March 2, 2015
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – Boston University men’s basketball sophomore Cedric Hankerson (second) and freshman Cheddi Mosely (rookie) have both received All-Patriot League Team honors, the conference announced Monday afternoon.
Both men played key roles in helping the Terriers extend the program’s streak of finishing .500 or better in conference action to 15 seasons (t-12th longest in the nation) after BU lost 67.3 percent of its scoring and 84.3 percent of its assists from last year’s regular season champion squad.
Named to the 2014 All-Rookie team, Hankerson made a giant step forward in production his sophomore year under head coach Joe Jones, as he increased his scoring average by 10 points per game. The Miami, Fla., native was placed on the second team and was the lone representative of the 20 total honorees to earn a Patriot League ranking for steals (2nd, 1.8 spg), points (3rd, 15.9 ppg), assists (13th, 2.6 apg) and rebounds (17th, 4.6 rpg).
He reached 20 or more points on eight occasions, highlighted by 24 points at No. 1 Kentucky, the third most scored by an individual against the Wildcats this year. After dishing out a career-high seven assists at Norfolk State, he posted his first career double-double at New Hampshire on a career-high 26 points and 10 rebounds. He also ranked third in the PL in made 3-pointers at 2.5 per game to move into the top-10 all-time for treys in a season at BU with 69.
Mosely’s award gives BU its fourth All-Rookie Team honoree in three years, as he joins current teammates Hankerson and junior John Papale on the list. He ranked fifth on the team in scoring at 8.6 ppg while shooting 43.7 percent from the field, including 40.9 percent in 3-point territory.
During conference action, the Jersey City, N.J., native averaged 10.1 ppg, which was fourth best amongst all rookie (just 1.8 ppg behind the leader) and 24th overall. Highlights included a season-high 23 points scored at Loyola Maryland and 20 points tallied at Lehigh. He also had at least two steals in six games to help BU.
Seeded fifth, the Terriers (13-16, 9-9 PL) open the Patriot League tournament at No. 4 Lafayette on Thursday (March 5) with tip-off set for 7 p.m.