Anthony Mosley Jr., Samuel Rarick Named USCAA All-American

The Illinois Institute of Technology Men’s Basketball team received two All-American Honors from the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA). Anthony Mosley Jr. and Samuel Rarick were honored by the USCAA March 1 at the National Championships Banquet in Uniontown, Pa.

Mosley Jr. earned First Team All-American honors after putting together a magnificent first-year season, averaging 19.7 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.6 assists, and 2.0 steals per game while shooting 45.1% from the floor. His per-game averages ranked him third in the USCAA in scoring, sixth in steals, and 15th in assists. He is the only first-year represented on the ten-player USCAA First Team All-American list.

A two-time recipient of the Association of Division III Independents Player of the Week award and the winner of AD3I’s Player of the Month award for January, Mosley Jr. was consistent all season for the Scarlet Hawks. The Chicago native scored over 20 points in 18 of the team’s 25 games and shot over 40% in 19 of the 25 contests. Between December 30 and February 4, he tallied nine straight games of 20+ points and a field goal percentage above 40%. He also tallied over five assists three times during that same stretch and nine times over the course of the season. Mosley Jr.’s season high in scoring was 27, a mark he reached on three separate occasions (November 24 vs. Anderson, January 14 vs. Maranatha Baptist, February 2 vs. St. Mary’s).

Rarick earns Second Team All-American honors for the second straight season.The third-year post player ranked second on the Scarlet Hawks in both scoring (17.4 per game) and rebounding (7.0 per game) while leading the team with a shooting percentage of 54.2%. The 54.2% ranks him tenth in the USCAA, while his scoring (13th) and rebounding (tied for 17th) figures ran him in the Top 20.

A USCAA Player of the Week Award recipient this season, Rarick reached the 20-point mark in nine of his 20 games and scored double-figures in all but three contests. The Chicago native also recorded five double-doubles, shot over 50% 13 times, over 60% eight times, and over 70% twice. His season-high point total of 29 is the highest of any Illinois Tech player this season, which he recorded twice (December 30 vs. Simpson, January 6 vs. Aurora).