Moser Picks Pac 10 School

Mike Moser had his list narrowed to five schools and on Tuesday the talented forward made his pick for a Pac 10 squad.

The spring of 2008 yielded few surprises. One of them, Mike Moser, is now a member of the Pac-10's Arizona Wildcats program.

"I just felt like it was the best fit for me," Moser said. "Lute Olson is an amazing coach and with all of the guys that he's put in the NBA, there's the proof right there."

"The reputation of their program and their reputation of developing players into NBA caliber players and that's always been a dream," Moser's confidant, Dauntae Roberson, said. "Him having the opportunity to go there was like a slam dunk."

The 6-foot-7 combo forward out of Portland (Ore.) Grant High School managed to fly undetected until a strong effort at the King James Shooting Stars Invitational in April. Since then, he's been on the circuit, balled at Vince Carter's Camp and now he's a Wildcat.

Arizona and Lute Olson's new staff had been working and pushing hard to get this one done before the summer evaluation period began and for good reason. If you loosely classify Moser as a power forward (he may be a small forward) you'll notice that only 6 of the Top 25 power forwards in the country remain on the board.

"It's just a real good situation for me," Moser said. "I'll be able to fit in there and play."

In short, Moser's pledge to the Wildcats couldn't have come at a better time. He picked Arizona over interest from UCLA, Texas, Indiana, Oregon, Washington and California.

Moser is ranked No. 84 in Scout.com's latest Top 100. His pledge is Arizona's second from a Top 100 prospect in the last few weeks. Greg Smith, a center, picked the Wildcats last month.


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