HARRISONBURG, Va., April 22, 2013 – After capping a noteworthy five-year career by guiding James Madison to its first Colonial Athletic Association Men’s Basketball Championship in 19 years, redshirt senior guard Devon Moore (Columbus, Ohio/Northland) was recognized Monday night as one of four finalist for JMU Male Athlete of the Year honors.
Moore was joined by men’s tennis player Ryan Pool, men’s soccer player Paul Wyatt and football student-athlete Earl Watford as finalists for the award, which was won by Wyatt. The awards were part of JMU's Student-Athlete Awards Banquet, held Monday night at the Festival Ballroom.
Other postseason awards for Moore have included Second Team All-State by the Virginia Sports Information Directors, Second Team All-District by the National Association of Basketball Coaches, honorable mention All-State by the Richmond Times-Dispatch and Third Team All-CAA. He was an instrumental senior leader, earning CAA All-Tournament honors while orchestrating JMU’s postseason run.
JMU’s all-time assist leader with 502, Moore led the league in assists by a wide margin with 4.9 per game (5.1 in league play). He was also second in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.0), 10th in minutes per game (33.9), 14th in steals per game (1.3) and 23rd in s coring (11.1 points per game).
Moore also set a new JMU standard for career minutes with 4,177 and finished 12th on the career scoring list with 1,317 points. He was also second in career games (124), second in starts (122), fourth in free throws made (375), 10th in steals (116), third in minutes per game (33.7) and 10th in career 10-point games (71). The 172 assists this season were second-most in JMU history and a senior class record. He also set senior class records for minutes (1,187) and games (35).