|24 Jamaal Moore
Career: One of the WAC's top athletes who can literally jump out of the gym (see opposite page photo).
2003-04: Competed in all 33 games... Scored season-high 12 points including 8-9 from the free throw line in ESPN Bracket Buster victory over Louisiana Lafayette... With the score tied 68-68 vs. the Ragin' Cajuns and 1:05 remaining, Moore made two crucial free throws to give Rice a 70-68 lead and then stole the ball on the ensuing ULL possession and layed it in for a 72-68 cushion... Made 2-2 three-pointers and scored eight points in win at Louisiana Tech... Scored nine points vs. Dallas and at Nevada... tallied eight points by making 4-6 from the field in WAC tournament win over Hawaii... Passed out career-high five assists in win over Nevada and grabbed a season-high five rebounds in home win over Hawaii.
2002-03: Made a significant contribution in his debut season... One of only three Owls to play in all 29 games... Worked his way into the starting lineup five times... Finished sixth on the team in scoring (128 points), fifth in field goal percentage (.447) and fourth in free throws made (51)... Had an outstanding first career start, recording a career-high 16 points in 27 minutes against crosstown rival Houston to help Rice claim the first-ever battle for the Bayou Cup... Played perhaps his best game in a win over state rival Lamar, scoring nine points with career highs in minutes (33), rebounds (6) and steals (6)... The six steals tied for the most by any player in the WAC all season and also tied for sixth on Rice's all-time list for steals in a single game... Made two steals and scored eight points on a season-high eight shots at BYU... Scored 12 points and grabbed five rebounds in 17 minutes of action in a road win at Texas-Pan American... Only Owl to pull down more offensive rebounds (22) than defensive (20)... Passed out two assists in wins over WAC regular season champion Fresno State and UTEP... Improved on free throw shooting over the course of the year, making 20 of his last 24 attempts (.833)... Averaged 12 minutes per game... Played 20 or more minutes five times as a true freshman.
High School: All-conference and all-region selection from Moberly Area High School in Missouri... coached by Pat Rapert... averaged 23.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game as a senior and led the Spartans to consecutive appearances in the state tournament in 2001 and 2002... named to the 3A all-state team for 2001 and '02 and he is the first Missouri player to earn back-to-back all-state honors at the 3A level... nominated to play in the McDonald's National All-American game after scoring 19 points in the Missouri-Illinois High School All-Star game... finished his prep career with over 1,500 points scored for an average of 19.8 points per game... maintained a 10.0 grade point average on an 11.0 scale as a member of Moberly's honors program.
Personal: Full Name: Jamaal James Moore. Birthdate: July 6, 1983, in Moberly. Parents: Walter Davis, J. and Debbie Moore (one sister). College: Lovett.