Detrick  Mostella

15Detrick Mostella


Decatur, Ala.

High School:
La Lumiere School (Ind).

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 175



Prep School:
Notre Dame Prep (Mass.)


  • Points: 25 // at ETSU, 12/22/16
  • Rebounds: 9 // vs. Oregon, 11/22/16
  • Assists: 4 (4x) // last at Texas A&M, 12/29/16*
  • Steals: 2 (3x) // last vs. Tennessee State, 12/29/15
  • Blocks: 2 (2x) // last vs. Kentucky, 2/2/16
  • Field Goals: 8 (3x) // last vs. Oregon, 12/22/16
  • 3-Pointers: 5 // at Mississippi State, 1/16/16
  • Free Throws: 6 (2x) // last at ETSU, 12/22/16
  • Minutes: 36 // vs. LSU, 3/11/16*
  • * Indicates most recent high


2016-17 - JUNIOR

  • Game-By-Game Statistics
  • It was announced on Jan. 10, 2017, that Mostella had been dismissed from the Tennessee program.
  • Made three 3-pointers for the fifth consecutive game and finished with nine points at Florida (1/7/17).
  • Capped a streak of five straight games in double figures off the bench against Arkansas (1/3/16), posting 16 points in 23 minutes.
  • Tied his career-high with four assists and also added 13 points in Tennessee's SEC-opening win at Texas A&M (12/29/16).
  • Earned SEC Player of the Week honors after posting a career-best 25 points and lifting UT to a win at ETSU (12/22/16); caught fire late in the first half of that game, scoring 13 consecutive points over the final 2:33 of the period.
  • Was the catalyst behind Tennessee's comeback effort in a loss to No. 8 Gonzaga in Nashville (12/18/16), scoring 15 of his team-high 17 points in the second half and hitting three 3-pointers.
  • Provided a spark off the bench in a win over Lipscomb (12/15), scoring 11 points and hitting two 3-pointers in 25 minutes of action.
  • Finished with seven points in 16 minutes off the bench in Tennessee's win over Georgia Tech (12/3/16).
  • Scored in double figures in all three games at the Maui Invitational and finished the tournament as Tennessee's top scorer, averaging 16.0 ppg against No. 16 Wisconsin, No. 13 Oregon and tournament host Chaminade.
  • Provided a spark off the bench for Tennessee in Maui as 37 of his 46 points in the tournament were scored in the first half, including 18 over the first 20 minutes against Oregon (11/22/16).
  • Scored 22 points against No. 13 Oregon (11/22/16) and came a rebound shy of recording his first career double-double.
  • All 12 of his points against No. 16 Wisconsin at the Maui Invitational (11/21/16) came in the first half.

2015-16 - SOPHOMORE

  • Game-By-Game Statistics
  • Appeared in all 34 games for the Vols during his sophomore season, making four starts.
  • He averaged 8.4 ppg and 19.6 mpg during the 2015-16 season.
  • Averaged 8.2 ppg in SEC play, and his 28 made 3-pointers in league games ranked third on the team.
  • Tennessee's most productive scorer off the bench, he finished the season with 12 games of 10 or more points while in a reserve role; he was the first Vol off the bench 11 times.
  • Stepped up in a big way at the SEC Tournament, leading the Vols in scoring at 18.0 ppg over three games in Nashville.
  • Dropped a team-high 19 points in the SEC Tournament quarterfinals vs. LSU (3/11/16), connecting on three 3-pointers along the way.
  • Led the Vols with 18 points in UT's dramatic upset of fifth-seeded Vanderbilt (3/10/16) in the second round of the SEC Tournament; he also matched his season-high with six rebounds in the win.
  • Finished with 17 points to go along with four assists in Tennessee's rout of Auburn (3/9/16) in the opening game of the SEC Tournament.
  • Got the start and scored 10 points in 20 minutes of play in Tennessee's 81-65 home win over LSU (2/20/16).
  • Got the start at Mississippi State (1/16/16), responding with a career-high 24 points and five made 3-pointers in 35 minutes of action; scored 16 points in the second half.
  • Connected on a season-best four 3-pointers at Georgia (1/13/16), finishing with 16 points in 18 minutes off the bench.
  • Came off the bench to score 10 points in 19 minutes in UT's win over Florida (1/6/16), including a pull-up jumper in the final seconds of the first half that sent the Vols into halftime with a 22-point lead.
  • Finished in double figures for the third consecutive game, scoring 12 second-half points en route to 16 for the game against Tennessee State (12/29/15); his six made field goals were a career-high.
  • Scored 17 points in a career-best 27 minutes to lift the Vols to a comeback victory over ETSU (12/22/15); knocked down the go-ahead three-pointer with a minute to play, sparking a 9-0 run to break a 67-67 deadlock and seal the Tennessee win.
  • Huge performance off the bench vs. Gonzaga at the Battle in Seattle (12/19/15): tallied a season-best 13 points, including 10 in the second half, to help the Vols battle back to take the lead after trailing by 19 in the first half.
  • Tallied six points and four boards in 13 minutes off the bench against Florida Atlantic (12/16/15).
  • Played 21 minutes off the bench against Nebraska (11/28/15), handing out a career-high four assists.
  • Earned his second career start when the Vols hosted Marshall (11/19/15) and scored seven points while dishing out three assists.
  • Pulled down a career-high six rebounds while also scoring nine points off the bench at Georgia Tech (11/16/15).

2014-15 - FRESHMAN

  • Game-By-Game Statistics
  • Appeared in 31 games and made one start; was the first Vol off the bench in eight games.
  • Averaged 3.4 points in 11.7 minutes per game.
  • Averaged 2.2 points off the bench in 17 SEC appearances.
  • Made multiple 3-pointers in six different games.
  • Scored five points off the bench at Florida (2/28/15) and also had a steal in 15 minutes of action.
  • His eight points in UT's home game vs. LSU (2/14/15) marked his personal season-high in SEC play.
  • Came up with two key steals that led to four points after halftime in UT's thrilling overtime win at Vanderbilt (2/11/15); one of his steals led to the Kevin Punter free throws that gave Tennessee the lead for good in the extra period.
  • Tennessee's home win over Mercer (12/22/14) marked his first collegiate start.
  • Finished with nine points off the bench at NC State (12/17/14), all of which came on three second-half 3-pointers.
  • Went 4-of-8 from beyond the 3-point arc while scoring 13 points on 11th-ranked Kansas in the semifinals of the Orlando Classic (11/28/14).
  • Shot 3-of-8 from 3-point range en route to sharing team-high honors with 17 points in his college debut at the Veterans Classic vs. 15th-ranked VCU (11/14/14).


  • Spent the 2013-14 academic year at Notre Dame Preparatory School in Fitchburg, Mass, where he was coached by Ryan Hurd.
  • Former Vols point guard Antonio Barton, who completed his eligibility in 2013-14, also is a product of Notre Dame Prep.


  • He transferred to La Lumiere School in La Porte, Ind., for his final year of high school, and he graduated from La Lumiere in 2013.
  • Considered a four-star prospect by nearly every major recruiting service, he was rated by 247Sports as the nation's No. 43 overall prospect in the class of 2013.
  • From his freshman through junior year, he attended Austin High School in Decatur, Ala. As a junior, he earned All-State honors from the Alabama Sports Writers Association after averaging 16.4 points per game and leading Austin to the Class 6A Northwest Regional final.
  • As a sophomore at AHS, he averaged 18.0 points and 4.0 rebounds per game and was named The Decatur Daily's 4A-6A Player of the Year.


  • Full name is Detrick Samon Mostella
  • Name pronounced: DEE-trick moss-TELL-uh
  • Born: Oct. 12, 1993, in Decatur, Ala.
  • Son of Dyra and Ricky Mostella
  • Academic major: Communication Studies
  • Recipient of the Larry Pratt Athletic Scholarship Endowment


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