Moser Becomes A Runnin' Rebel
July 6, 2010
LAS VEGAS - Mike Moser has enrolled in classes at UNLV and has become a member of the men's basketball program, head coach Lon Kruger announced Tuesday.
Moser, a 6-foot-8 inch, 195-pound forward, transferred to UNLV from UCLA, where he was a true freshman during the 2009-10 season. He will have to sit out the 2010-11 season at UNLV because of NCAA transfer rules and will be eligible to play for the Runnin' Rebels as a sophomore during the 2011-12 season.
"Mike brings a great deal of versatility to our program as well as athletic ability," Kruger said. "He is an outstanding young man who works extremely hard both on and off the basketball court."
For the Bruins last season, Moser appeared in 15 of the team's 32 games. He averaged 4.7 minutes played per contest.
Moser was a two-sport star and four-year letterman in basketball and track and field at Grant High School in Portland, Ore., where he graduated in 2009 before going to UCLA. In basketball, he earned first-team All-6A Portland League and all-city honors all four years as well as first-team all-state accolades his final three seasons. He was a member of the 2008 Oregon state championship squad, a team that turned in a 22-7 record. His teams posted a mark of 76-32 (.704) during his four years and won the league title in each of his last three seasons with a combined league record of 26-5.
As a senior, Moser earned All-America honors and was named the state of Oregon's Mr. Basketball. He posted averages of 28.3 points and 13 rebounds per game as a senior. As a junior, he posted averages of 21.1 ppg and 12 rpg. He left Grant as the school's all-time leading rebounder and was also an all-league high jumper in track and field.
Coming out of high school, Moser was rated the 39th player in the country and No. 7 small forward by Scout.com. ESPN ranked him at No. 55 overall and 13th among small forwards, while Rivals.com had him at 92nd overall, 17th among small forwards, and the No. 1 small forward in his state.
UNLV finished the 2009-10 season with an overall record of 25-9 and made its third NCAA Tournament appearance in the last four years.