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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Luc Hancock

Luc Hancock

Luc Hancock is a senior at the University of Oregon majoring in Public Relations. He is from San Francisco, California and loves all sports, with his favorites being baseball and basketball. Luc is a die hard bay area sports fan and has been spoiled with the recent success of his teams in the past year. He did not become a Ducks fan until he came to the university 3 years ago, but now accepts them along with his other favorite teams. When Luc is not writing, thinking, or playing sports, he enjoys watching Seinfeld reruns and hanging out with friends. Luc is open to feed back. Follow him on twitter @luchancock

  • Um……huh? What is with these guys? NCAA basketball has more free agency than the NBA.

  • Rick Cook

    He was really unskilled for a PG from what I saw. Couldn’t handle the ball well, and the game seemed too much for him at this level. Hope he find a good place to land.

  • Steve Brandon

    As a friend of the Moore Family, I know they will be happy to see him more often & have him closer to home. But I hoped he would flourish within the Ducks organization in the upcoming seasons. In my opinion, I think he would have learned a lot from Coach Altman & staff.