KU lands Isaiah Moss as grad transfer

Iowa guard Isaiah Moss during an NCAA college basketball game against Minnesota Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Minneapolis. Minnesota defeated Iowa 92-87. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)
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(WIBW) -- The University of Kansas men's basketball team has added another player ahead of the 2019-20 season.

On Monday, head coach Bill Self announced Isaiah Moss, a graduate transfer from Iowa, had signed a grant-in-aid agreement to play for the Jayhawks.

"We've obviously been looking for shooting throughout this recruiting period and we feel like we have addressed some of those needs with Isaiah's addition," Self said in a press release. "When Isaiah is on the court, he's going to be a guy that could be a 40-45 percent 3-point shooter and with the line moving back, I think it's going to be even more important to have somebody who's consistently good from beyond the arc."

Moss is entering the final year of his collegiate career and will be immediately eligible.

He had originally decided to play his final season at Arkansas but announced last week he was reopening his recruitment.

The guard from Chicago was a three-year starter for the Hawkeyes after utilizing a redshirt his freshman season, and averaged 9.2 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game as a redshirt junior.

Moss also shot 42% from 3-point range, which ranked fourth in the Big Ten.

With the addition of Moss, Kansas now has two more scholarship spots available to fill for the upcoming season.

Moss joins Isaac McBride, Christian Braun and Tristan Enaruna as newcomers for the Jayhawks.