CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Sydney Moss’ college basketball career was an odyssey that took her from the SEC to Division III. It included two knee surgeries. It also included two national championships at Thomas More College and three years as the unanimous Division III national player of the year.
A St. Albans native and the daughter of former Dupont High, Marshall and NFL star Randy Moss, Sydney Moss has cast her eyes forward to a professional career after concluding one of the most decorated tenures in women’s college basketball.
Moss’ college hoops life was unique. It began at the University of Florida, where she signed after winning Kentucky’s “Miss Basketball” at Boone County High School in Florence, Kentucky, just south of Cincinnati. As a Gator, she was named to the SEC all-freshman team and the WNIT all-tournament team. Yet she wanted to transfer closer to home after her freshman year, and Florida blocked her from transferring to SEC rival Kentucky.
Moss knew Thomas More coach Jeff Hans from talking in the Boone County High hallways, as he was recruiting some of her teammates. So she started looking into joining them…