45 - Brandon Moore
Brandon Moore
Height: 6-9
Weight: 250
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Graham, Wash.
High School: Bethel HS '05
Position: C/F
Experience: 3L*

Kirk Earlywine on Moore: "Brandon needs to get back to shooting and scoring in the paint the way he did the final month of his sophomore season and the final game of the season last year against Portland State. We need him to shoot 52-55 percent from the floor. I'm not saying we can't win or play well when he doesn't score in the low post, but it makes it much more difficult when he doesn't. The game is much easier when you can play inside-out and establish your ability to score in the paint. He is a player that can be one of the two or three best low-block scoring threats in our conference. The game will be much easier for us if he is able to do that."

Career: He has a current total of 61 career blocked shots to rank third in school history and his 473 rebounds currently rank 10th. He has six double-doubles in his career with a total of eight double figure rebounding performances as an Eagle. If he plays all 30 scheduled games in 2009-10, he will finish his career ranked third on EWU's career leaders list behind only Marc Axton (119 from 2002-05) and Alvin Snow (118 from 2001-04). Moore is also 286 points from becoming the 16th player in Eastern's 101-year basketball history to score 1,000 career points.

2008-09: Moore was the only Eagle to have started all 30 games and averaged 11.2 points and 6.8 rebounds per game to rank 14th and second, respectively, in the Big Sky Conference. He made 48.1 of his field goal attempts to rank 12th in the league, and in Big Sky games only, he made 75.0 percent of his free throws to rank 10th. He led Eastern in scoring eight times and rebounding on 17 occasions, with 19 double-figure scoring performances and four games with at least 10 rebounds. Moore closed the year with a double-double against Portland State on Feb. 28, scoring 18 points and pulling down a career-high 14 rebounds with a career-high five blocked shots (second-best performance in school history). It was the second-highest scoring game against a NCAA Division I opponent in his EWU career, ranking only behind the 21 he scored versus Weber State in his sophomore season. Moore had three double-doubles in Eastern's first 12 games of the season, but didn't have any in his next 16 until the PSU game. He had 22 points, 13 rebounds and a career-high three assists in EWU's 90-87 win over Evergreen State (12/22/08), making 6-of-12 shots from the field and 10-of-13 free throws. Moore's other double-doubles came against Idaho (14 points, 10 rebounds) and Texas Arlington (16 points, 11 rebounds).

2007-08: Moore was selected by the coaching staff as the team's most improved player. As a sophomore, he was ninth in the Big Sky Conference in rebounding (5.8) and 10th in blocked shots (0.67). Moore scored in double figures in nine games and had at least 10 rebounds four times, including a pair of double-doubles. He averaged 11.3 points and 7.6 rebounds on 53.1 percent shooting in the last eight games of the 2007-08 season. He closed the season with seven points and 12 rebounds in a loss at Portland State (2/16/08). Prior to that, he helped lead the Eagles to a crucial home sweep over Weber State (69-57 on 2/14/08) and Idaho State (63-53 on 2/16/08) in mid-February as he scored 35 points and had 14 rebounds. He made 14-of-20 shots in the two games and added two blocked shots and two steals. Six of his rebounds were on the offensive end, including four offensive boards versus Weber State when he had his second double-double in a four-game stretch with 21 points and 10 rebounds. He made 8-of-10 shots from the floor and 5-of-8 from the free throw line as he came just two points from his career high. He had four blocks against Idaho State (1/10/08) to equal what is now the 11th-most in school history.

2006-07: Selected as the team's most inspirational player and a member of the Big Sky Conference All-Academic squad, Moore averaged 14.3 minutes off the bench in 27 games for EWU. His lone start came against The Evergreen State (11/21/06) when he finished with 23 points, eight rebounds, three blocked shots and three assists. He made 8-of-10 shots from the field and 7-of-11 free throws in the easy, 106-65 win. Moore led the Eagles in rebounding in four games, with a high of nine versus Sacramento State (2/24/07) in EWU's last game of the season. He scored in double figures a total of five times, including 13 in the season-ending 80-72 win over the Hornets. He also scored 13 versus Cal State Fullerton (11/27/06), 12 against Montana (12/30/06) and 10 versus Northern Colorado (1/4/07).

2005-06: Redshirted.

High School: Graduated from Bethel High School in 2005. He and three other seniors led the Braves to a 76-10 record in three seasons, including a pair of top three finishes at the State 4A Tournament. As a senior, Moore earned first team All-State honors from the Associated Press after leading the Braves to the state championship in 2005. He averaged 12.7 points and eight rebounds in four tournament games to earn second team All-Tournament honors. Coached by Pat Mullen, Bethel beat Kentwood 33-29 for the title. He averaged 13.5 points, 11 rebounds and two blocked shots per game as a senior, including a high of 35 in a 70-55 victory over Emerald Ridge. Bethel finished the year 28-2 as Moore had three games of 20 points or more en route to earning MVP honors in the South Puget Sound League South Division. He had 10 points for Washington in a 96-88 loss to Oregon in the Northwest Shootout on April 3, 2005. Moore averaged 11 points and 11 rebounds per game as a junior when he helped lead the Braves to a 26-2 record and a third-place finish in the State 4A Tournament. He averaged eight points and eight rebounds as a sophomore to lead Bethel to a 22-6 record and a state berth. Bethel spent much of the 2004 season as the top-ranked team in State 4A despite having just one senior on its roster. South Kitsap handed Bethel its only two losses that season. Moore's team was 22-0 and top-ranked when stopped by South Kitsap 51-43 in a game in which Moore scored 14 points. The teams met again in the semifinals of the State 4A Tournament, and the Wolves won again 49-47. Bethel rebounded to beat Bellarmine Prep 66-52 to capture third place. Moore was a first team All-South Puget Sound League South Division selection as a junior. He had a blocked shot as time ran out that kept Bethel unbeaten and No. 1 ranked with a 52-51 win over Mark Morris on Jan. 15, 2004, at the King Holiday Classic at Key Arena in Seattle. As a sophomore, Bethel's season came to a close with a loss to South Kitsap in the loser's bracket at state. Moore was an honorable mention All-SPSL South Division selection. Josh Barnard, who played for EWU's team that won the Big Sky title and appeared in the NCAA Tournament in the 2003-04 season, also attended Bethel.

Personal: Born Sept. 19, 1986, in Mesa, Ariz. Construction management major. Son of Mike Moore and Linda Moore. Moore has a twin sister (Jocelyn, 23) who played on the Bethel girls' basketball team and another set of twin sisters (Grace and Brianna, 18). Nickname is "B-Moore."

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