Rutgers officially added Pittsburgh transfer J.J. Moore on Tuesday and he is expected to apply for a hardship waiver to play immediately this coming season, as previously reported by SNY.tv.
“We are very excited to welcome J.J. into our program,” said Rutgers head coach Eddie Jordan. “He’s an exceptional athlete, who brings experience, an aggressive approach and versatility to the floor. J.J. is also a good teammate and the type of player who will help move our program forward.”
The 6-foot-6 Moore played in 94 career games for the Panthers under head coach Jamie Dixon. This past season, Moore was Pitt’s scorer off the bench at both the power forward and small forward positions. He averaged 8.0 points and 3.0 rebounds, while competing in all 33 games
Moore played his senior season at South Kent (Conn.) Prep Academy under head coach Kelvin Jefferson. A 2009-10 Hoopscoop All-American, he averaged 29.0 points and 12.0 rebounds per game while guiding the Cardinals to a 20-12 record as a senior.
Moore joins junior wing Craig Brown (Miami, Fla.), junior point guard D’Von Campbell (Arlington, Texas), freshman forward Junior Etou (Upper Marlboro, Md.), sophomore guard Kerwin Okoro (Bronx, N.Y.) and junior guard Jerome Seagears (Silver Spring, Md.) as student-athletes to sign on with the Scarlet Knights since Jordan was announced as head coach on April 23.