Sura honored at halftime of FSU-NC State game

Former Seminole great Bob Sura's jersey was retired in a special ceremony Saturday.

Florida State retired the No. 3 jersey of former standout guard Bob Sura Saturday during halftime of the Seminoles' game against NC State.

The 12-year NBA veteran and all-time leading scorer in FSU history was greeted with a standing ovation and even louder round of applause when his jersey was unveiled hanging in the Donald L. Tucker Center rafters.

"I was kind of tearing up out there. I think it's the most nervous I have ever been on that floor so it was kind of weird," Sura said. "But again, (it) was one of the proudest moments of my career to be able to be recognized as one of the all-time greats. Something that is going to last forever is pretty special."

Sura, who scored 2,130 point from 1992-95 for the Garnet and Gold, helped lead the 1992-93 Seminoles to a 25-10 record and a spot in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament.

He also holds FSU records forcareer field goals made (731); career field goals attempted (1,626) and steals in one game (9). He ranks second in career three-point field goals made (214), career three-point field goals attempted (640), career free throws made (454) and career free throw attempts (696).

Sura told reporters he was happy to be back in Tallahassee for the festivities.

"I love it here. This is the place that has opened all kinds of doors for me," he said.

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