Former Florida State Men’s Basketball guard Anthony Polite is preparing for his skilled profession and has received an invite to work out for the Washington Wizards on June 7.
Washington owns the No. 10 and No. 54 selections within the 2022 NBA Draft. The Wizards could have interest in Polite at No. 54, but may also be considering signing him as an undrafted free agent and having him on their Summer League roster.
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From 2017-22, Polite began 48 of his 107 profession games in Tallahassee. He averaged a career-high 10.1 points per game in 2020-21. He also shot a career-best 43% from the 3-point-line during that season.
Polite helped Florida State win the 2020 Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Championship and reach the NCAA Tournament three of his five seasons (2020 NCAA Tournament canceled as a consequence of COVID-19). Within the 2021 NCAA Tournament, Polite and the No. 3 seeded Seminoles faced off against No. 6 seed Colorado within the Round of 32. Polite scored 22 points and added five rebounds and 4 assists within the 71-53 win.
At 6-foot-6, 215-pounds, Polite played each guard spots in his Florida State profession. He operated as one in all the ‘Noles primary ball handlers but additionally played off-ball.
Polite became increasingly lively as a defender under head coach Leonard Hamilton. In his final three seasons, Polite averaged no less than one steal per contest and reached 30+ steals in each of those years.
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Polite joins forward/center John Butler, center Tanor Ngom, and forward Malik Osborne as the previous Seminoles on this yr’s draft class.
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In a mock draft accomplished by NBADraft.Net, Butler is projected to the Minnesota Timberwolves within the second round at No. 40 overall. Polite, Ngom and Osborne are projected to go undrafted.
The 2022 NBA Draft might be on June 23 at 7:30 p.m in Brooklyn.
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