Big Sky Conference leader in rebounding has 26 points, 11 rebounds and four assists in 100-97 win over Seattle
Eastern Washington University senior 6-foot-9 center Brandon Moore has been selected as this week's co-Big Sky Conference Player of the Week, sharing the honor with Portland State's Phil Nelson. It's the first such honor of Moore's EWU career, which currently totals 95 games (including 54 starts) heading into Thursday's (Dec. 17) game at Nevada.
Moore had a career-best 26-point effort against Seattle University on Dec. 12 in which he made 10-of-19 shots from the field and 6-of-7 free throws in the 100-97 overtime win. Four of his points came in a 7-0 run in overtime, and he also finished the game with 11 rebounds and a career-high four assists. His previous career high for points came as a freshman against The Evergreen State with 23 points.
A 2005 graduate of Bethel High School in Graham, Wash., Moore is currently leading the Big Sky in rebounding, averaging 9.9 per game. He is also averaging a team-leading 13.4 points per game to rank ninth in the league as he has started his senior season with three double-doubles thus far.
Moore has 821 career points, as well as 552 rebounds to rank fifth in school history (Chris White is fourth with 620 from 1998-01). His 69 career blocked shots ranks him third in school history (White is second with 79).
Now with nine double-doubles in his career, Moore had the seventh and eighth double-doubles of his career en route to having a combined 29 points and 32 rebounds in a roughly 26-hour span in November. He had 10 points and 13 rebounds in a 67-61 loss to Washington State on Nov. 16, then had 19 points and 19 rebounds the next night in a 100-88 win over Whitman.
Moore's 19 rebounds ranks as the third-best performance in recorded school history. His previous career high for rebounds was 14 versus Portland State on Feb. 28, 2009. He also tied his career-high with five blocked shots against the Missionaries, equaling the second-best recorded performance in school history.