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College Basketball Star Announces NBA Draft Decision

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Isaiah Moss NBA Draft update: the Iowa star has made his decision. Coming off of his redshirt sophomore season, he tested the waters and got feedback about his potential. He'll be back for the Hawkeyes in 2018-19.

It's big news for an Iowa team that could be poised for a serious bounce back season. Fran McCaffery's club had a very disappointing 14-19 record in 2017-18.

It was the first losing season for McCaffery's Hawkeyes since 2010-11, his first in Iowa City. Since, the team has made three NCAA Tournaments and three NITs.

Moss was fourth on the team in scoring, averaging 11.1 points per game last season. He shot over 38-percent from three-point range, and a shade under 88-percent from the free throw stripe.

With the decision, Iowa has the chance to bring back its top four scorers. It will soon learn about the choice that forward Tyler Cook, Iowa's leading scorer last year, will make ahead of tomorrow's deadline.

Iowa announced the Isaiah Moss NBA Draft decision earlier today.

Moss and McCaffery put out statements about the decision. From Iowa:

"After discussing with my family and coach McCaffery, I have decided to return to Iowa for my junior season," said Moss. "The feedback I received from NBA personnel was extremely beneficial in making this decision while also helping me grow as a basketball player. I am excited to continue my education and train with my teammates so we can have a great season."

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"This has been a positive experience for Isaiah," McCaffery said. "This process provided Isaiah with the necessary information and exposed him to the NBA level. I believe Isaiah's overall skillset will continue to improve this year, which will make him a better basketball player. The coaching staff, along with his teammates, are excited to have him back."

With the expected return of point guard Jordan Bohannon and big man Luka Garza, along with Moss and potentially Cook, McCaffery has a strong nucleus intact. After the rough 2017-18, he's going to need a strong year.

[Iowa]