MINERAL AREA COLLEGE

Men's Basketball Player Profile

   #20 Willie Hassell

 

      Portageville, MO

 

      Portageville High School

      Freshman          Guard

 

2006 Honors: NJCAA All-Region XVI Team     MCCAC All-Conference Team

Birthday: 11/09/86

 

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."