MINERAL AREA COLLEGE
Men's Basketball Player Profile
#20 Willie Hassell
Portageville High School
2006 Honors: NJCAA All-Region XVI Team MCCAC All-Conference Team
Parents Name: Gloria Hassell & Vincent Young
Individual Honors/Achievements: All-Conference (Jr & Sr), All-District (Jr & Sr), Missouri 2A All-State (Jr & Sr), and All-American Nominee, Bootheel Conference & Standard-Democrat "Player of the Year."
Major: Physical Education
Favorite thing to do (when not playing basketball): Work out!
Favorite Foods: Subway
Favorite Music/Song: Tupac Shakur
Favorite Sports Star: Earl Boykins
If I could do anything right now: Play in the NBA
Person(s) that I admire most: God and My Mother for being a hard worker
My most memorable moment: Coming to Mineral Area
The person in history that I'd most like to talk to is: Tupac Shakur & Grandfather
Coaches Comments: "Willie is one of the best offensive guards to come to MAC. He has the ability to shoot from behind the arc and a nice mid-range game. He can also act as a lock-down defender."
Senior Season at Portageville HS: Hassell averaged 20 PPG, 5 SPG, 5 APG, and 4 RPG as a senior. He made 75 % of his free throws and 40% from 3-point range. Willie led the Bulldogs to their first District Championship since 2000 with a 22-6 record. He was a first team All-Stater as a Junior & Senior. Hassell was simply one of the most unstoppable players in the area which made him the undisputed choice for the Bootheel Conference "Player of the Year," Class 3 first team All-Region, and the Standard Democrat "Player of the Year."