Now, nothing is official yet and probably won’t be until the papers are signed, but Alex Kline of The Recruit Scoop and Rivals is reporting that former-UNLV forward Mike Moser will transfer to Oregon.
It was just weeks ago that Jeff Goodman of CBS Sports first reported that Moser would be transferring from UNLV. In that report, he said Washington was his “likely” destination. We, along with many others, ran with that news and it seemed like a forgone conclusion that Moser would be headed to Montlake.
Of course, it looks like that is no longer happening and Lorenzo Romar has lost out on another big recruit. Rumors had been circling that Washington was still a likely destination for Moser, even though he had decided to take visits to Gonzaga and Oregon, as well as Washington.
Apparently Dana Altman was more than impressive on Moser’s visit two weekends ago and was enough to get him to Eugene.
Like I wrote when the news was first reported, Moser would have pretty much made up for losing Aaron Gordon. Now, after losing both to rival Pac-12 schools, Romar is going to have to pull a rabbit out of his hat to save the season this time.
Don’t get me wrong, the Huskies should be improved over last season with key front and backcourt additions – Nigel Williams-Goss and Perris Blackwell to name a couple – but without the talented Moser, the team goes from Pac-12 title contenders to a NCAA bubble team.
Before you panic, wait for the news to become official, but right now, it is looking fairly likely. What to do now?