UNLV forward Mike Moser is one of 30 top college players who were selected to take part in this weekend’s LeBron James Skills Academy at Rancho High School.
Moser, an honorable mention AP All-American after averaging a double-double (14.0 ppg, 10.5 rpg) and leading the Mountain West Conference in steals (1.9 spg), is currently projected as the 29th pick of the 2013 NBA Draft by DraftExpress.com.
The college players perform a number of drills before NBA scouts, coaches and general managers in attendance. They also took part in a number of 10 minute games on Saturday in which Moser performed very well, scoring four straight baskets – including a pair of 3-pointers – for his team which also included Missouri PG Phil Pressey, Arizona guard Mark Lyons, Syracuse forward CJ Fair, future Duke forward Rodney Hood and studly North Texas forward Tony Mitchell.
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Moser had a big rebound basket to win another game for his squad. He also went end-to-end after making a steal for a dunk – you can see the end of that play starting on the above highlight video – and was easily one of the top performers in the camp.
Among the other top college players in attendance are Michigan PG Trey Burke (1), powerful Murray State PG Isiah Cannon (2), Penn State guard Tim Frazier (4), Arizona forward Solomon Hill (11), Murray State forward Ed Daniel (12), Gonzaga forward Elias Harris (20), smooth-shooting Lehigh guard CJ McCollum (23), Creighton forward Doug McDermott (24), Georgetown forward Otto Porter (30), Ohio State forward LaQuinton Ross (31), Florida State guard Michael Snaer (32), Kansas center Jeff Withey (45) -- who looks to me like a future lottery pick -- and the Duke forward combo of Mason Plumlee (44) and Ryan Kelly (41).
“It’s huge,” Moser said. “It’s huge to go up against guys they say are just as good as you or better.”
Hear what else Moser had to say about the experience, including getting to meet LeBron James, in the video below.