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Florida State wins in-state battle for Anthony Polite

Anthony Polite (Kelly Kline/Under Armour)
Anthony Polite (Kelly Kline/Under Armour)

Wing Anthony Polite of St. Andrews (FL) picked Florida State over Miami in an in-state recruiting showdown on Tuesday. Polite is a legacy recruit for the Seminoles, as his father Michael previously played there.

At 6′-6″, Polite has good size and a solid skill level for the small forward slot. Polite joins his Florida Vipers grassroots teammate, power forward RaiQuan Gray and Kansas guard Bryan Trimble as early pledges to the ‘Noles at this point in the 2017 recruiting cycle.

Polite demonstrated his versatility as a junior at St. Andrews, averaging 22 points and 8 rebounds per game for a team that boasted an impressive 26-2 record. He was born in Switzerland.

Given his overall skill and ability, Polite has the potential to be a consensus top 150 player in the 2017 class before it’s all said and done. The addition of Polite also means Florida State could be done with recruiting for the 2017 class.

Florida State Scholarship Grid

Position2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-2020
Point GuardsCJ Walker (Fr)CJ Walker (So)CJ Walker (Jr)CJ Walker (Sr)
WingsXavier Rathan-Mayes (Jr)Xavier Rathan-Mayes (Sr)Terance Mann (Sr)Trent Forrest (Sr)
Braian Angola-Rodas (Jr)Braian Angola-Rodas (Sr)Dwayne Bacon (Sr)Mfiondu Kabengele (Sr)
Terance Mann (So)Terance Mann (Jr)Patrick Savoy (Sr)Bryan Trimble (Jr)
Dwayne Bacon (So)Dwayne Bacon (Jr)Trent Forrest (Jr)Anthony Polite (Jr)
Patrick Savoy (So)Patrick Savoy (Jr)Mfiondu Kabengele (Jr)
Trent Forrest (Fr)Trent Forrest (So)Bryan Trimble (So)
Mfiondu Kabengele (Fr)Mfiondu Kabengele (So)Anthony Polite (So)
Bryan Trimble (Fr)
Anthony Polite (Fr)
PostsJarquez Smith (Sr)Phil Cofer (Jr)Phil Cofer (Sr)Jonathan Isaac (Sr)
Michael Ojo (Sr)Jean Marc Christ Koumadje (Jr)Jean Marc Christ Koumadje (Sr)RaiQuan Gray (Jr)
Phil Cofer (So)Jonathan Isaac (So)Jonathan Isaac (Jr)
Jean Marc Christ Koumadje (So)RaiQuan Gray (Fr)RaiQuan Gray (So)
Jonathan Isaac (Fr)Wyatt Wilkes (Fr)

About K.J. Hassenstab

K.J. Hassenstab is the publisher of the College Basketball Newcomers Guide book and Hoopniks.com. He founded Hoopniks.com in 2009, and has contributed to SlamOnline, Dime Magazine's HighSchoolHoop.com, and NBCSports.com, along with other publications in the past. Hassenstab has covered grassroots, high school and basketball recruiting for over a decade. Follow on Twitter, @Hoopniks.

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