Isaiah Moss Announces Transfer to Kansas After 3 Seasons with Iowa Basketball

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistJune 10, 2019

COLUMBUS, OHIO - MARCH 24:  Isaiah Moss #4 of the Iowa Hawkeyes goes up for a shot against Derrick Walker #15 of the Tennessee Volunteers during their game in the Second Round of the NCAA Basketball Tournament at Nationwide Arena on March 24, 2019 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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Former Iowa Hawkeyes guard Isaiah Moss announced on Twitter Monday that he transferred to Kansas:

isaiah moss @imoss38

First and foremost, I want to thank my family, teammates, and coaches for their continued guidance and support. After evaluating all my options, I have decided to commit to the University of Kansas! #RCJH https://t.co/7ZCgwb3N7o

Moss, who will be a senior in the 2019-20 season, averaged 9.2 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game last year in 24.1 minutes per game, shooting 39.9 percent from the field and 42.1 percent from three.

For a Kansas team that shot just 35 percent from three last season, tied for 141st in the nation, adding another experienced shooter is a major plus.

Moss will join returning players Udoka Azubuike, Devon Dotson, Silvio De Sousa, Ochai Agbaji, Marcus Garrett, David McCormack and Mitch Lightfoot, while an incoming trio of freshman recruits—Christian Braun, Issac McBride and Tristan Enaruna—will also vie for playing time.

Moss will likely come off the bench as a wing shooter, offering experience and the ability to stretch the floor. His addition gives the team even more depth, as Kansas has quietly reemerged as a major title contender for next season, largely due to the return of Azubuike, Dotson and De Sousa.

Moss, who had originally planned on playing his senior season at Arkansas before having a change of heart, is eligible to play immediately for Kansas since he will be a graduate transfer. So not only does he fill a big need for the Jayhawks, but he'll also do so without needing to sit out a year.

After a disappointing 2018-19 season by their lofty standards, the Jayhawks took another step toward returning to prominence with Monday's announcement.