Welcome home Mosca
Former Lightning standout returns to St. Mary’s to finish basketball career
The Lightning men’s basketball program is excited to welcome back another top talent to the upcoming 2019-2020 season. After the recent signing of Usport Transfer Wil Konybai a former Lightning player and Usport product has made the decision to come back where it all started, following a conversation with Konybai about signing with the Lightning.
Randall Mosca, who first played with the lightning during the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons, is ready to finish his collegiate basketball journey where it all started.
“I wasn’t recruited out of high school, I wasn’t supposed to play post-secondary, St. Mary’s was kind of what got everything going,” said Mosca. “When I first started with St. Mary’s I didn’t really expect it turn into what it turned into so in my mind I didn’t talk to any other teams, this where I wanted to finish my last two years.”
After his first tour with the Lightning where Mosca averaged 21 points a game he decided to transfer to UBCO to obtain his sociology degree and continue his basketball career. Playing one season with the Heat in 2015-16 he averaged eight points a game in 18 minutes of playing time.
“Having a player like Randal l who is a fantastic talent – brings maturity and stability to the team,” said Lightning men’s head coach Nathan Ruff. “Randall is a great leader and will bring a whole other level of professionalism and skill that will help our program get to where we want to be.”
“Over the past few years we have seen the ACAC start to develop into a league where players start and finish or come to finish their basketball careers. Knowing that the landscape is changing we have had to shift some of our culture to accommodate that. With Randall signing and Wil before him it is evident that St. Mary’s is a place that strong, talented players can start and finish their careers at”.
Mosca will be returning to St. Mary’s to further his education in his eventual career aspirations.
A lightning fast guard, who pushes the tempo of the game and will gain the attention of the opposing teams back court, Mosca’s ability to get to the rim and his selfless attitude will make for some exciting Lightning basketball on the horizon.
“I foresee us competing for a championship, and in my mind that is the only goal. Whether that happens this year or next year, it starts this year. I know what the ACAC is like and I know we can do it.”