Washington State University
Motum is on track to graduate in May with a degree in psychology. He has met all academic requirements throughout his three-plus years at Washington State.
Motum is one of three captains on the 2012-13 team and was appointed by the coaching staff. The majority of his teammates look up to him and look to him for advice. You won’t hear anything but good things about Motum from the basketball staff, Washington State student-athletes, Cougar fans and members of the Pullman community. He is always on time for interviews and interacts well with the media and fans. He is counted on as the team’s spokesman and representative for basketball promotional material.
Motum has been involved in many different activities in the Pullman community. He has been actively involved in Free Kids’ Clinics put on by the WSU men’s basketball team in the fall of 2009 and the fall and winter of 2011. He also worked with Butch’s Bash, a Christmas party for children in the WSU community in December of 2011, and helped with Cougs for Courts, a group which raised money to replace basketball courts that were negatively affected by weather back in his hometown of Brisbane, Australia. In the fall of 2011, Motum volunteered at the YMCA’s Keys to Success Fundraiser, in which the organization raised over $10,000.
Motum became the second WSU men’s basketball student-athlete in as many years to lead the Pac-12 in scoring, finishing with 18.0 points per game, ranking 38th in the country as a junior in 2011-12. He also ranked sixth in the league and 26th in the nation with a .554 (220-for-397) field goal percentage. Motum earned Pac-12 Player of the Week honors for the week of Dec. 5-12 and earned All-Pac-12 First Team accolades and was named the league’s Most Improved Player at the conclusion of the season. He currently ranks fifth on WSU’s all-time record list for field goal percentage with a .567 (349-for-615) clip. Motum is just 67 points away from becoming the 33rd Cougar to reach the 1,000-point plateau, having scored 613 points as a junior, ranking fifth on the WSU single-season list for scoring.