Mikki Moore

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Mikki Moore
Mikki Moore jump ball 2009.jpg
Moore competes for a jump ball with Samuel Dalembert in 2009.
Center
Personal information
Born (1975-11-04) November 4, 1975 (age 39)
Orangeburg, South Carolina
Nationality American
Listed height 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school Blacksburg (Blacksburg, South Carolina)
College Nebraska (1993–1997)
NBA draft 1997 / Undrafted
Pro career 1997–present
Career history
1997–1998 Fort Wayne Fury (CBA)
1999 Detroit Pistons
1999 Fort Wayne Fury (CBA)
19992002 Detroit Pistons
22002–2003 Roanoke Dazzle (NBDL)
2003 Boston Celtics
2003 Atlanta Hawks
2003–2004 Roanoke Dazzle (NBDL)
2004 Utah Jazz
2004–2005 Los Angeles Clippers
2005–2006 Seattle SuperSonics
2006–2007 New Jersey Nets
20072009 Sacramento Kings
2009 Boston Celtics
2009–2010 Golden State Warriors
2012 Idaho Stampede (D-League)
2012 Golden State Warriors
2013 Reno Bighorns (D-League)
Career highlights and awards
  • NBA D-League Defensive Player of the Year (2003)
  • All-NBA D-League First Team (2003)
  • CBA All-Rookie First Team (1998)
Stats at NBA.com

Clinton Renard "Mikki" Moore (pronounced "MY-key"; born November 4, 1975) is an American professional basketball player.

Early life and college[edit]

Born in Orangeburg, South Carolina, Moore graduated from Blacksburg High School at Blacksburg, South Carolina in 1993.

Moore played at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He averaged 8.6 ppg (.553 FG%, .250 3pt%, .655 FT%), 5.8 rpg, and 2.10 bpg in 25.0 mpg in 114 games in four seasons at Nebraska (1993–1997). He ranks second in Cornhusker history in career blocked shots (236), trailing only Venson Hamilton (241), Also ranks seventh in school annals in career field goal percentage. Posted 11.7 ppg (.583 FG%, 1-2 3pt, .701 FT%), 7.4 rpg, 1.3 apg, and 2.67 bpg in 33 contests as a senior (1996–97), ranking second on the team in scoring and rebounding. He helped Nebraska to the school's first basketball championship of any kind as a junior in 1995-96, registering 11 points (4-9 FG, 3-5 FT), a game-high 13 rebounds, and one block in a 60-56 win vs. St. Joseph's in the 1996 NIT title game.

Professional career[edit]

Moore went undrafted following a career at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he left as the all-time leader in blocked shots. He is a journeyman player, having played for nine different NBA teams (Detroit Pistons, Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, New Jersey Nets, Utah Jazz, Los Angeles Clippers, Seattle SuperSonics, Sacramento Kings, Golden State Warriors).[1] He has also had stints playing overseas as well as other professional leagues in the U.S. such as the Continental Basketball Association and the NBA Development League, where he played for the Roanoke Dazzle. He was drafted 1st overall by Roanoke Dazzle in the 2002 NBA D-League Draft.[2] Most notably, he enjoyed All-NBA D-League First Team and NBA D-League Defensive Player of the Year honors during the 2002–03 season.[3]

New Jersey Nets (2006–2007)[edit]

On July 27, 2006, Moore was traded by the Sonics to the New Jersey Nets.[4] Following a season-ending ACL injury to center Nenad Krstić, Moore was called upon to play major minutes and had one of the best years of his NBA career,[5] averaging career highs of 9.8 points per game and 5.1 rebounds per game, plus a league-leading .609 field goal percentage,[4] becoming the first undrafted player ever to lead the NBA in field goal percentage,[6] and only the third to finish in the top five since the 1976–77 season.[7]

Sacramento Kings (2007–2009)[edit]

On July 21, 2007, Moore signed a multi-year deal with the Sacramento Kings.[4] On February 19, 2009, he was waived by the Kings.[4]

Boston Celtics (2009)[edit]

On February 24, 2009, he signed with the Boston Celtics.[8]

Golden State Warriors (2009–2010)[edit]

On September 2, 2009, Moore signed with the Golden State Warriors[4] to a reported one-year, $1.3 million deal.[9] On January 4, 2010, after undergoing surgery for a bone spur in his right heel, Moore was waived by the Warriors.[4]

Memphis Grizzlies (2011)[edit]

On December 9, 2011, he signed with the Memphis Grizzlies. However, he was waived on December 16.[4]

Idaho Stampede (2012)[edit]

In January 2012, he was acquired by the Idaho Stampede.[4]

Golden State Warriors (2012)[edit]

On April 16, 2012, he re-signed with the Warriors for the rest of the 2011–12 season.[10]

Philadelphia 76ers (2012)[edit]

On October 1, 2012, he was signed with the Philadelphia 76ers. However, he was waived on October 10.[4]

NBA D-League (2013)[edit]

On November 1, 2013, he was re-acquired by the Idaho Stampede. On November 4, 2013, he was traded to the Reno Bighorns. On December 19, 2013, he was waived by the Bighorns.[4]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1998–99 Detroit 2 0 3.0 1.000 .000 1.000 .5 .0 .0 .0 2.0
1999–00 Detroit 29 0 16.8 .621 .000 .794 3.9 .6 .3 1.1 7.9
2000–01 Detroit 81 2 14.2 .493 .000 .731 3.9 .4 .3 .8 4.4
2001–02 Detroit 30 0 7.2 .475 .500 .769 1.8 .4 .2 .3 2.6
2002–03 Boston 3 0 4.0 .000 .000 .000 .3 .0 .0 .7 .0
2002–03 Atlanta 5 0 6.2 .417 .000 .800 1.4 .6 .0 .4 3.6
2003–04 New Jersey 4 0 2.5 .200 .000 .000 .5 .0 .0 .0 .5
2003–04 Utah 28 0 13.8 .521 .000 .857 2.9 .7 .3 .5 4.6
2004–05 L.A. Clippers 74 4 15.9 .502 .200 .787 3.3 .6 .3 .4 5.4
2005–06 Seattle 47 1 12.4 .435 .000 .742 2.8 .6 .1 .3 3.3
2006–07 New Jersey 79 55 26.4 .609 .000 .681 5.1 .9 .6 .8 9.8
2007–08 Sacramento 82 79 29.1 .577 .000 .736 6.0 1.0 .4 .6 8.5
2008–09 Sacramento 46 20 16.2 .521 .000 .810 3.3 .6 .3 .3 3.5
2008–09 Boston 24 0 19.0 .600 .000 .737 4.4 1.0 .2 .2 4.8
2009–10 Golden State 23 20 17.7 .600 .000 .636 3.0 1.6 .2 .6 5.0
2011–12 Golden State 7 0 16.9 .450 .000 .857 3.1 .7 .4 .4 3.4
Career 564 181 18.2 .551 .154 .743 3.9 .7 .3 .5 5.8

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2000 Detroit 3 0 14.0 .417 .000 1.000 4.0 1.0 .3 .0 6.0
2007 New Jersey 12 12 33.3 .560 .000 .793 5.6 1.2 .8 .6 11.3
2009 Boston 10 0 6.6 .500 .000 .833 1.5 .4 .2 .5 1.5
Career 25 12 20.3 .541 .000 .837 3.8 .8 .5 .5 6.7

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nance, Roscoe (March 27, 2007). "Nets get Moore than expected from career journeyman". USAToday.com. Retrieved November 17, 2013. 
  2. ^ 2002-03 NBDL Draft Board
  3. ^ "Roanoke’s Mikki Moore Selected as NBDL Defensive Player of the Year". NBA.com. March 20, 2003. Retrieved November 17, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Mikki Moore Player Profile – RealGM
  5. ^ "Nets seal the deal early in victory over Pacers". ESPN.com. January 15, 2007. Retrieved November 17, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Eastern Conference: Players to watch". JSOnline.com. April 21, 2007. Retrieved November 17, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Carter and Nets hand Bulls huge loss". TSN.ca. April 18, 2007. Archived from the original on May 4, 2007. Retrieved April 24, 2007. 
  8. ^ Celtics sign Mikki Moore
  9. ^ Moore returning west as a Warrior
  10. ^ Warriors Sign Free Agent Center Mikki Moore

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