Oregon received a very important commitment today as Mike Moser confirmed to multiple sources that he intends to play his final year of basketball for the Ducks. Matt Prehm of 247Sports broke the news first, followed shortly by Adam Jude of the Oregonian.
Mike Moser has committed to Oregon.— Matt Prehm (@Prehmmr247) May 7, 2013
UNLV forward Mike Moser, a Portland native, will transfer to Oregon for his senior season, a source tells The Oregonian.— Adam Jude (@A_Jude) May 7, 2013
Mike Moser is a 6'8 forward transferring from UNLV. A Portland native, he was a four star player out of high school and considered Oregon before ultimately landing with UCLA. He later transferred to UNLV, where he was an Honorable Mention All-American during his sophomore year. As a Junior Moser was slowed by injuries and forced to play small forward with freshman superstar Anthony Bennett manning the power forward position. Moser has already graduated and is eligible to play right away for the Ducks.
The addition of Moser means Oregon is likely a preseason top 25 team in basketball. It should also help them as they pursue other transfer players like Tarik Black, a 6'9 260 lbs center transfer from Memphis. Black came off the bench last year for Memphis but given his size and athleticism is nonetheless coveted by top programs around the country, including Duke, Ohio State, Miami, and Kansas, among many others.
Adding Moser to a team that already includes Artis, Dotson and incoming guard/forward Elgin Cook should give the Ducks a very formidable starting five heading in to next season.