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Postseason Atlantic 10 Top 25 Player Countdown: #16 Justin Kier

What he did 

Justin took another tremendous step forward in 2019, and was named the A-10 Most Improved Player as well as A-10 Second Team. He lead George Mason in scoring, averaging 14.5 points per game, he also lead the Patriots in rebounding as well, averaging 6.5 boards per game. Those are two phenomenal feats, considering Otis Livingston II and Jordan Miller both averaged 10+ points per game. Mason was also at no shortage of bigs last year, so for a guard to lead the team is an incredible feat.

In addition to his post-season accolades, Justin was named A-10 Player of the Week twice, and posted a career-high 32 points against Vermont back in December. Kier also had two separate games in which he grabbed 14 rebounds, also a carer-high, first at Saint Joseph’s on January 3, and again against St. Bonaventure three days later.

What he’ll do

It’s safe to say this this is Justin Kier’s team moving forward. With the graduation of four-year starter Otis Livingston II, and back-up point guard Jamal Hartwell II only being a rising sophomore, the offense is almost certainly going to run through Justin’s hands. I don’t think anyone would be shocked if he leads the team in scoring again in 2020, and depending on how the pieces all fit together, he may even find his name in the mix for A-10 Player of the Year.

Previously: #17 Jalen Crutcher

Daniel Frank is a member of the George Mason Class of 2022. He graduated high school from the Academy For Individual Excellence in Louisville, KY. He ...