On Monday, Cincinnati Bearcats junior guard Trevor Moore announced he would be transferring from UC. Moore becomes the sixth former Mick Cronin recruit to transfer from the program since the end of last season.
Cincinnati guard Trevor Moore has entered the transfer portal, source told ESPN.— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) December 9, 2019
Played in 70 games his first two seasons with the Bearcats, role was diminished this season, also missed preseason due to injury.
Thank You Cincinnati❤️— Trevor Moore (@Trevoo__) December 10, 2019
Moore was expected to be part of the 2017 recruiting class, that also included Keith Williams. The 6’5 3-star guard out of Houston, was ranked 340th nationally, #74 shooting guard and the 29th best player in Texas (all per 247Sports).
The Bearcats have struggled with depth and bench production so far this season so losing Moore hurts from that perspective. It also hurts from the standpoint that he was in his third year with the program and provided experience. That said, Moore played 6 games this year, and was scoreless in four of them.
He played all 35 games as a freshman in 2017-18, playing 12 minutes per game, averaging 3.4 ppg. He broke double-digits in scoring three times - 11 vs Alabama State, 12 vs Memphis, 14 (career-high) vs UCF, and 12 vs UConn.
In 2018-19, following the departures of Jacob Evans, Gary Clark, and Kyle Washington, it was expected that Moore would play a larger role as a scorer off the bench. He did not take the next step forward, in fact he went backwards. He averaged 11.9 mpg and scored 2.3 ppg. After shooting 32% from three as a freshman, that number decreased to 26.5% as a sophomore. He scored 10 points just one time (vs South Carolina State).
Overall, his career ends after 75 games with averages of 2.7 ppg, 1.6 rpg, 0.5 apg, 11.5 mpg, 32% FGs, 29% threes, 70% FT.
We wish Moore the best and hope he finds the right team in the right situation where he can become a consistent contributor.