With Florida State Seminoles basketball a mere few days away, now is the perfect time to check out SB Nation's beautiful and intensive college basketball preview for the 2015/2016 season. It's the best way to make sure that you're all caught up with what you need to know about college hoops this season, as well as a great way to introduce yourself to the sport if you're trying to get into it for the first time.
The Seminoles don't have a specific team preview in the article, due to the fact that they sit outside of the top-25, but as the article notes, that could very easily change in a year that is very wide-open.
Florida State does have one thing going for them, however- Xavier Rathan-Mayes. The talented sophomore guard was named one of SB Nation's top-100 players going into this season.
Here's what they had to say about their No. 32 ranked player, Raythan-Mayes.
Hamilton is putting in some major work on the recruiting trail right now. But if he wants to get Florida State back into the dance (and as a major contender) for the first time since 2012, he's going to need his sophomore star to shoulder the bulk of the scoring load this season. A year ago, Xavier Rathan-Mayes became the first player in ACC history to score 30 or more points in three different games as a freshman. The second of those three performances was the most memorable, as Rathan-Mayes scored 30 points in the final 4:38 of an 81-77 loss to Miami. He scored 26 consecutive points for the Seminoles without missing a shot, and finished with a game-high 35.
As long as the Seminoles have Rathan-Mayes on the floor, they'll have a chance to win. And in the unpredictable world of college basketball, all you need is a chance.