11 K.J. Maura
11 K.J. Maura
Height: 5-8
Weight: 140
Year: Sr.
Hometown: San Juan, Puerto Rico
High School: Arlington Country Day
Previous College: College of Central Florida
Position: G
Major: Sociology
gp 17
pts/g 10.9
fg % 48.4
3pt % 47.5
ft % 78.1
reb/g 2.5
a/g 5.3

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
Dec 31 Centenary (N.J.) W, 85-41
Jan 3 New Hampshire W, 71-67
Jan 6 at Vermont L, 71-56
Jan 10 at Maine W, 72-67
Jan 13 at UMass Lowell W, 89-62
Jan 15 Hartford W, 78-56
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 17 5
Games started 14 5
Minutes 580 175
Minutes per game 34.1 35.0
FG 61-126 21-37
FG Pct 48.4 56.8
3PT 38-80 14-24
3PT Pct 47.5 58.3
FT 25-32 7-8
FT Pct 78.1 87.5
Off rebounds 11 0
Def rebounds 31 8
Total rebounds 42 8
Rebounds per game 2.5 1.6
Personal fouls 24 8
Disqualifications 0 0
Assists 90 18
Turnovers 32 8
Assist to turnover ratio 2.8 2.3
Steals 34 13
Blocks 0 0
Points 185 63
Points per game 10.9 12.6
Points per 40 min 12.8 14.4
Date Opponent Score gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Nov 10 at SMU L, 78-67 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 12 at Arizona L, 103-78 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 16 Central Penn W, 93-62 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 19 at Colgate L, 93-88 - 29 4-5 80.0 4-4 100.0 2-2 100.0 14
Nov 23 Chicago St. W, 84-73 - 26 0-3 0.0 0-2 0.0 1-2 50.0 1
Nov 24 Nicholls St. W, 89-88 - 32 6-10 60.0 1-3 33.3 3-4 75.0 16
Nov 27 Shenandoah W, 88-59 1 31 3-8 37.5 1-4 25.0 2-3 66.7 9
Dec 1 vs. Army West Point L, 81-70 1 36 2-10 20.0 2-5 40.0 2-5 40.0 8
Dec 2 at Citadel W, 98-72 1 38 7-12 58.3 5-8 62.5 2-2 100.0 21
Dec 6 at Delaware St. W, 81-60 1 37 5-9 55.6 5-8 62.5 0-0 - 15
Dec 9 at Towson L, 78-65 1 37 2-9 22.2 2-9 22.2 0-0 - 6
Dec 12 Coppin State W, 81-74 1 33 0-2 0.0 0-2 0.0 6-6 100.0 6
Dec 17 Northern Ky. W, 76-75 1 35 3-7 42.9 2-4 50.0 0-0 - 8
Dec 29 at Maryland L, 66-45 1 33 5-8 62.5 2-4 50.0 0-0 - 12
Dec 31 Centenary (N.J.) W, 85-41 1 38 3-6 50.0 0-3 0.0 0-0 - 6
Jan 3 New Hampshire W, 71-67 1 35 4-12 33.3 2-5 40.0 1-1 100.0 11
Jan 6 at Vermont L, 71-56 1 38 7-10 70.0 4-7 57.1 2-3 66.7 20
Jan 10 at Maine W, 72-67 1 36 3-5 60.0 2-3 66.7 4-4 100.0 12
Jan 13 at UMass Lowell W, 89-62 1 31 6-7 85.7 5-6 83.3 0-0 - 17
Jan 15 Hartford W, 78-56 1 35 1-3 33.3 1-3 33.3 0-0 - 3
Jan 21 at Albany   - - - - - - - - -
Jan 24 Binghamton   - - - - - - - - -
Jan 27 Maine   - - - - - - - - -
Jan 31 at Stony Brook   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 3 Vermont   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 8 at Binghamton   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 11 at New Hampshire   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 18 Albany   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 21 Stony Brook   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 24 UMass Lowell   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 27 at Hartford   - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score gs min off def reb ast to a/to stl blk pf dq
Nov 10 at SMU L, 78-67 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 12 at Arizona L, 103-78 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 16 Central Penn W, 93-62 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 19 at Colgate L, 93-88 - 29 0 1 1 4 2 2.0 1 0 2 -
Nov 23 Chicago St. W, 84-73 - 26 3 2 5 7 2 3.5 2 0 1 -
Nov 24 Nicholls St. W, 89-88 - 32 1 2 3 4 1 4.0 1 0 1 -
Nov 27 Shenandoah W, 88-59 1 31 0 0 0 10 1 10.0 3 0 1 -
Dec 1 vs. Army West Point L, 81-70 1 36 0 2 2 8 1 8.0 0 0 1 -
Dec 2 at Citadel W, 98-72 1 38 1 5 6 8 2 4.0 1 0 2 -
Dec 6 at Delaware St. W, 81-60 1 37 1 3 4 3 2 1.5 4 0 1 -
Dec 9 at Towson L, 78-65 1 37 2 0 2 5 2 2.5 1 0 3 -
Dec 12 Coppin State W, 81-74 1 33 2 3 5 8 3 2.7 2 0 1 -
Dec 17 Northern Ky. W, 76-75 1 35 1 2 3 1 3 0.3 1 0 0 0
Dec 29 at Maryland L, 66-45 1 33 0 1 1 3 3 1.0 2 0 2 0
Dec 31 Centenary (N.J.) W, 85-41 1 38 0 2 2 11 2 5.5 3 0 1 0
Jan 3 New Hampshire W, 71-67 1 35 0 0 0 3 3 1.0 7 0 1 0
Jan 6 at Vermont L, 71-56 1 38 0 1 1 3 2 1.5 0 0 2 -
Jan 10 at Maine W, 72-67 1 36 0 3 3 2 3 0.7 3 0 0 0
Jan 13 at UMass Lowell W, 89-62 1 31 0 3 3 5 0 - 1 0 2 0
Jan 15 Hartford W, 78-56 1 35 0 1 1 5 0 - 2 0 3 0
Jan 21 at Albany   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 24 Binghamton   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 27 Maine   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 31 at Stony Brook   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 3 Vermont   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 8 at Binghamton   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 11 at New Hampshire   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 18 Albany   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 21 Stony Brook   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 24 UMass Lowell   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 27 at Hartford   - - - - - - - - - - - -
  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
2017-18 17 14 34.1 3.6-7.4 48.4 2.2-4.7 47.5 1.5-1.9 78.1 10.9
Total 50 46 33.0 3.1-6.9 45.1 1.6-3.6 43.3 1.8-2.1 85.8 9.6
  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
2017-18 17 14 580 61-126 48.4 38-80 47.5 25-32 78.1 185
Total 50 46 1651 155-344 45.1 78-180 43.3 91-106 85.8 479
  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
2017-18 17 14 34.1 4.2-8.7 48.4 2.6-5.5 47.5 1.7-2.2 78.1 12.8
Total 50 46 33.0 3.8-8.3 45.1 1.9-4.4 43.3 2.2-2.6 85.8 11.6
  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
2017-18 17 14 34.1 0.6 1.8 2.5 1.4 0.0 5.3 1.9 2.8 2.0 0.0
Total 50 46 33.0 0.6 2.1 2.7 1.7 0.0 4.6 1.8 2.6 1.9 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
2017-18 17 14 580 11 31 42 24 0 90 32 2.8 34 0
Total 50 46 1651 32 103 135 87 2 231 90 2.6 94 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
2017-18 17 14 34.1 0.8 2.1 2.9 1.7 0.0 6.2 2.2 2.8 2.3 0.0
Total 50 46 33.0 0.8 2.5 3.3 2.1 0.0 5.6 2.2 2.6 2.3 0.0
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
Total 17 14 34.1 3.6-7.4 48.4 2.2-4.7 47.5 1.5-1.9 78.1 10.9
Conference 5 5 35.0 4.2-7.4 56.8 2.8-4.8 58.3 1.4-1.6 87.5 12.6
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 8 6 33.1 2.5-6.4 39.2 0.9-3.2 26.9 1.6-2.0 81.3 7.5
Away 8 7 34.9 4.9-8.1 60.0 3.6-6.1 59.2 1.2-1.4 90.9 14.6
Neutral 1 1 36.0 2.0-10.0 20.0 2.0-5.0 40.0 2.0-5.0 40.0 8.0
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Wins 12 10 33.9 3.4-7.0 48.8 2.0-4.2 47.1 1.6-1.8 86.4 10.4
Losses 5 4 34.6 4.0-8.4 47.6 2.8-5.8 48.3 1.2-2.0 60.0 12.0
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November 4 1 29.5 3.2-6.5 50.0 1.5-3.2 46.2 2.0-2.8 72.7 10.0
December 8 8 35.9 3.4-7.9 42.9 2.2-5.4 41.9 1.2-1.6 76.9 10.3
January 5 5 35.0 4.2-7.4 56.8 2.8-4.8 58.3 1.4-1.6 87.5 12.6
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Total 17 14 580 61-126 48.4 38-80 47.5 25-32 78.1 185
Conference 5 5 175 21-37 56.8 14-24 58.3 7-8 87.5 63
Exhibition - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
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Home 8 6 265 20-51 39.2 7-26 26.9 13-16 81.3 60
Away 8 7 279 39-65 60.0 29-49 59.2 10-11 90.9 117
Neutral 1 1 36 2-10 20.0 2-5 40.0 2-5 40.0 8
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Wins 12 10 407 41-84 48.8 24-51 47.1 19-22 86.4 125
Losses 5 4 173 20-42 47.6 14-29 48.3 6-10 60.0 60
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November 4 1 118 13-26 50.0 6-13 46.2 8-11 72.7 40
December 8 8 287 27-63 42.9 18-43 41.9 10-13 76.9 82
January 5 5 175 21-37 56.8 14-24 58.3 7-8 87.5 63
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
Total 17 14 34.1 4.2-8.7 48.4 2.6-5.5 47.5 1.7-2.2 78.1 12.8
Conference 5 5 35.0 4.8-8.5 56.8 3.2-5.5 58.3 1.6-1.8 87.5 14.4
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 8 6 33.1 3.0-7.7 39.2 1.1-3.9 26.9 2.0-2.4 81.3 9.1
Away 8 7 34.9 5.6-9.3 60.0 4.2-7.0 59.2 1.4-1.6 90.9 16.8
Neutral 1 1 36.0 2.2-11.1 20.0 2.2-5.6 40.0 2.2-5.6 40.0 8.9
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Wins 12 10 33.9 4.0-8.3 48.8 2.4-5.0 47.1 1.9-2.2 86.4 12.3
Losses 5 4 34.6 4.6-9.7 47.6 3.2-6.7 48.3 1.4-2.3 60.0 13.9
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November 4 1 29.5 4.4-8.8 50.0 2.0-4.4 46.2 2.7-3.7 72.7 13.6
December 8 8 35.9 3.8-8.8 42.9 2.5-6.0 41.9 1.4-1.8 76.9 11.4
January 5 5 35.0 4.8-8.5 56.8 3.2-5.5 58.3 1.6-1.8 87.5 14.4
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
Total 17 14 34.1 0.6 1.8 2.5 1.4 0.0 5.3 1.9 2.8 2.0 0.0
Conference 5 5 35.0 0.0 1.6 1.6 1.6 0.0 3.6 1.6 2.3 2.6 0.0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 8 6 33.1 0.9 1.5 2.4 1.1 0.0 6.1 1.9 3.3 2.6 0.0
Away 8 7 34.9 0.5 2.1 2.6 1.8 0.0 4.1 2.0 2.1 1.6 0.0
Neutral 1 1 36.0 0.0 2.0 2.0 1.0 - 8.0 1.0 8.0 0.0 0.0
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Wins 12 10 33.9 0.8 2.2 2.9 1.2 0.0 5.6 1.8 3.0 2.5 0.0
Losses 5 4 34.6 0.4 1.0 1.4 2.0 0.0 4.6 2.0 2.3 0.8 0.0
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November 4 1 29.5 1.0 1.3 2.3 1.3 - 6.3 1.5 4.2 1.8 0.0
December 8 8 35.9 0.9 2.3 3.1 1.4 0.0 5.9 2.3 2.6 1.8 0.0
January 5 5 35.0 0.0 1.6 1.6 1.6 0.0 3.6 1.6 2.3 2.6 0.0
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
Total 17 14 580 11 31 42 24 0 90 32 2.8 34 0
Conference 5 5 175 0 8 8 8 0 18 8 2.3 13 0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 8 6 265 7 12 19 9 0 49 15 3.3 21 0
Away 8 7 279 4 17 21 14 0 33 16 2.1 13 0
Neutral 1 1 36 0 2 2 1 - 8 1 8.0 0 0
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Wins 12 10 407 9 26 35 14 0 67 22 3.0 30 0
Losses 5 4 173 2 5 7 10 0 23 10 2.3 4 0
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November 4 1 118 4 5 9 5 - 25 6 4.2 7 0
December 8 8 287 7 18 25 11 0 47 18 2.6 14 0
January 5 5 175 0 8 8 8 0 18 8 2.3 13 0
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
Total 17 14 34.1 0.8 2.1 2.9 1.7 0.0 6.2 2.2 2.8 2.3 0.0
Conference 5 5 35.0 0.0 1.8 1.8 1.8 0.0 4.1 1.8 2.3 3.0 0.0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 8 6 33.1 1.1 1.8 2.9 1.4 0.0 7.4 2.3 3.3 3.2 0.0
Away 8 7 34.9 0.6 2.4 3.0 2.0 0.0 4.7 2.3 2.1 1.9 0.0
Neutral 1 1 36.0 0.0 2.2 2.2 1.1 0.0 8.9 1.1 8.0 0.0 0.0
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Wins 12 10 33.9 0.9 2.6 3.4 1.4 0.0 6.6 2.2 3.0 2.9 0.0
Losses 5 4 34.6 0.5 1.2 1.6 2.3 0.0 5.3 2.3 2.3 0.9 0.0
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November 4 1 29.5 1.4 1.7 3.1 1.7 0.0 8.5 2.0 4.2 2.4 0.0
December 8 8 35.9 1.0 2.5 3.5 1.5 0.0 6.6 2.5 2.6 2.0 0.0
January 5 5 35.0 0.0 1.8 1.8 1.8 0.0 4.1 1.8 2.3 3.0 0.0