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
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.
James Florence is now Mercer's all-time leading scorer.
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.