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Quadri Moore Season in Review

Additional depth and the strong play of freshman Jacob Evans squeezed Moore's playing time and limited him to a deep bench role.

James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

The Numbers

  • 2.3 points, 12.4 per 40 minutes
  • 1.3 rebounds, 7.2 per 40 minutes
  • 0.3 steals, 1.7 per 40 minutes
  • .389/.333/.684 shooting splits
Quadri Moore's second season in Cincinnati was much quieter than his first. That is both a good and bad thing. On the positive side, Moore remained out of trouble and showed that his suspension last year would not be an ongoing issue. However, on the basketball court, he took a step backward. To be fair, much of that had to do with limited playing time, but he did not do all that much on the floor to warrant a heavier workload.

When the 2015-16 campaign started, Moore appeared to be on track for a regular contributor role. He played at least 10 minutes in three of the first four games and scored 10 points twice. However, from that point on, his minutes were slashed. He managed more than 10 minutes just three more times the rest of the year and never scored more than eight again. Yes, few minutes meant few shot opportunities, but Moore didn't exactly take advantage of the chances he did get. By shooting 38.9 percent from the field, including a weak 40.5 percent from 2-point range, he was rarely able to heat things up. His work at the free-throw line hurt as well, as he sank just 68.4 percent (13-of-19) at the charity stripe, down from 73.3 percent (11-of-15) his freshman season.

His rebounding ability was streaky as well, as he tore down at least four boards in five games, but then failed to have any in 13. Now, once again, it needs to be noted that its tough to gather a lot of rebounds when you play just a couple of minutes. At the rate at which he rebounded the ball, Moore would have averaged 7.2 per 40 minutes. That was a solid sign, as it was a nearly two-rebound jump from his per 40 production a year ago.

In addition, he averaged 1.7 steals per 40 minute as well, showing that he can be a disruptive defender in small doses, a nice fit for a Cincinnati team that never stops defending.

The Best of the Best

Sunday November 22 vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff

This was hands down Moore's best performance. He scored 10 points off the bench and also recorded a career-high eight rebounds. Gary Clark had 10 points and six rebounds in the same game, despite playing seven more minutes than Moore.

Wednesday November 11 vs. Robert Morris

Prior to the matchup with the Golden Lions, Moore had already cracked double digits in scoring, netting 10 points on 5-of-7 shooting against the Colonials. Cincinnati won those two games by a combined score of 205-94.

Friday March 18 vs. St. Joseph's

While he did nothing spectacular in the Bearcats' opening round loss to the Hawks in the NCAA Tournament, he did enough to make a mark, despite suffering an injury. In eight minutes he scored six points on 3-of-4 shooting. That's not half bad for a player that had played a total of 13 minutes in the month prior.

For Next Year

Openings in the lineup will remain hard to come by. Kyle Washington and Tre Scott will both be eating up playing time, as will Jacob Evans, who will likely be a full-time starter after his strong freshman campaign and the departure of Shaq Thomas. However, with Thomas, Octavius Ellis and Coreonate DeBerry all gone, Moore has a chance to pick up some minutes, even if its just to throw a few fouls around and grab a board or two.