Florida State Season Review - SCACCHoops.com
Florida State Season Review
Florida State Season Review
   Posted by Will Ojanen at  5/3/2012 2:41:25 AM  |  Follow us on Twitter: @scacchoops
Discuss     Bookmark and Share

When 2011 ended, you could have legitimately argued that Leonard Hamilton was on the hot seat. It's usually not a good thing to lose to Harvard and Princeton. And even though the Noles had a slip up here and there throughout the season (like losing to Boston College), they were a much better team during conference play. The Noles finished third in the ACC with a 12-4 conference record, winning the ACC Tournament, but unfortunately losing in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

The Noles had a very experienced group that played very well defensively, which is what Leonard Hamilton likes. Having Bernard James on the court to rebound hand block shots had a big effect on that. James had nearly four more rebounds than the player who was second on the team in rebounding, Okaro White. James was also the leader in blocked shots by a wide margin.

Who Stood Out: James definitely stood out defensively, but offensively, Michael Snaer became a household name by the end of the season, mostly because he had a knack for hitting game winning shots. Snaer led the team in scoring at 14.8 points per game, and shot over 40% from threes, as well has being an 85% free throw shooter. He was far and away Florida State's most consistent scorer.

Looking Ahead: There are quite a few people gone from the team. Xavier Gibson, Luke Loucks, Deividas Dulkys, Bernard James, Jeff Peterson, and Jon Kreft are gone. A lot of length in the front court is gone, and with James gone too, their best defensive player. The Noles do have a five person recruiting class, led by Aaron Thomas and Montay Brandon.

Early Prediction:The biggest question for the Noles will be who will play in the front court. It wouldn't surprise me Terrence Shannon slides in to the starting lineup. He could be sort of an undersized center at 6-8 and 240 pounds, but I think he would be fine in that role. With Snaer back, he could be in the discussion for ACC Player of the Year in the preseason. I don't think they will have a problem scoring, and as long as they are the same defensive team they have been, could be a contender again in the ACC.

Twitter: @WillsWorldMN

Post a Comment About this Article
Entry Link     0 Comment(s)
Subscribe  

Comments on Florida State Season Review

There are currently no posts for this NewsBreaker


Post a Comment

Posting As:   Remember Me?
Subject:
Message:

Before submitting this form, please type the color of the second character:




Newsbreaker Archives

2014
  January 2014 (169)
  February 2014 (142)
  March 2014 (144)
  April 2014 (74)
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
Search
Search
Advertisement
 
Poll
Which ACC school made the best basketball coach hire?
Buzz Williams, Virginia Tech
Jim Christian, Boston College
Danny Manning, Wake Forest


Newsbreakers
Arnaud William Adala Moto to Transfer
4/23/2014 8:23:06 PM
Syracuse doubling down with Duke
4/22/2014 1:48:08 PM
KJ McDaniels to enter NBA Draft
4/22/2014 11:01:14 AM
ACC Releases Basketball Matchups for Next Two Seasons
4/22/2014 10:57:04 AM
NCAA President Mark Emmert Appears on The Dan Patrick Show
4/22/2014 8:44:32 AM
Wake Forest Recruiting: 2015 SG Josh Reaves Interview
4/22/2014 7:16:55 AM
Latest UNC Scandal News: Mary Willingham Resigns
4/22/2014 6:29:20 AM
Louisville signs mega apparel deal with Adidias
4/22/2014 6:28:04 AM
Rice transfer Sean Obi is headed to Duke
4/21/2014 8:29:08 PM
Syracuse Football: Spring Game Look Back & Summer Look Ahead
4/21/2014 12:18:31 PM
Wake Forest: Danny Manning not afraid to aim high
4/21/2014 11:51:48 AM
Syracuse: Dajuan Coleman Clearly Not A Cheesecake Factory Enthusiast
4/21/2014 11:51:07 AM
Rodney Hood declares for the NBA Draft
4/19/2014 7:28:47 AM
Ranking the ACC Football Coaches for 2014
4/19/2014 7:06:31 AM
Expect ACC to play an influential role as playoff era begins
4/18/2014 6:42:07 AM
Message Board
 
YBN Widget
RSS Feed  
SCACC Hoops has no affiliation to the NCAA or the ACC
Team logos are trademarks of their respective organizations (more/credits)