ST. LOUIS – Missouri State sophomore Isiaih Mosley (G, Columbia, Mo.) has earned Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week honors for the second week in a row, the league announced Tuesday afternoon.
Since MSU joined The Valley in 1990-91, Mosley is just the fifth Bear to earn MVC Player of the Week distinction in consecutive weeks, joining Tony Graves (1992-93), Danny Moore (1996-97), Kyle Weems (2010-11) and Alize Johnson (2017-18).
Mosely continued his hot streak last week by helping lead the Bears to a pair of road wins at Valparaiso and extending his streak of 20-point scoring games to seven in a row. Mosley finished the week averaging 29.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game while shooting 64.7 percent from the field and a perfect 12-of-12 at the free throw line.
He matched his career high of 29 points in both games at Valpo, including a 26-point second half in game two. He has now scored 29 points in three straight ball games. In the opener at Valpo, Mosley was 11-for-18 from the field, 6-for-6 at the line with 8 rebounds (matching a career high) and 5 assists. In game two, he was 11-of-16 from the field, 6-of-6 at the line and racked up six rebounds and 3 assists.
Mosely currently ranks No. 2 in the Kenpom offensive player rankings — just behind Iowa’s Luke Garza — while his streak of consecutive 20-point games is the most by any Missouri State player since 1977. It is also just the third time over the last 10 years any MVC player has posted seven straight 20-point games, including two by former Creighton standout Doug McDermott.
The Bears are off to an 8-1 start this season, which matches the team’s best since 2013-14. The next scheduled game for coach Dana Ford’s squad is Thursday, Jan. 21 against Southern Illinois. With the postponement of the Drake series, Jan. 17-18, Ford has stated he is actively seeking a potential replacement opponent for this weekend.