Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Source: Moser headed to Oregon

*UPDATE: The source has been confirmed as Moser's AAU Coach. Moser has confirmed that he will be transferring to Oregon*
Bummer of the day: @TheRecruitScoop is reporting that Mike Moser will be transferring to the University of Oregon. This is certainly a huge loss for Washington, who pundits projected to finish top three in the Pac-12 if Moser had picked the Dawgs. The UNLV transfer said the primary motive for choosing the Ducks is that he will be playing close to home. He is a Portland native.

Huskies Hire T.J. Otzelberger As Assistant Coach

Lorenzo Romar has announced that former Iowa State assistant coach T.J. Otzelberger will fill a similar role for Washington next season. Romar called Otzelberger a "tenacious recruiter".
GoHuskies.com already has a bio and brief piece on Otzelberger's arrival.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Notable Early Pac-12 Departures

*a list of people that the Pac-12 won't have to deal with anymore*

Early Entry to the NBA Draft (former team)
Allen Crabbe (California)
Dwayne Dedmon (USC)
Grant Jarrett (Arizona)
Shabazz Muhammad (UCLA)
Andre Roberson (Colorado)

Transfer Departures (former team)
Angelo Chol (Arizona)
Jeremy Adams (Colorado)
Martin Breunig (Washington)
Glen Dean (Utah)
Aaron Dotson (Utah)
Bryce Leavitt (Washington State)
Willie Moore (Oregon)
Justin Seymour (Utah)
Ahmad Starks (Oregon State)

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Mike Moser Update Because Why Not?

*UPDATE A more recent source (@AdamZagoria) has reported that Moser has no timetable for his decision*
    Mike Moser has finished his visits with Oregon, Washington and Gonzaga. He has headed back to UNLV to finish out school while contemplating his decision. The 6'8 forward's interests were expressed last week by his AAU coach Kumbeno Memory. As expected, Moser is drawn to each of these schools for specific reasons:
    Moser is a Portland native, which is obviously a strong pull for his interest in Oregon. The Ducks staff also said they were willing to free up Moser's playing style and not lock him in a position, a similar pitch was used by Lorenzo Romar for Aaron Gordon.
   Moser has a large desire to play at the next level (as athletes with his talent should) and Washington has a large advantage in producing NBA players over the other two schools. In addition, Nigel Williams-Goss and Moser grew up in the same AAU program and are fairly close.
   Gonzaga is the one school that is a virtual lock to make the NCAA Tournament next year and the UNLV transfer wants to be on a tournament team in his final collegiate season. The Zags are losing two NBA caliber big men in Kelly Olynyk and Elias Harris.
   All of these schools have immediate playing time to give Moser and it's fairly safe to say he will compete for starting minutes wherever he decides to play. I would like to credit oregon.247sports for the updates regarding Moser's AAU coach.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Breaking News: C.J. Wilcox Will Return For His Senior Season!

C.J. Wilcox has told the University of Washington that he will return for his senior season.
Today is a happy and fun day. 
Wilcox stated that he felt he could be a better prospect next year with a healthy foot. The senior shooter can also boost his stock by improving his all-around offensive game. This news is coming shortly after UNLV forward Mike Moser became eligible to transfer. A starting lineup that includes both Wilcox and Moser makes Washington a legitimate top-25 threat.

Mike Moser Update

UNLV Forward Mike Moser has officially been released to freely transfer (and contribute immediately) to another college basketball program. Reports came out two weeks ago that Moser was "likely" heading to Washington. The most recent updates from Left Coast Recruiting tell us that he will be visiting Gonzaga in two weeks, while going to Oregon and Washington this weekend.