This latest offering – from the hometown of FSU – has had a huge impact on the Tallahassee product.
“I felt really good as one of the few kids to get an offer from Florida State Basketball,” said Donaldson. “It was really big. Just knowing that I’m good enough to play in a top program at the ACC – that definitely meant a lot.”
Last season as junior point guard, Donaldson averaged 11 points, 3.8 assists, 3.6 rebounds and nearly two steals per game. He also led his team into the country’s Final Four.
The two-sport star said interest from Florida state basketball coaches continued to grow, and he especially enjoyed his conversations with head coach Leonard Hamilton.
“I spoke to each of them when I got the offer – Coach Ham, Coach [Steve] Smith, trainer CY (Charlton Young). Everyone, “said Donaldson.” Coach Ham said, ‘Why go elsewhere when you can be home?’ It’s a cliché, but everyone says there is no place like home and he showed me and told me via video how I fit into the program. “
The 6-foot, 2-inch Donaldson said the Seminoles are recruiting him as a point guard.