2012-13 Breakout Players: Michael Snaer, Florida State
You may remember Florida State shooting guard Michael Snaer from his offseason comment of "I'm the best [guard in the nation], displaying high confidence in a talented pool of backcourt players. Or you have seen Snaer's highlights of game-winning 3-pointers over Duke and Virginia Tech last season. But get familiar with the name Michael Snaer; scouts love him and have tabbed him as the best two-way player in the ACC, especially after taking home the 2012 ACC Tournament MVP, averaging 18 points and three made 3s a game during this stretch.
Florida State shooting guard Michael Snaer gave the Seminoles a much-needed scoring punch last season, leading the team with 14.0 points per game and a 3-point percentage of .404. And while he was not readily present during FSU's NCAA Tournament run (5.5 points per game, 4-for-18 from the floor), Snaer is primed for a breakout season as Florida State teeters on the outside of our national Top 25 rankings. He brings maturity, experience, a fiery aggressiveness and the versatility to play multiple positions on both ends of the floor. Add that all up and Florida State's Michael Snaer might very well be one of the top two or three shooting guards in the country this season.