The history of Spain includes a multitude of rulers that reigned supreme over the European country. It looks like there is a new era to include in that lineage as former VCU women's basketball standout D'Andra Moss is taking over the Spanish hardwoods.
Moss, who played in Finland last year, moved to Spain prior to the 2011-12 and made an immediate impact with Gran Canaria of the top Spanish women's league. For her outstanding play, the former Ram was recently named the Guard of the Year and Import of the Year for the Spanish women's leagues by Eurobasket.com.
This season, Moss played in a total of 26 games, averaging about 36 minutes per game and 20.2 points a night. She tickled the twine for nearly 37% inside the arc and nearly 30 percent from long distance. The Atlanta, Ga. native was efficient from the charity stripe at 77.1%. On top of her offensive production, she also pulled down 4.8 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game for her squad.
Being rewarded for her productive style of play isn't anything new for Moss, who garnered lots of recognition while playing with the Rams. In 2010, she was a First Team All-Colonial Athletic Association Selection, becoming the 18th player in VCU history to score 1,000 career points. During her senior season with the Black & Gold, Moss ranked fourth in the CAA in scoring (17.7 ppg) and free throw percentage (.813), and she finished sixth in three-point field goal percentage (.357).
Throughout her collegiate career fans could count on Moss to put on a show. As a senior she helped VCU reach the third round of the Postseason WNIT. In a game at Winthrop she tied the program's single-game record by making 10 of 10 from the free throw line. Moss then drained the game-winning 3-pointer with 0.4 seconds left on the clock, securing a one-point win over Delaware at home. Against Morgan State she scored a career-high 33 points, just two shy of tying the VCU single-game record.
Overall Moss averaged better than 10 points per game during her four-year VCU career and ranks 12th in program history with 1,216 points.