|2 Maurice Kemp|
He is the first player to be named first-team all-state
He is one of 64 invited to the tournament attended by scouts from every NBA team
Akeem Richmond's 3-pointer at the buzzer gives Pirates a 77-74 victory over Weber State
ECU goes after its first postseason championship Tuesday night against Weber State
Kemp earns second postseason honor of the year
ECU vs. No. 21 North Carolina - 12/15/12
Played in 65 games during his two-year career, scoring 974 total points ... Averaged 15.0 points and 7.2 rebounds per game ... Made 48 starts and averaged 29.2 minutes per game ... Recorded 16 double-doubles and a pair of 30-point games ... Posted 21 20-point games ... Led the Pirates in scoring 27 times and rebounding 22 times ... Finished his career ranked ninth all-time at ECU with 66 blocked shots ... Played his freshman season at Alabama A&M before transferring to Miami Dade College for his sophomore season.
As A Senior (2012-13)
2012-13 Game-By-Game Statistics
Became first player in school history to be named First Team All-Conference USA ... Second Team NABC All-District 11 ... Named Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2013 CollegeInsiders.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) ... First ECU player to lead Conference USA in scoring (18.9 ppg) and ranked 30th in the final NCAA statistics ... Ranked among the league's top 15 in steals (5th), rebounding (8th), blocks (9th), field goal percentage (11th) and free throw percentage (13th) ... Led the Pirates in scoring 24 times overall this year ... Dropped in 30 points in two games ... Scored 20-plus points in 19 games this season and posted 10 double-doubles ... Dropped in 20 or more points in each of the final nine games and 13 of the last 15 ... Became third player in school history to score over 600 points in a season ... Set the school single-season record for free throws made (182), free throw attempts (241) and minutes played (1,202) ... Led the team in field goals made (231), field goal attempts (457) and steals (61) ... Netted 19 points on 7-of-14 shooting in the season-opener against Washington & Lee, distributing four assists and coming up with four steals ... Posted his first 20-point game of the with 21 points on 9-of-12 shooting with seven rebounds against Methodist ... Recorded a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds versus UNCG ... Scored 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds against Appalachian State with four blocked shots ... Registered his third consecutive double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds at Georgia State ... Posted a double-double with 15 points and a game-high 14 rebounds at North Carolina ... Scored a game-high 22 points with nine rebounds against Gardner-Webb ... Led the Pirates with 21 points at Massachusetts, scoring 17 second half points ... Dropped in 23 points on 9-of-13 field goal shooting with six rebounds, two assists, three blocks and two steals against Norfolk State ... Posted a double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds against Campbell ... Led the team in points (19), rebounds (10), assists (6), steals (3) and blocks (3) against N.C. Wesleyan ... Scored 30 points on 13-of-20 shooting against Houston with one 3-pointer and three free throws ... Posted his second 30-point game of the season with 33 at Rice, going 10-of-15 from the floor and 13-of-16 at the free throw line ... Dropped in 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds at UCF, playing 39 minutes ... Scored a game-high 23 points, hitting 7-of-10 shots from the field and making all eight of his free throw attempts at home against UAB ... Led ECU to its first-ever win at Tulsa with 23 points .. Led ECU with 23 points and eight rebounds at Southern Miss, going 7-o-f10 from the floor ant 9-of-10 at the free throw line ... Went 10-of-18 from the floor and 8-of-10 from the foul line against Tulane for a game-high 29 points with nine rebounds, four assists and two blocks ... Scored 21 points on Senior Night against Marshall ... Dropped in 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds versus Tulsa in the C-USA tournament ... Posted his fifth-consecutive 20-point game with 21 points against Savannah State ... Recorded a double-double in the second round of the CIT with 20 points and 15 rebounds ... Led ECU with 20 points in the CIT quarterfinals against Loyola (Md.) ...Posted his 10th double-double of the year with 20 points and 12 rebounds in the CIT semifinals against Evansville ... Played all 40 minutes of the CIT Championship game against Weber State and finished with 20 points on 7-of-12 shooting and 5-of-5 from the free throw line.
As A Junior (2011-12)
2011-12 Game-By Game Statistics
A unanimous selection to the Conference USA Men's Basketball All-Academic Team ... Played in 30 games and made 14 starts ... Ranked third on the team in scoring (10.5 ppg) and led the Pirates in rebounding (6.3) ... Was the team's top free throw shooter (.779) and ranked seventh in Conference USA ... Ranked among the top-15 in the league in offensive rebounding (10th/2.5), rebounding (13th) and steals (15th/1.1) ... Shot a Conference USA-best 88.9 percent (81-of-113) from the free throw line during league play ... Scored double figures in 18 games and grabbed double digit rebounds in nine games ... Recorded seven double-doubles ... After going 0-for-15 from behind the arc in non-conference play, Kemp went 10-of-26 (.384) beyond the 3-point line the remainder of the year ... Scored a career-high 25 points against Virginia-Wise ... Netted 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the regular season finale at Tulane ... Dropped in 18 points in the C-USA tournament quarterfinal game against Southern Miss, sinking a season-best three 3-pointers ... Posted a double-double in his ECU debut with 15 points and 12 rebounds against Milligan ... Recorded a double-double in three straight games against Gardner-Webb (18/13), N.C. Central (14/14) and Virginia-Wise (25/14) ... Credited with a season-high four steals against Gardner-Webb ... Dished out a season-best four assists at home against UCF and in the first round of the C-USA tournament versus Rice ... Recorded three blocked shots in five games.
At Miami Dade College (2010-11)
Received first-team All-Florida Community College Activities Association honors ... Averaged 16.9 points and 9.9 rebounds per game ... Ranked 17th nationally in rebounding and 12th in Region XII in scoring ... Shot 59 percent from the field (202-344) and 52 percent behind the arc (23-44) ... Averaged 1.8 assists, 1.8 blocks and 1.5 steals per game, shooting 65 percent from the free throw line (1101-69) ... Helped lead the Sharks to a 21-11 record.
At Alabama A&M (2009-10)
Played in 27 games and made 17 starts ... Started the final 14 games of the season ... Averaged 5.5 points and 2.8 rebounds in 13.2 minutes per game ... Shot 47.8 percent from the floor and 34.8 percent from outside the 3-point line ... Scored double figures in six games with a season-high 19 against Oakwood ... Posted his lone double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds against Alcorn State ... Led the Bulldogs in scoring against Oakwood and rebounding against Alcorn State.
Attended Miami Dade Christian Academy ... Earned second-team all-state honors and first-team all-county accolades as a senior ... Two-year letterman on the varsity ... Averaged 26 points and 11 rebounds per game as a senior, leading the Crusaders to a 21-9 record ... Member of the track and field team.
Parents are Valerie and Maurice Kemp, Sr. ... Born Feb. 2, 1991 ... Has an older brother, Terran, younger brother, Ryan, and younger sister, Monique ... Academic major is child development and family relations.