There’s no question that Isaiah Moss has been one of the nation’s biggest stock risers in the 2015 class. Coming into the spring he was considered a low major prospect. During the spring, he elevated his stock to a potential mid major guy. When the month of June came around, he took off…
Moss was outstanding during ‘High School Shootout Season’ as the dominating offensive force for a traditioned Chicago Simeon team. He was not only their best scorer, but was their leader and the key to their all-around success.
During the first two weeks of the July evaluation period, Isaiah became THE standout prospect for Playground Elite ahead of starring for Mac Irvin Fire during the final week of July in Las Vegas.
Prep Hoops Illinois was the first to publicly tell college coaches that Moss was a High Major Player to Watch before the July evaluation period began and, make no mistake about it, he is now known as a legitimate high major guy.
It is one thing to simply be a Summer stock raiser, but it is quite another to perform at a level which legitimizes your recruitment reaching new heights. Yet that is exactly what Moss has done based on his play since the beginning of June. As a result, he has gone from being a solid mid-major recruit to a player who can undoubtedly play at a high major school.
Moss has been a model of consistency throughout the summer on the traveling team spending most of his time playing for Wisconsin Playground Elite. He was spectacular at the Next Level Invitational in Mequon, WI and followed that up with another worthy performance at the Elite Youth Invitational in Augusta, GA where he led the Playground Elite squad to the championship in the 17-under division. Moss then switched to the Mac Irvin Fire during the final week of the evaluation period and was instrumental in leading them to the 17-under platinum championship at the Bigfoot Classic in Las Vegas.
Above all else, Moss is a high-flyer and a scoring machine who can do so in a variety of ways. It includes consistently getting to the rim, battling inside for boards, finishing on the break and being able to nail pullup j's out to 3-point territory. What is equally impressive is that despite his tremendous scoring ability, Moss plays unselfishly, as he takes high percentage shots, is a good passer and simply does whatever it takes to win games as evidenced by the above results.
It is therefore no surprise that Moss' recruitment has catapulted during July. Since the start of the evaluation period he has added scholarship offers from the likes of Auburn, LaSalle, Loyola-Chicago, Northern Illinois, Rhode Island, San Jose State,SMU, Temple and UTEP. He also remains a high priority for DePaul and head coach Oliver Purnell. Needless to say, Moss has come to the forefront in a big way and will undoubtedly be one of the main cogs in the wheel for a Simeon team that figures to start the 2014-15 season as the favorite in the Chicago Public League and among the top two teams in the state.
Dow Jones Award (Biggest Stock Raiser)
The Mac Irvin Fire ARE VEGAS CHAMPS! A Story Book Ending!
Good job isaiah moss
the Big Foot Vegas Classic at Spring Valley High (with Chicago Mac Irvin Fired edging Houston Hoops, 74-70)