Former UCLA and UNLV transfer Mike Moser discusses coming back home to Oregon

Feb 23, 2013; Laramie, WY, USA; UNLV Runnin’ Rebels forward Mike Moser. Mandatory Photo Credit: Troy Babbitt, USA Today Sports

Mike Moser left Grant High School in Portland as a top-100 prospect in the nation. The 6-foot-8 Moser played his freshman year of basketball at UCLA, where he scored a total of nine points and grabbed seven rebounds. He then transferred to UNLV, where he averaged 14 points and 10.5 rebounds per game as a sophomore. Having graduated from UNLV, Moser has come home to Oregon to play for the Ducks, a team he grew up loving.

Said Moser:

The main reason I came here was the opportunity I had to play right away and to come home. That was the biggest thing. I really love being home, as you can imagine.


It means a lot being here at Oregon. Every kid growing up in Portland or anywhere in Oregon, this is the dream school. I grew up watching Malik (Hairston), Fred Jones, all those guys. It’s going to be tough trying to fill my ticket list for games, but it should be fun (The Eugene Register-Guard).

Head coach Dana Altman hopes Moser can play multiple positions for an Oregon team that lost a couple key players from last year’s squad. If the Ducks have hopes of advancing to the Sweet Sixteen again, they’ll definitely need Moser to replicate the rebounding prowess of the now-departed Arsalan Kazemi.

[Source: The Eugene Register-Guard]

Topics: Mike Moser, Oregon Ducks

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