Jennifer Mocanu, 23, of the Belford section of Middletown, departs for Germany on Sunday to embark on her new career as a professional basketball player. She is slated to be the starting shooting guard of TSV Krofdorf-Gleiberg of the FIBA when their season starts next weekend.
A 2008 graduate of Middletown High School North where she was a 4 year letter winner, senior MVP and leading scorer, Mocanu’s hoops magic continued in college where she was an NCAA Division 3 star at the College of Mount. St. Vincent in Riverdale, NY for two seasons and two seasons with Mount St. Mary College Knights in Newburgh, NY. She led the Knights to two NCAA Division 3 tournament appearances.
In her senior year at Mount Saint Mary’s, Jen led her team to the regular season championship and was named Player of the Year of the Skyline Conference where she was the league’s top scorer. She scored 1501 points in her collegiate career.
After graduation with a degree in Psychology, Mocanu enrolled at Monmouth University to pursue a Masters in Sociology. But she soon realized that sociology wasn’t what she thought it was, more importantly, that she wasn’t done with basketball.
Rebuffed by a players’ agent because she hadn’t played competitively in over six months, Jen was undeterred. She enrolled in a FIBA professional scouting tournament in Germany last spring where she was offered a one year contract by Coach Viktor Kramer on the second day of the three day tournament.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Human Interest, Middletown, Monmouth County, Sports | Tags: Belford, FIBA, Jen Mocanu, Jennifer Mocanu, Middletown, Mount St Mary College, NCAA, TSV Krofdorf Gleiberg, Womens Basketball | No Comments »