Vic Moses rolls in a reverse lay-up this past season. Photo by Richard Davis
Men's Basketball - Thu, Dec. 19, 2013
Vic Moses is doing what Vic Moses does for the British Basketball League – lead. In his first month of action, he was scoring 26.2 points and grabbing 14.2 rebounds per game, earning him BBL's Player of the Month honors.
Now through most of the team's action in December, the Lexington, Ky. native is second in the league for scoring (22.8) and grabs a league-best 14.1 rebounds. The 6-foot-6 forward is averaging 62.7 percent from the field – third in the BBL.
"I signed with Cheshire a little after the season started and felt that it would be a great place to start my career," said Moses in a recent article on the BBL site. "I feel I have adjusted really well to the BBL. Every time I step on the court my coaches and teammates do a great job of putting me in a position to be successful. When you're surrounded by talented players, the game is made a lot easier on both ends."
Moses was a leader the moment he stepped on the Georgetown College campus. In his freshman campaign, GC was 27-5 as he collected Mid-South Conference Freshman of the Year honors. He led in points and rebounds all four seasons. Earned All-American status four times, and in his curtain call at the national tournament, averaged a double-double as the Tigers won its first championship crown since 1998. His career came full circle with 2013 NAIA Player of the Year honors.
It is that drive and solid play that caught the eye of Phoenix coach John Lavery, who is known for his recruiting abilities.
"Every time he steps on the floor, you know you are going to get a double-double," said Lavery to the BBL. "He is a tremendous athlete. He has a great all-around game and works really hard. He is a great person and teammate too. To pick him up was an added bonus."
Cheshire is 6-9 this season, currently on a three-game winning streak with one final game in December. Moses joined the team and debuted Oct. 27. Phoenix is 5-4 with him on the roster. They will play the Durham Wildcats Sunday before the Christmas break. Action will restart Jan. 4 with regular season play continuing until April 20.