Mario Moccia press conference transcript.
Mamadou Seck ends his career with 14 points and 11 rebounds.
Salukis were led on Senior Day by Mamadou Seck (18 points) and Justin Bocot (14 points).
Seniors Justin Bocot and Mamadou Seck will be honored before Saturday's game.
The team's leading scorer off the bench (5.8 ppg)..Made eight starts, including three of the last four games of the season...Missed four games in December due to suspension...Scored double figures six times on the season and 31 times in his career.
Scored double-figures in five-straight games to end the season -- the longest string of double-digit games in his career...Slowed by a mid-season ankle injury that caused him to miss two games...In a span of 10 games from Jan. 9 to Feb. 16, he scored a total of nine points...In the final five games, he scored 71 points...Named to the Chicago Invitational Challenge All-Tournament team...Recorded his first career double-double with 24 points and 10 rebounds at Indiana State on Feb. 16...Averaged 12.1 points per game during a nine-game overseas trip to China in May, 2011, with Reach USA.
Averaged 10.6 points and shot .500 from the field and .405 from 3-point in the final 13 games of the season...Ranked 12th in 3-point percentage in the MVC (.374)...Scored double figures in 13 games.
* MVC All-Bench Team
* MVC Newcomer of the Week (Feb. 9)
Started the last nine games of the season and averaged 9.8 points during that span, including a career-high 28 points at Missouri State...Bocot replaced the injured Bryan Mullins in the lineup and made his first-career start against Illinois State on Feb. 4.
Sat out to focus on academics.
Named Illinois Basketball Coaches Association 3rd Team All-State his senior year...Averaged 20.0 ppg, 3.2 apg, 2.3 spg and was named the Bloomington Pantagraph Player of the Year... Helped the Purple Raiders reach the Class AA super-sectional as a junior... Played for the 2007 Illinois Basketball Coaches Association all-star team...Also ran track, competing in the long jump and as a member of relay teams.
Earned a fifth year of eligibility by completing 80 percent of his degree requirements by the end of his fourth year at SIU...Born in Harvey-Chicago on Sept. 17, 1988...One of four left-handed players on the team (Kendal Brown-Surles, Mamadou Seck and Dantiel Daniels are the others)...Says he bats and bowls right-handed...Growing up, he spent many of his summers at the YMCA competing in football, baseball, soccer and gymnastics...Enjoys fishing with his dad...Son of Heidi and Lee Bocot...Mother works as a technical analyst at State Farm Insurance.