RADNOR, Pa. (April 2, 2014) — Aaron Walton‑Moss, a junior at Cabrini College, was named Division III Men's Basketball Player of the Year by the National Association of Basketball Coaches.
This is the first time a Cabrini College student‑athlete has received the national honor.
“I am truly honored to receive this award,” Walton‑Moss said upon receiving the news.
“I would like to offer my sincere thanks to the entire Cabrini community.”
Profiled in the Philadelphia Daily News on January 24, Walton‑Moss recounts his unlikely journey from the streets of Camden to the serene 112‑acre campus of Cabrini College on Philadelphia’s Main Line.
“You take it one day at a time,” Walton‑Moss acknowledged in the Daily News article.
“I’ve never been around this type of culture. I’m used to the inner city. I don’t hear the gun shots, or see the cops on every corner. I can really rest at night, without having to worry…”
Overcoming obstacles that could have derailed his basketball career, the two‑time Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) Player of the Year set the Cabrini Men’s Basketball program’s single‑season scoring record with 594 total points.
He closed the season ranking fifth in Division III with 24.8 points per game while ranking in the nation’s top 20 in seven other categories.
He also was named Mid‑Atlantic Player of the Year and a First Team All‑American.