E’Twaun Moore – Newest Member of the Orlando Magic!
The Magic were sick of guys with easy names to spell… Screw Dwight Howard, Earl Clark, Jason Richardson… TOO EASY TO SPELL. Enter Arron Afflalo, Jacque Vaughn, Eyenga and now the newest member of the Orlando Magic E’Twaun Moore. Moore was officially signed today by the Magic.
Moore (6’4”, 191, 2/25/89) played in 38 games during his rookie campaign last season with Boston, averaging 2.9 ppg. in 8.7 minpg. He scored a career-high 16 points, including four three-pointers on Jan. 26 @ Orlando. Moore also appeared in nine playoff outings for the veteran Celtics.
ET – as I will refer to him from here on out – was brought into challenge for the backup PG position with Ish Smith but can also play some combo guard in the case that Redick/Afflalo are injured. Moore is a good shooter and known for his defense.
Originally selected in the second round (55th overall) by Boston in the 2011 NBA Draft, Moore appeared in 140 games (136 starts) during his four-year collegiate career at Purdue University, averaging 15.3 ppg., 4.4 rpg., 2.9 apg. and 1.17 stlpg in 32.3 minpg. He led the Boilermakers in scoring for three straight seasons (2007-10), was named First Team All-Big Ten twice (2009-10, 2010-11) and Second Team All-Big Ten twice (2007-08, 2008-09).
During his senior season (2010-11), Moore played and started in 34 games, averaging 18.0 ppg., 5.1 rpg.3.2 apg. and 1.21 stlpg. in 33.9 minpg. As a junior (2009-10), he became the first player in 20 years to lead Purdue in both scoring and assists. In 2007-08, Moore became the first true freshman ever to lead the Boilermakers in scoring.
The signing of Moore brings the roster to 17 deep, meaning that by the end of training camp the team must rid itself of two players either through trade, buyout, release or Roman death match.