The NBL1 Cobras have added a big time interior presence, signing import centre Trey Moses for the 2022 season.
Moses returns to Kilsyth for his second stint – but first time on court – with the Cobras, having joined the team in 2020 for just over a week prior to the cancellation of the season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Signed to headline the Cobras frontcourt in 2020 following a standout collegiate career at Ball State, Moses is set to return as a key piece once again in 2022, this time after enjoying a successful stint in Europe over the past 18 months.
Moses spent the 2020-21 season in the Portugal LIGA with Ovarense Gavex, leading Ovarense in rebounding (7.4rpg) and blocked shots (1.0bpg), and ranking amongst the team leaders in scoring (11.2ppg). The 6’10 big man closed the season in scintillating form, raising his numbers to 15.4 points, 11.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game over the final seven games of the season, displaying his full repertoire of low post scoring, rim protection and elite passing for a big man. He then had a short stint with Apollon in the Cypriot OPAP league, averaging 9.2 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists over his six games in Cyprus.
With a solid international resume under his belt at just 24 years of age, Moses is now set to make his long awaited debut down under with the Cobras, with head coach Pete Godfrey expecting the highly skilled big man to make an immediate impact both on and off the court.
“About nine days after he arrived, Trey was on a plane heading home in 2020,” Godfrey said.
“However in that short time he bonded with a few of the fellas, and Trey and I have stayed in touch. Trey has since played in Portugal and Cyprus, so he has games under his belt which will be great for him and us.”
“His work off the court around our club as we emerge from the pandemic will be invaluable.”
Moses – whose contributions in his community have been just as impressive as his on court play – will also join the front office as a part time Basketball Development Officer, where he’ll be responsible for overseeing Kilsyth Basketball’s grassroots development and school outreach programs and continuing to grow participation numbers within the association.
The front office position is an ideal one for the Kentucky native, who has spent his downtime working with special needs groups and the Riley Relations Committee, where he worked with families of sick children. That was just the tip of the iceberg for Moses’ off-court impact, though. After tragically losing his best friend and collegiate teammate, Zach Hollywood, Moses spent his final two seasons at Ball State increasing awareness for mental health issues. Moses’ incredible knack for helping others made him a worthy recipient of the 2020 NCAA Inspiration Award; an award “reserved for people who used perseverance, dedication and determination to overcome a life-altering situation, and most importantly, are role models giving hope and inspiration to others.”
A Collegiate Standout
A graduate of Ball State University, Moses enjoyed a stellar career both on and off the court with the Cardinals from 2015 to 2019. The bruising centre’s name is littered throughout the Ball State record books, with Moses finishing his four-year collegiate career as Ball State’s all-time games leader (132), while ranking second in blocks (139), fourth in rebounds (905), eighth in field goal percentage (53.1%), 12th in games started (94) and 13th in assists (284).
Moses led the Cardinals in blocked shots (1.3bpg), and placed second in rebounds (6.9rpg) and assists (2.7apg) in 2019, adding 8.4 points per game to round out a strong senior season on the court.
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