Moore Or Less
Sophomore forward Chris Moore hopes to be more available in 2005-06 than he was in 2004-05. For a variety of reasons, including a concussion, Moore played in just 17 of the Gauchos' 29 games during his freshman season. He played in the first seven and the final 10 and he saw virtually all of his playing time at the five spot.
Capturing Lightning In A Bottle
Moore didn't have a lot of big games during his freshman season, but two of his best games helped UCSB to a pair of wins. In a win at Cal Poly, Moore played just five minutes, but he made the most of those five minutes by making all three of his field goal attempts and pulling down three rebounds. The Gauchos won 78-66. A week after the Cal Poly game, Moore had his finest game of the year. In a game against UC Riverside, he played 19 minutes, made 4-of-6 shots to score a season-high 10 points and finished with a career-high four rebounds. UCSB beat the Highlanders 58-54.
A Solid Streak
In between the two games noted in the previous paragraph, Moore had a third good effort in a loss to Cal State Fullerton. Playing a season-high 24 minutes, he made 2-of-3 shots from the field and scored six points. He also had two assists, two steals and a blocked shots in the game against the Titans. The two assists that Moore recorded against Fullerton were his only two of the season. In the games against Cal Poly, Cal State Fullerton and UC Riverside combined, Moore averaged 7.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.0 blocked shot and 1.0 steal per game. Also over that three-game span, he made 9-of-12 shots from the field, 75.0%.
Nothing Is Free
In his six-point performance against Cal State Fullerton, Moore made both of his free throw attempts. That was the exception to the rule. In no other game did the Ohio native make better than 40.0% from the line. In fact, if you take out his perfect game against the Titans, Moore made just 3-of-13 free throws as a freshman, 23.1%.
Chris Moore will provide UCSB with depth in the post...Has the potential to be a very good rebounder and interior scorers.
Moore averaged 2.1 points and 1.8 rebounds in 17 games as a freshman...Scored a season-high 10 points in a win over UC Riverside...In fact, over a three game span that included games at Cal Poly and against Cal State Fullerton and UC Riverside, Moore scored 22 of his 35 points on the year...In the three-game span, he averaged 7.3 points per game and made 9-of-12 shots from the field, 75.0%...Had a season-high four rebounds three times...Despite playing just 167 total minutes, Moore ranked third on the team in blocked shots with six...He had a pair of blocked shots at San Francisco...Granted he played a limited amount of minutes, but his field goal percentage of 53.6% was the second highest on the team among players who logged 100 or more minutes...Played 10 minutes or more seven times...Went for a season-high 24 minutes against Cal State Fullerton.
Attended St. Edward High School...As a senior, Moore averaged 21.5 points, 10.9 rebbounds and six blocked shots per game...St. Edward plays as an independent team, but he was selected First Team All-Ohio by the Associated Press and First Team All-Cuyahoga County by the Cleveland Plain-Dealer...Chosen District Player of the Year and First Team All-District...Moore paced St. Edward to the Ohio Division 1 District Final as a senior and to the District title as a junior...During his senior season, Moore's St. Edward team defeated Ohio's top-ranked team, Canton McKinley HS, 79-75, and in that game, he had career-highs of 35 points and 24 rebounds, a school record...Blocked a career-high 11 shots against St. Paul Chanel HS...Also had a 33-point, 23-rebound game against Lake Catholic HS during his junior season...Averaged 12 points and nine rebounds as a junior...Coached by Eric Flannery.
Christopher T. Moore was born November 30, 1985 in Cleveland, OH...His most memorable sports moment came when he scored 35 points and had 24 rebounds as his high school team defeated Canton McKinley HS, Ohio's top-ranked team...Also competed in track and field as a high school athlete...His favorite sports teams are the Cleveland Cavaliers and Cleveland Brown...His favorite movies are He Got Game and Scarface...Plans on majoring in business economics and would someday like to become a sports agent...The son of Janet and Charles Moore.