Topic: Mike Moser
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May 7, 2013 at 4:55 PM
Several recruiting sites and media outlets are reporting UNLV junior forward Mike Moser will transfer to Oregon. He was considering Washington and Gonzaga.
It’s a homecoming for the 6-8, 210-pound Portland native who won a state title at Grant High. A four-star recruit, he committed to Arizona before signing with UCLA. After one season with the Bruins (2009-10), he transferred to UNLV.
Moser became a star his first year with the Runnin’ Rebels. He averaged 14 points and 10.5 rebounds during the 2011-12 season and received honorable mention All-American honors. Moser considered entering the NBA draft, but chose to return to school.
However, his junior year wasn’t very productive.
He switched positions from power forward to small forward due to the addition of star prospect Anthony Bennett, who became an All-American freshman. Moser suffered an elbow injury that forced him to miss seven games and he averaged 7.1 points and 6.1 rebounds.
Moser made it clear that he wasn’t going to return to UNLV and is expected to graduate, which makes him immediately eligible to play next season.
Reportedly Washington was an early favorite to secure the coveted big man.
Landing Moser would been a significant acquisition for the Huskies who missed on touted prospect Aaron Gordon. Washington still has a scholarship remaining, but it appears as if the Huskies will begin the season with 12 scholarship players.
Moser would have been the second or third option on a UW team that will feature shooting guard C.J. Wilcox.
Washington’s loss is Oregon’s gain. Since the arrival of coach Dana Altman, the Ducks have had success with senior transfers including Arsalan Kazemi (Rice), Olu Ashaolu (Louisiana Tech) and Devoe Joseph (Minnesota).
Pac-12 Tournament champion Oregon, which finished 28-9 and advanced to the NCAA tournament Sweet 16, returns star point guard Dominic Artis and Damyean Dotson in the backcourt. Moser helps offset the loss of front court players E.J. Singler, Tony Woods, Carlos Emory and Kazemi.
The Ducks are also in pursuit of Tarik Black, a 6-9 junior power forward who is expected to transfer from Memphis.
May 3, 2013 at 10:08 AM
Jon Rothstein at CBS New York makes an astute point about the college basketball offseason when he likens it to NBA free agency. In recent years, we’ve seen an uptick in seniors graduate from their old schools, receive immediate waivers to play next season and shop for a new home.
Oregon has sustained the program the past two years with that type of player. And now Washington is hoping to cash in as well with Mike Moser, a coveted 6-8 senior forward who is expected to graduate from UNLV.
Rothstein believes Moser could make a decision Friday or over the weekend between the Huskies, Ducks and Gonzaga.
Moser, a Portland native, told Adam Zagoria “It’s definitely a tough decision.”
He added: “You can’t ignore Gonzaga’s track record of making it to NCAA Tournament and winning conference tournament titles. It’s a great program that gains a lot of national exposure.
“Washington has added some impressive pieces and will be better next year. They’ve sent a lot of players to the NBA. And Oregon has come a long way in the past three years, not to mention the fact that’s where I’m from. But all in all, these three schools have three amazing elite coaches. I don’t think anyone can argue that.”
AROUND THE PAC-12:
— The Pac-12 hired Ice Miller LLP to conduct its independent review of the officiating scandal during the conference’s men’s basketball tournament in Las Vegas last month. Ice Miller LLP has a branch specializing in NCAA-related matters. One of its attorneys who handles sports, Stuart Brown will head the review.
— We’re starting to get a consensus on who the national media feels will be the Pac-12′s featured players heading into the 2013-14 season. CBSsports.com didn’t include Pac-12 player on its early preseason all-America teams. However, UCLA’s Jordan Adams and Kyle Anderson, Arizona State’s Jahii Carson and Arizona’s Aaron Gordon were added to a 20-man players to watch list.
April 21, 2013 at 1:08 PM
Several media outlets are reporting UNLV junior Mike Moser plans to visit Washington on Sunday after taking a look at Oregon on Saturday.
As a sophomore, the 6-8 forward was an honorable mention all-American who averaged 14 points. 10.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists in 2011-12.
Last season his production dipped because of a hip injury that forced him to miss seven games and the arrival of All-American freshman forward Anthony Bennett. Moser averaged 7.1 points and 6.1 rebounds in 2012-13.
Left Coast Recruiting tweeted Moser will visit Gonzaga next week. Arizona was believed to be in the picture, but the Wildcats are no longer considered an option.
Moser starred at Grant High in Portland. A four-star recruit, he committed to Arizona before signing with UCLA. After one season, he transferred to UNLV.
Washington has one remaining scholarship. Coach Lorenzo Romar said if the Huskies used the scholarship, then it would be given to a front-line player.
Landing Moser would soothe the sting after losing highly touted prospect Aaron Gordon to Arizona. And some would argue, Moser will have a bigger impact in the Pac-12 next season than Gordon.
Washington received great news last week when junior C.J. Wilcox decided to return to school. His decision could help the Huskies recruit Moser.
“Really good players want to play with really good players,” Romar said.
April 5, 2013 at 10:10 AM
Jeff Goodman at CBSsports.com is reporting UNLV junior forward Mike Moser is thinking about transferring to Washington. According to Goodman, Moser would graduate this summer, which would make him eligible to play for the Huskies next season.
For the 6-8, 210-pound power forward, it would be a return to the conference where he began his college career.
The former four-star prospect from Grant High in Portland chose UCLA over UW. He played one season for the Bruins and former coach Ben Howland before transferring to UNLV.
As a sophomore Moser averaged 14 points, 10.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.9 steals and 1.0 blocks in 35 games.
Many NBA mock drafts pegged Moser as a second-round pick last year, which is one of the reasons why he returned to the Runnin’ Rebels.
However, UNLV added star freshman Antony Bennett and moved Moser to small forward, which cut his productivity. He averaged 7.1 points, 6.1 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.7 blocks last season in 28 games. He also dislocated his right elbow, which forced him to miss four games.
Washington lost a recruiting battle to Arizona for high school star Aaron Gordon, but adding Moser would be a pretty good Plan B.