RICHMOND, Va. – It's always rewarding to see an athlete's hard work and dedication pay off. Former VCU Women's Basketball standout D'Andra Moss is taking full advantage of that reward, while playing professional basketball overseas.
After a stellar season in Finland a year ago, Moss drew a considerable amount of attention and earned a contract in the elite Spanish league with Gran Canaria.
So far this season, Moss leads all Spanish clubs and ranks fifth in the EuroCup in scoring with 21.0 points per game. She's also contributing 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists per outing, while ranking among the top 10 in the league in seven offensive categories. Moss is third in the EuroCup, which is comprised of more than 250 athletes including several WNBA players, in 3-point field goals and fourth in free throw percentage, two categories that should come as no surprise to Ram fans.
A 2010 First Team All-Colonial Athletic Association selection, Moss became the 18th player in VCU history to score 1,000 career points. In her final season with the Rams, she ranked fourth in the CAA in scoring (17.7 ppg) and free throw percentage (.813), while finishing sixth in three-point field goal percentage (.357).
Moss' consistent approach to the game was on display several times throughout her collegiate career, and particularly during her final season when she helped VCU reach the third round of the Postseason WNIT, its best finish in school history. She tied the program's single-game record by hitting 10 of 10 from the free throw line at Winthrop before draining the game-winning 3-pointer with 0.4 seconds left to give the Black & Gold a one-point win over Delaware at home. She scored a career-high 33 points, two shy of tying the VCU single-game record, against Morgan State and poured in 31 points and 12 rebounds at Syracuse in her final game as a Ram.
Moss averaged better than 10 points per game during her four-year VCU career and ranks 12th in program history with 1,216 points.
Moss isn't the only VCU player to ink a professional contract in recent years as Quanitra Hollingsworth (WNBA), Krystal Vaughn (WNBA), Kita Waller (overseas), Brittany Pinkney (overseas) and Michele Cosel (overseas) are some of the most recent Rams to sign pro deals under Rams Head Coach Beth Cunningham.