Mocs Basketball Signs 6’7 Duane Moss of South Carolina
(gomocs.com) CHATTANOOGA—The 2017-18 Chattanooga Mocs men’s basketball roster is coming into focus. Coach Lamont Paris announced the signing of South Carolina prep standout Duane Moss Tuesday morning.
Moss originally signed with Youngstown State in the fall but was released from his NLI when former head coach Jerry Slocum retired following the season. He is immediately eligible and is an exciting addition to the frontcourt averaging 13.8 points and 6.4 rebounds per game as a senior.
The 6-7, 200-lb., fits well into the Mocs scheme at the 4 position. He has the ability to stretch the defense along well as getting to the basket off the bounce and is a willing rebounder. Moss is a 2-star prospect per verbalcommits.com.
The roster for 2017-18 roster includes five newcomers with seven returnees. The breakdown by class is one senior, four juniors, two sophomores and five freshmen along with one four-year transfer sitting out with two years remaining beginning in 2018-19.
Said Paris:“As a coach’s son, it breeds a lot confidence in the fact they’ve been around the game at a high level their entire life. Duane’s been instructed by his dad, he’s been around his dad’s teams and players. He thinks the game at high level…great instincts. Good hands, good skill level, he needs to get better from a strength and conditioning standpoint like most high school guys do. Extremely excited about his skill-set as a combo forward. When I think of some of things we want to do on the basketball court, he embodies a lot of that as a player.”
Current 2016-17 Mocs Signees
Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown (Previous School)
Justin Brown C 6-10 195 Lansing, Ill. (Marist)
Jonathan Bryant II G/F 6-4 200 Orange Park, Fla. (Oakleaf)
Joan Duran F 6-7 220 Santo Domingo, D.R. (Eastern Florida St.)
*Jerry Johnson, Jr. G 6-2 210 Memphis, Tenn. (Fairfield)
James Lewis, Jr. F 6-8 200 Mount Holly, N.C. (Phillips Academy)
Duane Moss F 6-7 200 Myrtle Beach, S.C. (Carolina Forest)
*Expected to sit out 2017-18 season due to NCAA Transfer rules