Open main menu

Nic Moore (born July 1, 1992)[1] is an American professional basketball player for Champagne Châlons-Reims Basket of the French [[LNB Pro A]. Moore played college basketball for the SMU Mustangs. He was named American Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year in 2015 and 2016.[1][2][3] Moore previously competed for the Illinois State Redbirds.[1]

Nic Moore
Nic Moore.jpg
Moore with Nanterre in 2017
No. 11 – Champagne Châlons-Reims Basket
PositionPoint guard
LeagueLNB Pro A
Personal information
Born (1992-07-01) July 1, 1992 (age 27)
Winona Lake, Indiana
NationalityAmerican
Listed height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Listed weight170 lb (77 kg)
Career information
High schoolWarsaw (Warsaw, Indiana)
College
NBA draft2016 / Undrafted
Playing career2016–present
Career history
2016–2017New Basket Brindisi
2017Nanterre 92
2017–2018New Basket Brindisi
2018–2019Virtus Roma
2019-presentChampagne Châlons-Reims
Career highlights and awards

College careerEdit

Moore played his freshman year at Illinois State, where he averaged 10.0 points and 3.9 assists per game and was named to the Missouri Valley Conference All-Freshman team. In the first round of the 2012 National Invitation Tournament, Moore scored 24 points in a 96-93 win against Ole Miss. He posted 25 points in their 92-88 loss to eventual champion Stanford. After the season, Illinois State coach Tim Jankovich accepted an assistant coach job at SMU. "As soon as Coach Jankovich left I made up my mind and knew I wanted to go play for a BCS program," Moore stated. "It didn't matter who was going to be the head coach. My decision had already been made." He ended up transferring to SMU to play under Larry Brown.[4]

In his sophomore season, Moore posted averages of 13.6 points, 4.9 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 1.5 steals in 32.2 minutes per game. Moore scored in double figures in 30 of the Mustangs' 37 games. In the quarterfinals of the 2014 National Invitation Tournament, he hit a 3-pointer to in the closing seconds to help SMU to a 67-65 win over California.[5]

As a junior, Moore led SMU in scoring (14.2 points per game) and assists (5.2 per game) in 34.5 minutes per game. He shot 42.2 percent from the floor and 40.8 percent on 3-pointers. Moore, who called being coached by Larry Brown stressful, improved his hot-headedness and won praised for having a quick hand. "He [Brown] showed me the ropes of the game," Moore said. "I thought I knew it, but he slowed my game down and made me think like a point guard and how to be a leader."[5] He was named American Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year.[2] He scored 24 points in the NCAA Tournament game versus UCLA. After a controversial goaltending call gave the Bruins a one-point lead with 13 seconds to go, Moore missed two shots to ensure a 60-59 win for UCLA.[6]

On February 1, 2016, he was named one of 10 finalists for the Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award.[7] He was named to the 35-man midseason watchlist for the Naismith Trophy on February 11.[8]

Professional careerEdit

On July 8, 2016, Moore signed with Italian club New Basket Brindisi for the 2016–17 season.[9]

On July 6, 2017, Moore signed with the French team Nanterre 92 for the 2017–18 season.[10] On November 7, 2017, he left Nanterre and returned to New Basket Brindisi.[11] He averaged 13 points per game with the club. Moore signed with Virtus Roma on June 29, 2018.[12]

International careerEdit

Moore competed on behalf of the United States in the 2015 World University Games, playing with mainly Kansas Jayhawks players.[13] He averaged 6.8 points and 3.0 rebounds per game. Moore started all eight games for Team USA and helped the team go 8-0 and win a gold medal.[14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Nic Moore Player Profile". RealGM. Retrieved 12 March 2015. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |website= (help)
  2. ^ a b Vecenie, Sam. "SMU's Nic Moore, Temple's Fran Dunphy headline AAC honors". CBS Sports. Retrieved 12 March 2015. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |website= (help)
  3. ^ "Nic Moore Bio". SMUMustangs.com. Retrieved 12 March 2015. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |website= (help)
  4. ^ Johnson, Raphielle (14 June 2012). "Report: SMU lands another transfer in former Illinois St. guard Nic Moore". NBC Sports. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  5. ^ a b Nichols, Bill (18 March 2015). "Nichols: How SMU's Nic Moore handles 'stressful' job of Larry Brown's point guard". Dallas News. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  6. ^ Nichols, Bill (19 March 2015). "Nichols: 'Heartbreaking' loss has SMU coach Larry Brown asking questions". Dallas News. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  7. ^ Nortlander, Matt (February 1, 2016). "Cat Barber, Fred VanVleet missing from list of Cousy Award finalists". CBS Sports. Retrieved February 2, 2016.
  8. ^ Payne, Terrence (February 11, 2016). "Naismith Trophy midseason list announced". Fox Sports. Retrieved February 19, 2016.
  9. ^ "Enel Brindisi signs rookie Nic Moore". Sportando.com. July 8, 2016. Retrieved November 20, 2017.
  10. ^ "Nic Moore est nanterrien!". Nanterre 92 (in French). July 6, 2017. Retrieved July 6, 2017.
  11. ^ "Nic is back! Ufficiale il ritorno di Nic Moore in biancoazzurro" [Nic is back! Nic Moore officially is white-lightblue again]. newbasketbrindisi.it (in Italian). November 7, 2017. Retrieved November 10, 2017.
  12. ^ "Nic Moore inks with Virtus Roma". Sportando. Retrieved July 8, 2018.
  13. ^ Vecenie, Sam (21 May 2015). "SMU's Nic Moore to play with Kansas team at University Games". CBS Sports. Retrieved 21 May 2015.
  14. ^ Nightengale, Bobby (July 14, 2015). "SMU's Moore, Florida Gulf Coast's DeBose enjoyed filling in for KU". Kansas Jayhawks. University of Kansas. Retrieved August 4, 2015.