Junior college guard becomes UTEP’s third 2015 commitment


Having already received verbal commitments from forwards Paul Thomas and Christian Romine, UTEP head coach Tim Floyd landed a third commitment in the Class of 2015 Sunday evening.

6-foot-4 shooting guard Lee Moore, who attends Wallace State CC in Alabama, made his pledge to the Conference USA program according to Brad Winton of JucoRecruiting.com.

Moore was a productive option for Wallace State last season, accounting for 18 points and 7.2 rebounds per contest as a freshman. Moore shot 56.9% from the field and 33 percent from beyond the arc in 2013-14, with just over 75 percent of his field goal attempts coming inside of the three-point arc (88 three-point attempts). Moore was good when it came to getting to the foul line as well, as he averaged nearly 6.5 free throw attempts per game.

Moore failed to score in double figures in just three games last season, posting a pair of 28-point games including one in a win over Westchester Community College in the first round of the NJCAA National Championship at Hutchinson JC in Kansas.

UTEP adds four freshman guards to the program this season, but with C.J. Cooper and Julian Washburn both being seniors it doesn’t hurt to add an experienced (albeit not at the Division I level) player to the program. Moore has the ability to compete for playing time immediately upon his arrival in El Paso, which is expected of junior college products.