The men's basketball team from Kansas has added a shooter to the list for the 2019-20 season. After a hurricane the month after graduating from the University of Iowa, Grad Transfer believes Isaiah Moss once again that he is where he belongs.
"I think I should be here," Moss told Journal-World during a telephone interview on Monday afternoon, hours after he'd committed to play his final college basketball season in Kansas. "I feel good and look forward to moving forward and looking forward to everything."
Less than 72 hours after announcing that he would resume recruiting after traveling to Arkansas a few weeks ago, Moss said on Twitter Monday afternoon that he had chosen Kansas.
"First and foremost I would like to thank my family, my teammates and coaches for their continued guidance and support," Moss tweeted shortly after noon on Monday. "After reviewing all my options, I decided to get involved with the University of Kansas."
Moss, a 6-foot-5 Redshirt junior from Chicago's Simeon High School, told the Journal World of his original decision with Arkansas coming in a hectic time.
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The calendar confirms this with certainty.
After finishing his graduation class in Iowa on Thursday, May 9, Moss went to Arkansas the next morning and stayed for a two-day visit. On the way home, he visited Lawrence unofficially on Sunday evening and went to Arkansas three days later.
"I just felt like I was moving too fast and I was not thinking about it all the time," Moss said Monday.
Getting stuck in the back of the head was an important fact on his Kansas visit, which took place on May 12th.
"I really liked Kansas when I came out there," Moss said. "You showed me many things, I learned a lot about the history of the program. I liked it very much. I just wanted to win at the highest level. Just playing for a place like Kansas, such a historic program, and for a Hall of Fame coach, that's what I've noticed. "
Moss & # 39; addition gives KU the much-needed 3-point shooting skills A roster that returns only 28 percent of its one-season 3-point marks.
When Moss started all 35 games and received Iowa's award for Best Player, he shot 42% out of the 3-point area, which took fourth place in the Big Ten.
"Obviously, we were looking for shots in this recruitment phase and we feel that with Isaiah's addition we have addressed some of these needs," said KU coach Bill Self in a Monday press release. "If Isaiah is on the pitch, he'll be a guy who could be 40-45 percent 3-point shooter, and considering the way back, I think it will be even more important to have someone who is consistently good cuts off beyond the bow.
While his 3-point touch is certainly a big part of his game, Moss said it would be wrong to call him just a shooter.
"Really, I just want to do what the coach wants me to do," Moss said. "I can play defense, I'm pretty athletic, I can slip, so whatever the coach wants me to do, I'll go out there and do my best."
Moss, who will wear No. 4 at the KU, will report to campus in August after a summer internship in Chicago. He is the 15th player to move to the Self-Era Kansas program and the third graduate to join Tarik Black and Jack Whitman.
Last season he was fifth on the Hawkeyes (9.2 points per game), second in Steals (32) and fourth in assists (62), while playing 15 times in double digits, including eight games with 15 or more points and four games with four or more 3-pointers.
"Isaiah was a very good player in a very good team at the University of Iowa," added Self in the publication. "He's played in big games, he's certainly used to the physicality of our sport after playing in the Big Ten, and he has been well trained and trained, and he also plays in a top high school program with Simeon (Career Academy) in Chicago, I'm very excited about him and the opportunities he will give us to speak up and play with some really good, big boys. "
Moss added," Me I've seen it all, I got a part of the NCAA tournament this year and I think I'm ready to bring it. "
Moss & # 39; addition adds to the number of KU fellows over the 2019-20 period 11 and leaves two more seats free if Bill Self and Co. wish.
One of these posts could be filled on Wednesday when Guder High 4-star prospect Jalen Wilson of Denton, Texas, is expected to be at 14.00 his college decision g announces.
Wilson, who recently visited KU after resuming recruiting after a coaching change in Michigan, is likely to search between KU, North Carolina and Michigan.