Former SHS standout Isaih Moore leaves CofC for Florida JUCO

By DENNIS BRUNSON dennis@theitem.com
Posted 6/12/19

Former Sumter High School basketball standout Isaih Moore has left College of Charleston after one season and is transferring to Tallahassee Community College in Tallahassee, Florida.

The 6-foot-10-inch, 180 pound Moore played sparingly for the …

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Former SHS standout Isaih Moore leaves CofC for Florida JUCO

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Former Sumter High School basketball standout Isaih Moore has left College of Charleston after one season and is transferring to Tallahassee Community College in Tallahassee, Florida.

The 6-foot-10-inch, 180 pound Moore played sparingly for the Cougars this past season. He played in only 11 games for Charleston, which went 24-9 on the season. Moore played 99 minutes and scored 31 points, averaging 2.8 points and 2.1 rebounds a contest. He was 10-for-25 from the floor.

His best game came against Presbyterian College when he scored 13 points and grabbed five rebounds.

"Charleston wasn't working out for me anymore," Moore said via a text. "(I) just felt like I should have been somewhere different (where) I could grow and excel more.

"(That's) no knock on the school, just for me and personal reasons for me leaving the school."

Moore decided to go the junior college route so he could play this season. If he had transferred to another NCAA Division I school, Moore would have had to sit out the year.

"(I wanted) to play right away," Moore said. "I didn't want to sit at a DI school and wait."

Former Sumter High head coach Shawn Jones, who is Moore's father and coached him at Sumter, said Moore had already received interest from several Power 5 Conference schools.

Jones said Moore wasn't happy because of the lack of playing time he received with College of Charleston. He pointed out that Moore was a backup to Jarrell Brantley, who is now playing in the NBA Summer League.

Jones was pleased with the way Moore handled the process, however.

"He finished strong in the classroom," Jones said. "I was proud of him and the way he went about his business."Moore said he likes everything about Tallahassee CC."(It has a) great coaching staff and (is) one of the best JUCOs in the country," he said. "I feel like they'll really help me change and develop my game in 10 months.Moore averaged a double-double of 18.1 points and 12.2 rebounds during his senior season at Sumter.