SOUTH KENT (CONN.) PREP/PITTSBURGH
Senior transfer student-athlete from the University of Pittsburgh…Was granted a legislative relief waiver by the NCAA to be able to compete immediately in 2013-14...An experienced, aggressive, athletic wing with a 37-inch vertical leap and impressive offensive game…Excels at attacking the rim and is a versatile scorer and stellar on-ball defender…A good teammate who was denoted as Pitt’s most outstanding athlete…Has played in 94 career games with two starts.
2012-13: Played in all 33 games…Averaged 8.0 points and 3.0 rebounds in 18.7 minutes-per-game…Pitt’s scorer off the bench at both the power forward and small forward positions…Ranked fourth on the team in scoring…Had two 20-point performances, nine double figure scoring games and 19 games of at least seven points with one double-double (Oakland)…Tied a career-high and led Pitt in scoring with 21 points, hit a perfect 8-8 and converted a perfect 5-5 from 3-point range in only 19 minutes at DePaul (March 9)…Scored nine points (3-6 FG), hit two 3-pointersin 19 minutes played vs. USF (Feb. 27)…Totaled 10 points (4-7 FG) vs. DePaul (Jan. 26)…Scored nine points (4-7 FG), grabbed four rebounds at Providence (Jan. 22)…Led Pitt with 14 points (4-8 FG), hit 3-6 3-pointers and grabbed four rebounds in 22 minutes at Rutgers (Jan. 5)…Finished with 15 points (6-10 FG) vs. Delaware State (Dec. 19).
2011-12: Played in 38 games with two starts (Penn and Robert Morris)...Reached double figure scoring in 13 games...Averaged 7.5 points, 2.9 rebounds and hit 37 3-pointers in 18.4 minutes...Earned team Most Improved Player Award at team banquet...Over final 13 games, averaged 11.8 points and reached double figure scoring nine times...In six CBI games, averaged 10.8 points and hit 10-26 3-pointers...Led Pitt with 16 points (5-9 FG) at Washington State (March 26)...Finished with 14 points (4-10 FG), hit 5-6 free throws and grabbed five rebounds at Butler (March 21)...Scored a team-high 16 points (6-11 FG), tied a career-high with 4-6 3-pointers made and grabbed four rebounds vs. Wofford (March 14)...Reached double figure scoring in five consecutive games for the first time in his career (Feb. 16-March 3) and averaged 15.4 points, shot 60 percent (27-45) from the floor and 57 percent (8-14) from 3-point range...Led Pitt with 16 points (7-13 FG) with six rebounds at Connecticut (March 3)...Finished with 14 points (3-4 3FG), hit 5-6 free throws and finished with three steals vs. St. John’s (Feb. 29)...Scored a team-high 16 points (6-9 FG) with seven rebounds and three steals at Louisville (Feb. 26)...Scored 21 points including 11 in the first half, matched or surpassed career-highs for field goals made and attempts (8-14), free throws made and attempts (4-6), minutes played (31) and steals (two) vs. USF (Feb. 19)...Scored 10 points (3-3 FG), hit two 3-pointers vs. West Virginia (Feb. 16)...Scored 15 points (6-11 FG) with six rebounds in 27 minutes vs. St. Francis, Pa. (Dec. 20)...Scored 16 points (5-8 FG), hit 4-6 3-pointers with five rebounds off the bench vs. VMI (Dec. 6)...Made first career start, played 31 minutes, scored 12 points (5-9 FG) and grabbed six rebounds at Penn (Nov. 25)...Converted three 3-pointers (3-3), scored nine points off the bench vs. LaSalle (Nov. 22).
2010-11: Appeared in 23 games off the bench at small forward...Three double figure scoring games on year...Earned Coaches Award for outstanding attitude at team banquet...Finished with eight points (3-6 FG) at DePaul (Jan. 22)...Drew two charges and hit 3-3 free throws vs. Connecticut (Dec. 27)...Finished with 10 points (5-9 FG) and three assists vs. Delaware State (Dec. 8)...Scored 11 points (4-7 FG), hit two 3-pointers and grabbed five rebounds vs. Penn (Nov. 27)...Finished with 19 points (8-12 FG), grabbed eight rebounds (seven offensive) vs. North Florida (Nov. 13)...Made career debut and finished with nine points vs. Illinois-Chicago (Nov. 10).
Scholastic: Played his senior season at South Kent Prep Academy in South Kent, Conn., for head coach Kelvin Jefferson...2009-10 Hoop Scoop All-America selection...Averaged 29.0 points and 12.0 rebounds per game while guiding the South Kent Academy Cardinals to a 20-12 record as a senior in 2009-10...All-New England Prep School Athletic Conference First Team selection...Rated the No. 1 prep school player in Connecticut...Selected to play in the Jordan Brand Classic Regional All-Star game at Madison Square Garden on April 17, 2010...Finished with 26 points (3-4 3FG) and grabbed five rebounds in leading the Suburban Team to a 137-133 win over the City Team...Scored 31 points (11-21 FG) in leading South Kent Academy to a one-point win over Canarias Academy in the National Prep School Invitational...Finished with 29 points in win over Mack Academy at NPSI...Selected to NPSI All-Tournament Team...Finished with 38 points in registering a 125-122 double overtime win over Brewster Academy...Scored 33 points in the season opener vs. CJEOTO (N.J.)...Finished with 27 points (10-17 FG) with four 3-pointers in a buzzer beating win over Champlain-St. Lambert...South Kent entered the 2009-10 season ranked No. 5 in the ESPN national rankings...Nominated for the McDonald’s High School All-American game...Attended and played his first three years at Brentwood High School in Long Island, N.Y. for Head Coach Anthony Jimenez...NYSSWA Class 2A All-State Second Team selection...Averaged 24 points, 10 rebounds and three assists as a junior at Brentwood...Led the Indians to a 17-5 overall record...Consensus All-Long Island selection...Newsday Player of the Year...Named to Newsday and Suffolk All-County Long Island Teams...Ranked among the county’s top-5 leading scorers...Scored 28 points and hit three 3-pointers in Brentwood’s NYHSA playoff loss to Deer Park...Rated the No. 49 player in the nation by Scout.com...Ranked the nation’s No. 52 recruit by Hoopscoop...Ranked No. 52 nationally by Bob Gibbons...Ranked the No. 61 player nationally by USA Today...Rated the No. 77 player by ESPN.com...Ranked the No. 107 player overall and the No. 23 small forward by Rivals.com...Joined the N.Y. Panthers AAU Basketball program and played for Gary Charles...Also played for Team Underrated...Competed at the All-American Camp in Philadelphia where he impressed college coaches with a game-high 18 points...Shined on the summer AAU circuit at the IS8 League and Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions...Played in the Nassau-Suffolk All-Star Game...Invited to compete in the NBA Top-100 Camp...Named an All-Star at the Reebok All-American Camp.
Personal: Born Johnathan J. Moore on May 25, 1991...Is the proud father of a young daughter named Justina...Son of Monique Ballard...Brothers and sisters include twins Jaelah and Jordan, younger sister Brittany and older sister Myra Taylor...Majoring in Labor Studies and Employment Relations…Two-time winner of the "Throwdown Showdown," Pitt’s dunk contest at its annual preseason Blue-Gold Scrimmage.