TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida State's two youngest players
had just been born the last time the Seminoles made it to the
NCAA's Sweet 16.
Freshmen Okaro White and Ian Miller were starting to teethe by
the time Kentucky ended the Seminoles title hopes in 1993, just one
win shy of making the Final Four.
This year, coach Leonard Hamilton's club needs to get past
upstart Virginia Commonwealth in San Antonio on Friday to reach the
so-called Elite Eight level that the 1993 team achieved.
All-time Florida State scoring leader Bobby Sura, Sam Cassell,
Doug Edwards, Rodney Dobard and two-sport star Charlie Ward were
the starters and all but Dobard were first-round pick in the NBA
draft. Sura, Cassell and Ward all enjoyed long productive careers
although Edwards was the player drafted the earliest.
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