Last weekend Oregon hosted UNLV junior [b]Mike Moser[/ ] before he headed north to visit the Washington Huskies. The former UNLV star is immediately eligible to play after he graduates from UNLV this spring.
Dana Altman and the Oregon Ducks hosted Mike Moser last weekend. His AAU coach breaks it all down.
Moser will be picking a college between Oregon, Washington, and Gonzaga. The 6-foot-8 forward will visit Gonzaga this weekend.
"Mike is looking at these three schools for different reasons," said mentor and AAU coach Kumbeno Memory. Memory coached Moser for the I-5 Elite program based out of Portland, and also trained him in the off-season before signing with UCLA as a high school senior.
"Those three schools all present different things that stand out to Mike. They are schools that had good years last year, good coaches, and a chance for Moser to come in and help right away."
Memory says Moser's visit to Oregon was a very informative one and Oregon's staff really stood out.
"Mike said Oregon put everything down on the table and mapped things out really well for him," says Memory. "They were really up front and let him know they needed him and how he'd play in Dana Altman's system. I'd say judging by talking to him he liked it."
Memory also said that the Washington Huskies presented a strong case for him to sign there.
"Lorenzo has a really good track record of putting guys in the NBA and they also have Nigel [Williams-Goss] coming in," says Memory. "Nigel and Mike know each other. That's the thing about our AAU program, the vets really make it their goal to know the younger players in the system and they got to know each other."
Memory says Oregon presents a chance for the former Oregon prep to play in front of friends and family, compete for an NCAA Tournament, and be used in a manner that showcases him.
"Oregon will play in the Pac-12 and they've got the deal with ESPN and their own network that will put Mike on TV every game," said Memory. "Mike also likes the way Oregon will use him and let him float and just be a basketball player. Oregon didn't say he'd be locked in one position or another position and just let him play."
The Huskies Memory says played similar recruiting points. Washington showed Moser how close Washington's campus is to his family in Portland and their need for a forward like him in the offense.
"Romar puts a lot of guys in the league," says Memory. "It is something like eight in the last 10 years."
While Gonzaga doesn't have the TV deal or the strength of schedule that Oregon or Washington have Memory says the Zags present something neither team can claim.
"Gonzaga is the only one out of the three that Mike knows will make the NCAA Tournament next year," says Memory. "That is very important for Mike. He wants to make another run in the Tournament."
Moser will visit Gonzaga Sunday to Monday and then return back to Las Vegas to decide where he will finish his college career.
"I think all three schools are neck and neck," Memory said. "They've all done a great job recruiting him and he's positioned himself to make a good choice. There isn't a wrong choice here for Mike."