Oregon landed Arsalan Kazemi at the 11th-hour a year ago. The Ducks didn't have to wait quite as long, but Dana Altman's team added another huge veteran piece for this season in Mike Moser.
The former UNLV forward, who struggled through multiple injuries this past season, told CBSSports.com that several reasons led him to returning back home to Oregon, but none more than the opportunity to play for Altman.
"I talked to him a lot over the past month and built a great relationship with him," said the 6-foot-8 Moser, who averaged 14 points and 10.5 rebounds two seasons ago. "And his style fits my game."
Moser said this past season, in which he played at less than 100 percent for nearly the entire year, taught him not to worry about whether he would play small forward or power forward. He just wants to get back on the court at full-strength.
"This season was tough," he said. "Really hard. Oregon plays a four-out, one-in offense so I'll be on the wing, but that doesn't really matter to me. My main thing is just getting back on the floor."
Moser, who will be eligible to play next season in Eugene, admitted he was extremely close to committing to Washington when he made the decision to transfer from UNLV. He visited Washington, Gonzaga and Oregon, and made the final decision on Tuesday to remain in-state and play for the Ducks.
Oregon loses Kazemi, E.J. Singler and Tony Woods and has an immediate need for Moser while both Washington and Gonzaga have more options -- especially along the frontline.