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Three Bobcats bound for New England Basketball Hall of Fame

The New England Basketball Hall of Fame has announced its induction Class of 2013, which includes three Quinnipiac Bobcats.

Head Coach Tom Moore and former players James Johnson and Rob Monroe will join the Hall of Fame, whose members include the likes of Ray Allen, Rebecca Lobo, Swin Cash, Sue Bird, Geno Auriemma, and Jim Calhoun.

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Monroe starred at Quinnipiac from 2001-05. (Quinnipiac Athletics)

Moore, an assistant at UConn under Jim Calhoun, is entering his seventh season as head coach of the Bobcats. Over his six seasons, Moore has compiled a winning record of 108-81, winning the NEC regular- season title and taking Quinnipiac to the postseason NIT and CBI tournaments. However, the Bobcats are still yet to reach the Big Dance, never making the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament in school history.

In 2011-2012, senior James Johnson took the lead for the Bobcats.

The guard led his team in 3-point percentage, 3-point attempts, 3-pointers made, field goal attempts, points scored, points per game (16.5), steals, and minutes played. Johnson was named All-NEC Second Team that year.

He also broke Quinnipiac’s scoring record for most points in a career since moving up to Division I, finishing his career with 1,729 points. That record was previously held by fellow inductee, Rob Monroe, who scored 1,684 points as a Bobcat.

Monroe played at Quinnipiac from 2001-2005, at the infancy of the school’s Division I career, meaning he did not play under Moore.

Like Johnson, Monroe led his squad in many statistical categories including field goal attempts, field goals made, 3-point attempts, 3-pointer made, free throw attempts, free throws made, points scored, points per game (22.7), assists, steals, and minutes played.

The three Bobcats will be inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame on June 22 at the DCU Center in Worcester, Mass.