May 28, 2024

In 2020, Chris Moore played a pivotal role in West Memphis’ victory at the 5A State Championship, boasting impressive averages of 17 points and 13 rebounds. Although his statistics have undergone a change since joining Auburn, his relentless performance on both offense and defense remains constant. As a junior and senior, Moore has secured more playing time, earning a spot in the starting lineup for the Tigers.

Expressing his journey, Moore mentioned the joy of patiently waiting his turn, putting trust in the process, and believing in his skills and hard work. This approach has proven to be a blessing for him, with Moore starting in all 13 games for Auburn this season. Notable among his performances was a standout game against Notre Dame on November 16th, where he contributed 10 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 assists. Auburn currently holds an 11-2 record and is ranked #25 in the AP Top 25.

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Moore emphasized his dedication to becoming a well-rounded player, focusing on improving his passing skills to enhance his assist-to-turnover ratio. Despite facing a shooting slump, he diligently works on refining his shot in the gym every day. Moore, who naturally excels in defense due to his extensive game study, sees it as a vital aspect of his play and a catalyst for success in other areas.

Head coach Bruce Pearl lauded Moore during the 2023 SEC Basketball Tournament, describing him as the embodiment of Auburn basketball. Pearl highlighted Moore’s unmatched intensity and dedication, emphasizing his hard-playing nature and characterizing him as a great teammate.

This weekend, Moore is set to return to his home state as #25 Auburn faces Arkansas. Reflecting on the anticipated matchup, Moore expressed excitement about the electric atmosphere, recalling the previous intense encounters in the Razorbacks’ city. He looks forward to the challenge and the thrill of playing against familiar faces from his basketball journey.

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