Jonathan Moore (basketball, born 1958)

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Jonathan Moore
College Furman
Conference Southern
Sport Basketball
Position Power forward
Height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Nationality United States
Born (1957-11-03) November 3, 1957 (age 59)
Charleston, South Carolina
High school Burke high school
  • 2× SoCon regular season (1977, 1980)
  • 2× SoCon Tournament (1978, 1980)

Jonathan Moore (born November 3, 1957) is an American former basketball player who is best known for his collegiate career at Furman University between 1976–77 and 1979–80.[1] A native of Charleston, South Carolina, Moore finished his career as one of the greatest players in Southern Conference history.[2]

During his four-year tenure at Furman, Moore averaged 16.9 points per game, became one of only three players in conference history to be named First Team All-SoCon four times, was a two-time SoCon Basketball Tournament MVP and was twice named the Southern Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year.[2][3] He scored 2,299 points and grabbed 1,242 rebounds, placing him on an exclusive list of NCAA Division I men's basketball players to achieve both of those milestones.[4] Through the 2009–10 season, his rebounds total is sixth all-time in conference history, while his points total ranks eighth.[2]

After his collegiate career ended, Moore was selected in the third round (64th overall) in the 1980 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons.[1] However, he never played a game in the league. Moore spent the first season out of college in Italy playing for Nuova Pallacanestro Vigevano with another Furman alumnus, Clyde Mayes.[5] He was hoping to become more NBA-ready by playing a year of professional basketball abroad and then try to make the Pistons' roster for the 1980–81 season, but ultimately it never worked out. Moore played 14 seasons in Finland's Korisliiga from 1983 to 1998.

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  1. ^ a b "Jonathan Moore". TheDraftReview. Retrieved January 30, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "Individual Records" (PDF). 2005–06 SoCon Men's Basketball Media Guide. Southern Conference. 2005. Retrieved January 30, 2011. 
  3. ^ Green, Jr., Ron (March 7, 2010). "Southern Conference: 50 years of basketball glory". The Charlotte Observer. Retrieved January 30, 2011. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "2010–11 NCAA Men's Basketball Records" (PDF). 2010–11 NCAA Men's Basketball Media Guide. National Collegiate Athletic Association. 2010. Retrieved January 30, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Furman Great Needs 1 Year", The Sumter Daily Item, pp. 1B, August 9, 1980, retrieved January 30, 2011 

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