Player Profile: Nic Moore

Nic Moore was a pleasant surprise for SMU fans last year. The 5-9 point guard shined for the Mustangs. What will he do this year?

Nic Moore Player Profile
Position: Point Guard
Size: 5-9, 170 pounds
Year: Redshirt Junior
High School: Warsaw Community HS (Ind.) Averaged 27.2 points, 4.7 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game his senior season and was the runner-up for 2011 Indiana Mr. Basketball.
Hometown: Winona Lake, Ind.
Recruitment: Moore, a three –star recruit, chose Illinois State over Akron, Western Illinois, IPFW, Evansville, Ohio, St. Bonaventure and Valparaiso. After one year with Illinois State, he transferred to SMU but was forced to sit out the 2012-13 season due to NCAA transfer rules.

2013-14 recap

In his first year as a Mustang, Moore was unleashed on opponents and quickly established himself as one of SMU’s most dynamic players. He started all 37 games for the Mustangs and averaged 13.6 points, 2.3 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 1.5 steals per game. Moore scored in double figures in 30 of 37 games, and had hit multiple three in 23 of 37 games.

Grade: B+

Outlook in 2014

Expect more of the same from Moore, who was the epitome of consistency for the Mustangs last season. With greater depth and an experienced team around him, he should thrive in his third season (including 2012-13) with SMU. His points will be there and he can always create for himself, but his assist should significantly go up this season. A healthy and improved Yanick Moreira along with a more experienced Keith Frazier should allow Moore to be even more creative when running the offense. We should get used to hearing ‘Moore to Moreira’ as the two could be connecting a lot this season for some easy buckets. Moore can certainly do it all, but the greatest contribution he can make to this team this season is to create easy buckets for his teammates.

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