OCALA--Fresh off a record-breaking performance this past Saturday night, Kevin (KJ) Maura set another all-time school mark by being named FCSAA/Region VIII Player of the Week for a third time this sesaon.
Maura set the single-game, CF assist record with 20 in his team's win over FSC-Jacksonville, and thanks to that effort, became the first men's basketball player in school history to earn FCSAA/Region VIII Player of the Week honors three times in one season. Ricardo Ratliffe last held the record, being honored twice in a single season.
Maura's 20 assists are also thought to be a Region VIII record. The NJCAA doesn't list single-game assist records for any of its division, although, it does list single-game marks for the national tournament.
The most assists in an NJCAA Division I Tournament game is 16, while the most at any level of the national tournament is 27.
The all-time Region VIII mark in the state tournament is 13.
Coming into the game, Maura already held the single-game school record with 17 assists.
Prior to his arrival at CF, it had been nearly two years since a CF player had double-digit assists.
Rasham Suarez totaled 15 assists in the famous Javonte Douglas dunk game to kick off the 2013-14 regular season. Suarez added a double-digit assist game against Hillsborough in December 2013, but the Patriots hadn't achieved one since Maura opened up the 2015 regular season with 13 in a win over ASA College.