Randy Moss’s daughter accepts basketball scholarship at Florida

AP

Randy Moss may be on the down side of his NFL career, but the next generation of the Moss family is just getting started.

The St. Petersburg Times reports that Sydney Moss, the daughter of Randy and a star high school basketball player, has accepted a scholarship to Florida, where she’ll enroll in 2012.

Sydney Moss is a 5-foot-11 power forward who averaged 22.6 points and 10.8 rebounds a game and had scholarship offers at several big schools.

Although Sydney lives with her mom and not her dad, she told ESPN a story about how Randy affected her desire to play basketball growing up.

My dad played against my brother and me once,” Sydney said. “He played defense and made us a deal: If we made a shot over him, he’d take us shopping.”

It didn’t work: Sydney’s brother took a shot and Randy blocked it, plucked it out of the air with one hand, turned around and dunked.

“I just walked away,” Sydney said. “There was no way I could make that shot, but I knew I wanted to learn how to take away a ball like that.”

Although Sydney hasn’t had a Great Santini moment of beating her dad in the driveway, she has progressed enough that she’s usually the best player on the court when she’s not taking on her dad.