Florida State basketball’s leading scorer from last season got a sweet assist on Friday.
Senior forward Phil Cofer announced on Friday he’s been granted a medical redshirt and fifth year of eligibility from the NCAA.
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“I am happy to announce that I will be returning to Florida State’s basketball team next season,” Cofer said. “I have been working hard, on and off the court, to prepare for another incredible season. I can’t wait to put the Florida State uniform back on.”
Cofer averaged 6.9 points per game as a freshman, then played in only 11 games as a sophomore because of a season-ending ankle injury.
Cofer had a minimal role for the Seminoles in his junior campaign but bounced back as a senior to become an integral part of Florida State’s first trip to the Elite Eight since 1993.
As a senior, he averaged 12.8 points, 5.1 rebounds and a team-high 29.3 minutes. He was the lone Florida State player to start every game.
The return of Cofer is a welcome boost after the news of freshman center Ike Obiagu’s stunning choice to transfer to Seton Hall.