In early June, top transfer portal addition Isiaih Mosley announced his decision to leave Missouri State and head just north to his hometown of Columbia, MO joining first-year coach Dennis Gates and the Missouri Tigers.
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With a slew of transfers following Gates over from Cleveland State after back-to-back Horizon League regular-season championships paired with several other exciting off-season acquisitions, the Tigers look set for an improved SEC season led by the veteran Mosley.
During three seasons with Missouri State, Mosley was an electric offensive weapon averaging 15.9 PPG, 5.3 RPG, and 2.1 APG across 90 career appearances for the Bears earning the 2020/21 MVC’s Most Improved Player and two separate All-MVC First-Team awards across the past two seasons.
However, his best campaign would come as a junior where Mosley managed 20.4 PPG, 6.2 RPG, and 2.3 APG while shooting 43% from three and going on to earn a 2022 All-MVC Tournament selection as Missouri State fell just short of an NCAA bid.
At 6-foot-5, Mosley is an oversized guard who constantly creates mismatches for the defense and is an unstoppable scorer as one of the nation’s top 15 from last season and just one of twelve Division I men’s basketball players to achieve the 50/40/90 shooting split. With such scoring prowess, Mosley should easily provide an offensive kickstart to a Missouri program that finished last in the SEC in PPG and second to last in 3-point shooting just a season ago.
Heading into the next season, Mosley will play an important role in a guard-centric offense for the Tigers, and his veteran leadership, improving defensive abilities, and most importantly, his highly effective offensive game will serve both Mosley and Gates well in his return home to Columbia.