Isaiah Moss only played one season with Kansas basketball, but his impact on that Jayhawks team may be more than some fans realize.
Isaiah Moss may be one of the most underappreciated Kansas Jayhawks from the 2019-20 season. His ability to spread the floor and knock down three-pointers was invaluable in opening up the paint for Devon Dotson and Udoka Azubuike to operate. Ultimately, Moss was a huge part of Kansas basketball’s success starting in nine games throughout the season.
Over the course of the season, Moss averaged 7.9 points per game while shooting 34.8 percent from behind the three-point line. That’s the second-highest percentage on the team of those who took a meaningful number of three-point attempts.
Here are some of Isaiah Moss’ best games in chronological order from the 2019-20 season:
1. Kansas @ Stanford
When Kansas hit the road to take on Stanford in their final non-conference game, Isaiah Moss had a solid outing. He totaled four three-pointers on his way to scoring 17 points for the Jayhawks as they came away with a 72-56 bounce-back win after being defeated by Villanova the week before.
2. Kansas @ Oklahoma
Moss helped the Jayhawks come back once again when they defeated the Sooners 66-52 after being beaten by Baylor in their previous game. Against Oklahoma, Moss drained six three-pointers on his way to scoring 20 points on the night. Moss stepped up big time, especially given that Dotson was out for the game due to an injury sustained against the Bears.
3. Kansas @ West Virginia
Kansas basketball played one of their most important games of the season on the road against West Virginia, and Moss was locked in. He totaled 13 points on the night, but it was the timing of his baskets that really helped the Jayhawks. With under five minutes left, Moss nailed a big-time three-pointer to give Kansas a three-point lead. He’d go on to put the game away too with some clutch free throw, ultimately playing a huge role in the win for Kansas.
Isaiah Moss will always be the unsung hero of the 2019-20 Kansas Jayhawks. His play both with and without the ball helped the team win, and the fact that they didn’t get a shot in the NCAA Tournament will make any Kansas fan sick to their stomach. Still, it was a great season, even though it may not have ended the way we would have liked.