FAIRFAX, Va. – For the third time this season, George Mason University men’s basketball guard Marquise Moore has been named the Atlantic 10 Player of the Week.
The Queens, N.Y., product shares the honor this week with Javonte Hawkins of Fordham. Moore – the first player to be named Atlantic 10 Player of the Week in program history – has now garnered the accolade in three of the past seven weeks. Moore and T.J. Cline (Richmond) are the only two players in the conference to win the award three times this season.
Moore posted game highs in points (25), rebounds (13) and blocks (3) while tallying two assists and two steals in Mason’s 82-77 win at Richmond Sunday. The 6-foot-2-inch senior also made 9-of-16 field goal attempts and 7-of-10 free throws. The 25 points tied his career high and helped the Queens, N.Y., product post his A-10 leading 12th double-double of the season.
Moore notched 15 of his 25 points in the second half to help the Patriots hang on during a big Spiders’ comeback late in the game. That included four free throws down the stretch, including two in a 1-and-1 situation with Mason clinging to a five point lead (75-70, 3:43 to go).
Moore and the Patriots return to action Wednesday against rival George Washington. Tip-off inside EagleBank Arena is set for 7 p.m.
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