Walton-Moss named NABC D-III Player of the Year

Cabrini’s own Aaron Walton-Moss was named the National Association of Basketball Coaches Division III player of the year.

Walton-Moss was flown down to Texas to receive this prestigious award. Walton-Moss thanked his coaches, Cabrini and family members,

“Without Cabrini I wouldn’t be here today, I am so grateful,” Walton-Moss said.

Junior Aaron Walton-Moss has racked up several awards in his time here at Cabrini, but not one as prestigious as this one. (John Howard/Staff Photographer)

Junior Aaron Walton-Moss has racked up several awards in his time here at Cabrini, but not one as prestigious as this one. (John Howard/Staff Photographer)

Going into the season many athletes set up goals to achieve. The categories include individual goals and team goals. For Walton-Moss these goals were no different. Winning was his top priority: first winning the CSAC championship and second bringing a national championship to Cabrini College.

Unfortunately his second goal fell a little short this season. His individual goals were to improve from the previous season and Walton-Moss did more than just that, displaying his talents night in and night out for his fans. Walton-Moss could do anything and everything he wanted on the hardwood this season, a man amongst boys. Upon winning this award Walton-Moss stated the following:

“It still really hasn’t hit me being named the best player amongst all of division three. It is something I will be proud of for the rest of my life,” Walton-Moss said.

Walton-Moss hands down had one of, if not the greatest, season ever by a Cabrini College athlete. Walton-Moss has won the Colonial State conference player of the year the past two seasons, but this year was something like no other.

Walton-Moss broke Cabrini’s single season scoring record with a total of 594 points. Some other impressive statistics were being ranked 15th in the country with 10.9 rebounds per game and ranked 13th for assists with 5.9 per game.

Walton-Moss was one of three basketball players out of all NCAA divisions to record a two triple doubles in one season. A triple double is putting up double digit points, rebounds and assists in one game.  Walking with the best of the best was always something Walton-Moss really took to heart. Being around future NBA stars gives Walton-Moss that extra motivation he needs to put together his best off season yet.

Not only did Walton-Moss get to meet future NBA players he was allowed to watch the final four of this year’s March Madness tournament. Being in that arena gave Walton-Moss a different perspective on his future for his basketball career.

“Playing for thousands of people would be my dream. I would love to see what it’s like to play in atmosphere like that,” Walton-Moss said.

Only time will tell if Walton-Moss and his teammates can bring home a national championship to Cabrini.  “It truly has been three great years playing for the Cabrini program hopefully next year will be our greatest year yet,” Walton-Moss said.

Walton-Moss’s Current Accomplishments:

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