Rasheed Moore played his last college game for East Stroudsburg University March 1, but his basketball days are not over.
The senior from Meyers High School in Wilkes-Barre and former JB Hoops player was part of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Reese’s Division II All-Star Game March 24 in Sioux Falls, S.D. The game was held at the site of the NCAA Division II Elite Eight.
The all-star game was another step for Moore, who is scheduled to graduate in May with a degree in hotel and restaurant management, but is hopeful of finding a way to first extend his basketball career. He has sought advice from JB Hoops director John Bucci and East Stroudsburg coach Jeff Wilson on where to pursue additional playing opportunities.
“I’m definitely going to try and find a way to keep playing,” Moore said. “I’ve talked to coach Bucci and coach Will about finding an agent and seeing what’s out there.”
Moore was one of 20 seniors selected to play in the game.
It was just the latest honor for a college career full of accomplishments, including becoming the first four-time, all-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference East Division selection in school history. Moore was a first-team, all-PSAC East choice each of the past two seasons after making the second team his first two seasons.
“I’ll remember how much fun I had,” said Moore, who immediately stepped in as the second-leading scorer on the most successful team in school history. “I was able to come in and play as a freshman and we had a great year and went 30-2. There some great players – Whis Grant, Matt Tobin, Jamal Nwaniemeka and Will Brown.
“They’re all basically brothers to me now. I can go to them for anything I need and they know they can come to me for anything they need.”
Both Grant and Tobin also played in the NABC Senior Game to end their East Stroudsburg careers. Moore also followed Grant and Tobin in becoming the only NABC Division II All-Atlantic Region choices from East Stroudsburg in the past 20 years, adding that honor Monday.
“I wasn’t highly recruited as some people might have thought,” Moore said of how he wound up at East Stroudsburg. “I had two or three D-I looks and three or four Division II looks.
“When it came down to it, it was where I felt most comfortable. It was where my family would be able to get down, when need be and could come down and support me as much as possible.”
Moore praised the East Stroudsburg coaching staff for its honesty, calling the team “the perfect fit” for him.
It showed immediately with Moore’s selection as the 2013-14 PSAC Freshman of the Year.
He never slowed down from there. Moore finished his East Stroudsburg career ranked fourth in school history in points (1,677) and rebounds (775) along with second in free throws made and attempted (446-for-623) and seventh in blocked shots (93).
The 6-foot-6 forward was part of teams that went a combined 88-30. He played in 116 of those 118 games, making 113 starts.
Moore was a highly accurate shooter throughout his career, but put up his best numbers as a senior. He shot 51.3 percent from the floor, 46.9 percent from 3-point range and 78.7 percent from the line in the 2016-17 season.
Before the Warriors were eliminated in the quarterfinals of the PSAC Tournament, Moore had the most productive game of his career to get East Stroudsburg through the first round. He scored 33 points and grabbed 16 rebounds in a 106-87 win over Lock Haven.
As part of East Stroudsburg’s system of pressing full-court throughout, Moore still played at least 35 minutes 14 times in his senior season.
East Stroudsburg went 15-7 in the PSAC and 18-11 overall during Moore’s senior season. He ranked sixth among PSAC scorers, seventh in blocked shots, 10th in rebounding and 11th in field goal percentage.
UPDATE: Moore started and played 18 minutes for the West in a 125-114 loss to the East All-Stars. He scored nine points, grabbed three defensive rebounds, dished out two assists and made two steals.
Moore went 4-for-8 from the floor, 0-for-1 on 3-pointers and 1-for-2 from the line.
All 11 West players appeared for between 16 and 22 minutes.