11 K.J. Maura
11 K.J. Maura
Height: 5-8
Weight: 140
Year: Jr.
Hometown: San Juan, Puerto Rico
High School: Arlington Country Day
Previous College: College of Central Florida
Position: G
gp 33
pts/g 8.9
fg % 43.1
3pt % 40.0
ft % 89.2
reb/g 2.8
a/g 4.3

Accolades: Named to 2017 America East All-Defensive Team.

 

Record-Book Material: Recorded 60 steals in 2016-17, landing in a third-place tie all-time in a single season and a first-place tie for UMBC juniors with UMBC Hall of Famer Darryl Proctor… His 141 assists was the fourth-best figure for juniors in a UMBC single season…Played the ninth-most minutes in school history, competing for 1,072 minutes in his first season.  . 

 

2016-17: Started in his Retriever debut at The Shore on Nov. 13 and scored eight points in 37 minutes at the point guard slot... Contributed 19 points and 6 assists in home debut vs. Delaware State on Nov. 16...  Led America East in steals per game (1.8, 56th in nation), placed fourth with 4.3 assists per game and finished fifth in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.5, 48th in nation)... Hit at least one trey in his first six contests and was 5-of-8 in wins over Duquesne (Nov. 30) and Messiah (Dec. 3)... Posted a double-double with 13 points/11 assists (1 miscue) versus Maine on Jan. 8... Recorded UMBC’s first double-digit assist game since Chris De La Rosa dropped 10 dimes at VMI in 2010... Scored season-high 24 points, knocking down 6-of-8 treys, vs. Hartford on Feb. 9 and added 22 points vs. Vermont three days later...  Hit 22-of-36 shots (61.1 percent) in UMBC’s three-game slide, but just dished out eight total assists in those setbacks... Had 57 helpers and only 12 miscues in UMBC’s nine league wins... Corralled game-high and season-best 9 caroms vs. Stony Brook on Feb. 22... Averaged 12.3 ppg in the CIT... Shot 54.5 percent (12-of-22) from the floor, 46.2 percent (6-of-13) from behind the arc and 90.5 percent (19-for-21) from charity stripe in the tourney.

 

Background: Produced a brilliant campaign at the College of Central Florida in 2015-16… Earned junior college All-America honors, leading the country with 9.6 assists per game… Also tabbed the Florida College System Athletic Association State Player of the Year and Mid-Florida Conference Player of the Year… Named FCSAA Player of the Week three times over the course of the season… Set the state and national record for most assists in a single game, dishing out 20 against conference rival Florida State College at Jacksonville on January 23… Added 10.5 points per game, and shot 47.5 percent from the floor, 44.6 percent from behind the arc and 78.3 percent from the line… Competed in volleyball as a libero at Arlington Country Day School… Lists the NBA’s Golden State Warriors as his favorite NBA team… A fan of the Harry Potter series… Considering a major in sociology... Son of Erica Colón and Melvin Maura. 

Recent Games
Feb 25 at New Hampshire L, 94-90
Mar 1 at New Hampshire L, 74-65
Mar 15 Fairfield W, 88-83
Mar 18 St. Francis (Pa.) W, 87-79
Mar 26 Liberty W, 80-68
Mar 29 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi L, 79-61
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 33 16
Games started 32 16
Minutes 1071 512
Minutes per game 32.5 32.0
FG 94-218 46-103
FG Pct 43.1 44.7
3PT 40-100 19-47
3PT Pct 40.0 40.4
FT 66-74 28-31
FT Pct 89.2 90.3
Off rebounds 21 11
Def rebounds 72 31
Total rebounds 93 42
Rebounds per game 2.8 2.6
Personal fouls 63 39
Disqualifications 2 2
Assists 141 72
Turnovers 58 26
Assist to turnover ratio 2.4 2.8
Steals 60 34
Blocks 1 0
Points 294 139
Points per game 8.9 8.7
Points per 40 min 11.0 10.9
Date Opponent Score gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Nov 11 Hood W, 92-61 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 13 at Maryland Eastern Shore W, 77-73 1 37 2-8 25.0 1-4 25.0 3-4 75.0 8
Nov 16 Delaware St. W, 90-68 1 33 7-11 63.6 3-4 75.0 2-2 100.0 19
Nov 19 Kennesaw St. W, 93-85 1 34 2-7 28.6 1-2 50.0 7-7 100.0 12
Nov 23 at Navy L, 78-66 1 30 4-9 44.4 1-4 25.0 0-0 - 9
Nov 30 at Duquesne W, 81-72 1 33 3-6 50.0 2-4 50.0 0-0 - 8
Dec 3 Messiah W, 98-59 - 20 4-6 66.7 3-4 75.0 0-0 - 11
Dec 7 at Mount St. Mary's W, 78-70 1 32 0-4 0.0 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 0
Dec 10 at Richmond L, 78-75 1 29 1-3 33.3 0-0 - 0-0 - 2
Dec 17 Towson L, 73-72 1 37 3-7 42.9 0-2 0.0 3-4 75.0 9
Dec 19 Citadel W, 120-111 1 39 3-5 60.0 1-1 100.0 2-2 100.0 9
Dec 23 at James Madison W, 62-61 1 38 3-8 37.5 3-6 50.0 1-2 50.0 10
Dec 28 at Virginia Tech L, 87-70 1 32 2-9 22.2 0-4 0.0 1-1 100.0 5
Jan 5 Binghamton W, 85-71 1 30 2-3 66.7 2-2 100.0 1-2 50.0 7
Jan 8 Maine W, 75-64 1 38 5-10 50.0 2-5 40.0 1-1 100.0 13
Jan 11 at Hartford W, 84-68 1 33 2-7 28.6 2-4 50.0 0-0 - 6
Jan 13 at Vermont L, 81-72 1 29 1-5 20.0 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 2
Jan 16 Albany L, 77-50 1 24 2-7 28.6 2-5 40.0 0-0 - 6
Jan 22 at UMass Lowell W, 102-86 1 28 1-2 50.0 1-1 100.0 2-2 100.0 5
Jan 25 at Stony Brook L, 83-73 1 35 1-6 16.7 0-3 0.0 2-2 100.0 4
Jan 28 New Hampshire W, 105-103 1 34 0-4 0.0 0-0 - 2-2 100.0 2
Feb 1 at Binghamton W, 92-74 1 20 1-2 50.0 1-2 50.0 2-2 100.0 5
Feb 4 at Maine W, 83-71 1 34 2-4 50.0 1-2 50.0 2-3 66.7 7
Feb 9 Hartford L, 84-77 1 36 8-11 72.7 6-8 75.0 2-2 100.0 24
Feb 12 Vermont L, 77-74 1 33 8-12 66.7 0-3 0.0 6-6 100.0 22
Feb 15 at Albany L, 78-69 1 35 6-13 46.2 1-5 20.0 1-1 100.0 14
Feb 18 UMass Lowell W, 108-102 1 26 2-3 66.7 0-0 - 3-3 100.0 7
Feb 22 Stony Brook W, 65-52 1 32 1-3 33.3 0-1 0.0 1-2 50.0 3
Feb 25 at New Hampshire L, 94-90 1 45 4-11 36.4 1-5 20.0 3-3 100.0 12
Mar 1 at New Hampshire L, 74-65 1 34 2-10 20.0 0-4 0.0 0-0 - 4
Mar 15 Fairfield W, 88-83 1 29 3-6 50.0 3-5 60.0 6-6 100.0 15
Mar 18 St. Francis (Pa.) W, 87-79 1 33 4-6 66.7 2-3 66.7 4-4 100.0 14
Mar 26 Liberty W, 80-68 1 32 3-5 60.0 1-3 33.3 4-4 100.0 11
Mar 29 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi L, 79-61 1 37 2-5 40.0 0-2 0.0 5-7 71.4 9
Date Opponent Score gs min off def reb ast to a/to stl blk pf dq
Nov 11 Hood W, 92-61 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 13 at Maryland Eastern Shore W, 77-73 1 37 3 2 5 2 1 2.0 2 0 1 -
Nov 16 Delaware St. W, 90-68 1 33 0 2 2 6 2 3.0 2 0 1 0
Nov 19 Kennesaw St. W, 93-85 1 34 0 3 3 1 2 0.5 3 0 3 0
Nov 23 at Navy L, 78-66 1 30 0 0 0 4 5 0.8 1 0 2 -
Nov 30 at Duquesne W, 81-72 1 33 1 2 3 3 1 3.0 1 0 0 -
Dec 3 Messiah W, 98-59 - 20 0 1 1 3 0 - 1 0 1 0
Dec 7 at Mount St. Mary's W, 78-70 1 32 1 3 4 4 1 4.0 1 0 2 0
Dec 10 at Richmond L, 78-75 1 29 2 2 4 1 1 1.0 1 0 2 -
Dec 17 Towson L, 73-72 1 37 0 1 1 5 1 5.0 3 0 0 0
Dec 19 Citadel W, 120-111 1 39 1 2 3 7 4 1.8 1 0 4 0
Dec 23 at James Madison W, 62-61 1 38 0 4 4 6 1 6.0 1 0 1 -
Dec 28 at Virginia Tech L, 87-70 1 32 0 4 4 5 2 2.5 2 0 1 -
Jan 5 Binghamton W, 85-71 1 30 0 1 1 5 3 1.7 4 0 0 0
Jan 8 Maine W, 75-64 1 38 1 1 2 11 1 11.0 2 0 2 0
Jan 11 at Hartford W, 84-68 1 33 0 2 2 6 2 3.0 2 0 1 -
Jan 13 at Vermont L, 81-72 1 29 0 3 3 1 4 0.3 3 0 4 -
Jan 16 Albany L, 77-50 1 24 0 0 0 1 2 0.5 0 0 0 0
Jan 22 at UMass Lowell W, 102-86 1 28 3 1 4 6 0 - 3 0 2 -
Jan 25 at Stony Brook L, 83-73 1 35 2 3 5 4 2 2.0 0 0 5 1
Jan 28 New Hampshire W, 105-103 1 34 0 3 3 5 0 - 2 0 2 0
Feb 1 at Binghamton W, 92-74 1 20 0 1 1 6 0 - 1 0 3 -
Feb 4 at Maine W, 83-71 1 34 0 4 4 6 1 6.0 3 0 0 -
Feb 9 Hartford L, 84-77 1 36 0 1 1 4 4 1.0 2 0 3 -
Feb 12 Vermont L, 77-74 1 33 0 0 0 1 0 - 2 0 3 0
Feb 15 at Albany L, 78-69 1 35 0 1 1 3 0 - 2 0 5 1
Feb 18 UMass Lowell W, 108-102 1 26 1 1 2 10 2 5.0 2 0 4 0
Feb 22 Stony Brook W, 65-52 1 32 3 6 9 2 3 0.7 1 0 1 0
Feb 25 at New Hampshire L, 94-90 1 45 1 3 4 1 2 0.5 5 0 4 -
Mar 1 at New Hampshire L, 74-65 1 34 0 1 1 2 0 - 2 0 1 -
Mar 15 Fairfield W, 88-83 1 29 0 3 3 5 3 1.7 0 1 2 0
Mar 18 St. Francis (Pa.) W, 87-79 1 33 1 3 4 5 3 1.7 1 0 1 0
Mar 26 Liberty W, 80-68 1 32 1 4 5 5 0 - 1 0 1 0
Mar 29 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi L, 79-61 1 37 0 4 4 5 5 1.0 3 0 1 0
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
2016-17 33 32 32.5 2.8-6.6 43.1 1.2-3.0 40.0 2.0-2.2 89.2 8.9
Total 33 32 32.5 2.8-6.6 43.1 1.2-3.0 40.0 2.0-2.2 89.2 8.9
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
2016-17 33 32 1071 94-218 43.1 40-100 40.0 66-74 89.2 294
Total 33 32 1071 94-218 43.1 40-100 40.0 66-74 89.2 294
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
2016-17 33 32 32.5 3.5-8.1 43.1 1.5-3.7 40.0 2.5-2.8 89.2 11.0
Total 33 32 32.5 3.5-8.1 43.1 1.5-3.7 40.0 2.5-2.8 89.2 11.0
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
2016-17 33 32 32.5 0.6 2.2 2.8 1.9 0.1 4.3 1.8 2.4 1.8 0.0
Total 33 32 32.5 0.6 2.2 2.8 1.9 0.1 4.3 1.8 2.4 1.8 0.0
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
2016-17 33 32 1071 21 72 93 63 2 141 58 2.4 60 1
Total 33 32 1071 21 72 93 63 2 141 58 2.4 60 1
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
2016-17 33 32 32.5 0.8 2.7 3.5 2.4 0.1 5.3 2.2 2.4 2.2 0.0
Total 33 32 32.5 0.8 2.7 3.5 2.4 0.1 5.3 2.2 2.4 2.2 0.0
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
Total 33 32 32.5 2.8-6.6 43.1 1.2-3.0 40.0 2.0-2.2 89.2 8.9
Conference 16 16 32.0 2.9-6.4 44.7 1.2-2.9 40.4 1.8-1.9 90.3 8.7
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 17 16 32.2 3.5-6.5 53.2 1.5-2.9 52.0 2.9-3.2 90.7 11.4
Away 16 16 32.8 2.2-6.7 32.7 0.9-3.1 28.0 1.1-1.2 85.0 6.3
Neutral - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Wins 20 19 31.8 2.5-5.5 45.5 1.4-2.7 53.7 2.2-2.4 89.6 8.6
Losses 13 13 33.5 3.4-8.3 40.7 0.8-3.5 23.9 1.8-2.0 88.5 9.4
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November 5 5 33.4 3.6-8.2 43.9 1.6-3.6 44.4 2.4-2.6 92.3 11.2
December 7 6 32.4 2.3-6.0 38.1 1.0-2.6 38.9 1.0-1.3 77.8 6.6
January 8 8 31.4 1.8-5.5 31.8 1.1-2.6 42.9 1.0-1.1 88.9 5.6
February 8 8 32.6 4.0-7.4 54.2 1.2-3.2 38.5 2.5-2.8 90.9 11.8
March 5 5 33.0 2.8-6.4 43.8 1.2-3.4 35.3 3.8-4.2 90.5 10.6
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Total 33 32 1071 94-218 43.1 40-100 40.0 66-74 89.2 294
Conference 16 16 512 46-103 44.7 19-47 40.4 28-31 90.3 139
Exhibition - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
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Home 17 16 547 59-111 53.2 26-50 52.0 49-54 90.7 193
Away 16 16 524 35-107 32.7 14-50 28.0 17-20 85.0 101
Neutral - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
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Wins 20 19 635 50-110 45.5 29-54 53.7 43-48 89.6 172
Losses 13 13 436 44-108 40.7 11-46 23.9 23-26 88.5 122
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November 5 5 167 18-41 43.9 8-18 44.4 12-13 92.3 56
December 7 6 227 16-42 38.1 7-18 38.9 7-9 77.8 46
January 8 8 251 14-44 31.8 9-21 42.9 8-9 88.9 45
February 8 8 261 32-59 54.2 10-26 38.5 20-22 90.9 94
March 5 5 165 14-32 43.8 6-17 35.3 19-21 90.5 53
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
Total 33 32 32.5 3.5-8.1 43.1 1.5-3.7 40.0 2.5-2.8 89.2 11.0
Conference 16 16 32.0 3.6-8.0 44.7 1.5-3.7 40.4 2.2-2.4 90.3 10.9
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 17 16 32.2 4.3-8.1 53.2 1.9-3.7 52.0 3.6-3.9 90.7 14.1
Away 16 16 32.8 2.7-8.2 32.7 1.1-3.8 28.0 1.3-1.5 85.0 7.7
Neutral - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Wins 20 19 31.8 3.1-6.9 45.5 1.8-3.4 53.7 2.7-3.0 89.6 10.8
Losses 13 13 33.5 4.0-9.9 40.7 1.0-4.2 23.9 2.1-2.4 88.5 11.2
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November 5 5 33.4 4.3-9.8 43.9 1.9-4.3 44.4 2.9-3.1 92.3 13.4
December 7 6 32.4 2.8-7.4 38.1 1.2-3.2 38.9 1.2-1.6 77.8 8.1
January 8 8 31.4 2.2-7.0 31.8 1.4-3.3 42.9 1.3-1.4 88.9 7.2
February 8 8 32.6 4.9-9.0 54.2 1.5-4.0 38.5 3.1-3.4 90.9 14.4
March 5 5 33.0 3.4-7.8 43.8 1.5-4.1 35.3 4.6-5.1 90.5 12.8
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
Total 33 32 32.5 0.6 2.2 2.8 1.9 0.1 4.3 1.8 2.4 1.8 0.0
Conference 16 16 32.0 0.7 1.9 2.6 2.4 0.1 4.5 1.6 2.8 2.1 0.0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 17 16 32.2 0.5 2.1 2.6 1.7 0.0 4.8 2.1 2.3 1.8 0.1
Away 16 16 32.8 0.8 2.3 3.1 2.1 0.1 3.8 1.4 2.6 1.9 0.0
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Wins 20 19 31.8 0.8 2.5 3.3 1.6 0.0 5.2 1.5 3.5 1.7 0.1
Losses 13 13 33.5 0.4 1.8 2.2 2.4 0.2 2.8 2.2 1.3 2.0 0.0
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November 5 5 33.4 0.8 1.8 2.6 1.4 0.0 3.2 2.2 1.5 1.8 0.0
December 7 6 32.4 0.6 2.4 3.0 1.6 0.0 4.4 1.4 3.1 1.4 0.0
January 8 8 31.4 0.8 1.8 2.5 2.0 0.1 4.9 1.8 2.8 2.0 0.0
February 8 8 32.6 0.6 2.1 2.8 2.9 0.1 4.1 1.5 2.8 2.3 0.0
March 5 5 33.0 0.4 3.0 3.4 1.2 0.0 4.4 2.2 2.0 1.4 0.2
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
Total 33 32 1071 21 72 93 63 2 141 58 2.4 60 1
Conference 16 16 512 11 31 42 39 2 72 26 2.8 34 0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 17 16 547 8 36 44 29 0 81 35 2.3 30 1
Away 16 16 524 13 36 49 34 2 60 23 2.6 30 0
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Wins 20 19 635 16 49 65 32 0 104 30 3.5 34 1
Losses 13 13 436 5 23 28 31 2 37 28 1.3 26 0
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November 5 5 167 4 9 13 7 0 16 11 1.5 9 0
December 7 6 227 4 17 21 11 0 31 10 3.1 10 0
January 8 8 251 6 14 20 16 1 39 14 2.8 16 0
February 8 8 261 5 17 22 23 1 33 12 2.8 18 0
March 5 5 165 2 15 17 6 0 22 11 2.0 7 1
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
Total 33 32 32.5 0.8 2.7 3.5 2.4 0.1 5.3 2.2 2.4 2.2 0.0
Conference 16 16 32.0 0.9 2.4 3.3 3.0 0.2 5.6 2.0 2.8 2.7 0.0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 17 16 32.2 0.6 2.6 3.2 2.1 0.0 5.9 2.6 2.3 2.2 0.1
Away 16 16 32.8 1.0 2.7 3.7 2.6 0.2 4.6 1.8 2.6 2.3 0.0
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Wins 20 19 31.8 1.0 3.1 4.1 2.0 0.0 6.6 1.9 3.5 2.1 0.1
Losses 13 13 33.5 0.5 2.1 2.6 2.8 0.2 3.4 2.6 1.3 2.4 0.0
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November 5 5 33.4 1.0 2.2 3.1 1.7 0.0 3.8 2.6 1.5 2.2 0.0
December 7 6 32.4 0.7 3.0 3.7 1.9 0.0 5.5 1.8 3.1 1.8 0.0
January 8 8 31.4 1.0 2.2 3.2 2.5 0.2 6.2 2.2 2.8 2.5 0.0
February 8 8 32.6 0.8 2.6 3.4 3.5 0.2 5.1 1.8 2.8 2.8 0.0
March 5 5 33.0 0.5 3.6 4.1 1.5 0.0 5.3 2.7 2.0 1.7 0.2