At 22 years old, he is one of the older NBA prospects in this upcoming draft. But don’t let his age fool you into thinking he doesn’t have a pro ready game. At 6’5 205 with the ability to light up the score board seemingly at will he will be an electric player for a team late in the first or early second round. He could easily jump on the scout’s radar if he can help lead number 12 ranked Iowa to a NCAA title this season. If you’re a borderline playoff team with the need to make sure you pick someone who can produce right away and help get you a playoff berth; look no further. As you’ll see below, he has an insane ability to flat out score, posting a career high this season in 3-point percentage if he can keep this up and increase his production and role within the team, we are looking at a real sleeper in this upcoming NBA draft. He’s also increased his production on the defensive end while finding himself playing less minutes up to this point for Iowa.
His numbers don’t stand out to you; but between a consistent work ethic, being a high graded athlete, and having other high caliber athletes in his family like Northwestern WR Mike Moss (6’4 200LB WR with a 4.3-4.4 40 Yard Dash), there seems to be potential for a breakout year. Check out his Older Brother below ↓↓↓↓
Oh and did i mention he is cousins to NFL WR and HALL OF FAMER RANDY MOSS. That is pretty good company to be in for this young athlete, and i think he has the work ethic and grit to get to the top of his proffesion.
Much of this will hinder on him taking that next step for Iowa and helping lead them passed some major competition come March. A whole lot of late bloomers are taken into consideration with high tournament play. Everyone loves a champion.
After scoring 11 points per game last season for Iowa you’d hope to see more progression this season, and through 3 games he has gotten better in key areas that could help him land on an NBA roster, but his numbers don’t fully show it. As he has taken a dip in aggressiveness on the offensive end of the court in this early season, that has been replaced with a high motor on defense and hitting his 3-point shot at a great rate (50%) to open the season. Where will we see this young man drafted and will he become a star at the next level?
Update: Isaiah Moss does it again as he scores 18 first half points along with seven rebounds and some nice defense to lead #18 Iowa to a 98-84 Victory. Whatever his role is game by game he seems to flourish, and help his team find a way to win. Iowa is one of my sleeper teams come March.