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NSU’s Mosley will compete in Final Four slam-dunk contest
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NEW ORLEANS – Northwestern State senior center William Mosley is best known nationally for being the No. 5-ranked shot blocker in major college basketball history but Thursday night he will showcase his dunking ability in the invitation-only 2012 State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships televised live by ESPN at 8 p.m. CST from Fogelman Arena on the Tulane campus.

Fans will be the “fifth judge” during the Denny’s Slam Dunk Championship, voting via Twitter. Fans can vote on every dunk by tweeting #CollegeSlam, followed by the player’s last name and a score between one and 10 – for example, #CollegeSlam #Mosley 10.

The celebrity judges’ panel for the Denny’s Slam Dunk Championship will include former Duke University point guard and two-time national champion Bobby Hurley; current New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas; current New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham; current LSU defensive tackle and second team All-SEC selection Michael Brockers.

The roster for the 2012 Denny’s Slam Dunk Championship includes Mosley, Miles Plumlee (Duke); Kenny Gabriel (Auburn); DeQuan Jones (Miami); David Kyles (Wichita State); Olu Ashaolu (Oregon); and James Justice (Martin Methodist).

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.collegeslam.com .

Mosley was a first-team selection on the National Association of Basketball Coaches’ All-District 23 team, the All-Southland Conference Team and made the 20-man All-Mid Major Team chosen by collegesportsmadness.com experts.

Mosley, second on the Demons’ team in 2011-12 with an 11.7 scoring average, led the Southland in rebounding (9.5 per game, 32nd nationally) and blocked shots (4.1, second nationally). His 460 career blocks leave him ahead of Alonzo Mourning in fifth place on the NCAA career blocks list. Mosley led the nation as a junior with a 4.9 average.

The 6-7 Shreveport-Huntington product shot 61 percent from the field as a senior. He finished with a career-best 22 points in a Southland Conference Tournament loss to eventual NCAA Tournament participant Lamar.
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