By the time his basketball season rolls around in early December, Isaiah Moss will know where he will play college basketball next season.
His choices have recently seen an uptick as the 6-foot-6 wing picked up an offer from Iowa last Tuesday with Iowa State following with an offer of its own last Wednesday. While he didn’t hold any offers after his junior season, strong play with the Mac Irvin Fire in the AAU circuit this summer has boosted his recruitment.
“I played really well in the summer,” Moss told AllCyclones.com. “In Vegas is really where I got most of my offers from, and then we had some open gyms here at Simeon and some coaches came out and they gave me some offers then, too. Iowa and Iowa State are probably my two biggest offers I have, which I got last week.”
“Iowa State has recruited me for about a month, they’ve talked to my dad a lot. They came out to see me a couple of times at open gym.”
Moss also holds offers from Auburn, Pittsburgh, DePaul, Temple, SMU and a number of other schools. He will visit Iowa City this weekend for an official visit, and while he has no other trips currently set in stone, he would like to get to Iowa State within the next month.
That’s when Moss’ deadline for a decision will come. The 2015 three-star prospect said he will make his college choice by the time his season starts Dec. 5.
“I’m going to be committing before the season starts,” Moss said in regards to his timetable “I go to Iowa this weekend and then I don’t have anything else planned, but hopefully I get out to Iowa State.”
Moss, who averaged 11 points per game last season, could fit well into Iowa State’s style of play. He lists his biggest strength as shooting, and has said previously he thrives in an up-tempo style of play that involves getting out in transition.
“I’m working on my handles and continuing to shoot well and shoot off the dribble, and I know I have to get much stronger to play college ball,” Moss said.
Iowa State has two scholarships remaining for the 2015 Class. The Cyclones will bring in Darien Williams next season and are in the mix for five-star Cheick Diallo, who isn’t expected to make a decision until spring.