A memorial service, Celebration of the Life of Danny "Big Moe" Moses, has been scheduled for Saturday, July 13, at 2 p.m. at the Cornerstone Christian Church at 222 Hambley Blvd. in Pikeville, Kentucky.
Danny was an All-American and All-State basketball player for the Williamson Wolfpack back in the early 1970s. Big Moe was recruited by every major college basketball program and holds many records for his old high school.
After playing a year at Wake Forest, Moses came back to play for Pikeville College and helped lead the Bears to the national tournament.
Moses recently passed away, but his many friends and family wanted to hold a service to honor his life. There will be special music by Bruce and Denny Paul May and the service will be led by Danny's brother Larry. Several former teammates and coaches will speak and share some of their cherished memories about Danny. His brother Billy will give a special tribute to Big Moe.
A reception will follow the memorial service where friends and family can socialize and share some of their favorite stories. Refreshments and snacks will be provided.
SHORT STUFF: Former West Virginia University men's basketball player and former Fairmont State University men's basketball head coach Joe Mazzulla has accepted an assistant coaching job with the Boston Celtics. This was first reported by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski on Sunday.
Former WVU guard Trey Doomes is transferring to Chattanooga. The Georgia, native played in 12 games for coach Bob Huggins as a freshman last season, averaging 2.2 points. The 6-foot-3 guard will apply for a waiver of the NCAA transfer rule, which, if approved would allow him to be eligible this coming season.
Chris Mayo, a four-star offensive lineman from Richland, New Jersey, committed to the Mountaineers this past Saturday, according to MetroNews Sports. Mayo is rated as a four-star recruit by Rivals. He is the highest-rated player to give Neal Brown a verbal commitment in the Class of 2020.
Zach Frazier of Fairmont Senior plans to head to WVU, which continues a pipeline from that school to the Mountaineers. The senior lineman verbally committed to join the Mountaineers last week. Frazier is a three-year starter on both the offensive and defensive lines for the Polar Bears. He helped lead his school to the Class AA state championship game, winning the title over Bluefield last December.
WVU recently received commitments Lanell Carr, a 6-foot-3, 230-pound outside linebacker/defensive end from St. Louis' De Smet Jesuit High, committed to West Virginia on Sunday. Gaithersburg, Maryland, athlete David Okoli, a two-way player in high school, is coming to West Virginia to play cornerback.
The Mountaineers picked up a commitment from a 5-star kicker. Danny King is now part of West Virginia's class of 2020. A 5-foot-11, 162-pound placekicker for Fort Hill High School in Cumberland, Maryland, King came is listed as a kicker and punter.
Blue Gold News.com reports another commitment for the WVU secondary. Junior college safety Noah Guzman is the latest to commit to the football program and will be joining the program immediately. In 11 games in 2018 as a true freshman at Cerritos College, Guzman recorded 74 tackles, including 4.5 for loss. He had two interceptions and six pass break-ups, and also forced a fumble.
Kyle Lovern is the editor for the Williamson Daily News. He can be contacted at 304-236-3526 or via e-mail at klovern@HDMediaLLC.com