Cougar Star Declares for NBA Draft

May 1, 2003

PULLMAN, Wash. -- Washington State's Marcus Moore has decided to forego his senior season and enter the 2003 NBA Draft, the point guard announced, Thursday.

Although Moore has declared for the draft, he has not hired an agent and has until June 19 to withdraw his name from professional consideration.

The Inglewood, Calif., native missed nine games during the 2002-03 season with an ankle injury. He finished fifth in the Pacific-10 in scoring with 18.2 points per game. His 4.67 assists per outing ranked fourth in the Pac-10 and his 1.67 steals per game (fifth) and 5.4 rebounds per game (16th) also were among the Conference leaders.

At WSU, Moore ranks second all-time in assists average (4.3 per game), sixth in steals (125), ninth in scoring average (14.6 points per game) and 21st in points (1,066). He is one of 24 players in Cougar history to score 1,000 points and one of only three to add 300 assists and 125 steals to his 1,000 points.

'At this point, all I want is what is best for Marcus, whatever that might be,' WSU Head Coach Dick Bennett said.

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