Posted On: 12/17/17 6:00 AM

Springfield has a much different team this season after graduating a few key players, yet they’re still expected to compete in the GWOC with a talented roster. In scenarios like these, teams need reliable players. For the Wildcats, 6’3” guard RaHeim Moss (2019) is one of those consistent figures in the way he competes and defends.

“I’m a demon on the court, it’s no talking,” Moss said. “My best strength as a basketball player is probably keeping my attitude, playing aggressive, getting to the rim.”

Moss, who has interest from in-state Division I football programs as an outside linebacker and defensive end, uses his toughness when driving to the lane. His bullish drives keep defenders back peddling and bouncing off him. He’s also Springfield’s top perimeter defender.

Colleges like what they’ve seen from Moss thus far. He holds one NAIA offer and has interest budding from the Division I and Division II level.

“Miami of Ohio, St. Bonaventure, and Findlay [have shown interest]. And I got an offer from Central State … I haven’t been on no college visits but I’m trying to after I take the ACT,” Moss said.

With football interest from Cincinnati, Ohio, and Toledo, Moss will eventually need to make a decision on which sport. Time will tell as far as this goes, as Moss will simply look for the best college fit regardless of sport.

In order to separate himself amongst off-ball guards in the 2019 class, Moss will need to prove himself as a shooter.

“I just got to get more consistent with my shot and I think I’ll be great,” Moss said.

For now, Springfield is 4-0 after their win against Centerville on Friday. Their next game is on Tuesday at home against Fairborn.

Moss believes the key for this new-look team is bringing it every night.

“We’ve just been consistent on how we’re playing. We’re playing as a team. It’s a new group. So we just got to get together and see what other players can do. It’s going great for real, as of right now, but we can do better.”

photo: Springfield Sun Times