Xavier Rathan-Mayes Erupts for Career-High 35 Points VS #15-Ranked North Carolina
Xavier Rathan-Mayes (Scarborough, ON) had a career game for Florida State on the road against #15-ranked North Carolina.
The Canadian freshman erupted for a career-high 35 points in the 78-74 loss, to go along with five rebounds and four assists.
Rathan-Mayes put on a tremendous offensive display, going 14-of-26 from the field and 5-of-11 from behind the arch.
Sometimes all it takes is one performance of this magnitude in a nationally-televised game to put a player on the pro radar. No doubt XRM’s breakout was noticed by a few NBA GMs.
Rathan-Mayes was a top four Canadian prospect coming out of high school in the class of 2013.
The other three players?
Andrew Wiggins. Tyler Ennis. Duane Notice.
- This performance ties the fifth-highest point total by a freshman in ACC history.
- It was the most that UNC gave up to any player this season
- Ties Rakeem Christmas for most points by ACC player this season