FSU Basketball Moves to 3-0 on Spain Trip

 

For the third game in a row, the Seminoles put up 100+ points to earn their third victory abroad. Devidas Dulkys showed off his shooting abilities, putting up 30 points, making five three pointers along the way. Solomon Alabi scored 11 points for the 'Noles with 6 rebounds.

Take a look inside for the official release from Valencia, Spain.

**Update: A little info about Spanish Basketball Leagues in the Comments Section-- who are the Noles playing and what does it really mean in terms of our off-season evaluation**

 

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Official Release from FSU:

 

FLORIDA STATE MEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM IMPROVES TO 3-0 IN SPAIN WITH 127-60 VICTORY OVER SPANISH CLUB CLARET

 

          VALENCIA, Spain – Sophomore guard Deividas Dulkys scored a game-high 30 points to lead seven Seminoles in double figure scoring to lead Florida State to a  127-60 victory over Claret in its third of four games during its 11-day summer tour of Spain.  The Seminoles’ 67-point margin of victory was their largest of the first three games of the tour and increased its average margin of victory to 59.3 points per game.  Florida State’s offense is averaging better than 115 points per game while surrendering an average of 56 points per contest.

 

          Dulkys led the Seminoles against Claret as he made five 3-point field goals.  He led seven Seminoles who made at least one 3-point field goal during the game.  Sophomore forward Chris Singleton made three 3-point field goals (in three consecutive possessions during the second half) and totaled 11 points during the game.

 

          All-American center Solomon Alabi, who scored 19 points in both of the Seminoles’ first two games of the trip, scored 11 points and is averaging 16.3 points per game heading into the Seminoles’ final game later this week.  Alabi also added six rebounds.

 

          Junior guard Derwin Kitchen continued to have the hot hand as he scored 11 points and dished out seven assists for the third consecutive game.  Sophomore guard Luke Loucks scored nine points and was credited with a game-high nine assists while freshman guard Pierre Jordan contributed seven points and seven assists.

 

          Senior forward Ryan Reid scored the second double-double of the trip for the Seminoles as he scored 13 points and pulled down 11 rebounds.  Sophomore forward Xavier Gibson scored 19 points while junior guard Jordan DeMercy totaled 14 points.

 

          The Seminoles departed after the game for Barcelona and their final stop on their tour of Spain.  While in Barcelona, the Seminoles are scheduled to play one final game before returning to the United States on Saturday.

These summer games are adding much needed game experience and familiarity to our young 'Noles basketball team. We have seen significant contributions from everyone on the team, with consistent play from our big men. As stated, Alabi is averaging 16.3 points per game and Xavier Gibson is contributing double digit scoring as well.

Luke Loucks is demonstrating that he is taking over this offense and is ready to take on a significant leadership role on this team. 9 assists. More on Loucks in the coming days.

It looks like the 'Noles are firing on all cyclinders in the off season. I have tried to find more information about their competition. Leonard Hamilton's squad is putting up huge numbers and keeping the competition to limited points, espescially shutting teams down in the first half. Even if these teams are not on equal terms with the ACC, this is a great way for the team to develop, mature and gain confidence.

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