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E’Twaun Moore

School

Purdue

Position
Guard
Major
Organizational Leadership and Supervision
PPG
18.2
RPG
5.1
APG
3.2

Classroom

Moore has a 3.25 GPA in organizational leadership and supervision. In 2010, he was recognized as a second-team CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American, becoming the eighth player in Purdue history to earn the acclaim. His efforts in the classroom have also resulted in Academic All-Big Ten honors in both 2009 and 2010. Outside of basketball his career interests include management and entrepreneurship.

Character

Moore is a calm and steady presence in Purdue’s locker room, but his serene demeanor should not be confused with a lack of drive. An unyielding competitor, he is one of only four players in Purdue history to play at least 1,000 minutes in three different seasons. Moore’s leadership characteristics came to the forefront during the 2009-10 season, which saw playmaking point guard Lewis Jackson miss the majority of the year with a foot injury. Already the Boilermakers’ leading scorer, Moore also took on the role of distributor and became just the third player in program history to lead Purdue in both points and assists in the same season. For his efforts, Moore’s teammates voted him the team’s John Wooden MVP. Last year Moore ranked sixth in the Big Ten with 1.5 steals per game, something made possible only through three years’ worth of hard work. In the summer of 2010, Moore was quoted in an interview as saying that he had “no idea” how to play defense when he came to Purdue. After three years, he is perhaps the Boilermakers’ best on-ball defender heading into the 2010-11 season.

Community

Despite a full basketball schedule and the rigors of being a student-athlete, Moore and his Purdue teammates make giving back to the community a priority. Moore has taken part in trips to local elementary schools and preschools to read to students in an effort to promote literacy at an early age. In the summer of 2010, he joined his teammates to volunteer at a public lunch program for disadvantaged youth. In each of his three years at Purdue, he has also taken part in The Challenge 5K Run/Walk Against Cancer in West Lafayette and helped his teammates and coaches conduct a skills clinic for Special Olympics athletes in Indianapolis.

Competition

Since bursting onto the national scene as a freshman, Moore has led the Boilermakers to an 81-25 (.764) record, its league-leading 22nd Big Ten title, its first-ever Big Ten tournament crown, three-straight NCAA tournaments and back-to-back Sweet 16s. Purdue’s 81 wins during Moore’s tenure are also a program record for a three-year period. In 2010, Moore was named an honorable mention selection by the Associated Press, teaming with classmate Robbie Hummel to become Purdue’s first All-Americans since 1994. Moore was also an all-district selection by both the NABC and USBWA in 2010. Moore also earned first-team All-Big Ten honors and enters his senior season with the opportunity to become the first player in program history to lead Purdue in scoring for four consecutive seasons.