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Jessica Moore #31 Forward/Center

Jessica Moore

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Background

Career: Cagey veteran role player…Solid rebounder…Good mobility…Smart decision-maker who has been associated with winning programs in college and at the professional level.

2011 WNBA Season: Appeared in 29 games after joining the team in June…Scored first points with Sun at New York (7/15)…Scored in each of the last 10 games of the season…Had a season-high six points against Atlanta (8/21)…Had three rebounds twice…Played a season-high 18 minutes at Washington (9/4)…Played increasing minutes as the season progressed.
In The Playoffs: Played eight minutes in the Atlanta series…Had four points in Game 1 (9/16).

2010 WNBA Season: Appeared in 33 games without a start for the Indiana Fever…Averaged 13.1 minutes per game…Averaged 3.1 points and 2.1 rebounds…Scored in double figures once, collecting 10 points at Chicago (6/27).
In The Playoffs: Appeared in all three games of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, finishing with two rebounds in 16 minutes.

2009 WNBA Season: Signed by the Fever after the third game of the season, Moore started nine of 31 games…Averaged 4.8 points and 3.1 rebounds per game…Had a career-high 19 points, including a career-best 7-of-8 from the free-throw line and season-high eight rebounds at Phoenix (8/8)…During the eight-game span when Moore started for injured Tammy Sutton-Brown, averaged 9.1 points and 4.5 rebounds per game…Second on the team shooting a career-best 47.1 percent from the field.
In The Playoffs: Moore made her third appearance in the WNBA Playoffs and first for the Indiana Fever…Appeared in all 10 games and averaged 2.8 points and 1.9 rebounds per game…In Game 4 of the WNBA Finals against Phoenix (10/7), she had a playoff-high seven points, with four rebounds, in nine minutes.

2008 WNBA Season: Moore started two games out of 28 for the Los Angeles Sparks…Averaged 1.4 points, 1.6 rebounds and 11 minutes per game. 2007 WNBA Season: Started 17 of 29 games played, posing a career-high 13 points against Houston (8/19)…Averaged 4.2 points, three rebounds and 0.6 assists in 15.2 minutes per game. 2006 WNBA Season: Started 33 games and appeared in 34…Averaged 4.3 points and 19.3 minutes per game…Played a career-high 37 minutes against Phoenix (8/5)…Had a career-high four steals against San Antonio (5/25).
In the Playoffs: Started all five games for Los Angeles, averaging 4.8 points…Had eight points in a playoff career-high 28 minutes against Seattle (8/22).

2005 WNBA Season: Appeared in a total of 21 games as a rookie…Played six games with the Charlotte Sting and 15 with the Sparks…Made her debut with Los Angeles against Seattle (7/16).
In the Playoffs: Appeared in five playoff games, averaging 1.3 points and 0.8 rebounds.

College: Moore played college basketball at the UConn, averaging 8.4 points and 5.8 rebounds while shooting 58.4 percent from the field…She was an important member of three NCAA championship teams in 2002, 2003, and 2004…Over the course of her career in Connecticut, Moore saw action in every game (145) and finished with a record of 132-13…She finished ranked third all time in field goal percentage at UConn (.584)…Suffered an ACL tear in her left knee during the 2004 national championship game…Returned as a senior to average 8.4 points and 6.3 rebounds…Was a 2005 All-Big East honorable mention pick, a member of the 2005 Big East All-Tournament team, a 2004 NCAA All-Final Four selection and named to both the 2003 NCAA Tournament East Regional All-Tournament Team and Big East All-Tournament Team.

Personal

A native of Alaska, Moore played her high school basketball at Colony High School in Palmer, Alaska. She earned the Gatorade Alaska Player of the Year twice while also playing varsity volleyball. She was also a member of the 2001 USA Basketball Women’s Junior World Championship Team. With a degree in communication science, Moore would like to pursue a career in politics in addition to basketball. The person she would most like to have a conversation with is President Barack Obama.

Career Transactions

Selected by the Charlotte Sting in the second round of the 2005 WNBA Draft with the 24th overall pick …Signed as a free agent by the Los Angeles Sparks on July 16th, 2005…Signed by the Indiana Fever as a free agent three games into the 2009 regular season…Claimed off waivers by the Connecticut Sun on June 3rd.