Moss to play basketball at Alderson Broaddus
by Rick Solomon
Former Berkeley Springs High School standout, and current Shenandoah Valley Christian Academy senior, Erick Moss, signed his letter of intent to play Division II basketball at Alderson-Broaddus College in Philippi on April 25.
Moss had also contemplated playing for guard heavy Shepherd College, but after visiting the A-B campus and watching the Battlers beat the Rams on the court last season, the choice became perfectly clear.
“I like what Coach Zimmerman has done with the program and they have been very successful for the past few years,” Moss said. The program has gone to the NCAA tournament in nine of Zimmerman’s 11 seasons at A-B,” said Moss.
During his two short years at SVCA, Moss helped lead the Patriots to the NACA National Championship in 2011, and runner-up honors in 2012. He was also selected 1st Team All State both years, and was the State MVP in 2012. “I am absolutely excited for Erick,” said SVCA Coach Ron Combs.
Moss looks forward to the challenge of cracking the starting line-up at A-B right away. “I think I can work my way in, but if I don’t, they have a junior varsity program where they go and play JUCO’s (junior colleges),” Moss said. “As a point guard, I’ll have to work on my ball handling and shooting. I will play as much as I can to get prepared.”
Alderson Broaddus ended the 2012 season with an 18-10 record, finishing fifth out of 15 teams in the WVIAC (West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference). Moss finished the 2012 season for the Patriots as their leader in assists (five per game) and steals (three per game). He also averages eight points and six rebounds per game while shooting 51% from the field.