Iowa guard Isaiah Moss returning for junior season

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After testing the NBA draft process, Iowa guard Isaiah Moss announced Tuesday that he has decided to return for his redshirt junior season at the school.

Moss was one of four double-digit scorers for the Hawkeyes last season, averaging 11.1 points per game while shooting 42.0 percent from the field, 38.6 percent from three and 87.9 percent from the foul line. In addition to the scoring Moss averaged 2.2 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game for an Iowa team that finished the 2017-18 season with a 14-19 overall record (4-14 Big Ten).

Cook’s decision to return means that three of Iowa’s top four scorers are certain to be back, with guard Jordan Bohannon (13.5 ppg, 5.4 apg) entering his junior season and forward Luka Garza (12.1 ppg, 6.4 rpg) set to be a sophomore. The lone question mark one day ahead of the NCAA’s deadline for early entrants to declare their intentions to return to school is forward Tyler Cook, and his return would be a big deal for a program that’s hoping to rebound from a disappointing season.

As a sophomore Cook led the Hawkeyes in both scoring and rebounding, averaging 15.3 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. The 6-foot-9 St. Louis native was an honorable mention All-Big Ten selection, and as a freshman he was a member of the Big Ten’s All-Freshman Team.

While the return of all four double-digit scorers would not guarantee a turnaround for Iowa, it certainly wouldn’t hurt with the process.