Mount Hebron guard Mosley makes it official with Wake Top recruit 'fell in love' with the ACC school

November 10, 1995|By Stan Rappaport | Stan Rappaport,SUN STAFF

At 1:57 p.m. yesterday, Mount Hebron basketball player Alisha Mosley made what she hopes is one of the best moves of her career.

And there was no basketball in sight.

Mosley made her verbal commitment to attend Wake Forest official when she signed papers that will provide her a full scholarship to the ACC school. At a signing party at Mount Hebron's cafeteria, Mosley was surrounded by family, former coaches, teammates, friends and school administrators.

"I'm equally excited for Alisha as I am the Wake Forest program," said Mount Hebron girls basketball coach Pat Becker. "It's great for both of them."

Mosley, who averaged 19 points and 4.6 assists last year and was named Howard County Player of the Year, received 105 letters from colleges. She officially visited James Madison, Villanova and Wake Forest before making her decision.

"I fell in love with the school," said Mosley, who picked Wake Forest over Villanova.

Mosley's mother, Vicky, said that Virginia was at one time at the top of Alisha's list.

"Virginia applied so much pressure on her," said Vicky. "The pressure turned her off to Virginia."

Alisha said she was glad the recruiting was over.

Wake Forest recruited Mosley as a point guard -- she plays both point and the second guard for the Vikings -- but made no promises that she will start as a freshman.

"They told me they can't make any guarantees, but if I work hard anything can happen," Mosley said.

Mosley said she's in shape for the start of Mount Hebron's practices on Tuesday, but her condition now won't be good enough at Wake Forest.

"The guards there have to run the mile run in 6:30," she said.

What's her time now?

"I'm a little off," she said with a smile.

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