James Florence Becomes Mercer’s All-Time Leading Scorer

In the second half of Mercer’s game at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte on Dec. 29, senior point guard James Florence drained a 3-point shot from the corner to become Mercer’s all-time leading scorer. In the game against the

James Florence is now Mercer's all-time leading scorer.
James Florence is now Mercer's all-time leading scorer.
49ers, Florence not only passed the legendary Sam Mitchell’s career total of 1,986 points, but also became the first Mercer player ever to score 2,000 points in a career.

Mitchell, who had a successful professional career in the National Basketball Association and is a former NBA Coach of the Year while at Toronto, played for the Bears from 1982-85.

The bona fide All-America candidate has scored in double figures for 35 consecutive games, second-best in the country. “Flo” will be honored for his accomplishment between the women’s and men’s games against Stetson on Jan. 30. The women’s game that day begins at 1 p.m. and the men’s at 3:30 p.m.

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