Moore, Livingston making their presence felt on NCAA leaderboards
Accolades have started to pour in for George Mason senior guard Marquise Moore after his triple-double against Penn on Saturday. Moore was the first Patriot to be named Atlantic 10 Player of the Week since Mason joined the conference in 2013, and was also named the American Sports Network National Player of the Week.
After averaging 21 points, 14.5 rebounds, and 7.5 assists this past week, the 6-2 guard is now ranked 17th in the country in rebounds per game at 10.8, while all 16 players ahead of him are forwards or centers who stand 6-6 or taller.
Also of note, Marquise Moore is up to 892 career points. At his current 18 points-per-game pace, he will reach 1,000 for his career 6 games from now (which would project to be January 10th at Saint Joe’s).
Meanwhile, sophomore guard Otis Livingston has found his own way into the national leaderboards for his free throw shooting (.968), ranking third in the NCAA behind Oklahoma State’s Phil Forte III (.973) and Notre Dame’s Steve Vasturia (.970). The George Mason program record for a season is .871, set by Steve Bacon in 1976-77, while more recently, Sherrod Wright posted the third-best season in 2011-12 at .859.
Livingston averages .777 on free throws as a freshman, good enough to place him tied for 11th on Mason’s career list, and his .818 career percentage now ranks first all-time at Mason, ahead of Bert Readyhough’s .816 from 1966-1970.