PISCATAWAY, N.J. (July 2, 2013) – Rising senior J.J. Moore (Brentwood, N.Y.) has completed the necessary paperwork to transfer to Rutgers University. A 6-foot-6, 215-pound forward, Moore played the past three seasons at the University of Pittsburgh.
“We are very excited to welcome J.J. into our program,” said Rutgers head coach Eddie Jordan. “He’s an exceptional athlete, who brings experience, an aggressive approach and versatility to the floor. J.J. is also a good teammate and the type of player who will help move our program forward.”
Moore played in 94 career games for the Panthers under head coach Jamie Dixon. His career-best marks include 21 points versus both DePaul (3/9/13) and USF (2/19/12), and 10 rebounds against Oakland (11/17/12), while scoring in double figures on 26 occasions. This past season, Moore was Pitt’s scorer off the bench at both the power forward and small forward positions. He averaged 8.0 points and 3.0 rebounds, while competing in all 33 contests.
Moore played his senior season at South Kent (Conn.) Prep Academy under head coach Kelvin Jefferson. A 2009-10 Hoopscoop All-American, he averaged 29.0 points and 12.0 rebounds per game while guiding the Cardinals to a 20-12 record as a senior. An All-New England Prep School Athletic Conference First Team selection rated as the No. 1 prep school player in Connecticut, he was selected to play in the 2010 Jordan Brand Classic Regional All-Star game at Madison Square Garden. Moore attended and played his first three years at Brentwood High School in Long Island, N.Y., under head coach Anthony Jimenez, where he was a NYSSWA Class 2A All-State Second Team selection and the Newsday Player of the Year.
Moore joins junior wing Craig Brown (Miami, Fla.), junior point guard D’Von Campbell (Arlington, Texas), freshman forward Junior Etou (Upper Marlboro, Md.), sophomore guard Kerwin Okoro (Bronx, N.Y.) and junior guard Jerome Seagears (Silver Spring, Md.) as student-athletes to sign on with the Scarlet Knights since Jordan was announced as head coach on April 23.