Michael Snaer

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Michael Snaer
Michael Snaer 2013.jpg
Snaer in 2013
Free agent
PositionShooting guard
Personal information
Born (1990-06-21) June 21, 1990 (age 29)
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High schoolRancho Verde
(Moreno Valley, California)
CollegeFlorida State (2009–2013)
NBA draft2013 / Undrafted
Playing career2013–present
Career history
2013–2014Enel Brindisi
2014Ural Yekaterinburg
2016Karpoš Sokoli
Career highlights and awards

Michael Snaer (born June 21, 1990) is an American professional basketball player who last played for Karpoš Sokoli[1] in Macedonia. As a college player, he led Florida State University to their first ACC Tournament championship in 2011–12, earning Most Valuable Player honors.[2]

High school career[edit]

Snaer, a 6'5" shooting guard from Moreno Valley, California, attended Rancho Verde High School where as a senior he averaged 28.1 points, 10.8 rebounds, 5.2 assists, 3.6 steals and 2.2 blocks per game. He was named a McDonald's All-American and named Gatorade player of the year for California.

Considered a five-star recruit by Rivals.com, Snaer was listed as the No. 2 shooting guard and the No. 7 player in the nation in 2009.[3]

He chose to attend Florida State over UCLA, Missouri, Marquette and Kansas.[4]

College career[edit]

As a freshman, Snaer averaged 8.8 points per game, third on the team and made the conference All-Freshman team. In his sophomore season, Snaer moved into the starting lineup full-time, he again averaged 8.8 points per game and helped lead the Seminoles to the 2011 NCAA Tournament, where the team made their first Sweet 16 since 1993.[4]

In his junior season, Snaer emerged as one of the top players Atlantic Coast Conference, he averaged 14.0 points per game (to lead the team) and led the Seminoles to their first ACC tournament championship. He also unofficially led the country in buzzer beaters as he hit three pointers to clinch victories over Duke and Virginia Tech during the season.[5] Snaer averaged 18 points per game in the 2012 ACC Tournament and was named tournament MVP. For the regular season, Snaer was named second team All-ACC and was chosen as a member of the conference All-Defensive team. In the NCAA tournament, Snaer struggled and was held scoreless for the first time all season against St. Bonaventure in the first round.[6] The Seminoles lost in the second round to Cincinnati.

Snaer opted to return to Florida State for his senior season, where he was considered a likely candidate for ACC Player of the Year and All-American honors.

College statistics[edit]

Season Averages[7]
2009–10 Florida State Seminoles 32 8.8 2.7 1.3 0.5 0.2 .439 .348 .655 23.6 2.5
2010–11 Florida State Seminoles 34 8.8 2.7 2.2 0.9 0.2 .400 .368 .776 28.6 2.7
2011–12 Florida State Seminoles 35 14.0 6.1 3.8 1.1 0.4 .436 .404 .846 30.4 2.1
2012–13 Florida State Seminoles 33 14.8 4.5 2.5 1.0 0.4 .425 .384 .817 32.7 2.8
Totals: 134 11.6 3.0 2.0 0.9 0.4 .425 .382 .782 28.9 2.5

Professional career[edit]

Snaer went undrafted in the 2013 NBA draft. Following summer league stints with the Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Lakers and rejecting an invite to join the Brooklyn Nets camp, Snaer signed with Enel Brindisi of Italy's top league.[8][9] In 2013, he signed with Russian team Ural Yekaterinburg. On December 2, 2014 he left Ural.[10]

On October 30, 2016, he was acquired by the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA Development League,[11] but was waived on November 10.[12]

NBA career[edit]

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high


  1. ^ http://sportmedia.mk/kosharka/domashno-prvenstvo/sokolite-angazhiraa-bek-shuter-od-sad-specijalist-za-koshevi-vo
  2. ^ "Snaer Earns Pre-Season First Team All-American Honors". Florida State athletics. August 29, 2012. Archived from the original on November 10, 2012. Retrieved September 3, 2012.
  3. ^ Michael Snaer Recruiting Profile
  4. ^ a b "Michael Snaer full athletic bio" (PDF). Florida State athletics. Retrieved September 3, 2012.
  5. ^ Harvey, Coley (March 17, 2012). "FSU guard Michael Snaer's competitive spirit begins with mom, family". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved September 3, 2012.
  6. ^ Rybaltowski, Matt (March 17, 2012). "Snaer blocking out scoreless performance". CBS Sports. Retrieved September 3, 2012.
  7. ^ "Michael Snaer ESPN profile". ESPN.com. Retrieved April 13, 2013.
  8. ^ "Michael Snaer rejects Nets camp invite, signs in Italy". SB Nation. August 12, 2013. Retrieved December 5, 2013.
  9. ^ "Ingaggiato l'ala-guardia Michael Snaer" (in Italian). New Basket Brindisi. August 12, 2013. Retrieved August 12, 2013.
  10. ^ Michael Snaer leaves BC Ural
  11. ^ Primeaux, Ryan (October 30, 2016). "D-Fenders Finalize Training Camp Roster and Schedule". NBA.com. Retrieved December 4, 2016.
  12. ^ Primeaux, Ryan (November 30, 2016). "D-Fenders Set Opening Night Roster". NBA.com. Retrieved December 4, 2016.

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