Three MSU men’s basketball players receive postseason awards

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Missouri Valley conference honored three Missouri State men’s basketball Bears Tuesday with postseason awards.

Sophmore Isiaih Mosley and senior Gaige Prim are the first two Bears since the 1990-91 season to be named to the All-MVC first team.

Mosley lead the MVC in scoring, averaging 20 points per game this season. He was also a three-time MVC Player of the Week this year.

Mosley becomes the first Missouri State player to lead the Valley in scoring.

Prim was number one in the MVC in rebounds, nine per game, and field goal percentage, .629.
He was a two-time MVC Player of the Week this season.

Prim also earned a spot on the MVC All-Defensive Team after leading MSU in blocked shots, steals and rebounds.

Junior Demarcus Sharp was named to the MVC All-Newcomer Team. Sharp started the last 10 games of the season and averaged 8.1 points. four rebounds and 3.3 assists per game.

“Obviously Gaige and Isiaih are two of the best basketball players in our league. And they’ve done a great job this year. Our team is built around those guys so sometimes their numbers can be a little more inflated then other players in our conference. But I think they both pass the eye test of being fantastic players. And Demarcus has done a fantastic job this year. He started out injured, missed the first five games or so. And ever since he’s been inserted into our starting lineup I feel like we’ve played our best basketball,” said Missouri State coach Dana Ford.

Three-seed Missouri State is set to face off against sixth-seeded Valparaiso at the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament at Enterprise Center in St. Louis. It will be on Friday, March 5, 2021, at 8 p.m.

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