Isaiah Moss returns to Hawkeye basketball

After getting feedback from NBA personnel, the shooting guard opted to return to the Hawkeye program.


The Daily Iowan; Photos by Josep

Iowa guard Isaiah Moss drives to the hoop during an Iowa/Ohio State men's basketball game in Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. The Buckeyes defeated the Hawkeyes, 92-81. (Joseph Cress/The Daily Iowan)

Hawkeye basketball announced on May 29 that shooting guard Isaiah Moss would return to the program after testing the NBA waters this offseason.

Moss, who averaged 11.1 points per game last season, had an up-and-down season, dropping a career-high 32 points against Minnesota and being named to the Cayman Island Classic All-Tournament team.

Iowa will return a key piece in its scoring machine.

“After discussing with my family and Coach [Fran] McCaffery, I have decided to return to Iowa for my junior season,” Moss said in a release. “The feedback I received from NBA personnel was extremely beneficial in making this decision while also helping me grow as a basketball player. I am excited to continue my education and train with my teammates so we can have a great season.”

McCaffery echoed Moss’ comments, highlighting the benefits of receiving NBA-level feedback.

“This has been a positive experience for Isaiah,” McCaffery said in a release. “This process provided Isaiah with the necessary information and exposed him to the NBA level. I believe Isaiah’s overall skillset will continue to improve this year, which will make him a better basketball player. The coaching staff, along with his teammates, are excited to have him back.”

Fellow Hawkeye Tyler Cook opted for the same offseason route as Moss, and he has until the end of the day on May 30 to make a decision. May 30 is the cutoff for players to return to school.

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