BUFFALO, NY - University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, men's basketball junior Justin Moss received honorable mention honors on the Associated Press All-America Team, announced by the AP on Monday. Moss becomes the fourth UB player since 2005 to garner All-American honors.
Moss was named the MAC Player of the Year, the second straight season that UB has had the player of the year, as he finished the season averaging 17.5 points and 9.2 rebounds per game, both tops in the MAC. Moss was named one of 16 finalists for the Karl Malone Award, given to the nation's top power forward and was also named first-team All-MAC.
Stepping in following the graduation of Javon McCrea, Moss finished the year with 15 double-doubles and led the Bulls in scoring 18 times and in rebounding 21 times. Moss has also scored at least 20 points 13 times including two 30-point games. Moss had a career-high 33 points against Toledo and also had a 31-point, 15-rebound game in a win over Miami (OH), becoming the first player in the country this year to have a 30-point, 15-rebound game against a Division I opponent. Moss also had a career-high 17 rebounds against Ohio. He finished the year scoring 579 points, fourth most in a single season and his 303 rebounds are sixth all-time.
Other honorable mention All-Americans for UB are Turner Battle (2005), Mitchell Watt (2012) and Javon McCrea (2014).