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Matt Mooney

Post by AGGIEinIOWA » April 1st, 2019, 9:38 am

I'd like to know how close former USD guard Matt Mooney was to being an Aggie. He's a great player that has been fun to watch in the tournament with Texas Tech. I know his transfer short list was down to Tech, Creighton, Northwestern, Arizona State, and Utah State. It's scary to imagine he and Sam in the same back court, two fierce and unselfish competitors that do anything to win. You can see what type of player Mooney became by playing under Smith for 3 seasons. Obviously he enjoyed playing for Coach Smith but I imagine the lure of playing in a P6 conference was likely the deciding factor. Considering his Red Raiders are in the Final Four, he's probably satisfied with his decision.



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Re: Matt Mooney

Post by Aglicious » April 1st, 2019, 10:35 am

I honestly never heard his name as a real possibility of transferring to USU. Coach Smith was asked about him almost from day 1 and he always made it sound as if Mooney was going to follow his dreams of playing at a P5 and particularly with a contender that needed his skill set. I'm sure there was some publication out there that may have speculated that he may follow coach Smith but I don't think that was ever the plan.



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Re: Matt Mooney

Post by treesap32 » April 1st, 2019, 3:06 pm

Aglicious wrote:
April 1st, 2019, 10:35 am
I honestly never heard his name as a real possibility of transferring to USU. Coach Smith was asked about him almost from day 1 and he always made it sound as if Mooney was going to follow his dreams of playing at a P5 and particularly with a contender that needed his skill set. I'm sure there was some publication out there that may have speculated that he may follow coach Smith but I don't think that was ever the plan.


We made the top 5. We were eliminated when he cut it to top 3.



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Re: Matt Mooney

Post by gadog98 » April 1st, 2019, 5:49 pm

I've seen him play in Lubbock, and I think with him, Utah State would have been a top 15 team. He would have been a great fit with Merrill. With that said, we could have just as easily lost Queta to Tech as well, and he would be averaging 7 points and 6 rebounds with Owens and Odiase.



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Re: Matt Mooney

Post by ThunderAggie » April 6th, 2019, 8:39 pm

Mooney torching Michigan State right now. The guy is in a zone!



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Re: Matt Mooney

Post by dyedblue » April 6th, 2019, 8:53 pm

ThunderAggie wrote:Mooney torching Michigan State right now. The guy is in a zone!
And now he is killing them with hero ball.


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Re: Matt Mooney

Post by bluegrouse » April 6th, 2019, 9:58 pm

Mooney put them in the Championship. He was great tonight.



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Re: Matt Mooney

Post by bigblue » April 6th, 2019, 10:06 pm

Fun game to watch. First game was too.

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Re: Matt Mooney

Post by dyedblue » April 6th, 2019, 10:35 pm

After he day for a minute he came back composed. Great player


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Re: Matt Mooney

Post by bluegrouse » April 7th, 2019, 10:42 am

I found this very interesting...




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Re: Matt Mooney

Post by bpd » April 7th, 2019, 11:16 am

This is incorrect. Jarrett Culver was one of the more highly recruited kids that year coming out of high school.



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Re: Matt Mooney

Post by slcagg » April 7th, 2019, 12:04 pm

bpd wrote:
April 7th, 2019, 11:16 am
This is incorrect. Jarrett Culver was one of the more highly recruited kids that year coming out of high school.
If I am reading his 247 page correctly he was a 3 star coming out of hs.

https://247sports.com/Player/Jarrett-Culver-88127/



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Re: Matt Mooney

Post by aggies22 » April 7th, 2019, 12:40 pm

slcagg wrote:
April 7th, 2019, 12:04 pm
bpd wrote:
April 7th, 2019, 11:16 am
This is incorrect. Jarrett Culver was one of the more highly recruited kids that year coming out of high school.
If I am reading his 247 page correctly he was a 3 star coming out of hs.

https://247sports.com/Player/Jarrett-Culver-88127/
I know, that you know, that you are reading it correctly. I'll just let everyone else know that you are reading it correctly.
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Re: Matt Mooney

Post by Aggie formerly in Hawaii » April 7th, 2019, 12:58 pm

Texas tech would be the biggest darkhorse champion of my lifetime. Chris beard is an amazing coach. Uconn was a 7 seed and won the title a few years ago, but they were loaded with talent.



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Re: Matt Mooney

Post by travelingagg » May 9th, 2019, 2:48 pm

Here's an article on him. Sounds like he was pretty close. https://www.ksl.com/article/46548604/te ... g-up-there



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