5 rebounds in two games against NCAA Tournament participant Georgia Tech...was 10-of-24 (.417) from the field, four-of-13 (.308) from the 3-point line and seven-of-11 (.636) from the free throw line in the two near wins against the Yellow Jackets...Florida State fell in both games by a total of three points...scored 18 points and pulled down five rebounds as the Seminoles nearly won in Atlanta (Feb. 2)...scored 10 second half points as Florida State attempted to hold onto a 33-27 halftime lead only to fall in the final 2.8 seconds in Alexander Memorial Coliseum...scored four points in the final 3:22 of the game as the Seminoles rallied from as much as a 12-point second half deficit to tie the game at 61 with 1:32 left in the game...it was Wafer's 3-point shot that tied the game at 61...Georgia Tech won the game on a last-season 3-pointer by Will Bynum...scored 14 points and pulled down four rebounds as the Seminoles nearly earned a win in Tallahassee...scored five points in the final 3:05 of the game as Florida State once again rallied from a large deficit (13 points down with 8:49 remaining) to take the lead with 10 seconds left on the clock...Wafer scored on a dunk with 3:05 remaining (to pull the Seminoles to within two at 71-73) and then made two free throws in the last minute to keep Florida State within one at 73-74...an Al Thornton jumper put the Seminoles up 75-74 before B.J. Elder made two free throws with 0.4 seconds left on the clock to win the game for Georgia Tech...(vs. Maryland) scored eight points, pulled down six rebounds and blocked two shots against NIT semifinalist Maryland in the Seminoles' ACC season opener in College Park (Dec. 19)...played 28 minutes in the game including all five minutes in the overtime period when he recorded one blocked shot and one rebound...his shot as the game-winning 3-point shot bounced off the back of the rim as Florida State's upset bid was foiled...(vs. Miami) averaged 17.0 points and 2.0 rebounds in two games against NIT participant Miami...reached the 25-point plateau for the first time in his career against the Hurricanes in Coral Gables (Jan. 15) with an outstanding nine-of-16 (.563) shooting performance from the field...battled All-ACC second team selection Guillermo Diaz throughout the game as he put on a shooting show...18 second half points in leading Florida State to the near victory...after scoring only seven points and taking the Seminoles into the locker room with a 32-31 lead he lit up the scoreboard, enthused the near-sellout crowd and kept the scoreboard operator busy in the second half...scored seven of the Seminoles' first nine points of the second half to put Florida State up by as many as four (39-35) with 18:09 remaining in the game...put the Seminoles up 42-41 with a 3-pointer with just under 15 minutes left and lifted the Seminoles back up by four (61-57) with 1:45 left in the game...despite outscoring Diaz 25-10 (including 18-10 in the second half), the Hurricane sharpshooter scored the game-winning basket with eight seconds remaining to give Miami the 64-63 win...scored nine points as he made one 3-point field goal and four of four free throw attempts as the Seminoles played the Hurricanes in Tallahassee (Feb. 22)...(vs. North Carolina) 7.0 points and 2.5 rebounds in two games against National Champion North Carolina...scored 14 points and made four-of nine 3-point field goals against the Tar Heels in Tallahassee (Feb. 6)...(vs. NC State) averaged 11.5 points and 3.0 rebounds in two games against NCAA Tournament participant NC State...helped Florida State gain the 70-64 victory which broke a 26-game ACC road losing streak that dated back to end of the 2001 season with a 23-points performance in Raleigh (Jan. 26)...shot seven-of-11 (.636) from the field, five-of-seven (.714) from the 3-point line and was a perfect four-of-four from the 3-point line in the victory...was on fire in the first half with a game-high 11 points (on a perfect three-of-three shooting from the bonsuphere) as the Seminoles held a 33-25 lead...added 12 points in the second half as the Seminoles held the lead over the final 23 minutes of the game...it was a 3-point shot by Wafer that gave Florida State the 24-21 lead that they did not relinquish for the remainder of the game...made all four of his free throw shots in the second half as Florida State shot .850 percent (17-of-20) from the line in the final 20 minutes and .818 percent (18-of-22) for the game to gain its first win in Raleigh since the 1999 season...(vs. Virginia) averaged 8.0 points and 3.0 rebounds in two games against Virginia...scored 16 points, pulled down five rebounds and had two steals as the Seminoles played at Charlottesville (Feb. 9)...made four of-seven (.571) 3-point field goals and scored 11 second half points as the Seminoles nearly achieved their second ACC road win in three games...Wafer scored 11 of the Seminoles' 24 second half points as he made three of five shots from long range and was a perfect two-of-two from the free throw line...it was Virginia's Devin Smith who made the biggest 3-point shot of the night with five seconds left in the game to give the Cavaliers the 56-55 win...(vs. Virginia Tech) scored 21 points and was credited with four assists in one game against NIT participant Virginia Tech...his game high effort (and third career 20 point scoring game) allowed the Seminoles to gain their first ACC win of the season and one of two wins over a team that finished in the top half of the 2005 ACC standings...scored 17 first half points to give Florida State a commanding 45-38 lead at intermission...made four 3-point shots to scored his 17 points...his perfect three-of-three shooting night from the line included two in the second half which gave the Seminoles a 60-55 lead with just under nine minutes left in the game...(vs. Wake Forest) averaged 23.0 points and 1.5 steals in two games against NCAA Tournament participant Wake Forest...shot an amazing 16-of-31 (.516) from the field including an astronomical nine-of-16 (.563) from the 3-point arc in two games against Wake Forest...career game of 30 points (as described above) helped the Seminoles earn their biggest win of the 2004-05 season - a 91-83 overtime victory over the No. 3 ranked Demon Deacons...was once again on fire against the Demon Deacons in Winston-Salem (Feb. 12) as he scored a team-high 16 points on the road...(vs. Florida) scored 20 points and pulled down five rebounds in the Seminoles victory over Florida (Jan. 2) in Tallahassee...burned the Gators for a near-career-high six 3point shots as the Seminoles defeated their in-state rivals for the first time since 1997...totaled nine points on three made 3-point shots in the first half as the Seminoles took a commanding 45-32 lead into the locker room at halftime...explosive against the second half with three more from beyond the arc as Florida State gained the victory...led four Seminoles in double figures as he scored 20 points in 30 minutes of play...

AS A FRESHMAN (2004): Averaged 7.9 points (third on the team), 1.9 rebounds (eighth), 1.1 assists (fifth) and 0.8 steals (seventh) while hitting 43 3-point shots (second)...his 43 3-points shots made ranked as the total in school history by a freshman...ranked among the class of the freshmen class in the ACC in numerous statistical categories...third among all conference freshman with 43 3-point field goals made...ranked sixth among all conference freshmen in scoring (7.9 ppg), ninth in assists (1.1 apg), 10th in steals (0.8 spg), 11th in rebounding (1.9 rpg), 12th in 3-point field goal percentage (.326), 15th in free throw percentage (.600) and 18th in field goal percentage (.369)...twice earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors during his freshman season...earned the honor on Dec. 1 for his performances against Georgetown College (Nov. 24), Nicholls State (Nov. 26) and South Carolina State (Nov. 28) as he averaged 11.0 points and 3.0 rebounds in three victories...again earned the honor on Dec. 29 for his performances against Pittsburgh (Dec. 22) and Maryland) as he averaged 12.0 points and shot .563 from the field against two nationally ranked teams...played well against ranked teams in his first season with a 7.7 points per game scoring average against the 15 ranked teams on Florida State's schedule...double figure scoring against No. 10 Pittsburgh (13 points, Dec. 22), No. 24 Maryland (15 points, Feb. 8), No. 21 NC State (12 points, Feb. 10)... may have played his best of his first season at Virginia (Jan. 18) with a career-high 17 points, a career-high six field goals made, a career-high 15 field goals made, a career-high tying four 3-point field goals made, a career-high four offensive rebounds, a career-high four defensive rebounds, a career-high eight rebounds and a career-high five assists against the Cavaliers...began his first season like a house-on-fire with double figure scoring in his first three games - 10 against Georgetown, 11 against Nicholls State and 12 against South Carolina State for an 11.0 points per game average...not afraid of playing at Duke with eight points in his first trip to Cameron Indoor Stadium...scored eight points including a pressure-filled, defense-in-his-grill 3-point shot to bring the Seminoles to within two at 51-49 with just over one minute remaining...11 points at Stetson for one of 12 times he scored in double figures during the season...among the Seminoles' top 3-point shooting specialists, he made his career-high of four from long range at Virginia (Jan. 18) and in the Seminoles' dramatic double overtime 91-80 victory over Wichita State in the first round of the NIT...made three or more 3-point shots in six different games including his second career game against Nicholls State, his first ACC Tournament game against NC State and his first NIT game against Wichita State...was seven-of-16 (.438) in the final three games of the season...(vs. Clemson) averaged 7.5 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals in two games against Clemson...scored eight points and pulled down one rebound in his first career ACC road game as the Seminoles traveled to play at Clemson (Jan. 13)...totaled seven points, two rebounds and one steal as Florida State defeated Clemson in Tallahassee (Feb. 14)...totaled five second half points to help the Seminoles outdistance the Tigers in the second half to gain their fifth ACC victory of the season...(vs. Duke) averaged 7.0 points, 1.0 rebound and 1.5 steals in two games against NCAA Tournament participant Duke...hit one of the biggest shots of the season for the Seminoles - a 3-pointer against Duke in Durham - to pull the Seminoles to within two with just over one minute remaining in the game as Florida State nearly defeated the Blue Devils...his basket with Chris Duhon squarely in his face brought the score to 51-49 with 1:05 left on the clock...his basket was part of a 15-2 run that nearly gave the Seminoles the win...scored five consecutive points during the run with a jumper with 2:20 on the clock and his 3-point shot that combined to drop the Seminoles deficit from seven points at 51-44 to two points and 51-49...six points and one steal in 17 minutes of play as the Seminoles came within five points of upsetting No. 5 ranked Duke for the third consecutive season in Tallahassee (Feb. 29)...a pair of free throws with 1:47 left in the game brought the score to 62-58 and cut the Blue Devils advantage to only four...Duke outscored the Seminoles 8-7 down the stretch to win the game...(vs. Georgia Tech) averaged 8.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists in two games against NCAA Tournament runner-up Georgia Tech...scored seven points and earned one assist as Florida State defeated No. 10 ranked Georgia Tech in Tallahassee (Feb. 3)...four points in the second half within three minutes helped the Seminoles stretch its lead to gain the 16-point win (81-65) over the Yellow Jackets...Wafer's scoring helped the Seminoles turn a one-point deficit with 12:27 remaining into a five point advantage with 8:45 left on the clock in ultimately Georgia Tech's worst defeat (-16 points) of the season...totaled nine points and six rebounds in 19 minutes of play as the Seminoles traveled to play in Atlanta (March 6) and nearly walked away with the road victory...five first half points allowed the Seminoles to take a 29-25 lead at the intermission...tied the game at 52 in the second half with a pair of free throws with 6:30 remaining and tied the game again at 54 on a jumper with 5:31 remaining...Georgia Tech outscored the Seminoles, 9-6, the rest of the way to gain the 63-60 victory...(vs. Maryland) averaged 13.0 points and 2.5 rebounds in two games against ACC Champion and NCAA Tournament participant Maryland...was Florida State's second leading scorer against the Terps behind only Tim Pickett's 16.5 points per game average in the two games...totaled 11 points and two rebounds in his first career ACC game as Florida State defeated No. 24 Maryland, 79-75, in Tallahassee (Dec. 28) in a nationally televised game...was one of four Seminoles who scored in double figures as the Seminoles won their ACC opener for the first time since 2000...five points in the second half allowed the Seminoles to outscore the Terps, 42-39, and gain the win after leading 37-36 at the half...scored his points in bunches in the second half as Florida State recovered from as much as a five-point deficit to gain the win...a lay-up with 9:19 remaining pulled the Seminoles to within one at 56-55 and a 3-pointer with 7:04 left gave Florida State a 65-58 advantage...following his basket the Seminoles led by at least four points during the remainder of the game and won by four...his lay-up at the 9:19 mark was an absolutely absurd play as he skied over four players in the paint to tip home a missed 3-point shot by Tim Pickett...scored 15 points as he made three 3-point field goals as Florida State traveled to play at Maryland (Feb. 8)...his 15 points game in only 19 minutes of play...(vs. North Carolina) averaged 3.0 points and 1.5 rebounds in two games against NCAA Tournament participant North Carolina...scored six points, pulled down three rebounds and earned two assists as the Seminoles defeated No. 7 ranked North Carolina, 90-81, in a miraculous, amazing 24-point comeback that is considered to be the greatest comeback in school history (Jan. 22)...made two field goals in the span of 29 seconds to help the Seminoles rally to defeat North Carolina...his first, a tip-in with 5:41 remaining brought the Seminoles to within five at 67-72...only 29 seconds later he scored a jumper to bring the Seminoles to within three at 69-72...in the remaining five minutes of regulation, Wafer and the Seminoles outscored North Carolina, 9-7, to tie the game at 78-78...earned two minutes of playing time as the Seminoles outscored the Tar Heels, 12-3, in the overtime period to gain the improbable victory...earned seven minutes of playing time as the Seminoles traveled to play at North Carolina (Feb. 21)...(vs. NC State) averaged 8.7 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.0 steals in three games against NCAA Tournament participant NC State...was Florida State's second-leading scorer with 14 points in his first ACC Tournament game against the Wolfpack in the Greensboro Coliseum (March 12)...shot .500 from the field (five-of-10) and .600 from the 3-point line (three-of-five) in reaching his scoring total...five consecutive second half points helped the Seminoles to a nine-point advantage with 14:50 left in the game...a 3-pointer put the Seminoles up 47-40 and a lay-up sent Florida State up 40-40 with 13:32 on the clock...a late 3-pointer with 28 seconds remaining pulled Florida State to within three (74-71) with only 28 seconds left to play but the Wolfpack prevailed...scored 12 points on five field goals and a pair of 3-point field goals as Florida State traveled to play in Raleigh (Feb. 10)...his 12 points ranked as the team high for the Seminoles against the Wolfpack...totaled four rebounds and one assist in 15 minutes of play as the Wolfpack won in Tallahassee (Jan. 10)...(vs. Virginia) averaged 10.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists in two games against NIT participant Virginia...led the team with five 3-point shots made against the Cavaliers in the two games...totaled three points and one rebound as Florida State defeated Virginia in Tallahassee (Feb. 17)...recorded his career high of five assists in the win over the Cavaliers at home...his 3-point shot came in the second half and gave the Seminoles a 66-51 lead as they took a 76-57 win...scored his career-high of 17 points as the Seminoles took the Cavaliers to overtime in Charlottesville (Jan. 18)...led the Seminoles with 11 second half points as the Seminoles forced overtime after trailing by as many as seven during the half...six quick points within 40 seconds of each other at the 13:13 mark brought the Seminoles to within four at 49-45...a traditional 3-point play at the 11:19 mark cut the Seminoles' margin to three at 51-48...another jumper at the 6:52 mark brought the score to 59-55...played two minutes and pulled down one rebound in the overtime period...(vs. Wake Forest) averaged 3.5 points and 0.5 rebounds in two games against NCAA Tournament participant Wake Forest...recorded two of his five blocked shots on the season against the Demon Deacons...one steal and one blocked shots in 15 minutes as the Seminoles defeated No. 10 Wake Forest, 75-70, in Tallahassee (Jan. 25)...scored seven points and pulled down one rebound as Florida State played in Winston-Salem (Feb. 25)...all seven points came in the first half as the Seminoles' sprinted to a 47-34 advantage...scored three field goals including one 3-point shot...(vs. Wichita State and Iowa State in the NIT) averaged 9.0 points and 1.5 rebounds against Wichita State and Iowa State in the NIT...helped the Seminoles reach the second round of a postseason tournament for the first time since 1998...tied his postseason career-high with 14 points at Wichita State as the Seminoles won their first postseason game since 1998...the Seminoles' second leading scorer following All-American Tim Pickett who scored a game-high 25 points...important 3-point shot in the first overtime period put the Seminoles up 78-77...after being shutout in the first half, he was nearly unstoppable in the second half with 11 points to help the Seminoles overcome a 10-point deficit to tie the game...his scoring barrage included a 3-pointer at the 10:35 mark to bring the bring the Seminoles to within eight at 51-43, a dunk at the 7:19 mark to put the score at 54-50,and a 3-pointer with 4:10 left to bring the Seminoles back to within seven at 63-57...scored four points in 10 minutes of play as the Seminoles hosted Iowa State in the second round of the NIT...totaled two points in the first half and two points in the second half against the Cyclones.

AT HERITAGE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY: Averaged 26.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 4.0 steals, and 4.0 blocks per game as a senior during the 2002-2003 season...led his team to victories in his last eight games and a 22-13 record...made his Tallahassee debut in leading Heritage Christian to a 94-93 double-overtime victory over Florida High School in the Tallahassee Leon County Civic Center Feb. 1...with many of his future Seminole teammates in the stands as well as head coach Leonard Hamilton and Florida State Director of Athletics Dave Hart in attendance, Wafer scored 40 points to lead his team to the victory...he finished the games 12-of-22 from the field, including 10-of-17 from 3-point range...Heritage Christian is located in Cleveland, Texas, a town of about 8,000 citizens that is located 45 miles northwest of Houston...it is a boarding school encompassing kindergarten through 12th grade.

AT PINEVIEW HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Pineview High School in Lisbon, La., during his freshman, sophomore and junior years in high school...averaged a double-double of 32.0 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists during his junior season...Pineview was a school with a total enrollment of 195 students and encompassed the grades of pre-kindergarten through the 12th grade.

PERSONAL: Born July 21, 1985...Von is the son of Doris Zeigler and Ray P. Johnson...spent much of his time growing up in Newport News, Va., with is mom and spent his summers in Homer, La., with his father...father attended Pineview and played high school basketball against NBA star Karl Malone...a member of the Arkansas Wings AAU team coached by Tim Loring...a member of the 2002 USA Basketball Youth Development Festival South Team...averaged 14.3 points and 5.8 rebounds in the four-team tournament in leading the South the championship...selected Florida State over Indiana, Texas, Florida, Maryland, Kentucky, Louisville, and Louisiana Tech.

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