News broke today that former UNLV forward Mike Moser will be tranferring to Oregon to play his senior season. Washington and Gonzaga were also in contention for the services of the 6’8″ power forward. The whole premise of Moser transferring in the first place was to play a little closer to home. In that case, Oregon makes the most sense, since Eugene is just under two hours away by car.
Husky fans are extremely frustrated by this news, considering a few weeks ago Moser to Washington was a basically a “done deal.” Lorenzo Romar missed out on a player that could have turned his team into one of the front runners to win the Pac-12.
Like the Huskies, Gonzaga is now left empty handed after the Moser saga. Mark Few and his staff still has not found a suitable replacement for workhorse forward Elias Harris, who was a senior last year. Although Olynyk was a huge loss, Przemek Karnowski and Sam Dower will do a decent job in his absence, but there is no one on the current Gonzaga roster that can fill the role that Elias Harris played so phenomenally last season.
Gonzaga will now turn its attention to Tulane transfer Josh Davis. Davis is a natural 4, at 6’8″, and would fit the Gonzaga system like a glove. He would help fill the void that player’s like Elias Harris and Kelly Olynyk have left in their front court. Davis has reportedly narrowed down his choices to Gonzaga and San Dieog State. Davis turns into priority number one for Mark Few and his staff.