Adrian Moss (basketball, born 1981)

Adrian Jamaal Moss (born December 14, 1981) is an American professional basketball player. Born in Houston, Texas he played college basketball for Florida. He was the captain of the Gators team that won the 2006 NCAA championship. Subsequently, he pursued a professional career, playing in several leagues in Europe, South America and Asia.

Adrian Moss
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Moss playing for Cáceres Ciudad del Baloncesto in 2008
Personal information
Born (1981-12-14) December 14, 1981 (age 38)
Houston, Texas
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight219 lb (99 kg)
Career information
High schoolHumble (Humble, Texas)
Fork Union Military Academy
(Fork Union, Virginia)
CollegeFlorida (2002–2006)
NBA draft2006 / Undrafted
Playing career2006–2017
PositionPower forward
Career history
2006–2007Randers Cimbria
2007Morges Basket
2007Science City Jena
2007–2008Villa de Los Barrios
2008–2009Cáceres Ciudad del Baloncesto
2009–2010Eisbären Bremerhaven
2010Hapoel Kiryat Tiv'on
2010–2012Palencia Baloncesto
2012Unión Progresista
2013Atlético Aguada
2013–2014Bambitious Nara
2014Niigata Albirex BB
2014–2015Sendai 89ers
Career highlights and awards

Early life and careerEdit

Moss was born in Houston, Texas on December 14, 1981.[1] He played high schoοl basketball for Humble High School, from where he graduated in 2000.[2] After graduating from high school he had one year of prep school at Fork Union Military Academy.[2]

College careerEdit

Moss enrolled to the University of Florida in 2001, where he redshirted his freshman season.[2] He had his only career double-double as a sophomore, with 16 points and 11 rebounds against Florida A&M.[3][4] In the 2006 NCAA Tournament Final, he scored 9 points and grabbed 6 rebounds, coming off the bench, to help the Gators win the championship game.[5] In four seasons at Florida, Moss played 123 games, averaging 3.8 points, 2.8 rebounds and 0.5 assists per game in 13.5 minutes per game.[6][7]

Professional careerEdit

After his graduation from Florida, Moss signed for Danish team Randers Cimbria.[8] He was named the Danish league's MVP, before moving to Morges Basket of Switzerland, to play for them in the playoffs.[9] In June 2007 he signed for German team Science City Jena, from where he was dismissed on disciplinary grounds in October.[10][11] On October 17, 2007, he signed for Spanish 2nd division team Villa de Los Barrios.[12] In July 2008 he signed for he signed for Cáceres Ciudad del Baloncesto.[13] He returned to Germany in the next season to play for Eisbären Bremerhaven. He played two games for Hapoel Kiryat Tiv'on of the Israeli 2nd division starting the 2010–11 season, only to sign for Palencia Baloncesto of the Spanish 2nd division in November 2010.[9] He resigned for Palencia Baloncesto in August 2011, to play for a second season with the team.[14] In October 2014 he oined Sendai 89ers.[15]

In September 2012 Moss moved continents to play for Unión Progresista of Argentina.[16][17] In January 2013 he signed for Uruguayan club Atlético Aguada.[18] Moss moved to the Bambitious Nara of Japan.[19] Starting the 2014–15 season for the Niigata Albirex BB, he moved to the Sendai 89ers in the end of October 2014.[19]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Adrian Moss profile". Real-GM. Retrieved May 31, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Adrian Moss bio". University of Florida Athletics. Archived from the original on April 7, 2014. Retrieved May 31, 2015.
  3. ^ "Roberson, Moss Lead Hoops to 102-78 Win Over FAMU". University of Florida Athletics. December 2, 2003. Retrieved May 31, 2015.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Beard, Franz (March 1, 2006). "Senior night: Time To Say Good-Bye To Moss". scout.com. Retrieved May 31, 2015.
  5. ^ "Men's Basketball Downs UCLA, 73-57, To Win First NCAA Title". University of Florida Athletics. April 3, 2006. Archived from the original on April 6, 2015. Retrieved May 31, 2015.
  6. ^ "Adrian Moss Stats". sports-reference.com. Retrieved May 31, 2015.
  7. ^ "Adrian Moss Player Profile". Real-GM. Retrieved May 31, 2015.
  8. ^ "Adrian Moss fra Gators til Randers" (in Danish). danskbasket.dk. June 8, 2006. Retrieved May 31, 2015.
  9. ^ a b De Lucas , Chema (November 9, 2010). "Adrian Moss, a prueba en Palencia Baloncesto" (in Spanish). solobasket.com. Retrieved May 31, 2015.
  10. ^ "NCAA-Champion Adrian Moss kommt nach Jena" (in German). schoenen-dunk.de. June 21, 2007. Retrieved May 31, 2015.
  11. ^ "New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig Der große Wissenstest – Heute: Basketball" (in German). schoenen-dunk.de. October 17, 2007. Retrieved May 31, 2015.
  12. ^ Martínez ,Fran (October 17, 2007). "Adrian Moss (ex-Florida), a prueba con el CB Villa de Los Barrios" (in Spanish). solobasket.com. Retrieved May 31, 2015.
  13. ^ De Lucas , Chema (July 11, 2008). "Adrian Moss, de Los Barrios a Cáceres" (in Spanish). solobasket.com. Retrieved June 1, 2015.
  14. ^ Retamero Castelló, Marc (August 12, 2011). "Adrian Moss seguirá defendiendo la camiseta de Palencia Baloncesto". solobasket.com. Retrieved May 31, 2015.
  15. ^ Odeven, Ed (October 25, 2014). "Veteran big man Moss joins Sendai after departure from Niigata". Japan Times. Retrieved June 8, 2015.
  16. ^ "Adrian Moss to join Union Progresista". Court Side Newspaper. September 27, 2012. Retrieved June 1, 2015.
  17. ^ "Progresista cortó a Dilligard y en reemplazo llegará Adrian Moss" (in Spanish). básquetplus.com. September 26, 2012. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved June 1, 2015.
  18. ^ "Adrian Moss llega para Aguada El que busca..." futbol.com.uy. January 17, 2013. Retrieved June 8, 2015.
  19. ^ a b Odeven, Ed (October 25, 2014). "Veteran big man Moss joins Sendai after departure from Niigata". The Japan Times. Retrieved June 8, 2015.

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