There were multiple reports yesterday and today that UNLV transfer Mike Moser is nearing a decision on where to play basketball in the 2013-14 season. Moser is choosing between Oregon, Washington, and Gonzaga. Jon Rothstein of CBS New York broke the news yesterday:
UNLV transfer Mike Moser is down to Gonzaga, Oregon and Washington, and will likely make a decision by the end of the week, according to a source close to the situation. Moser is eligible to play immediately next season without sitting out because he's already graduated.
Moser also spoke to Adam Zagoria of ZagsBlog and had this to say about each program:
"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."
That Moser is near a decision was confirmed today by DuckTerritory, who spoke to his AAU coach and mentor, Kumbeno Memory:
"Yes, I think he will make a decision this weekend or early next week," says Memory. "All three schools are still even in his mind."
The addition of Moser would help fill the void in Oregon's front court left by four graduating seniors. Moser would also give the Ducks a good chance to make the NCAA tournament for the second year in a row under Dana Altman. Moser would be Oregon's third transfer player in the 2013 class, joining guard Jalil Abdul-Bassit and guard/forward Elgin Cook.