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Anacoco's Moss transfers in to McNeese State

Last Modified: Saturday, January 19, 2013 7:07 PM

By Alex Hickey / American Press

McNeese State basketball added a player this week, though it will be another year before he gets into a game for the Cowboys.

Anacoco native Matthew Moss enrolled at McNeese for the spring semester after transferring from Louisiana-Lafayette, where he played sparingly in eight games this season. Ironically, his final appearance in a Ragin’ Cajun uniform came against the Cowboys on Dec. 8.

Moss will be eligible to play at the end of the first semester next season. Though a freshman, he will have 2.5 years left to play after spending the year following his high school graduation at a North Carolina prep school.

Moss is a 6-foot-9 forward who likes to spend his time on offense behind the 3-point arc.

“He adds to what we’re trying to do,” said McNeese head coach Dave Simmons. “Kids who have skill and can shoot the basketball can make up for a lot of things in which you’re deficient.”

Moss was a two-time Class 2A all-state honorable mention at Anacoco and a first-team Class B selection his sophomore season. He scored more than 2,600 points and set the school record for blocked shots. He averaged 14 points and 7.0 rebounds a game last year at Charis (N.C.) Prep.

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