Rathan-Mayes leads Canada in world championship tournament.
Florida State men's basketball
Pronounced: X-avier Ruh-Tan Mays
"The 6-foot-4, 180-pound Xavier Rathan-Mayes is a shooting guard in every sense of the word. In my opinion, he is a triple-threat scorer, which is the best kind of bucket-getter. He can score in transition by getting to the rim, where he finishes through contact. He can also stop and pop or spot up along the arc. In the half-court set, he can knock down 3-pointers by spacing on the side of dribble penetration and come off screens or from ball reversal," said Reggie Rankin of ESPN.com
ON MAYES: One of the nation's top players who will immediately join the Seminoles' rotation as a redshirt freshman for the 2014-15 season...considered to be one of the best and most complete shooting guards in the high school class of 2013...an all-around scorer who can make shots in transition by utilizing his exceptional athleticism in getting to the rim, can stop and shoot from the 3-point line, can score out of half court sets and has an incredible ability to read defenses and score off of screens and from ball reversal...also has an exceptional mid-range game and can shoot off the catch and create for himself on the dribble...said to have incredible body control with a penchant to score on perfectly placed floaters...will excel in Florida State's system as a wing scorer and will create match-up problems for defenders because of his athleticism... ranked as the No. 28 overall prospect by Rivals.com and ranked No. 24 by ESPN ...the no. 8 Rivals.com ranked shooting guard was a member of the FIBA U18 Americas Jr. Championship Team and the Canadian U18 national team...participated in the Nike Global Challenge (2011 & 2012) and played for the CIA Bounce 17s AAU Team...will wear uniform No. 22 - the same number his father, Tharon, wore at Florida State (1988-90)...
AS A FRESHMAN (2014): Sat out the 2013-14 season as per NCAA regulations...earned his eligibility and was cleared to participate in practice with the Seminoles on May 13, 2014...
AT HUNTINGTON PREP: Graduated from Huntington Prep in 2013...the Express finished the 2013 season ranked No. 6 nationally...averaged 16.0 points, 7.0 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game as a junior at Huntington Prep and averaged 13.7 points, 6.7 assists and 5.0 rebounds per game during his final year at Huntington Prep... played in 31 games, 19 of which he scored in double digits, six double-double games and one triple-double during his senior season...best performance of the season came when he scored a game high of 55 points and added nine assists, 10 rebounds and five steals in a victory over Teays Valley Christian (W. Va.)... helped lead his team to a 30-3 record along with teammate and Naismith/Gatorade National Player of the Year power forward Andrew Wiggins in 2013...
PERSONAL: Born on April 29, 1994...Xavier son of Marilyn Rathan and Tharon Mayes...Tharon Mayes is considered to be one of the top players in school history and ranks 21st in school history in scoring (1,260 career points) more than 20 years after he completed his career at Florida State...played in the NBA with the Philadelphia 76ers (1991) and the Los Angeles Clippers (1992) and enjoyed a long professional career in Europe...averaged 16.4 points per game in 77 career games as a Seminole...Xavier has set as one of his goals to break many of his father's records at Florida State during his career...selected Florida State over UConn and Illinois.
BEST GAMES OF 2012-13 Date Result Opponent Pts. Asts. Rebs. Stls. N17 W 105-50 Phase One Academy 22 12 6 2 N24 W 70-39 Kennedy Charter (NC) 18 7 4 2 D09 W 75-69 Princeton Day Academy (MD) 19 5 8 3 J09 W 85-41 Alice Lloyd (Ky.) 21 10 9 5 F07 W 111-59 Marietta College (JV) 12 11 5 1 F17 W 81-48 United Leadership Acaemy 27 12 6 3 F22 W 68-47 Oldsmar Christian (FL) 23 10 7 4 F28 W 121-50 Teays Valley Christian (WV) 55 9 10 5 M2 W 131-64 United Leadership Academy 16 20 12 4