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Noles News: NBA Noles shine in season openers

Devin Vassell MIP? Scottie Barnes ROTY?


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Florida State star Jermaine Johnson II has been named an NCAA Midseason All-American after leading the ’Noles defense with 6.5 sacks and 44 tackles.

This weeks NFL spotlight headlines fourth year wide receiver Auden Tate. Tate earned his third reception of the season after a seven yard TD from Brandon Allen.


The NBA season tipped off last night, with some young ’Noles leading their respected teams. Here are the Seminoles stat lines who played on October 20th:

Devin Vassell: 19 points ( leading scorer for both teams ), 2 rebounds, 5 assists- 25 minutes

Patrick Williams: 6 points, 1 rebound- 28 minutes

Malik Beasley: 9 points, 1 rebound, 4 assist- 21 minutes

Scottie Barnes: 12 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist- 33 minutes

Former FSU basketball star Dave Cowens has been named to the NBA’s top 75 players list. The 2021-22 NBA basketball season marks the 75th season in league history. After playing three years for the Seminoles, Cowens took his talents to the NBA where he spent most of his career with the Boston Celtics. The Hall of Famer was known as the 1973 NBA MVP and two-time NBA champion.

Florida State freshman Mathew Cleveland has been placed on the basketball Hall of Fame Julius Erving Award watch list, given to the top small forward in the nation at the end of each season. Cleveland came to Tallahassee has a highly touted athlete looking to make an immediate impact for the Seminoles ACC and National title aspirations.

The FSU women’s basketball team has been placed as the fifth squad in the ACC, per preseason polls. The ’Noles landed as the No.16 team in the country in the AP Top 25 behind the ACC’s Louisville Cardinals, North Carolina Wolfpack, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, and Virginia Tech Hokies.


FSU heads to North Carolina this weekend to face a pair of top 10 opponents; the North Carolina Tar Heels and Duke Blue Devils. The Seminoles are the No.1 ranked team in the country with a perfect 14-0 record. This will be ’Noles biggest challenge so far this season.

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Two Seminoles are competing in Stage II of Q-School which begins Thursday afternoon in Venice, Florida. Tune into the match to support All-American Beatrice Wallin and former Seminole Kim Matraux.