Terion Moss of Portland, who spent his freshman season with the University of Maine men's basketball team, has left the program. Credit: Courtesy of University of Maine

Former Portland High School basketball standout Terion Moss, who started 29 games as a freshman at the University of Maine last winter, is transferring to the University of New Haven, according to his former AAU basketball program.

“Congratulations to Blue Wave alumnus Terion Moss as he has accepted a scholarship from New Haven!” was a Twitter message issued by the Westbrook-based Blue Wave Basketball AAU program and retweeted by New Haven’s basketball program.

Moss’ decision to transfer to the NCAA Division II school in Connecticut didn’t come as a huge surprise once he left UMaine last spring.

New Haven had been one of the primary scholarship-level schools recruiting the 5-foot-10, 170-pound point guard during his senior year at Portland before Moss announced his verbal commitment to attend UMaine on an athletic scholarship while accepting the state’s high school Mr. Basketball award in March 2018.

Moss averaged 26.7 minutes per game while playing in 29 of UMaine’s 32 contests, including 15 starts, last winter.

He averaged 5.4 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.8 assists while shooting 32 percent from the field overall, 27 percent from beyond the 3-point arc and 53 percent from the free-throw line for the 5-27 Black Bears.

Moss scored a season high of 23 points during a 64-61 loss to Stony Brook on Jan. 19 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. He also contributed five rebounds, three steals and two assists during that contest.

Moss later missed three games after suffering a concussion during a road game against Vermont.

During his high school career, Moss helped Portland win Class AA state championships in 2016 and 2017 and amass a 18-2 record in 2018.

The two-time Bangor Daily News All-Maine first-team selection averaged 19.9 points, 4.0 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 2.9 steals during his senior year at Portland.

After that season he also was named Southwestern Maine Activities Association and Class AA North player of the year.

New Haven finished last season with a 21-10 record overall, 13-7 in the Northeast-10 Conference. Coach Ted Hotaling’s Chargers advanced to the championship game of the NE-10 tournament and reached the second round of the NCAA Division II Tournament.

Ernie Clark

Ernie Clark is a veteran sportswriter who has worked with the Bangor Daily News for more than a decade. A four-time Maine Sportswriter of the Year as selected by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters...