Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Mike Moser Decides UCLA Is The Place

By Bruin Basketball Report


Mike Moser from Grant HS in Portland, Oregon, has committed to play at UCLA in 2009. He is ranked in the top 20 among all small forwards and top 100 overall in his recruiting class.


The high school senior had committed to Arizona, but decided to re-open his recruitment following head coach Lute Olson's retirement. Moser had also considered USC, Oregon State, Oregon and the Wildcats.


The 6'7, 185 lb wing averaged 15.0 points, 11.0 rebounds and 3.5 blocks as a junior at Grant HS. Moser will likely play both the shooting guard and small forward spot. He joins an exceptional 2009 class at UCLA, including Tyler Honeycutt, Reeves Nelson, Brendan Lane and Anthony Stover.


Moser is extremely athletic and gives the Bruins something they've lacked for awhile - a tall, athletic wing. With his size and speed he can guard multiple positions 1 through 3 and has the mentality of a potential lockdown defender. He has a very good outside shot to the three-point line and moves very well without the ball.


UCLA was Moser's final destination because he respected the program's history of success and appreciated the way players have developed within the program on their way to playing in the NBA.

20 Comments:

At Nov 19, 2008, 4:47:00 PM, Anonymous alledom said...

Great get by Ben and company. These past two recruiting classes have been AWESOME!
If Jrue stays two years it will be an insane team in 09-10. It will be 2-3 deep at every position.

 
At Nov 19, 2008, 4:52:00 PM, Anonymous Leroy said...

Say what?... ah yeah baby! Are we now done with this class or is there another potential?

 
At Nov 19, 2008, 11:06:00 PM, Anonymous franklinb said...

Congrats Mike and great job CBH and staff. This is a huge commit and im excited to see him play. Next up is big Josh Smith.

 
At Nov 19, 2008, 11:29:00 PM, Anonymous BruinFan said...

This was a nice GET...
My season tickets need to improve from the nose bleeds next yr!!
This made my day!!
Brewskis and nachos for all...
Jrue just might stay if we don't make it past the Sweet 16....
Another Top 10 class...how about Top 5....it is still early...maybe Howland has some point guard coming in from Cameroon or something lol
Cheers to Bruin Nation!!!

 
At Nov 19, 2008, 11:50:00 PM, Anonymous BruinFan said...

Ok, I read this three times....I can't focus at work...I think our title run begins in 2009, then 2010, then 2011, then 2012...don't want to get ahead of myself....as a recruit, who wouldn't want to play here....
Tribute to Chick Hearn:
2009's class: The door is shut, the lights are out, the eggs are coolin, the jellos jigglin and the butter is getting hard....2009's class is in the refrigerator BABY!!
Hey recruits: 2010 - up next...

 
At Nov 20, 2008, 12:18:00 AM, Anonymous ASK said...

What a class!!! Wow.
Howland style players with great attitudes. I am loving it!

 
At Nov 20, 2008, 1:38:00 AM, Anonymous Justin said...

Awesome!

 
At Nov 20, 2008, 2:33:00 AM, Anonymous gtd said...

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/recruiting/classrankings?classyear=2009&classmonth=11&rank=9
"[Reeves Nelson] should become an outstanding combo forward and an inspirational team leader for the Bruins."
we can't compare with NC's recruiting class, but we're good enough to make the top 10 list.
Moser is not on this list...

 
At Nov 20, 2008, 2:48:00 AM, Anonymous shane said...

More good news, Alex Stepheson was denied by NCAA to play for USC this year so there front court wont be that big this year. Taj will have to play center...

 
At Nov 20, 2008, 3:47:00 AM, Anonymous ASK said...

Forget Stepheson we need to watch out for Lil Romeo!!!
http://www.bossip.com/wp-content/uploads/lilromeo.jpg
Yikes he looks good.

 
At Nov 20, 2008, 5:06:00 AM, Anonymous DW said...

OMG- Lil Romeo! How did we let a stud like that slip through our fingers? Howland must be out of his mind. Lol

 
At Nov 20, 2008, 5:27:00 AM, Anonymous jojoenglish said...

Once again, Congratulations to our coach Howland and coaching staffs, and thank you for their tremendous and hard effort to make us proud of our upcoming recruits for years to come.
As we know that UCLA offered a scholarship to Abdul-Hamid, Mustafa for this year, and with our 3 seniors (Josh Shipp, Darren Collison, Alfred Aboya) left UCLA after this season, it will only opens up to 4 scholarships available for 2009; however, we will have to provide 5 scholarships for our five 2009 recruits. Therefore, we will have 13 scholarship players, and that may be one scholarship over the 12 scholarship limitation for 2009.
Nikola Dragovic, James Keefe, Mike Roll
Malcolm Lee, Jrue Holiday, Jerime Anderson, J'mison Morgan, Drew Gordon
Anthony Stover, Reeves Nelson, Brendan Lane, Tyler Honeycutt, Mike Moser
My understanding is that somebody (from the above group) “may” have to leave earlier after this season in order to open up a scholarship for our five 2009 recruits.

 
At Nov 20, 2008, 6:52:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess there are three possible 'solutions' to the above problem. Either Howland is expecting someone to leave early (most likely Holiday?), he feels that 1 existing player is likely to transfer, or he knows that 1 of the incoming freshman is willing to play 1 year without a scholarship. Which do you all think is most likely?

 
At Nov 20, 2008, 6:52:00 AM, Anonymous Mike S said...

The scholarship limit is 13 and not 12 so we are good. If JH stays, this may be the first year under Howland, that we have all 13 scholarships filled.

 
At Nov 20, 2008, 7:35:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

*cancel above post* =)

 
At Nov 20, 2008, 10:45:00 AM, Anonymous jojoenglish said...

Mike S. - Thank you for your clarification. We are all good. Go Bruins.

 
At Nov 20, 2008, 12:35:00 PM, Anonymous Michael said...

UCLA are hopeless. 1 point down against michigan and they take 6 three point shots in a row. Michigan in deep foul trouble. Why nto draw the foul and go to the line.
Most immature basketball i have ever seen

 
At Nov 21, 2008, 12:50:00 AM, Anonymous Brumeister said...

*ahem* Mike Roll. If we win a championship this year, you've got to promise to step off the scholarship and pay for any more years as a walk on. Out of the entire roster you could definitely afford it.

 
At Dec 4, 2008, 5:20:00 AM, Anonymous Jack Sparrow said...

Finally! The Bruins are getting some size, which has killed them in the last few championship runs. Props to Howland...and Lute Olson.

 
At Dec 4, 2008, 5:23:00 AM, Anonymous Jack Sparrow said...

Finally, some SIZE. Point Guard = Heart, Center = Strength. SG/SF/PF = the troops.

 

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