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Mosley wins Maravich Award
Apr 19, 2012 | 299 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Northwestern State senior center William Mosley has been selected as the winner of the Pete Maravich Memorial Award as the 2012 Louisiana Major College Player of the Year from the Louisiana Association of Basketball Coaches.

Mosley, a 6-7 Shreveport-Huntington High School product who finished his NSU career fifth all-time in NCAA history and second nationally this season in blocked shots, will be presented the Maravich Award at the LABC's 38th Annual Awards Banquet Saturday, May 5 in Baton Rouge. Just last week, he was a repeat selection on the 2012 Mid-Major Defensive All-America Team selected by a panel of CollegeInsider.com basketball experts.

Mosley was a first-team selection on the 2012 All-Southland Conference team, the All-Louisiana Team chosen by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association, 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 collegesportsmadness.com'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 ESPN-televised 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 as he shot 61 percent from the field. He finished with a career-best 22 points in a Southland Conference Tournament loss to eventual NCAA Tournament participant Lamar. He 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.

Mosley 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.

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 received his undergraduate general studies degree from NSU in December.
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