Gonzaga is in desperate need of post help for the 2013-14 season and it appears they are in the running to get it in the form of UNLV transfer Mike Moser. Our good friends over at Left Coast Recruiting were the first to report the news:
UNLV transfer Mike Moser told LCR that he will be visiting Oregon and Washington this weekend and Gonzaga next weekend.— LeftCoastRecruiting (@LC_Recruiting) April 18, 2013
About two weeks ago, CBS' typically reliable Jeff Goodman reported that Moser was basically a lock to move on to the University of Washington. Since then, most folks had given up hope but it does appear that things have opened up a bit. He'll visit both Oregon and Washington this weekend but you have to like the fact that Gonzaga could be receiving the final visit.
As we all know, Gonzaga already is counting on two D1 transfers to make a big impact this year as Gerard Coleman and Angel Nunez will both become eligible (Nunez in mid-season) but neither will help much in the low post. Moser would be able to step right in as he has already graduated and can play immediately. At 6'8'', he is a natural power forward that looked like an NBA prospect two years ago. He averaged a double-double in his sophomore season for UNLV after transferring from UCLA but was slowed last year by injuries with the Running Rebels. The fact that Anthony Bennett was on the same roster sure didn't help either.
While Oregon and Washington will appeal to Moser, I think Gonzaga will be very attractive to the skilled forward. He'll have the chance to step in and play big minutes right away for a team capable of having a big season. We'll keep you posted on any and all developments with Moser and other transfer possibilities.