Michael Snaer

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Michael Snaer
Michael Snaer 2013.jpg
Snaer in 2013
No. 21 – Enel Brindisi
Position Shooting guard
League Serie A
Personal information
Born (1990-06-21) June 21, 1990 (age 23)
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Listed weight 202 lb (92 kg)
Career information
High school Rancho Verde
(Moreno Valley, California)
College Florida State (2009–2013)
NBA draft 2013 / Undrafted
Pro playing career 2013–present
Career history
2013–present Enel Brindisi
Career highlights and awards

Michael Snaer (born June 21, 1990) is an American basketball player for Enel Brindisi in Italy. As a college player, he led Florida State University to their first ACC Tournament championship in 2011–12, earning Most Valuable Player honors.[1]

High school career[edit]

Snaer, a 6'5" shooting guard from Moreno Valley, California, attended Rancho Verde High School where as a senior he averaged 28.1 points, 10.8 rebounds, 5.2 assists, 3.6 steals and 2.2 blocks per game. He was named a McDonald's All-American and named Gatorade player of the year for California. He chose to attend Florida State over UCLA, Missouri, Marquette and Kansas.[2]

College career[edit]

As a freshman, Snaer averaged 8.8 points per game, third on the team and made the conference All-Freshman team. In his sophomore season, Snaer moved into the starting lineup full-time. He again averaged 8.8 points per game and helped lead the Seminoles to the 2011 NCAA Tournament, where the team made their first Sweet 16 since 1993.[2]

In his junior season, Snaer emerged as one of the top players Atlantic Coast Conference. He averaged 14.0 points per game (to lead the team) and led the Seminoles to their first ACC tournament championship. He also unofficially led the country in buzzer beaters as he hit three pointers to clinch victories over Duke and Virginia Tech during the season.[3] Snaer averaged 18 points per game in the 2012 ACC Tournament and was named tournament MVP. For the regular season, Snaer was named second team All-ACC and was chosen as a member of the conference All-Defensive team. In the NCAA tournament, Snaer struggled and was held scoreless for the first time all season against St. Bonaventure in the first round.[4] The Seminoles lost in the second round to Cincinnati.

Snaer opted to return to Florida State for his senior season, where he is considered a likely candidate for ACC Player of the Year and All-American honors.

College statistics[edit]

Season Averages[5]
Season Team G PTS REB AST STL BLK FG% 3P% FT% MIN TO
2009–10 Florida State Seminoles 32 8.8 2.7 1.3 0.5 0.2 .439 .348 .655 23.6 2.5
2010–11 Florida State Seminoles 34 8.8 2.7 2.2 0.9 0.2 .400 .368 .776 28.6 2.7
2011–12 Florida State Seminoles 35 14.0 6.1 3.8 1.1 0.4 .436 .404 .846 30.4 2.1
2012–13 Florida State Seminoles 33 14.8 4.5 2.5 1.0 0.4 .425 .384 .817 32.7 2.8
Totals: 134 11.6 3.0 2.0 0.9 0.4 .425 .382 .782 28.9 2.5

Professional career[edit]

Snaer went undrafted in the 2013 NBA draft. Following summer league stints with the Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Lakers and rejecting an invite to join the Brooklyn Nets camp, Snaer signed with Enel Brindisi of Italy's top league. [6] [7]

NBA career[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Snaer Earns Pre-Season First Team All-American Honors". Florida State athletics. August 29, 2012. Retrieved September 3, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Michael Snaer full athletic bio". Florida State athletics. Retrieved September 3, 2012. 
  3. ^ Harvey, Coley (March 17, 2012). "FSU guard Michael Snaer's competitive spirit begins with mom, family". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved September 3, 2012. 
  4. ^ Rybaltowski, Matt (March 17, 2012). "Snaer blocking out scoreless performance". CBS Sports. Retrieved September 3, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Michael Snaer ESPN profile". ESPN.com. Retrieved April 13, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Michael Snaer rejects Nets camp invite, signs in Italy". SB Nation. August 12, 2013. Retrieved December 5, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Ingaggiato l'ala-guardia Michael Snaer" (in Italian). New Basket Brindisi. August 12, 2013. Retrieved August 12, 2013. 

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