Mar 15, 2012; Albuquerque, NM, USA; UNLV Rebels forward Mike Moser (43) chases a loose ball along with Colorado Buffaloes center Shane Harris-Tunks (15) during the first half in the second round of the 2012 NCAA men

Gonzaga Basketball News: Mike Moser Visits Campus Today


Per multiple reports, former UNLV forward Mike Moser is on the Gonzaga campus for a visit. Moser has one year of eligibility left, and is transferring to play closer to his home of Portland, Oregon. Three schools are in play for Moser’s service; Gonzaga, Washington, and Oregon. Last weekend Moser visited Oregon and Washington and now its Gonzaga chance to woo Moser and convince him to become a Zag.

Moser is a 6’8″ power forward that has the innate ability to score and rebound the basketball at a high level. In his sophomore season, he averaged a double-double (14.1 points and 10.5 rebounds a game). Moser was not able to replicate that type of season last year due to injuries. However, his sophomore season displayed his ability to play at an all-american type level.

CBS college basketball analyst Jeff Goodman reported a few weeks ago that Moser was likely transferring to the University of Washington. He quoted a source that said “It’s almost done that he’s going to transfer and play at Washington.” However, Moser opened up his recruit and it appears that Oregon and Gonzaga have closed the gap that UW previously possessed. Per Moser’s mentor Kumbeno Memory, Gonzaga, Oregon, and Washington are the schools that have been recruiting him the hardest.

Moser would be a fantastic fit at Gonzaga, for a myriad of different reasons. Since Gonzaga has graduated power forward Elias Harris, Mike Moser could step in right away and the Zags starting lineup would barely skip a beat. Moser can play right away because he is going to graduate during the summer, so he is not subject to the NCAA’s transfer rules.

During last season, the addition of Anthony Bennett and Khem Birch forced Moser to play at the 3, a position that he simply was not as comfortable with as the 4 spot. At Gonzaga, Moser would play the 4 exclusively.

Moser is visiting Gonzaga this Sunday and Monday, and will likely make his decision by the end of the week.

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  • Don Miller

    “Since Gonzaga has graduated power forward Elias Harris, Mike Moser could step in right away and the Zags starting lineup would barely skip a beat.”

    Are we forgeting about losing Olynyk? Last I checked, Kelly was a HUGE part of that “starting lineup.” Sure, landing Moser would help at the 4 but….

    • joshhorton

      Just saw this, but of course Olynyk was huge, but there are guys such as Karnowski and Dower that can do a good job at the center position. Whereas the power forward position, there is absolutely no one. As it stands, either Dower would be playing out of position at the 4, or a freshman, Luke Meilke would be forced into a role way too early. It’s just a bigger need at the moment.