Hanner Mosquera-Perea Archive
Welcome to “That’s A Wrap,” our player-by-player recap of the 2013-2014 Indiana Hoosiers. Today: Hanner Mosquera-Perea.
Mosquera-Perea (29 games): 2.8 points, 2.1 rebounds, 0.2 assists, 0.4 blocks, 57.5% FG, 72.3% FT in 7.7 minutes per game.
Hanner Mosquera-Perea came to Bloomington in the summer of 2012 with a serious wingspan and incredible highlights. But after serving a nine-game suspension handed out by the NCAA during the non-conference slate of his freshman season, he was a non-factor, averaging just 5.8 minutes per game. While Mosquera-Perea displayed athleticism, his lack of fundamentals and court awareness saw him as mostly an observer during 2012-13′s Sweet 16 run.
With his sophomore season now in the books, Mosquera-Perea’s time on the court improved by just 1.9 minutes per game, even with the departed Cody Zeller and Christian Watford leaving room in the frontcourt. Part of this was due to Noah Vonleh’s presence on the team and the two big men never pairing together. The other part was this: Though improved, Mosquera-Perea’s still has ground to make up before he’s fully trusted for long stretches and crucial periods.
Start here: His turnover percentage of 25.7 was nearly worst on the team (Devin Devis: 25.8 percent). The Colombia native’s hands made him susceptible to drops and any work with his back to the basket in the post could be an adventure. Still, it wasn’t all bad. When he got to the line, he showed a smooth stroke. His percentage from the charity stripe (72.3 percent) was fifth best on the team. He led the team in block percentage (6.1), effective field goal percentage (57.5) and true shooting percentage (64.2). He was hyper-efficient at the rim, hitting 60.6 percent of his shots there. Only Will Sheehey (61.6 percent) bested that mark.
Where they’ve failed earlier in the season, the Hoosiers made plays on both ends of the court in the closing minutes against the Buckeyes to seal the victory on Sunday.
A look at Hanner Mosquera-Perea’s two lobs and Will Sheehey’s D on Aaron Craft — with some help from Mosquera-Perea — in the latest edition of Film Session:
With Indiana holding onto a five-point lead with just over three and half minutes left, Mosquera-Perea makes a pass to Yogi Ferrell on the perimeter:
Mosquera-Perea sets a ball screen on Craft for Ferrell:
Hanner Mosquera-Perea (eight points, five rebounds), Yogi Ferrell (20 points, four assists) and Will Sheehey (19 points, six rebounds, four steals) met with the media following Indiana’s 72-64 win over No. 22 Ohio State on Sunday at Assembly Hall.
Watch their postgame comments in the media player below:
MADISON, Wis. — The opening minutes of the second half have been a telling sign for the Hoosiers on the road this season. A good start, a potentially good result. A bad start, a not-so-pretty final score.
On Tuesday night at the Kohl Center, with Indiana leading the Wisconsin Badgers by 10 points at halftime, it would again prove to be a telling scenario.
And less than 5:30 into that final 20 minutes, Wisconsin had completely erased its halftime deficit. It wouldn’t look back, either, as the Badgers (23-5, 10-5) pulled away and eased over the Hoosiers (15-12, 5-9) in a 69-58 win.
“The bottom line is they got some looks and they made them,” Indiana coach Tom Crean said following the game. “And in the first half they weren’t getting as many of those looks.”
In those opening 20 minutes, the Hoosiers, indeed, shut the Badgers down — they averaged only .70 points per possession and a 27.8 effective field goal percentage (7-for-27 from the floor). The Indiana defense defended the dribble well and the Badgers weren’t getting their desired looks, going just 1-for-10 from beyond the arc.
But halftime this season has been trouble for the Hoosiers when they have played the first 20 minutes well. And it was clear from the start of the second half in Madison which second half effort the Hoosiers would show.
MADISON, Wis. — Sophomore forward Hanner Mosquera-Perea has been reinstated following a two-game suspension for an arrest earlier this month, Indiana coach Tom Crean announced on Tuesday.
Mosquera-Perea was arrested early in the morning of Feb. 14 and has been charged with two Class A misdemeanors: Operating While Intoxicated Endangering a Person and Operating a Vehicle with an Alcohol Concentration Equivalent to .15 or More.
Crean announced later that day that the 6-foot-8 forward would be “withheld from competition indefinitely,” though he only missed the Purdue and Northwestern games.
Before Tuesday’s game at Wisconsin, Crean said on his pregame radio show appearance that “we’re bringing Hanner back tonight,” and Mosquera-Perea was dressed and participating in warm-ups at the Kohl Center.
Indiana released a full statement from Crean only minutes later, which read: “Hanner is going to be paying a price in the office of the courts and with the Dean’s office. He also is going to continue to be disciplined inside of our program with no end in sight to that. Hanner has done everything and more than what has been expected of him since the incident and we are allowing him to be available for competition beginning tonight.”
In 24 games played this season, Mosquera-Perea is averaging 2.9 points and 2.3 rebounds in 8.0 minutes per game.
Indiana coach Tom Crean was asked about the status of Hanner Mosquera-Perea during a conference call on Friday morning to preview Saturday’s game at Northwestern and provided an update on the status of the sophomore forward.
Mosquera-Perea was arrested on Feb. 14 and charged with operating while intoxicated endangerment and operating with a blood alcohol content above .15.
Here are Crean’s comments, in their entirety:
“There’s two things. I’m not going to get into a suspension, but as far as his discipline, that is going on daily. And the bottom line is that to get him to a place where he understands what he has here, where he understands the commitment level, not only physically, but mentally, that goes into this. And really, to understand that for him to take the next step as a player, that commitment level, that passion level, that seriousness about this, along with his school work, which he’s done very good with, is the most important things to his future. It’s certainly the most important things to his present.
“But it’s also extremely important to his future and for his career. It’s been ongoing, daily. And it will continue to be to the point where he has an uncle in the United States that flew up here to make sure we were all unified on what we wanted for him. And how we were all unified and how we were going to get it. And I really, really appreciated that on behalf of Hanner’s family because obviously he doesn’t see them and we don’t see them. But they’re there. And they’re just like all of us, they love their son, they love their grandson, they love their nephew, they love their brother as we do.
Indiana sophomore forward Hanner Mosquera-Perea was arrested early this morning and charged with two class A misdemeanors, according to a spokesperson at the Monroe County Jail.
Mosquera-Perea was booked at 4:45 a.m. on charges of operating while intoxicated endangerment and operating with a blood alcohol content above .15, according to the Monroe County Jail.
“We’re aware of it, we’re in the process of getting more information,” Indiana coach Tom Crean said this morning on a teleconference. “It’s a disappointing shock to all of us. At the same time, we’re waiting to learn more about it. I don’t have an update on anything other than that.”
Crean said he wasn’t aware of the situation until 8:15 a.m. this morning.
The 6-foot-9, 225 pound Colombia native is averaging 2.9 points and 2.3 rebounds in eight minutes per game this season.
The Hoosiers are 14-10 overall, 4-7 in the Big Ten and play Purdue on Saturday at 4 p.m. ET at Mackey Arena.