This one is probably the most interesting scenario and the one that I think I would be worried about the most. At times, Isaiah Moss can absolutely take over games with his shooting, but all too often he spits out a dud of a shooting performance.
13 times this season, Moss scored six points or less. 8 times, he scored 15 points or more. Averaged out, it looks pretty darn good as he hit 38.3% from three this season and also showed he is one of the most capable defenders in the starting lineup.
At 6’5” and 208 pounds, Moss’ body is NBA ready and as a redshirt senior, he will be 23 years old when the season begins next year. By NBA standards, that’s almost ancient for an incoming player. Furthermore, his potential to be a 3 and D player could entice quite a few NBA teams to take a flyer on the Iowa basketball guard.
To be honest, in the right situation, Moss could thrive coming off the bench and providing valuable minutes, and after testing the NBA waters last year, it’s more than likely he will do the same again this year. Much like Cook though, will he hear good enough things to stick with his declaration or will he return?
Another outside possibility for Moss (and for the record, I am just spitballing here), is that he transfers to a program where he could be the guy for one year. With the Iowa basketball team, there just isn’t enough shots to go around for a very talented offense, and there is an outside chance, depending on how much Patrick McCaffery can bulk up (in this scenario, Wieskamp would move to the 2) or how well CJ Fredrick looks next year that they could cut into his minutes.
Either way, this will be another situation worth monitoring over the next two months with the NBA Draft looming.
Personally, I hope they all stay. The more talent, the better. Let Fran deal with managing minutes for this talented roster. Against Tennessee, the Iowa basketball team just ran out of gas towards the end.
Being able to put out a loaded second-string team would make the Hawks dangerous every night and possibly allow them to play more of their full-court press defense that was most effective late in the season.