|0 Terry Whisnant|
Pirates notch eighth straight win over the Spartans
Terry Whisnant led the team with 24 points and seven rebounds in win over the Dukes.
Career Notes: Sat out the 2013-14 season in accordance with NCAA rules ... Played his first two seasons at Florida State University before electing to transfer ... Will have two years of eligibility remaining.
As A Sophomore At Florida State (2012-13): Averaged 5.6 points and 1.0 rebounds per game, while making 32 3-points field goals and shooting 35.6 percent behind the arc ... Ranked eighth on the team in scoring ... Played in 30 games with 19 starts, the first 19 of his career after recording zero starts as a freshman ... Started 17 consecutive games from Dec. 2 against Mercer through Feb. 19 versus Wake Forest ... More than doubled his scoring average as a sophomore (5.2 ppg) as compared to his freshman season (2.1 ppg) as he also more than doubled his playing time from 7.2 mpg as a freshman to 17.2 mpg as a sophomore ... Scored double figures in six games ... Tossed in a career-high 16 points at Auburn, going 6-of-13 from the field and 4-of-8 behind the arc ... Also made four 3-pointers at home against North Carolina scoring his ACC-best 14 points ... Made multiple 3-pointers in nine games ... Grabbed four rebounds in games against South Alabama and Tulsa ... Played over 30 minutes in a pair of games and more than 20 minutes in 12 total games.
As A Freshman At Florida State (2011-12): Averaged 2.1 points, 1.0 rebound and made 11 3-point field goals as he played in 25 of the Seminoles' 35 games, averaging 7.7 minutes per game ... Earned playing time in 11 of FSU's 16 ACC games, its ACC Championship clinching win over North Carolina and the its NCAA Tournament victory over St. Bonaventure ... Scored double figures for the first time in his career against UNCG with 11 points and grabbed a career-best five rebounds and four assists ... Added 11 points at 11th-ranked Florida ... Played double digit minutes in eight games, including 22 minutes versus UNCG and 20 against Loyola Marymount.
High School: Graduated from Cherryville High School in 2011 ... Averaged 31.7 points, 7.9 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 3.0 steals as a senior ... Made a school record 124 3-point shots and scored a school record 950 points as a senior ... His 950 points is the fourth highest single season total in school history ... To-taled 40 points or more in four games and in tied the state record with three consecutive games with 40 points or more as a senior ... Scored at least 30 points in 14 different games and scored 20 or more points in 29 games as a senior (all but one of his team's 30 game) which also ranks as a school record ... Named 2011 North Carolina High School Boy's Player-of-the-Year by the Associated Press ... Also named Play-er-of-the-Year by the Charlotte Observer ... Led Cherryville to the Southern Piedmont Conference title into the regional championship of the state tournament with a 25-5 with a perfect 16-0 record against league competition ... Finished his prep career with a school and county record 2,561 points - the seventh highest career total in North Carolina boys' basketball history ... Broke the school record of 1,747 points by Terry Whisnant, Jr. - his father - during his senior season ... His personal best for points in a single game - a school record 46 - came in a 97-81 win over Highland Tech ... Averaged 27.5 points, 7.3 re-bounds and 4.2 assists while shooting nearly 51 percent from the 3-point line as a junior ... Named 2010 Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference Player-of-the-Year as he led Cherryville to the league's regular season and tournament championships ... Selected Gaston Gazette Player-of-the-Year as a junior as he shot .543 from the field and a stunning .505 from the 3-point line. ... Led Cherryville to a 24-3 record which included a playoff loss to Bishop McGuinness of Winston-Salem ... Averaged 26.0 points scored per game in leading Cherryville to the semifinals of the state championship tournament as a sophomore ... Played for the highly successful Carolina Raptors AAU team.
Personal: Intended academic major is communication ... Born Nov. 5, 1992 ... Son of Beverly Amerson and Terry Whisnant, Sr. ... Has two sisters, Danielle and Dominic, who were also basketball stars at Cherryville ... His father played linebacker at North Carolina during his collegiate career after turning down offers to play basketball at Wake Forest and Clemson ... Participated in the Paul Pierce Skills Academy in the summer before his senior season ... Selected Florida State over Clemson, Virginia Tech, Miami, Wake Forest, Charlotte and VCU.