Matt Mooney ready for next Hoop opportunity

Matt Mooney ready for next Hoop opportunity
Texas Tech guard Matt Mooney reacts to fans after a semifinal round game against Michigan State in the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) (Source: David J. Phillip)

MATT MOONEY: Here is the full interview that Pete Christy KCBD and I got with the Red Raider grad-transfer! #WreckEm #KCBDSports

Posted by Devin Ward KCBD on Thursday, April 25, 2019

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Red Raider Matt Mooney made the right decision to grad transfer to Texas Tech. He started all 38 games this season, averaging 11 points and 3 rebounds a game. So what’s next for the man they call Moonswag?

“I’m heading out to Phoenix just to start doing some workouts out there. I signed with an agent from Octagon, Chris Emens. Their agent they send their guys to Phoenix. We will have a Pro Day on May 23rd where a lot of scouts come in and see you work out. Hopefully some NBA teams will invite me in for workouts. Hopefully I can get on a summer league roster. I don’t think I’ll get drafted. I’m hoping a team or two gives me an opportunity. It just takes one to like you. I’m gonna try my best to get a roster spot. If not, I’m going to be playing professionally somewhere next year.”

Mooney was known as a three-point shooter, but his defensive play was also impressive and he credits Texas Tech for that.

“Oh my gosh I improved so much defensively. It’s crazy. A complete 180 from a year or two ago. They really helped me keep my body fresh and loose. I had hip surgery two years ago. I had some issues, but Coach Reilly is the best in the business. Coach Adams has taught me little things. He challenged me to be active with my hands and move my feet more. They just pushed me and coached me hard. It helped me out a lot.

We wish Matt Mooney the best as he moves to the next chapter of basketball.

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