Penn basketball lands USC transfer

The LA Daily News' Scott Wolf reported Saturday that University of Southern California freshman Alexis Moore will transfer to Penn. The Daily Pennsylvanian has confirmed the report.

Moore is a 6-foot-2, 180-pound guard from Long Beach, Calif. In his freshman campaign, he averaged 24.8 minutes, 4.3 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game.

Moore was supposed to be a backup point guard behind senior Jio Fontan, but got a significant amount of playing time when Fontan went down with a torn ACL in August.

The Trojans went 6-26 in the 2011-12 season, with a 1-17 record in the Pac-12, last in the conference.

The only team both the Quakers and Trojans played this season was UCLA. Penn fell to the Bruins, 77-73, on Dec. 10. USC lost both its games to UCLA, 66-47 and 55-40.

10 thoughts on “Penn basketball lands USC transfer

  1. Was this youngster ever recruited by Penn?

    What led to his decision to transfer to Penn over other schools?


  2. Will he have to sit out? Not everyone has to sit out. Oriakhi transferring from UConn to Mizzou won't have to sit out a year, for example. Never understood how that rule works.

  3. Oriakhi will likely be granted a waiver to play immediately due to the fact that UConn is not eligible to play in the post-season this upcoming year. Additionally, waivers are sometimes given if a player is forced to transfer closer to home due to family/medical reasons. Moore will have to sit out a year and will be eligible in '13-'14.

    And yes, Moore was originally recruited by Penn when he was in high school.

  4. Moore does not have any exceptions to the NCAA transfer rule, so he will sit out the 2012-13 season.

  5. Jay, my understanding is that he can practice. NCAA transfer guidelines do not explicitly list conditions against practicing, so I believe he is not restricted. Will continue working on an official answer.

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