Mike Moser (below) is a 6’8 200 pound combo forward and is a rising star in the 2009 class. Moser helped to lead his team to the Oregon class 6A title this past season. Grant (22-6) squared off against favored Oregon City ( 28-2) in a highly anticipated contest. Moser was definitely the key to his teams 63-56 victory, scoring 20 points and pulling down 13 boards in clutch fashion.
I like the one liner that Rivals.com uses to describe the kid “intriguing forward with length and versatility”. Rivals does a great job of really summing up the reasoning behind the recent migration of scouts to the great northwest – intrigue. Oregon recently offered Mr. Moser adding their name to a list of schools that includes Arizona and Washington. As of now no formal offer has been extend by the Wildcats. In an AAU game this past summer Moser went toe to toe with 5 star recruit, Jordan Hamilton, and finished the game with 10 points and 13 boards. Moser’s length and ability to play multiple positions puts him right into the mold of a Billy Gillispie recruit.
It was rumored last week that Moser committed to the Duck’s after their recent offer. Grant coach Tony Brougous and Moser’s AAU coach Kumbeno Memory recently clarified his stars status by saying,
“He’s not close” to deciding on a college, Broadous says. “He wants to take some visits and be patient.”
“There is definitely interest (in Oregon) on Mike’s part and interest in Mike on Oregon’s part,” Memory says. “I believe he’ll take most or all of his visits once our season is over in August”
Memory goes onto says “dominated in all aspects” in a Cactus Classic game against a team with four or five players ranked among the nation’s top 100. “He had 26 points, 14 rebounds, five assists and a few blocks,” Memory says. “He’s a really well-rounded player.”
“Things have constantly heated up for Mike since last summer,” Memory says. “He was more of a post-forward last season, but he has the capability of playing on the perimeter, and he’s honed that and now can legitimately do things out there as well as play on the block.
“He’s a really driven kid who spends a lot of time in the gym, working on his game. He’s a naturally thin player, but he’s getting stronger, and by the time he enters college you’ll see a difference in his body.”
Moser’s coach’s are trying to get him invited to the top NBA’s top 100 camp and to the Lebron Skills Academy in Akron later this summer. With Moser currently sitting well inside the Rivals top 150 at #79, I would say that this kid has a great chance to achieve that.