MoJo brings energy to UVM


That’s the headline for a story about University of Vermont basketball senior Maurice Joseph that appears in today’s Free Press.

Joseph — affectionately known as MoJo — is averaging more than 18 points in UVM’s first three America East games, and his shots again need to be on the mark today when the Catamounts take on Boston U at Patrick Gym in a battle of the top two teams in the league.

As good as MoJo has been with his 3-point shooting this winter, UVM coach Mike Lonergan said he’s been encouraging the senior guard to drive the basket — which in turn, will get him to the foul line, where he’s as automatic as anyone this side of Mike Trimboli.


Today’s 2 p.m. game will be nationally televised on ESPU. It’s a good time for the cameras to roll, considering the three most electrifying players — BU’s John Holland and Corey Lowe, and UVM’s Marqus Blakely — in the league will be on the floor.

BU (70.4) and Vermont (68.9) lead the America East in scoring average.


One of the reasons Vermont has won 10 of their last 11 games is rebounding. Over the last five games, the Cats have out-rebounded their opponents by an average of 11.8 per contest. They are 10-0 this season when holding a rebounding edge.


You can never have enough highlights of Marqus Blakely. In case you missed it, here’s the America East On Campus’ feature on UVM’s senior star:


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