Postgame notes following the Mavs' victory against Texas State.
Second Team Capital One Bank/Southland Conference All-Academic selection for the second consecutive season...appeared in all 30 games, starting 20...averaged 7.5 points and 6.4 rebounds per game...finished second on the team in rebounding...finished 14th in the conference in rebounding...shot a team best 52.4% from the field but did not have enough FGAs to qualify in league stats (would have been 7th had he qualified)...scored in double figures 9 times and had 5 games of double figures in rebounds...posted 2 double-doubles - 19 points and 10 rebounds in 37 minutes vs. Lamar and 12 points and 10 rebounds at Baylor...career-high 21 points (9-11 FGs), 5 rebounds in 29 minutes vs. McNeese State...top games included 14 points, 9 rebounds in 28 minutes vs. UCA...15 points, team-high tying 8 rebounds at UTPA...17 points, 7 rebounds in 29 minutes at UNT...career-high 15 rebounds, along with 6 points, in 26 minutes at Marshall...6 or more rebounds 14 times.
Second Team Academic All-Southland Conference pick after maintaining a cumulative 3.4 grade-point average in Criminology and Criminal Justice... played at least 15 minutes in all but three of the Mavericks 33 games... scored nine points in UT Arlington's first-round Southland Conference Tournament victory against Sam Houston State... scored nine points in the NCAA Tournament first-round game against Memphis... scored in double-figures twice - in the season-opener against UC Riverside and in UT Arlington's victory against UT Permian Basin... pulled down a season-high 10 rebounds and had a season-high four steals against Hardin-Simmons... made at least one 3-pointer in 16 different games.
Showed flashes of being a dominant player in the Southland Conference during season... posted back-to-back double-doubles in final two regular season games of the year with 10 points and 10 rebounds in win over Stephen F. Austin and a 17-point, 11-rebound outing against Texas State in the regular-season finale at Texas Hall on March 3... started five games during season... had 11 points and seven rebounds in his college debut against UT-Tyler... scored in double figures five times during the season.
A three-year letterwinner at Irving High School... named first-team all-district all three years... named first-team all-region and all-state his senior season after averaging 17.3 ppg, 10.1 rpg and 2.2 apg while leading the Tigers to the regional finals and a 33-5 record... was a McDonald's All-American nominee and was named the district's most valuable player as a senior... also participated in the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches All-Star game where he scored 11 points and he registered 14 points and 10 rebounds in the Texas-Louisiana All-Star game... ranked 42nd in the state of Texas by Mike Kunstadt's Texas Basketball Review.
PERSONAL Born Sept. 11, 1986, in Dallas, Texas... son of Thomas Moffitt and the late Carolyn Thomas-Moffitt... a criminal justice major at UT Arlington.
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