Florida State is not Having a Great Offseason

By Anthony Lenahan
Phil Sears-USA Today Sports

Florida State’s offseason could be made if Andrew Wiggins decides to follow in his parents’ footsteps and attend Florida State University next year. But so far, they have not had the offseason they would have liked to.

Besides losing their best player Michael Snaer to graduation, the Seminoles have also lost two more players who played valuable minutes to transfers.

Terrance Shannon and Terry Whisnant have both announced that they will transfer from Florida State and play basketball elsewhere next season.

Both of these losses will hurt the Seminoles, but the loss of Shannon is huge. Shannon was third on the team in points-per-game with eight and second on the team in rebounds with 5.6 per game.

As a sophomore, Whisnant played 17 minutes per game and averaged 5.2 points per game in his action. Both Whisnant and Shannon would have been major contributors next season and FSU will be without either of them.

Also, by losing two of their better returners, you have to feel that that will hurt the Seminoles chances in the Andrew Wiggins sweepstakes. Wiggins might want to play where his parents went to school, but he also wants to be on a team that can compete and win.

With the squad that they have to put out their without Wiggins, they are about a .500 team and NIT bound like last season. If they get Wiggins, they will probably a bubble team and you have to feel that the best player in the country wants to be on a team that can win the national title.

These two losses hurt FSU in a lot of ways and will be a major factor in another disappointing year for the Noles.

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