Seniors Ralph Mims, Jason Rich, Isaiah Swann and Matt Zitani were all honored for their contributions to the Florida State Men's Basketball program at the Seminoles' annual honors and awards banquet at the Tom and Ginny Futch Ballroom at the University Center Club on Wednesday night.[details]
ON MIMS: Set the all-time school record for consecutive free throws made, 33, from Dec. of 2004 through Dec. of 2005...broke Jim Oler's record of 31 consecutive free throws made in the Seminoles' victory over Campbell on Dec. 22, 2005 in the Donald L. Tucker Center...the streak began on Dec. 21, 2004 in a victory at home against Campbell...enters his junior season ranked fifth in school history with a career free throw shooting percentage of .810 (81-of-100) and is currently one of only five players in school history who has shot .800 percent or better from the free throw line for his career...the Seminoles' school record for career free throw shooting percentage is .824 (75-of-91) by Ken Leakey (1964-66)...led the Seminoles in the free throw shooting percentage category as both a freshman (.843) and a sophomore (.788)...has developed into a dependable point guard in the Seminoles' rotation during the first two years of his career and should enjoy playing an increased role in both his junior and senior seasons...led the Seminoles from the free throw line with a team and career-high .853 mark as he missed only five shots from the free throw during the entire 2004-05 season...again led the Seminoles with a team-high .788 mark from the free throw line as he made 52 of his 66 attempts from the free throw line as a sophomore...has earned a positive assist:turnover ratio in both of his first two seasons and holds a 1.4:1 ratio for the first 59 games of his career...tied the Florida State record for steals by a freshman with a career-high six in Florida State's victory over Jacksonville (Dec. 22, 2003)...his effort against the Dolphins was the most steals in a single game by a Seminole player during the 2004-05 season and is tied for the 11th best single-game effort in school history...named Mr. Basketball in the state of Maine as a senior and the state Gatorade Player of the Year as a junior...named the Most Valuable Player in the state of Maine as a senior by the Maine Telegram... Mims' performance in the 2004 state championship semifinal and title games was outstanding as he totaled 87 points in the two games...in totaling 46 points in the championship game, he scored 41 points -- including 34 straight -- from the beginning of the second quarter to the latter stages of the fourth quarter in the semifinal game...named the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Player of the Year as a senior...earned the team award as the Seminoles' best free throw shooter at the team's annual banquet in 2005 and an award for establishing the school record for consecutive free throws made at the honors banquet in 2006.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2006): Averaged 3.8 points (eighth on the team), 1.5 rebounds (eighth) and 1.7 assists (third) while shooting .788 (52-of-66) from the free throw line...top game of the season game against Butler in the NIT as he played 28 minutes for the injured Todd Galloway and recorded six assists and zero turnovers...his performance in running the point allowed the Seminoles to defeat the Bulldogs, 67-63, and advance to the second round of the NIT for the second time in three seasons...scored four points to go along with six rebounds in the victory...established single-season career-highs for games played (30), field goals made (27), field goals attempted (80), 3-point field goals made (seven), 3-point field goals attempted (23), 3-point field goal percentage (.304), free throws made (52), free throws attempted (66), offensive rebounds (17), defensive rebounds (29), total rebounds (46), rebounds per game (1.5), assists (52), total points scored (113), average points scored per game (3.8), minutes played (373) and average minutes player per game (12.4)...scored in double figures in a career-high three different games...scored in double figures more times as a sophomore (three) than he did as a freshman (two)...scored 10 points and added two assists, one rebound and one steal in the Seminoles' victory over Texas Southern (Dec. 7)...totaled 11 points and earned three assists, two rebounds and two steals in the Seminoles' victory over Campbell (Dec. 22)...scored his ACC career-high of 11 points to go along with two rebounds, one assist and one steal in 18 minutes against NC State...scored seven points and added two rebounds, two assists and two steals in 21 minutes against Purdue in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge (Nov. 29)...helped Florida State to the 97-57 (+40 points) victory over the Boilermakers to establish the challenge record for margin of victory...a perfect six-of-six from the free throw line in the season opener against Jacksonville Nov. 19 and made at least four free throws in six games during the 2005-06 season...was also perfect from the line at Duke (Feb. 4) in helping to the historic near-victory in Cameron Indoor Stadium...the Seminoles fell, 97-96, in overtime to the No. 2 ranked Blue Devils...scored nine points (on five of six made free throws) as the Seminoles defeated Nebraska from the Big 12, 74-60, in the Orange Bowl Classic in Sunrise, Fla...established his single-game career-high for free throws made in a single game with six against both Jacksonville (Nov. 19) and Virginia Tech (Jan. 7)...tied his single-game career-high with six free throws attempted against Jacksonville, against Nebraska (Dec. 31), against Virginia Tech (Jan. 7) and against Butler in the first round of the NIT (March 17)...shot well from the free throw line against various combinations of teams during the season...shot well from the line against the Seminoles' 14 non-conference opponents (29-of-35, .829)...the Seminoles' best free throw shooter in true road games (21-of-25, .840)...nearly perfect (seven-of-eight, .875) from the line in the Seminoles' three neutral site games...was perfect from the line (eight-of-eight, 1.000) in the Seminoles' six games against teams that played in the NCAA Tournament in 2006...(vs. Boston College): scored 0 points and pulled down one rebound in Florida State's only game against NCAA Tournament participant Boston College (Jan. 14)...earned seven minutes of playing time as the Seminoles and Eagles meet as conference opponents for the first time in school history...(vs. Clemson): averaged 0.0 points and 0.0 rebounds in two games against NIT participant Clemson...was credited with three assists in 19 minutes played as Florida State defeated Clemson in Tallahassee (Feb. 1)...earned 19 minutes of playing time as the Seminoles won a game they had to have as they began distancing themselves from the middle of the pack in the ACC standings...all three of his assists came in the first half as Florida State built as much as a nine point lead and held a 26-23 advantage at halftime...earned assists on baskets by Al Thornton, Jerel Allen and Uche Echefu as Florida State won its 13th overall game and evened its record at 4-4 in ACC play...earned three minutes of playing time as Florida State traveled to play at Clemson (Jan. 4)...(vs. Duke): averaged 6.5 points and 1.5 rebounds in two games against NCAA participant Duke...played one of the best ACC games of his career with nine points, four assists, two rebounds and one steal as the Seminoles nearly won in Durham (Feb. 4)...nine points against the Blue Devils ranks as his second highest scoring total in an ACC game during his career...scored five points in the first half in helping Florida State to a 45-43 halftime lead...all four of his points in the second half came from the free throw line as he helped the Seminoles get back into the game and tie the contest at 84-84 at the end of regulation...made two free throws in 13:12 left in the second half to put Florida State up 60-56...two more free throws brought the Seminoles to within one at 64-65 with 10:21 left in regulation...three of his four assists came in the second half including one with 3:54 left on a basket by Al Thornton that put Florida State up, 80-78...was five-of-five from the free throw line for the game to mark one of six times during his sophomore season that he was perfect on at least three free throws in a single game...scored four points to go along with one rebound and one steal in the Seminoles' tremendous victory over No. 1 ranked Duke in Tallahassee (March 1)...the win over the top ranked Blue Devils marked the second time in school history Florida State had defeated the No. 1 ranked team...two first half points put the Seminoles up, 15-8 (+7), with 12:58 remaining before a 36-33 halftime lead for the Seminoles...two points in the second half helped bring Florida State to within five at 46-51 with 12:13 left in the game...(vs. Georgia Tech): scored 0 points and pulled down two rebounds in Florida State's only game against Georgia Tech during the 2006 season...earned 15 minutes of playing time as the Seminoles defeated the Yellow Jackets (Feb. 9) to improve to 14-6 overall and 5-5 in the ACC...earned a first-half steal and fed the ball to Isaiah Swann for a jumper that put Florida State ahead 18-17 with 9:43 left before halftime...was an important steal and basket combination as it kept the Seminoles close in a four-point deficit (39-43) at the half...(vs. Maryland): scored three points, pulled down three rebounds and earned two steals in Florida State's victory over NIT participant Maryland...all three of his points against the Terps came in the second half as the Seminoles pulled away for the 71-60 victory in Tallahassee (Feb. 22)...a lay-up at the 8:49 mark of the second half put Florida State up 61-42 (+19) and a late free throw was the final point of the game for the Seminoles to make the score 71-57 (+14) with 51 seconds left in the game...(vs. Miami): averaged 1.5 points and 0.5 rebounds in two games against NIT participant Miami...scored three points and pulled down one rebound as the Florida State defeated Miami, 67-64, in Coral Gables to close out the regular season (March 5)...his three points came on a 3-point shot with 5:24 left in the first half to put the Seminoles up 28-22...was an important basket because Florida State led 35-30 at halftime before losing, and regaining, the lead in the second half...totaled zero points and zero rebounds in five minutes of play as Florida State played host to Miami in Tallahassee (Jan. 29)...the Hurricanes took the 84-78 victory in overtime...(vs. North Carolina): scored zero points and pulled down two rebounds in one game against NCAA Tournament participant North Carolina...played eight minutes and added one assist and one steal as North Carolina rallied to beat Florida State in Tallahassee (Jan. 22)...(vs. NC State): scored his season and ACC career-high of 11 points in Florida State's only game against NCAA Tournament participant NC State...was one of three Seminoles to score in double figures as Florida Sate traveled to play NC State at Raleigh (Feb. 15)...was a perfect four-of-four from the field and a perfect three-of-three from the free throw line and pulled down two rebounds as the Seminoles fell to the Wolfpack...scored nine points in the second half as the Seminoles worked to climb back into the game after trailing 45-27 at halftime...Florida State trailed by 18 after Mims played only five minutes in the first half but nearly outscored the Wolfpack, 37-41, as Mims earned 13 minutes of playing time...(vs. Virginia): averaged 3.0 points and 0.5 rebounds in two games against NIT participant Virginia...scored two points and recorded two assists as Florida State defeated Virginia, 87-82, in overtime in Charlottesville (Jan. 11)...played six minutes but scored his two points in one second of play in leading to the overtime victory...replaced Al Thornton in the lineup after a basket by Virginia's Sean Singletary hit a jumper to make the score 83-82 with Florida State up only 11 seconds remaining on the clock...was perfect on two free throws as he was fouled by Virginia's Billy Campbell on the inbounds play to put the Seminoles' up 85-82 with 10 seconds left in the game...was then replaced by Thornton on defense and the Seminoles added two more points on free throws by Jason Rich to close the scoring at 87-82 and earn the ACC road win...the victory upped Florida State's record to 11-2 overall and 2-1 in conference play...totaled four points, one rebound and two assists as Florida State earned the sweep of the two-game season series with a 76-62 victory over the Cavaliers in Tallahassee (Feb. 18)...a three-point shot in the second half with 11:32 remaining gave Florida State its largest lead of the second half (62-43, +19)...helped the Seminoles own a double-digit lead throughout the second half in earning their largest ACC margin of victory of the season...(vs. Virginia Tech): averaged 7.0 points and 2.0 rebounds in two games against Virginia Tech...was 10-of-11(.909 percent) from the free throw line in two games against the Hokies as a sophomore...earned 14 minutes of playing time and scored eight points as Florida State earned its first ACC victory of the season with a 74-68 victory over the Hokies in Tallahassee (Jan. 7)...was a perfect six-of-six from the free throw line (all in the second half) as Florida State never trailed and led the game wire-to-wire... was a perfect four-of-four from the free throw line in a span of 25 seconds midway through the second half to help the Seminoles continue to push out their lead...gave Florida State a 47-39 (+8) lead with 12:38 left and a 51-42 (+9) advantage with 12:13 left with his four free throws...two most important free throws of the game came with 24 seconds remaining after the Hokies had closed the gap to a mere two points...Mims was fouled by Markus Sailes, composed himself, stepped up to the line and nailed both free throws to close out the Hokies... 13 minutes of playing time and scored six points and pulled down two rebounds as Florida State traveled to play in Blacksburg (Feb. 25)...was nearly perfect (four-of-five) from the free throw line as Virginia Tech gained the split in the season series with the 72-61 victory...scored four points in the first half including three from the free throw line within the final 1:39 of the half to help draw Florida State to a 27-27 tie at the intermission...two free throws at the 1:39 mark closed the Seminoles' deficit to three at 24-27 and a third from the line closed the gap to two at 25-27 with 1:15 remaining...Florida State tied the game on a lay-up by Isaiah Swann with 1:12 left in the half...(vs. Wake Forest): averaged 1.5 points and 0.5 rebounds in two games against NIT participant Wake Forest...scored one point to go along with one rebound and two assists as the Seminoles won in Winston-Salem (Feb. 24)...his lone point was the exclamation point to the Seminoles' 75-68 victory as he made one of two free throws with nine seconds left in the game to close out the scoring...two assists in the game led to a total of six points on a pair of 3-pont shots by Andrew Wilson...first assist gave Florida State a 18-13 lead with 13:23 left in the first half and the second upped the Seminoles' lead to 26-15 with 9:35 left before the intermission...a block on a 3-point shot attempt by Wake's Michael Drum allowed Florida State to keep its five point lead (18-13) with 12:39 left in the first half...scored two points and earned three assists against Wake Forest in the ACC Tournament in Greensboro (March 9)...two points came on two free throws in the first half in leading Florida State to a 40-32 (+8 point) lead at halftime...Mims is a perfect six-of-six from the free throw line in two career ACC Tournament games entering his junior season...(vs. Butler and South Carolina in the NIT): averaged 2.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists in two games in the NIT Tournament against Butler and South Carolina...played the best game of his career with six assists, zero turnovers and four points in a career-high 28 minutes as he led the Seminoles past Butler, 67-64, in the first round of the NIT in Tallahassee (March 17)...filled in for the injured Todd Galloway at the point guard position and ran the team brilliantly in the victory...three assists and one point in 13 minutes of play during the first half and three assists and three points in 15 minutes of play in the crucial, game-winning second half...one free throw with 18 seconds left in the game helped Florida State keep its late lead of one point in pulling out the four-point victory...credited with the assist on what turned out to be the game-winning basket by Alexander Johnson with 51 seconds remaining in the game...Johnson's jumper from Mims' assist put Florida State up 64-63 after it trailed 63-61 with 2:22 remaining...Florida State scored the final six points of the game (including one on Mims' assist and two more on his assist to Johnson) to gain the win and move onto the second round...scored zero points and totaled two assists in the second round of the NIT against South Carolina in Tallahassee (March 21)...(vs. Florida): scored zero points and pulled down two rebounds in one game against Florida...earned four minutes of playing time as the Seminoles played the Gators in Gainesville (Nov. 25).
AS A FRESHMAN (2005): Averaged 2.8 points (12th on the team), 1.2 rebounds (11th) and was seventh on the team with 18 steals...finished tied for seventh on the team with 20 assists - he recorded multiple assists in five different games and dished out a career-high four in the Seminoles' game against Texas A&M Corpus Christi...played in 29 of the Seminoles' 31 games and averaged 9.2 minutes played per game...earned double figure playing minutes in 13 games including four in ACC play...played in double figure minutes in each of Florida State's first six games and averaged 16.3 minutes played per game in those contests...led the Seminoles in free throw shooting percentage with a .853 mark as he made 29 of his 34 attempts...made seven of his first eight to begin the season and each of his last 12 attempts from the line to end the season...was a perfect four of four against both Texas A&M Corpus Christi and NC State in the ACC Tournament (March 10)...was a perfect eight of eight in ACC play and did not miss from the line after making four of five attempts against Jacksonville...immediately displayed his ability to play at the Division I level as he scored his career-high of 17 points against Texas Southern in his Seminole debut (Nov. 19)...led the team with a career-high six field goals made and two 3-point field goals made...his stellar outing against Texas Southern allowed to earn career-highs for points (17), field goals made (six), field goals attempted (10), 3-point field goals made (two), 3-point field goals attempted (four), defensive rebounds (five), total rebounds (seven) and minutes played (24)...his 17 points against the Tigers ranked only behind teammate Diego Romero for game and team-high honors...played in front of nearly 100 family members and friends as Florida State traveled to play at Massachusetts (Feb. 15)...the Seminoles' trip to Massachusetts in Amherst was the closest destination by the basketball team to his high school home of Brunswick, Maine...played well against the 15 non-conference teams on the Seminoles' schedule with a 4.4 points per game average...(vs. Clemson) averaged 2.0 points and 0.5 rebounds in two games against NIT participant Clemson...scored two points each in both meetings between the Seminoles and the Tigers...a first half lay-up against the Tigers in Tallahassee (Jan. 12) gave the Seminoles an early 15-9 lead...Clemson won the game, 56-54, as they outscored the Seminoles by one point in both the first and second halves...on the court late in the games and scored his only basket as the Seminoles traveled to play at Clemson (Feb. 27)...his basket came with 42.9 seconds remaining and Florida State attempting a furious comeback...Clemson won the contest, 83-74...(vs. Duke) scored two points and had one steal in eight minutes played against NCAA Tournament participant Duke in the one game between the two teams...was a perfect two-of-two from the free throw line against the Blue Devils (Jan. 22)...on the court for the Seminoles late and was a perfect two-of-two from the free throw line with 1:04 remaining in the game as Duke won in Tallahassee...(vs. Georgia Tech) averaged 1.0 point and 0.5 rebounds in two games against NCAA Tournament participant Georgia Tech...scored two second-half points as Florida State outscored Georgia Tech, 39-32, over the course of the final 20 minutes to come up short by the smallest of margins in their attempt at victory over the Yellow Jackets in Tallahassee (Feb. 20)...a lay-up with 11:34 left in the game brought the Seminoles to within six at 60-54 and began a 19-16 game-ending run that nearly helped Florida State to the win...Georgia Tech won the game as B.J. Elder made two free throws with 0.4 seconds remaining in the game to give Georgia Tech the 76-75 win...Mims also added his first blocked shot in ACC play against the Yellow Jackets...earned two minutes of playing time as the Seminoles traveled to play at Atlanta (Feb. 2)...(vs. Maryland) scored zero points and pulled down zero rebounds in four minutes of play against NIT participant Maryland in the only meeting between the two teams...earned four minutes of playing time as the Seminoles opened ACC play in College Park against the Terps (Dec. 19)...play in the second half helped Florida State outscore Maryland 45-38 and force overtime with the score tied at 80-80...Maryland outscored Florida State, 10-8, in the extra session to claim the victory...(vs. Miami) averaged 2.0 points and 2.0 rebounds in two games against NIT participant Miami...scored four points and pulled down three rebounds as the Seminoles nearly defeated the Hurricanes in Coral Gables (Jan. 15) in the first meeting between the two teams as conference opponents...four points scored came in six minutes played in the first half an helped Florida State take a 32-31 lead into the locker room at halftime...a steal and ensuing lay-up put the Seminoles up by seven (21-14) with 8:56 left in the first half...a second basket less than two minutes later put Florida State up by six (25-19) with 6:24 left on the first half clock...added one rebound and one steal in six minutes of play in the second half...Miami won the game on a running one-handed jumper by Guillermo Diaz with eight seconds left to give the Hurricanes the 64-63 victory...earned 12 minutes of playing time and pulled down one rebound as Florida State played host to Miami in Tallahassee (Feb. 22)...(vs. North Carolina) averaged 1.0 point and 0.5 rebounds in two games against NCAA National Champion North Carolina...scored two points on a perfect two-of-two shooting from the free throw line as the Seminoles traveled to Chapel Hill to play in the Dean Dome (March 3)...made both ends of a one and one shooting sequence as the Seminoles attempted to narrow their deficit in the second half...North Carolina won the game, 91-76...pulled down one rebound in five minutes of playing time as the Florida State played host to North Carolina in Tallahassee (Feb. 6)...(vs. NC State) averaged 3.5 points and 0.5 rebounds in two games against NCAA Tournament participant NC State...closed his first collegiate season style as the freshman scored seven points against the Wolfpack in his first career ACC Tournament game at the MCI Center in Washington, D.C. (March 10)...all seven points came in six minutes played as the Seminoles fought furiously to get back into the game after falling into a 14-point halftime hole...was a perfect four-of-four from the free throw line and made a 3-point shot as he displayed his desire to compete late in the game...his 3-point shot against the Wolfpack was his first of the season in ACC competition...earned one minute of playing time in Raleigh as the Seminoles defeated the Wolfpack to snap a 26-game ACC road losing streak (Jan. 26)...his one minute of playing time helped Florida State take a 33-25 halftime lead in winning the game, 70-64...(vs. Virginia) averaged 2.0 points and 1.0 rebound in one game played against Virginia...earned his ACC career-high of 13 minutes played in helping the Seminoles to the regular season-ending 68-63 victory over Virginia in Tallahassee (March 6)...scored two first-half points in nine minutes to spark the Seminoles to a 32-21 halftime advantage...hit two free throws with 1:55 left in the first half to give the Seminoles a 30-16 lead...Florida State took the lead in the game at the 16:52 mark of the first half and did not relinquish its leads in gaining its fourth ACC victory of the season...also added one of his four steals in ACC play in the victory over the Cavaliers...(vs. Virginia Tech) scored zero points and pulled down zero rebounds in the Seminoles' only game against NIT participant Virginia Tech...earned two minutes of playing time as the Seminoles evened their ACC record at 1-1 with a 70-77 victory over Virginia Tech in Tallahassee (Jan. 8)...his two first half minutes helped the Seminoles to a 45-38 halftime advantage...those seven points were important as Florida State briefly lost the lead in the second half but recovered to win going away...(vs. Wake Forest) averaged 2.0 points and 1.0 rebound in two games against NCAA Tournament participant Wake Forest...one important minute of playing time contributed to the Seminoles biggest victory of the season over No. 3 ranked Wake Forest in Tallahassee (Jan. 18)...one rebound in one minute as Florida State charged out to a 46-32 halftime lead and held on to win in overtime, 93-81...near ACC career-high of four points as the Seminoles traveled to play at Winston-Salem (Feb. 12)...perfect from the free throw line (two-of-two) and made one field goal against the Demon Deacons on the road...(vs. Florida) scored zero points and pulled down zero rebounds in one game against NCAA Tournament Florida...three minutes of playing time as Florida State defeated the Gators in Tallahassee (Jan. 2) for the first time since the 1997 season...all three minutes played came in the first half and helped the Seminoles charge out to a 45-32 lead at the intermission...Florida State never trailed at any time in the game as the Seminoles won the game over their arch-rivals.
AT BRUNSWICK: Graduated from Brunswick High School in 2004 ... averaged 28.9 points, 11.4 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 4.5 steals as a senior ... named Mr. Basketball in the state of Maine his senior season ... earned All-State First-Team honors three times during his career ... named the area Player of the Year by the Sun Journal of Lewiston, Maine, during both his junior and senior seasons ... a four-year starter ... led Brunswick to the state championship game in 2004 where he scored a State Class A Championship game record 46 points against Portland ... totaled 41 points against Bangor in the state championship semifinal game and was named the state tournament MVP despite his team finishing as the runner-up ... his 41 points against Bangor came during the final three quarters of the game as he scored all but two of his team's points during the span ... led Brunswick to the state title as a sophomore and to runner-up finishes as a junior and senior ... with Mims as a four-year starter, Brunswick won 95 percent of their games with an 81-4 record ... scored 1,916 career points for a 22.5 points per game average in 85 games during his career ... named the MVP of the Eastern Maine District Tournament in 2004 ... totaled 22 points and six rebounds against Mt. Blue in the Class A quarterfinals as a senior ... the schoolboy star in Maine who played once against Maryland's Nik Caner-Medley during his prep career ... Mims and Brunswick defeated Caner-Medley and Deering High School, 83-61, in the Class A state championship game and Mims scored 31 points ... also led Brunswick to the state championship football game as the Dragons' quarterback as a senior ... a two-way player, also excelling at the cornerback position ... rushed for nearly 600 yards and completed nearly 50 percent of his passes as a senior ... also a receiver during the season and caught a 30-yard touchdown pass in a victory over Skowhegan.
PERSONAL: Born Nov. 26, 1985 ... son of Petronia and Clint Mims ... has one sister, Gabby ... grew up in Pensacola, Fla., before moving to Maine in the eighth grade ... one of his friends growing up was current Seminole freshman Jason Rich ... Mims' father serves in the U.S. Navy which has an air station in Brunswick ... his father is a Senior Master Chief Petty Officer in the Navy ... high school coach Todd Hanson played at the University of Maine when current Seminole assistant coach Mike Jaskulski was a Black Bears' assistant ... a cousin, Alex Gordon, is a freshman member of the basketball team at Vanderbilt University ... a classmate from Brunswick, Abby King, is a freshman member of the Florida State women's swimming team ... selected Florida State over South Carolina and Providence.