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George Mason Women's Basketball BIO
5 Taleia Moton
Taleia Moton 736018

2011-12: All-CAA First Team selection...Started all 31 games as a senior...Set single season scoring record with 642 points...Broke individual field goal percentage in a game going 12-for-14 (.857) against VCU (Jan. 22)...Finished season with 15 consecutive games scoring in double-figures...Scored 30+ points six times in the season, including a string of three straight games...Drained career-high 33 points against Old Dominion (Dec. 4) and matched career-high 12 free throws three times...Recorded six steals against No. 21/20 Delaware (Jan. 8) and had season-high seven assists against Oakland (Nov. 13)...Tabbed as CAA Women's Basketball Player of the Week on three occasions...Richmond Times Dispatch Division I All-State Team selection.

2010-11: Missed only one start in all 30 games...Team's leading scorer averaging 12.2 points per game...Hit 36.6 percent of field goals and was 74.2 percent free throw shooter...Led team in assists with 78 and was second in steals with 39...Paced team in scoring nine times during the season...Scored team-best 23 points at Hofstra (Feb. 24) for best single-game scoring performance in the season...Had streak of five consecutive double-figure scoring games...Hit 9-of-11 free throw attempts against Hofstra (Feb. 6)...Recorded first career start as a Patriot at UMass (Nov. 12)...Led all scorers with 19 points shooting 5-for-18 from the floor, including 2-for-4 from the three-point arc and was 7-for-9 from the charity stripe...Paced team in scoring at Wichita State (Nov. 20) with 17 points, shooting 7-of-19 from the field...Matched her season-high of four steals against Radford (Nov. 26)...Broke a 55-55 tie at Northeastern (Jan. 30) to give Patriots the go ahead basket en route to scoring 17 points...Set then-career-high 20 points against Old Dominion (Feb. 3) on career-high eight field goals...Eight field goals was matched at Hofstra as part of 23 point performance...Recorded blocks against Stony Brook (Dec. 9), Ohio (Dec. 12) and at James Madison (Feb. 13)...Dished out season-best eight assists against Stony Brook.

2009-10: Redshirted the season after sitting out due to NCAA transfer rules.

At Radford: Played two years for the Highlanders, including her freshman season under Mason head coach Jeri Porter ... Was a Big South Second Team and VaSID Honorable Mention All-State honoree her sophomore year... Led team and finished third in the Big South in scoring in 2008-09, and was second in the league, averaging 16.3 points per game in conference play... Tallied double figure points in 25 of 27 games played, including four 20-point efforts... Earned Big South Freshman and All-Tournament Team Honors in 2007-08 after starting 34 games and scoring in double figures 26 times ... Tied for fifth highest single-season steals (88) mark at Radford ... Posted career highs of 28 points, 10 rebounds, eight steals, seven assists and one block during her two seasons at RU.

High School: Played at Suitland High School...2006-07 Gazette Player of the Year and Washington Post Second Team All-Met honoree ... As a senior, led Prince Georges County in scoring, garnering first team All-County accolades... Two-time team MVP... Also lettered in track & field ... Member of the National Honor Society and a four-year scholar award recipient.

Personal: Parents are Teresa and Jerrod Moton ... Has an older brother, Jerrod Moton Jr. ... Earned Bachelor's degree in Communication in summer 2011 and is currently pursuing a second Bachelor's degree.

MOTON'S CAREER STATS

Year GP-GS MIN-AVG. FG/FGA Pct. 3FG/3FGA Pct. FT/FTA Avg. O-D Reb./Avg. PF-D Ast. Blk. St. Pts.-Avg.
10-11 30-29 935-31.2 130/355 .366 13/67 .194 92/124 .742 26-54 80/2.7 60-1 78 3 39 365-12.2
11-12 31-31 1139-36.7 230/511 .450 35/95 .368 147/186 .790 44-83 127/4.1 58-0 73 3 67 642-20.7
Totals 61-60 2074-34.0
360/866
.416 48/162
.296 239/310
.771 70-137
207/3.4
118-1
151
6
106
1007-16.5

MOTON'S CAREER HIGHS
Points:
33, vs. Old Dominion (12/4/11)

Rebounds:
7, three times, last vs. James Madison (3/9/12)
Field Goals:
14, vs UNC Asheville (11/27/11)
3-Pt. FG: 4, at Old Dominion (1/29/12)

Free Throws:
12, three times, last vs Georgia State (2/19/12)
Assists:
8, vs. Stony Brook (12/9/10)
Steals:
6, vs. Delaware (1/8/12)
Blocks: 1, five times, last at VCU (2/26/12)

 

Position: Guard
Height: 5'6"
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Fort Washington, Md.
High School: Suitland
Other College: Radford
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