Cofer granted another year of eligibility

By: Fletcher Keel | WCTV Eyewitness Sports
May 25, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- On Friday morning, the Florida State basketball program announced FSU forward Phil Cofer had been granted an extra year of eligibility by the NCAA after missing time during his sophomore campaign to injury.

Cofer, who missed a majority of his sophomore season due to an ankle injury, averaged 12.8 points and 5.1 rebounds a game last year during FSU's Elite Eight run, both of which were career bests.

"After the season, we got straight on to it," Cofer said to the media on Friday. "I didn't have any doubts, and I don't think Coach Ham had any doubts; it took a little time, but I got the call this morning and I was surprised myself."

The Atlanta native has posted an average of 7.3 points and 3.7 rebounds a night in his FSU career.

Cofer and head basketball coach Leonard Hamilton spoke with the media on Friday afternoon. Both of those interviews can be seen below.

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