Ex-NCCU aide Moseley targets volunteer NCCU aide Wilkerson

Apr. 22, 2014 @ 05:52 PM

N.C. Central’s basketball team may soon lose another assistant coach.

Former NCCU associate head coach John Moseley recently accepted the job as head coach of Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Mo., and he’s busy recruiting — targeting NCCU volunteer assistant coach C.J. Wilkerson.

“I am in the process of trying to get C.J. to come out here with me,” Moseley said.

Wilkerson was part of NCCU coach LeVelle Moton’s first NCCU recruiting class.

Moton became NCCU’s head coach in 2009, when the Eagles were playing a Division I schedule but were transitioning from Division II and not affiliated with a league.

NCCU joined the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference as a Division I school in 2011.

Moton has saluted players like Wilkerson who chose to come to NCCU even though where the Eagles were in the transition process meant they wouldn’t be able to play for any league championships or national titles.

Wilkerson played at Oxford’s J.F. Webb High School. He was a 6-3, 205-pound guard who arrived at NCCU after suiting up at Clinton Junior College in Rock Hill, S.C., and Southeastern Iowa Community College in West Burlington, Iowa.

At NCCU, Wilkerson was the newcomer of the year among Division I independent schools in 2009-10. The following season, he was the player of the year among D-I independent schools.

Wilkerson, who earned a degree in sociology from NCCU, scored 1,023 points as an Eagle, and his 17.6 points per game ranks sixth in the program’s history.

Moseley was on NCCU’s coaching staff when Wilkerson played for the Eagles.

NCCU this past season was 28-6 and played in the Division I NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history.