Oregon Basketball transfer leaves Ducks thin at position

Freshman point guard Willie Moore has opted to transfer from Oregon and head somewhere closer to his hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio.  In recent reports, Moore has trimmed his list to Miami (OH) and Eastern Kentucky for his transfer.

Willie Moore was a two-star ESPN recruit and played mostly behind other point guards Dominic Artis and Johnathan Loyd throughout the season. Moore appeared in 26 games while starting two and averaging 2.0 points with 0.5 assists per game in 6.9 minutes.

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Willie Moore leaves the Ducks with a short supply of point guards.

Moore played sparingly throughout the season and was thrown into the fire when starting point guard Dominic Artis went down with a foot injury.  With limited experience, Moore played a large part in an 81-76 win over the Washington Huskies as he posted a career high nine points.

With Moore’s departure, the only remaining point guards left on the roster for the upcoming 2013-2014 season are senior Johnathan Loyd and sophomore Dominic Artis.  Moore had potential and it is tough to see him depart, as it leaves Altman with a thin backcourt, possibly forcing him to find a third point guard to add to next year’s roster.  Regardless, we wish Willie Moore the best of luck in his future basketball endeavors.

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