BROCKTON ---- In his first season at Massasoit, Jahleel Moise has been a blocking machine for the Warriors through 10 games of the 2014-15 campaign.
The Brockton native, who transferred from UMass-Boston, has rejected at least six shots in every game so far and leads all of NJCAA in blocks per game, registering 8.8 and totaled 88 stuffs.
In his first game as a Warrior, Moise rejected a season-best 13 shots in a loss at Springfield Tech. He has four double-digit stuff performances and posted a pair of triple-doubles already on the young season.
But what makes his numbers that much more impressive is that Moise only stands 6-foot-3. His natural jumping ability and excellent timing has caused opponents heading to the rim to reconsider.
Despite the lofty numbers, head coach Jim Stapleton had seen Moise's skills and knew he had the ability to be a force for the Warriors.
"I'm not terribly surprised by the blocking numbers Jahleel has put up," head coach Jim Stapleton said. "He was a shot blocking terror at Brockton High for four years. He is a cerebral player with impeccable timing. He is such a weapon for us defensively."
Moise is also light-years a head statistically to the next individual in blocked shots per game…at any college level. Looking across the nation at all three divisions of the NJCAA, NCAA and two divisions of the NAIA, the next closest in average blocks per game to Moise is 5.22 by Berruche Archille of Middlesex County (NJCAA DIII).
Meaning Moise is swatting over three-and-a-half more shots a game than any other collegiate basketball student-athlete. The closest NCAA Division I player is Robert Upshaw of Washington, who tallies 4.71.
And overall blocks, Moise's 88 stuffs are 31 more than No. 2 on the total blocks lists.
Even more mind-boggling is that Moise has more blocks than all but one team across the nation. Lehigh Carbon CC has totaled 147 swats on the season. Campbellsville (NAIA DI) also has 88 blocks like Moise.
Moise is even out-blocking the University of Kentucky (80) on the year. And in average blocks per game, only Lehigh Carbon (12.2) and UNLV (9.1) top Moise's average.
Massasoit is currently on a three-game win streak, thanks in part to the play of Moise. The Warriors will look to block its way to the top of Region XXI the rest of the season.