By Tom Robinson
JB Hoops and Meyers alum Rasheed Moore is moving up in professional basketball in Germany by helping his team do the same.
Moore scored 31 points Saturday night to lead the BV Villingen-Schwenningen Panthers to an 82-69 victory over the Rhondorf Dragons.
The win improved the Panthers to 3-0 in their first season playing in the third division of Germany’s professional basketball.
Moore played in Germany for the first time last season and was fourth division Most Valuable Player while leading Schwenningen to a 26-1 record and South-West Division title that earned the team a promotion to the higher level. Moore, a four-team Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference East Division all-star while playing at East Stroudsburg University, averaged 21.4 points and 7.4 rebounds for the Panthers as a rookie.
Schwenningen went ahead Friday night when Moore scored six straight points for a 20-19 lead. He then led the way on a game-closing, 14-6 run.
Moore ranks fourth in East Stroudsburg history with 1,776 points. He was the NCAA Division II school’s first four-team all-PSAC choice, earning first-team honors as both a junior and senior. He also ranks in the top seven in school history in rebounds, blocked shots, free throws made and free throws attempted.
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.