Does Florida State pass the eye test?

Yes.  Florida State’s basketball team is really good.  The Seminoles are a perfect example of why the eye test is important.  There could be a moment when you are watching this Florida State team dominating a half during the elite 8 and ask yourself, “why didn’t I know about these guys?”  The Seminoles have three pros.  Jonathan Isaac and Dwyane Bacon are locks.  I would argue Xavier Rathan-Mayes will make an NBA roster.  And that trio epitomizes why this Florida State team is special.  Generally, like Virginia and Wisconsin, coach Leonard Hamilton’s Florida State teams are known for their defense, but an inevitable scoring drought would kill them in the tournament.  Not this team.  Rathan-Mayes stormed into the SEC in his freshman year, scoring at will.  Now, as a junior, his game has evolved into a traditional point guard, something that this talented Seminoles squad needs.  Senior center Michael Ojo (like Villanova champion Daniel Ochefu) is the typical under-appreciated utility center  who does his job.  If Bacon or Isaac play offense like the first round picks they’re projected to be, this is a very dangerous team.

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