Armani Moore

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Armani Moore
Armani Moore - Tennesee vs. UMass 2014 (cropped).jpg
Moore (#4) playing for Tennessee against UMass in the 2014 NCAA Tournament
No. 4 – Arka Gdynia
PositionGuard
LeaguePLK
Personal information
Born (1994-03-25) March 25, 1994 (age 25)
Swainsboro, Georgia
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight217 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High schoolMount Paran Christian
(Kennesaw, Georgia)
CollegeTennessee (2012–2016)
NBA draft2016 / Undrafted
Playing career2016–present
Career history
20162018Stelmet Zielona Góra
2018EWE Baskets Oldenburg
2018–2019New Zealand Breakers
2019Eisbären Bremerhaven
2019–presentArka Gdynia
Career highlights and awards

Armani T'Bori Moore (born March 25, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for Arka Gdynia of the Polish Basketball League. He played college basketball at Tennessee.

Early life and high school[edit]

Moore was born and raised in Swainsboro, Georgia and attended Swainsboro High School for three years before transferring to Mount Paran Christian School in nearby Kennesaw, Georgia before his senior year. As a senior, Moore averaged 22 points, 9.3 rebounds, 3.9 blocks and 2.6 steals as Mount Paran went 24-6 and advance to the second round of the 2012 Georgia High School Association Class A playoffs. He committed to play for the University of Tennessee over offers from Mississippi and the College of Charleston. [1]

College career[edit]

Moore played four seasons for the Tennessee Volunteers. He started 16 games as a freshman and exclusively came off the bench as a sophomore before becoming a starter for the team going into his junior year.[2] As a senior, he averaged 12.2 and 7.6 rebounds per game and was named honorable mention All-SEC.[3] Over the course of his collegiate career, Moore scored 907 career points (7.1 PPG), 617 rebounds (4.8 RPG), and 131 blocked shots (1.02 BPG, 7th-most in school history) over 128 games (81 starts), which is tied for the 6th-most appearances in Tennessee history. He graduated from Tennessee with a degree in sports management.[4]

Professional career[edit]

After going unselected in the 2016 NBA draft, Moore participated in the NBA Summer League on the Indiana Pacers team but was not signed by the team.[5]

Stelmet Zielona Góra[edit]

Moore signed with Stelmet Zielona Góra of the Polish Basketball League (PLK) on August 13, 2016.[6] In his first season of professional basketball, Moore averaged 8.0 points and 4.0 rebounds in 44 PLK games as the team went on to win both the PLK league title and the 2017 Polish Cup.[7] He returned to Stelmet for a second season and averaged 7.3 points and 4.1 rebounds in 14 PLK games and 6.1 points and 3.3 rebounds in nine Champions League games, as well as 14.5 points and 7.0 rebounds in two FIBA Europe Cup games, before leaving the team.[8]

EWE Baskets Oldenburg[edit]

After leaving Stelmet, Moore signed with EWE Baskets Oldenburg of the German Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) on January 1, 2018.[9] With EWE Moore averaged 7.4 points and 3.9 rebounds per game over 22 BBL games and 9.3 points and 5.9 rebounds in seven Champions League appearances.[10]

New Zealand Breakers[edit]

Moore signed with the New Zealand Breakers of National Basketball League (NBL) on June 6, 2018.[11] He averaged 7.1 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.7 assists in 24 games (no starts) for the Breakers as the team finished sixth in the NBL.[12]

Eisbären Bremerhaven[edit]

Moore returned to the Basketball Bundesliga after signing with Eisbären Bremerhaven for the remainder of the 2018–19 Bundesliga season on March 25, 2019.[13] Moore averaged 12.2 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 1.8 assists in nine BBL games (seven starts) as Bremerhaven finished 17th in the league and was relegated to the German Second Division.[14]

Arka Gdynia[edit]

Moore signed with Arka Gdynia of the Polish Basketball League on October 14, 2019. [15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bednarowski, John (March 21, 2012). "Mount Paran's Moore makes commitment to Tennessee". MJDOnline.com. Marietta Daily Journal. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  2. ^ Brown, Patrick (June 10, 2014). "Returner Armani Moore a leader for coach Donnie Tyndall's Vols". Chattanooga Times Free Press. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  3. ^ "Summer league play begins for Armani Moore, Josh Richardson". KnoxNews.com. Knoxville News Sentinel. July 2, 2016. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  4. ^ "Armani Moore: 2016 Draft Prospect". NBA.com. May 23, 2016. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  5. ^ "Armani Moore headed to summer league with Pacers". WBIR.com. June 24, 2016. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  6. ^ Kaczmarski, Radoslaw (August 13, 2016). "TBL: Armani Moore to Stelmet BC". ProBasket.pl (in Polish). Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  7. ^ Schmidt-Scheuber, Miles (December 31, 2017). "EWE Baskets could sign Armani Moore". EuroBasket.com. EuroBasket Data Center. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  8. ^ Schmidt-Scheuber, Miles (January 1, 2018). "Armani Moore (ex Stelmet) agreed terms with EWE Baskets". EuroBasket.com. EuroBasket Data Center. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  9. ^ "Armani Moore switches to EWE Baskets". Court-Side.com. January 2, 2018. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  10. ^ "Armani Moore pens with Breakers". Court-Side.com. June 7, 2018. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  11. ^ Berry, George (June 6, 2018). "Basketball: New Zealand Breakers sign American import Armani Moore". Newshub. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  12. ^ Hinton, Marc (February 19, 2019). "Reviewing the Breakers: Inconsistent play, soft defence make for a season to forget". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  13. ^ Schmidt-Scheuber, Miles (March 25, 2019). "The Eisbaeren Bremerhaven Add Armani Moore For The Stretch Run". EuroBasket.com. EuroBasket Data Center. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  14. ^ "Bremerhaven relegated from Basketball Bundesliga". N-TV.de. May 12, 2019. Retrieved May 13, 2019.
  15. ^ "Armani Moore signs with Asseco Arka Gdynia". Sportando. October 14, 2019. Retrieved October 15, 2019.

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