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NSU’s Mosley recieves another award
Apr 14, 2012 | 412 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Northwestern State senior center William Mosley, who finished his career fifth all-time in NCAA history and second this season in blocked shots, is a repeat selection on the 2012 Mid-Major Defensive All-America Team selected by a panel of basketball experts.

Mosley is joined on the 21-man team by Norfolk State 6-10 senior Kyle O’Quinn, Murray State guard Jewaun Long and Creighton junior Gregory Echenique, among others.

The 6-7 senior finished with 460 career blocks, ranking ahead of Alonzo Mourning and just behind Tim Duncan in fifth place on the NCAA career blocks list. Mosley is the shortest player in the NCAA’s career Top 20.

He led the nation with a 4.9 blocks average as a junior. This year his 4.1 rate was second nationally behind dynamic Kentucky freshman Anthony Davis (4.7). Mosley helped the Demons lead the nation in team blocked shots (7.0) as a junior and rank sixth (6.5) this season, and he also topped the team in steals (1.4 pg) as NSU ranked 11th nationally with 8.8 per game.

“William’s defensive ability altered the way teams played us over the last two-plus seasons,” said Demons’ coach Mike McConathy. “He changed the flow of their offenses, not only because he could block any shot anywhere on the floor, but because he could guard on the perimeter and in our presses. The fact that he led us in steals is amazing, unless you saw him play. He was something to watch and a pleasure to coach.”

The top rebounder in the Southland Conference, Mosley’s 9.6 average ranked 32nd in the country this season.  He became only the third player in school history to pass 1,000 career rebounds and finished third all-time at 1,118, including a career-high of 21 as a sophomore against Southeastern Louisiana.

He ranks second in Southland history in career and single-season (156 in 2010-11) blocked shots. He twice blocked 11 in a game.

He had one career triple-double (10 points, 12 rebounds, 11 blocks against LSU-Shreveport as a junior) and 17 career double-doubles, 11 as a senior.

Mosley was a first-team selection on the 2012 All-Southland team, the All-Louisiana Team, and on the National Association of Basketball Coaches’ All-District 23 team, comprised of players from the Southland and Southwestern Athletic conferences. He was also one of 20 players chosen for’s All-Mid Major Team, and was featured in February’s SLAM magazine. One of his blocked shots in a game against No. 3 Missouri made the ESPN SportsCenter Top 10 Plays of the Day for Dec. 2.

He was one of eight players chosen from around all levels of college basketball for the Denny’s Slam Dunk Challenge during Final Four weekend in New Orleans. Although he did not advance to the final round of four, he received a near-perfect score of 37 on his only dunk in the competition.

 Mosley was second on the Demons’ team in 2011-12 with a career-best 11.7 scoring average. The Shreveport-Huntington product shot 61 percent from the field as a senior. He finished with a career-best 22 points in a Southland Conference Tournament loss to eventual NCAA Tournament participant Lamar. He had career single-game highs of five steals as a freshman at Grambling, and 4 assists, twice.

He received his undergraduate general studies degree from NSU in December.
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