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Florida State Basketball: `Noles in the Pros Part 2

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Chris Singleton, Forward, Greece-A1, Panathinaikos Athens

Singleton starred at Florida State for three seasons before declaring early for the 2011 NBA Draft. The forward helped the Seminoles reach the Sweet Sixteen in 2011. He was selected by the Washington Wizards with the 18th pick in the draft after averaging 13 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 2 steals as a junior.

He struggled through three years with the Wizards before being released. Singleton has played in the G-League, China, Russia, and Greece. He averaged 10.9 points and 6.4 rebounds as Panathinaikos won the championship.

Derwin Kitchen, Point Guard, Israel-BSL, Ironi Nahariya

Kitchen made his way to FSU after starting his career at St. Johns. He started for the `Noles at point guard from 2009-11. He was one of the most experienced options on the Seminole team that made it to the Sweet Sixteen in 2011.

He averaged 10.4 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 3.6 assists as a senior but went undrafted. Kitchen has spent his career overseas. Most recently, he played for Ironi Nahariya in Israel. Kitchen averaged 8.9 points, 5.6 assists, and 6.6 rebounds in 2016-17.

Solomon Alabi, Center, Japan-B League D2, Nagoya

Alabi hails from Africa but signed with Florida State in 2007 out of Montverde Academy. He averaged 11.7 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks per game as a sophomore. His stellar season culminated with him declaring for the NBA Draft where he was selected by the Toronto Raptors in the second round.

After two seasons with the Raptors that saw him play 26 games, Alabi spent time in the G-League. He was unable to find a consistent NBA opportunity and has been overseas playing since. He averaged 18.1 points, 9 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game. Alabi was also named Player Of The Year in his league.

Montay Brandon, Forward, Luxembourg-Total League, Residence Walferdange

Brandon joined team directly after the 2012 ACC Championship and was a consistent starter throughout his four seasons on campus. He would start 121 of his 135 total games at FSU.

He wasn’t much of a shooter, but Brandon routinely played hard on defense and could slash to the rim. He went undrafted in 2016 and signed with Walferdange. Brandon only played in one game this season and he recorded 3 points as well as 6 rebounds.

Boris Bojanovsky, Center, Slovakian-Extraliga, MBK Rieker Komarno

Bojanovsky signed with Florida State in 2012. He was consistently amongst the top of the Seminoles big men rotations from 2012-16. Boris averaged a career-high 6.2 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 1.7 blocks per game but went undrafted in 2016.

He averaged 7.2 points, 6 rebounds, and 1.4 blocked shots during his rookie season in 2016-17. Bojanovsky signed with Levice in Slovakia for the 2017-18 season.

Robert Gilchrist, Forward, Spain-LEB Gold, Saenz Horeca Araberri

Gilchrist transferred to Florida State after playing his first two seasons at Polk State College. He played mostly a backup role throughout his career as a Seminole and went undrafted in 2014.

He has played in Germany and Spain. Gilchrist averaged 6.4 points and 5.2 rebounds in 2016-17.

Al Thornton, Forward, Puerto-Rico-BSN, Brujos De Guayama

Thornton signed with FSU in 2002 and played five seasons in garnet and gold. He took off as a junior and senior, starting 65 games over his last two years.

He averaged 19.7 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks per game as a senior. Thornton was selected by the Los Angeles Clippers with the 14th pick in the 2007 NBA Draft and played in the league until 2011. He averaged 16.7 points and 5.7 rebounds in 2016-17.

Ryan Reid, Forward, Japan B-League D2, Shimane Susanoo Magic

Reid was apart of the 2005 recruiting class and played five years at FSU. As a senior, he averaged a career-high 6.8 points and 4 rebounds. Reid was selected by the Indiana Pacers in the second round of the 2010 NBA Draft before being traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder.

He spent most of his time in the G-League before heading overseas in 2011. Reid averaged 8.2 points and 6.4 rebounds in 2016-17, he’s also a teammate of Terrance Shannon.

Jason Rich, Guard, France-ProA, Paris-Levallois

Rich played four seasons at FSU from 2004-2008 and was a consistent starter during his final three years on campus. Despite averaging a career-high 14.5 points and 4.4 rebounds as a senior, Rich went undrafted.

He has enjoyed a long career overseas and has played for Levallois in France since 2015. Rich averaged a team-high 17.5 points, 4.3 assists and 1.1 steals in 2016-17.

Diego Romero, Center, Argentina Liga-A, Gimnasia Indalo

Romero transferred to Florida State after starting his career at Lon Morris. He played sparingly during his time as a Seminole and went undrafted in 2006.

He averaged 10.8 points and 4.2 rebounds in 2016-17 while starting for Indalo in Argentina.

Isaiah Swann, Point Guard, Venezuela-LPB, Marinos De Anzoátegui

Swann played at FSU for four seasons and averaged double-figures in scoring during his last two years. He went undrafted in 2008 but has enjoyed a fruitful career overseas.

He recorded 17.1 points, 3.9 rebounds and 3 assists per game in 2016-17.

Adam Waleskowski, Forward, Germany-BBL, BG Goettingen

Waleskowski signed with Florida State in 2001 and played in Tallahassee through 2005. He averaged 8.4 points and 4.5 rebounds as a senior but went undrafted in the 2005 NBA Draft.

He has had a long career overseas and put up 9.2 points and 3.6 rebounds per game in 2016-17 while playing in Germany.

Dustin Lewis

Lead writer for NoleGameday. Majoring in English Editing, Writing, and Media at Florida State University. Writer for FSView Sports and Hashtag Basketball.



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