The graduate transfer saga of Iowa guard Isaiah Moss appears to be coming to an end. Moss originally committed to Arkansas but decided to back off of that commitment and re-open his recruitment he announced in a tweet last Friday.
After much thought and deliberation with my family, I have made the difficult decision to re-open my recruitment. I would like to thank the coaching staff at the University of Arkansas for all they have done for me. I am hopeful and excited for what the future holds for me.— isaiah moss (@imoss38) June 7, 2019
It didn’t take him long after that to find a new home as multiple media outlets were reporting that the 6’5″ guard is going to transfer to Kansas and then that news was confirmed by the official Kansas Basketball Twitter account.
This is a huge pickup for Bill Self. Kansas is of course going into next season with high expectations as usual, but they needed some help in the backcourt after it was made known that Quentin Grimes was going to transfer out of the program.
This move will give the Jayhawks a veteran guard to put in the backcourt alongside Devon Doston who is coming off of a very good freshman season. Dotson showed an ability to knock down the three at a solid clip last season but now he will have a backcourt mate who is a career 39.1% three-point shooter and is coming off of a career-high 42.1% from behind the three-point line so the floor should be even more spaced.
Not only can Moss stroke it from three, but he has really improved his ability to score by putting the ball on the ground. Now he does need to improve his efficiency from two this next season, but with some of the increased talent around him that should help him out a lot.
Moss has also slowly improved his defense over the course of his college career and with him going into his senior season he should go in as polished as ever on that end of the floor.
As I already mentioned this was a big need for Kansas and now they are going to have a core to build this upcoming around of Dotson, Moss, Marcus Garrett, Silvio De Sousa and Udoka Azubuike and they are looking at the possibility of picking up a commitment from top-50 recruit Jalen Wilson on Wednesday. Watch out for this squad.
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