Isaiah Moss is going to finish his collegiate basketball career outside Iowa City:
Iowa wing Isaiah Moss will transfer and be eligible immediately for a new school, his father told @Stadium. Averaged 9.2 points per game this past season and shot 42 percent from 3.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) May 2, 2019
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.
Just spoke with Isaiah Moss, who confirms he is seeking a grad transfer but is not doing media interviews right now. Iowa losing a three-year starter at shooting guard and has three scholarships available— MarkEmmert (@MarkEmmert) May 2, 2019
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:
Notre Dame transfer D.J. Harvey told @Stadium he will choose between Vanderbilt and Iowa. Averaged 10.7 points this past season as a sophomore.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) May 1, 2019
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.