Former Aggie point guard joins Hamburg's Sport-Club Itzehoe
This year's squad posts UC Davis' most successful season as a Division I program
Mustangs use big second half to pull away from Aggies after tight first half
Aggies will enter Big West Tournament as sixth seed and will face Cal Poly on Thursday
Aggies nearly pull off upset before a soldout crowd of 5,670 at The Pavilion
2012-13: Ended the season ranked No. 5 in the Big West Conference with 3.9 assists and No. 9 with a 1.5 assist-to-turnover ratio... Earned five or more assists in 11 games, and scored 10 or more points in five games... Scored a season-high 10 points, an effort that included a career-high two 3-point field goals made vs. Eastern Washington (12/17)... Was a perfect 3-for-3 at the line and fell one point shy of tying his season high in scoring vs. Southern Illinois (12/20/12)... Posted a team-high five assists and grabbed three rebounds vs. Nicholls State (12/22)... Led all Aggies with a career-high 18 points on by making a career-high six field goals, both three-point shots taken and four of seven attempts at the line at Cal State Northridge (1/17)... His final three-point field goal, recorded with 23 seconds left in the game, gave UC Davis the cushion it needed to record a three-point victory against the Matadors... Mancasola set two new season highs (points and field goals made), and tied another three (rebounds, three-point field goals made and free-throws made) in that same game... Recorded 11 assists at Hawai'i (1/19), the first Aggie to record a double-digit assist total since Mark Payne finished with 10 against Cal State Fullerton on Feb. 14, 2009... During a four-game stretch that started at Cal State Northridge (1/17), Mancasola averaged 13.3 points and 7.0 assists per game... Grabbed a season-high four rebounds at UCSB (2/7)... Scored five points, all at the free throw line, and posted a team-high six assists vs. Cal State Northridge (2/16)... Blocked his first shot as an Aggie at Long Beach State (2/20)... Drained the game-winning shot in the Aggies' BracketBusters game vs. Northern Colorado (2/23)... Finished with a career-high seven rebounds at UC Riverside (2/28)... in his final home game as an Aggies, Mancasola ended with seven points, four assists and made a season-high five free throws in as many attempts vs. UC Irvine (3/9).
2011-12: Saw action at point guard position in 30 of 31 games, starting 10 and averaging 3.2 ppg... Missed Big West game vs. Cal State Fullerton (2/25) due to injury... Finished second on the team with 64 assists (2.1 avg.)... Had 1.8 assist/turnover ratio, best on the team... Had impressive 4.6 ast/to ratio (32-7) over nine-game stretch in latter third of season, averaging 26.8 min... Didn't have more than 2 turnovers in any of those games including playing three games without one... Scored season-high 13 pts against Pacific (2/14) and followed with 10 during big comeback win at No. Arizona (2/18)... Had 11 in early season win over UC Santa Cruz (11/15)... Shot .781 from free throw line (25 of 32)... Grabbed 5 rebs against Banana Slugs and vs. Long Beach State (1/12)... Averaged 36.0 min during four-game Big West stretch.. Averaged 1.7 rpg.
SHASTA COLLEGE: Played two years (2008-09, 2010-11) for Shasta, earning All-Golden Valley Conference honors both seasons... Two-year team captain... Averaged 14.8 ppg, 5.3 assists and 4.3 rebounds as a sophomore while shooting .553 from the field... Averaged 10.1 ppg and 5.0 apg as a freshman.
UNIV. OF SAN DIEGO: Redshirted during 2009-10 season.
CENTRAL VALLEY HS: Four-year varsity letterwinner who was three-time All-Northern Athletic League while also earning honorable mention recognition as a freshman... Was starting point guard all four years... Was All-CIF Northern Section three times including earning MVP honors as a senior... All-State Div. IV honoree in 2008... Named Northern League MVP as a senior along with Corning Tournament MVP and Carson City Tournament MVP... Won the same tournament honors the year before in addition to Lehigh Tournament MVP accolades... Three-year captain... Averaged 16.9 ppg., 5.3 assists and 3.0 steals as a senior... Averaged 18.1 ppg. as a junior. .. Helped lead team to school-record 25 wins and section title in 2007-08.
PERSONAL: Born in Red Bluff, Calif... Majoring in psychology... Parents are John and Molly Mancasola... Was homeschooled but played for Central Valley HS... Career highlight was helping prep team to first section title since 1984... Taught himself to play the guitar... Title of his autobiography would be "I've got a rock stuck in my arm."
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