Owls’ Moore to enter NBA draft, sources say

Posted: April 22, 2011

Temple redshirt junior Ramone Moore will announce Saturday that he will enter the NBA draft, according to two sources close to the situation.

The 6-foot-4 shooting guard is not expected to hire an agent.

"As of today, he hasn't filed his paperwork," one source said Friday. "He could change his mind, but the thought is he is going to do it [Saturday].

"He just wants to get his name out there," the other source said. "He kind of wants NBA teams to know that he's on the radar before he comes out after next season."

Moore's decision was first reported by Ryan Feldman of Thehoopsreport.com. Moore has until Sunday to file paperwork with the NBA. If he doesn't hire an agent, the Southern High product can withdraw his name any time before May 8 without losing his NCAA eligibility. The NBA draft is scheduled for June 23.

Moore averaged a team-leading 15.2 points as well as 4.2 rebounds this past season for the 26-8 Owls. He was a second-team all-Atlantic Ten Conference selection in his first season as a full-time starter.

He was the only Temple player to start in all 34 games this past season. His career-high 30 points in an upset of Georgetown showed that he's capable of producing on the big stage.


Contact staff writer Keith Pompey at 610-313-8029 or kpompey@phillynews.com. Follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/pompeysgridlock Read his blogs at www.philly.com/OwlsInq

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