2019-20 Statistics

PPG 16.2
RPG 12.7
Double-Doubles 25 (Notre Dame Record)
ACC Double-Doubles 16 (ACC Record)



Mooney leads the nation in double-doubles (25 in 30 games). 


Mooney is the only ACC player averaging a double-double (16.5 ppg, 12.8 rpg) and is one of just eight major conference Division I players to average a double-double.


With 30 career double-doubles in ACC play, Mooney is second to Travis Watson (UVA) for the most in a career since Tim Duncan’s 39 from 1993-97.


Mooney joins Tim Duncan (12.2 in 1995, 14.9 in 1997) as the ony ACC players to average 12-plus rpg in two separate seasons in league play since 1988. Mooney posted a 12.6 average last season and 12.4 in 2019-20.


Mooney is the first ACC player to lead the league in rebounding during conference play in consecutive seasons since UNC’s Sean May in 2004-05.


Only four Notre Dame players have pulled down 700 rebounds in their final two seasons with the Irish – Tom Hawkins (1957-59, 834), Mooney (208-20, 742), Collis Jones (1969-71, 741) and Walt Sahm (1963-65, 708).


With 556 rebounds in ACC action, Mooney ranks fifth among all ACC players since 1996-97 in total rebounds. See page 6 for more details.


With 913 career rebounds, Mooney is 10th on the Notre Dame career list and is the ninth Irish player to reach the 900-rebound statistical plateau.


From Nov. 26, 2019 through Jan. 22, 2020, Mooney posted 12 consecutive double-doubles to set the school mark. With his fifth consecutive double-double against FSU last Wednesday, he matches Walt Sahm as the only Notre Dame player with four career double-double streaks running five or more games. 


Mooney’s rebound average in ACC games this season, which would rank as the third-best since 1988. Tim Duncan averaged 14.9 rebounds per ACC game in 1996-97, while Mooney’s average in 2018-19 was 12.6.


Mooney is second in the nation in rebounds-per-game with a 12.8 average. The closest major conference player to Mooney’s average is Minnesota’s Daniel Orturu (11.6).


Mooney’s rebounds-per-40-minute career average is the best for a Notre Dame player since 1996-97. He is ahead of Jack Cooley (13.0), Luke Harangody (13.0), current Irish assistant coach Ryan Humphrey (12.1) and Zach Auguste (12.1).


Mooney’s single-season ACC record for double-double in league play, besting the 15 by Tim Duncan in 1995-96. He joins Duncan, Shelden Williams (Duke) and Travis Watson (UVA) as the only ACC players to have multiple seasons with 10 or more double-doubles in conference play since 1995-96.


With 20 double-doubles last season and 25 this season, Mooney is the first Notre Dame player to boast two seasons with 20 or more doubles-doubles in a career.


With 25 double-doubles so far this season – and finishing 2018-19 with 20 total – Mooney joins Tim Duncan and Sheldon Williams as the only ACC players to post consecutive seasons with 20 or more double-doubles in the past 25 years. Since 1996-97, Mooney joins Angel Delgado, Jordan Murphy, Emeka Okafor, Josh Hawkinson and Williams as the only major conference players with multiple seasons of 20 or more double-doubles.


Mooney is the first ACC player to post consecutive seasons with 13 or more double-doubles in league play. His 29 double-doubles in two seasons are the most for an ACC player over a two-year stretch since Tim Duncan had 26 combined in 1995-96 and 1996-97.   


Double-doubles earned by Mooney in the past two years – the most in Division I over that stretch. Bethune Cookman’s Cletrell Pope is the closest player with 39, while Xavier’s Tyrique Jones is the closest major conference player with 31.


Double-doubles in his career, fourth on the Notre Dame career list (see sidebar, page 4). 


Mooney has posted a double-double in 46 of his 70 career starts – a .657 average that is the best in the history of Notre Dame basketball. Of active Divison I players, only Cletrell Pope (39 double-doubles in 49 career games, .796 average) boasts a higher average of double-doubles/starts. Since 1996-97, Mooney is second only to Drew Gooden (Kansas, 1999-2002, .688) of major conference players double-double/starts percentage (see more on page 5).


Percentage of double-doubles in games played this season for Mooney (25 of 30, .833). That percentage is the best in the country and threatens Blake Griffin from Oklahoma (30 of 35, .857) and Kenny Adeleke (Hartford, 24 of 28, .857) for the highest percentage in Division I over the past 20 years.


Mooney reached the 200-rebound plateau this season in just 15 games, the quickest major conference player to reach 200 rebounds in a season since Tim Duncan in 1996-97 (14 games) and Blake Griffin in 2008-09 (15 games)


With 250 rebounds in ACC play this season, Mooney moved past Tim Duncan’s ACC record for total rebounds in a season from the 1996-97 season. Mooney owns two of the top three single-season ACC-only rebound totals in league history.


Mooney has pulled down 753 rebounds over the past two seasons, the most of any major conference player and over 100 rebounds more than the second-ranked player (Colorado’s Tyler Bey with 618).

Honors and Awards

2020 All-ACC First Team
2020 USBWA All-District (V) Selection
2020 Karl Malone Award (Top Collegiate PF) Top 10 Finalist
February 6, 2020 ACC Player of the Week
November 18, 2019 Lute Olson National Player of the Week
November 18, 2019 ACC Player of the Week
2019 All-ACC Third Team
2019 Men Against Breast Cancer Invitational Most Valuable Player
2018 Gotham Classic Showcase Game Most Outstanding Player
"I would like to say that: I don't get involved too much in stuff, but if John Mooney is not one of the top players in the country, then I don't know anything about college basketball. Literally nothing." Syracuse Head Coach Jim Boeheim, January 22, 2020
Notre Dame Fighting Irish - Official Athletics Website
"John Mooney’s a stud. He’s a pro. His motor is always running. He has great timing and hands on the rebounds. He’s a double-double machine, and he’s putting up these numbers in the ACC." - Unnamed opposing coach, from Seth Davis' 'Enemy Lines' Report, The Athletic, February 17, 2020


    • Led the Irish to a come-from-behind victory at Boston College (2/26/20) with a game-high 22 points and 12 rebounds.
    • Poured in 18 of his game-high 28 points in the second half of the victory over Georgia Tech (2/1/20), adding 10 rebounds for his 17th double-double of the season. Also became the 64th Notre Dame player to surpass 1,000 points in a career against the Yellow Jackets.
    • Returned to his double-double form with 19 points and 13 rebounds in the victory over Wake Forest (1/29/20).
    • Posted his school record 12th consecutive double-double against Syracuse, finishing with 21 points, 13 rebounds and a career-best six assists.
    • Matched the school record for consecutive double-doubles with his 11th at Georgia Tech (1/15/2020), scoring 10 points with 13 rebounds.
    • Led the Irish with 15 points and 19 rebounds against No. 11/13 Louisville (1/11/2020), posting his 10th consecutive double-double.
    • Logged his ninth consecutive double-double at NC State (1/8/2020) with 14 points and 14 rebounds.
    • Led the Irish to victory at Syracuse (1/4/20) with a career-high-matching 28 points, 19 of them coming in the second half, and 14 rebounds in the come-from-behind victory in the Carrier Dome. Made the biggest play of the game, grabbing an offensive rebound with :43 remaining, then putting back his own miss with :36 remaining to push the Irish ahead to stay at 86-84.
    • Posted his second game of the year with 18 rebounds (and sixth game with 15-or-more rebounds) against Alabama A&M (12/29/19), shooting 7-for-11 from the floor for 16 points and his sixth consecutive double-double.
    • Battled through the effects of his illness against Toledo (11/21/19) to pull down 15 rebounds – becoming the first Notre Dame player since Luke Harangody in 2008-09 to pull down 15 or more rebounds in three consecutive games played.
    • Stricken with a stomach virus the day of the Presbyterian game and was unable to play, missing the first contest of his career due to injury or illness.
    • Earned the Luke Olson National Player of the Week and ACC Player of the Week awards on 11/18/19 after averaging 23 points, 16 rebounds and 3.5 assists against Howard and Marshall.
    • Earned the fourth 15-plus points, 15-plus rebound game of his career against Howard (11/12/19) leading the Irish wtih 18 points, 16 rebounds and five assists. Joins Luke Harangody (twice) as the only Mike Brey-era player to hit the 15 rebound, 15 point, 5 assist plateau twice.
    • Recorded the first double-double of the season against Robert Morris (11/9/19) in the home-opener, finishing with 10 points and 10 rebounds in 25 minutes.

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  • Finished the season as the leading rebounder in the ACC for both all games (11.2) and league games (12.6). Also ranked 18th in the ACC in scoring (14.1), ninth in field goal percentage (.455), fourth in offensive rebounds (2.94) and first in defensive rebounds (8.27).
  • Ranked fourth in the country for individual defensive rebounds (8.3) in 2018-19.
  • Logged eight consecutive double-doubles from Jan. 5, 2019 through Feb. 2, 2019 – the fourth-best run in Notre Dame history and the most since Luke Harangody set the school mark with 11 straight in 2008-09.
  • Ended up fifth in the country in rebounds per game (11.2) and posted the highest average for any major conference player in the NCAA.
  • Grabbed 348 rebounds on the season, third on the Notre Dame single-season list during the Mike Brey era.
  • Finished the year as one of just seven major conference players to average a double-double (14.1 ppg, 11.2 rpg).
  • Led all major conference players with a 12.6 rebounds-per-game average in conference play during the 2018-19 season. That 12.6 rpg average in ACC play is the second-best in league play since 1988.
  • Logged 13 double-doubles in ACC play, the most since Tim Duncan set the mark with 15 in the 1996-97 season.
  • Recorded his fifth 20-point, 10-rebound performance of the season in the ACC first-round victory over Georgia Tech (3/12/19) with 20 points, 10 rebounds and three assists.
  • Posted another outstanding performance vs. Clemson (3/6/19), recording the first 20-rebound game of his career with 20 rebounds, 18 points and a career-high (and team-high) five assists. The first player to record 20 rebounds against Clemson since 2008.