On Tuesday afternoon, Isaiah Moss announced that he would be declaring for the 2018 NBA Draft without hiring an agent. It was major news for the Iowa Hawkeyes and head coach Fran McCaffery as the program prepares to move into next season.
During his two seasons in Iowa City, Moss has put up respectable numbers. He has averaged 8.7 points and 1.9 rebounds per game and has seen a few breakout performances as well. Specifically, his 32 points against Minnesota and 25 points on the road against Maryland on the road earlier this season stand out.
Moss originally entered Iowa’s program without a great deal of hype. He was rated as a three-star prospect by 247Sports and barely among the top 250 nationally. But he developed into a productive player for the Hawkeyes and played 60 percent of the team’s minutes over the last season.
This is certainly big news for an Iowa program hoping to get back on track in the upcoming season. The Hawkeyes limped to a 14-19 overall record last season and the team lost seven of its final nine games. Losing a productive player from a team that struggled isn’t exactly an encouraging sign for the future of the program.
Of course, Mosswill still have a chance to return, considering he didn’t hire an agent. The deadline to withdraw and return to school is May 30, 2018, so fans will have to hold tight until then. In the meantime, fans will have to hold on to their seats.