MINERAL AREA COLLEGE

Men's Basketball Player Profile

   #20 Willie Hassell

 

      Portageville, MO

 

      Portageville High School

      Sophomore           Guard

 

2007 Sophomore Honors: NJCAA All-American (3rd Team), NJCAA All-Region XVI Team (MVP-Runner-up),

   MCCAC All-Conference Team

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

Freshman Season at MAC:

10.0 PPG           43.6 FG%

2.2 APG            63.4 FT%

2.8 RPG             37.8 3FG%

High Points:       20 vs. Three Rivers

High Rebounds: 5 vs. 5 opponents

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."

Birthday:  11/09/1986

 

Parents:  Gloria Hassell and Vincent Young

 

Major:  Physical Education

 

Individual Honors/Achievements:  All-State and All-Conference

 

Favorite thing to do:  Beating my team-mates in NBA Live

 

Favorite Foods:  Lasagna

 

If I could do anything right now:  Play in the NBA

 

Favorite Song/Artist:  Tupac Shakur-T.I.

 

Person I Admire Most:  My Mom and Grandma

 

Favorite Sports Star:  Steve Nash

 

Most Memorable Moment:  Winning Regionals against West Plains

 

The person in history that I’d most like to talk to is:  God and Tupac

Coaches Comments: "Willie is a very explosive guard.  He can shoot the deep three-pointer, has one of the best mid-

    range games in junior college basketball, as well as explosion to the basket."