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Isaiah Moss to transfer out of Iowa basketball

The junior wing will be able to play elsewhere without sitting a year

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-Second Round-Iowa vs Tennessee Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Isaiah Moss is going to finish his collegiate basketball career outside Iowa City:

The University confirmed Moss’ departure in a release.

Moss was fifth on the team in scoring and second in steals. He started all 35 games for Iowa as a junior, and will be able to play for his next school immediately per the NCAA’s graduate transfer rules. His three-point percentage was fourth in the Big Ten this year.

Say what you want about Moss, he improved all three years in Iowa City and was at times an offensive revelation for the Hawkeyes. He could score 23 points against Minnesota after scoring 2 points against Michigan State three days earlier, then go scoreless in his next two games. His consistency was head-scratching, and he ended the year on a bit of a low note, scoring double digits just twice in the month of March. He was instrumental in Iowa’s “comeback” against Tennessee in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, however, scoring 16 while going 6-12 from the floor.

The news comes at a time when Iowa has a couple question marks surrounding its roster. Tyler Cook has declared for the draft and presumably won’t return, and Iowa is apparently hosting a slew of graduate transfers themselves:

So Moss is entering the portal, and Iowa finds itself with roughly three open scholarships for next year, after Maishe Dailey announced his transfer shortly after the season ended. I’m not going to speculate where Moss goes next, but I do know they’ll be getting a polished player who has showed he can play big time ball on a couple occasions.

Best of luck to Isaiah Moss on his basketball future! Once a Hawk always a Hawk.