Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Rutgers coach Eddie Jordan got another dose of good news from the NCAA when Pittsburgh transfer J.J. Moore was cleared to play immediately this season.
“I would like to thank the NCAA for their decision regarding my waiver,” said Moore. “It’s a tremendous opportunity to play my senior season here at Rutgers. This decision is a blessing for me and my family.”
“We are grateful to the NCAA and our office of compliance for their hard work in providing J.J. this opportunity,” said Rutgers head coach Eddie Jordan. “From the moment J.J. stepped on campus, he brought leadership and experience to our program. I greatly admire his competitive spirit.”
The 6-foot-6 Moore played in 94 career games for the Panthers under head coach Jamie Dixon. This past season, Moore was Pitt’s leading scorer off the bench at both the power forward and small forward positions. He averaged 8.0 points and 3.0 rebounds, while competing in all 33 games.
Just recently, Jordan received good news when Kerwin Okoro was also cleared to play this year.
Rutgers is still awaiting word on the status of forward Junior Etou,who is dealing with amateurism issues.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.