#22 Eddie Moss
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6'2" 180 lbs Guard
HS: Power Memorial New York, New York
Born: 4/26/1959 Rosedale, NY
Season Stats
Season Cl Pos G GS Min FG FGA % FT FTA % Asst Reb Fls DQ TO ST BS Pts PPG APG RPG
1977-78 Fr G 27 0 - 38 78 48.7%
35 51 68.6%
66 43 44 1 - 24 - 111 4.1 2.4 1.6
1978-79 So G 26 9 - 62 109 56.9%
47 63 74.6%
115 63 - - - 46 - 171 6.6 4.4 2.4
1979-80 Jr G 30 30 - 70 142 49.3% 43 60 71.7% 173 85 - - - 75 - 183 6.1 5.8 2.8
1980-81 Sr G 34 34 - 83 145 57.2% 50 72 69.4% 185 78 110 2 - 85 - 216 6.4 5.4 2.3
Career    
117
73
-
253
477
53.0%
175
246
71.1%
539
269
+154
+3
-
230
-
681
5.8
4.6
2.3

"Fast Eddie" Moss was a charismatic playmaking point guard, with excellent defensive skills. Moss did not shoot the ball much, but he set up his opponents for easy shots. He had outstanding defensive abilities and used his quickness to harass the opposition's ball handlers, creating crucial steals and turnovers.

Moss shared his backcourt time with Hal Cohen and Marty Headd. He was the starting point guard his junior and senior seasons, leading SU to a 26-4 record his junior year, and to the NIT finals his senior. Moss was the master of running the fast break, and while he did not score a lot, he took advantage of defensive breakdowns to make the high percentage shot. He earned Big East 3rd Team honors his junior year, despite scoring only 6.1 ppg.

Moss was drafted in the 2nd round by the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA draft. He failed to make the team, and played a few seasons with a couple of Continental Basketball Association teams.

In 1986 Moss earned his law degree from Syracuse. He then went into publishing and editing, starting up four newspapers from scratch, including the Pride of Syracuse newspaper and the Pride of Durham newspaper, both African-American focused publications.

Moss died as a result of cancer at a young age in 2005 at the age of 45.

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