Iowa shooting guard Isaiah Moss plans to test the NBA draft process

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Isaiah Moss

By Hawkeyesports.com

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- University of Iowa redshirt sophomore guard Isaiah Moss announced on Tuesday that he has submitted papers for early entry to the 2018 NBA Draft to test the process and gauge interest.

Moss has not hired an agent, leaving the door open for a possible return to Iowa for the 2018-19 season. Moss has until May 30 to remain in or remove his name from the draft.

“My family and I have talked with coach McCaffery and we have decided to enter my name into the NBA Draft without hiring an agent. It is a dream of mine to play professional basketball. I look forward to going through the process and I thank the coaching staff for helping me through it. I am excited for the feedback and opportunity to workout for NBA personnel so my family and I can make the best decision for my future. I appreciate the support from my teammates, coaching staff, and Hawkeye fans.”

Moss (6-foot-5, 205 pounds) ranked fourth on the team in scoring (11.1), third in assists (62), and tied for second in steals (22). He increased his scoring average by 4.6 points from his freshman to sophomore season. Moss was voted to the Cayman Islands Classic All-Tournament team, averaging 18 points in three games. The Chicago native poured in a career-high 32 points at Minnesota on Feb. 21, including scorching the nets for 19 points in the final 1:36 of the game.

Moss is the second Iowa player to submit papers for early entry to the NBA draft. Sophomore forward Tyler Cook announced in early March that he would test the NBA draft process, but without hiring an agent.

The fact that neither Moss nor Cook plan to hire an agent means they both could return to Iowa for their junior season.

Moss' announcement comes at a time when the Iowa roster is in transition.

Iowa guard Brady Ellingson announced after a 14-19 season that he will earn his degree from the University of Iowa this spring and then transfer for his fourth season of eligibility.

Hawkeye forward Ahmad Wagner also decided to give up basketball to concentrate on a possible college football career as a receiver.

Neither player has announced their next destination for college.