Nia  Moore

1Nia Moore

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chicago, Ill.

High School:
Bolingbrook H.S.

Height:
6-3

Position:
C

CAREER HIGHS

  • Points: 25 // Tennessee St., 11/24/14
  • Rebounds: 14 // Penn, 11/14/14
  • Assists: 3 // Penn, 11/14/14
  • Steals: 4 // Vanderbilt, 3/1/15
  • Blocks: 6 // Alabama, 2/19/15
  • Field Goals: 12 // Penn, 11/14/14
  • 3-Pointers: --
  • Free Throws: 5 // Tennessee St., 11/24/14
  • Minutes: 31 // Penn, 11/14/14
  • *Indicates most recent high

2014-15 - JUNIOR

  • Appeared in all 36 games, starting nine, including the first eight contests.
  • Posted five games in double-figures, including the first four contests of the season, and hit 20 or more points on three occasions.
  • Averaged 20.8 points and 9.5 rebounds per game over UT's first four contests, hitting 57.8 percent of her field goal attempts.
  • Produced a (then) career-best 24 points on 12-of-18 shooting in the opener vs. Penn and made it a double-double effort with a career-high 14 rebounds.
  • Added four blocks and three assists vs. the Quakers.
  • Followed with a 20-point, nine-rebound effort vs. Oral Roberts, adding four more blocks and a pair of steals.
  • One of only six players in UT history to record back-to-back 20-point games to open a season.
  • After scoring 14 vs. Winthrop, she improved her career scoring best to 25 vs. Tennessee State and picked up another double-double with 11 boards.
  • Hit all six shots from the field to tally 14 points vs. Georgia in the SEC Tournament quarterfinals.
  • That effort vs. UGA came during the midst of a four-game span from Feb. 26 to March 7 when Moore connected on 14-of-14 attempts from the field.
  • Led the team in blocked shots on eight occasions as a junior, including a career-best six-swat outing vs. Alabama.

2013-14 - SOPHOMORE

  • Appeared in 21 games as a sophomore, hitting double figures in scoring twice and in rebounding on one occasion.
  • Led the team in blocked shots in six contests, including a three-block outing against Tennessee State.
  • Had a career day against Troy, recording her first double-double with 10 points and a team-leading 13 rebounds in a personal-best 22 minutes of play.
  • Recorded her second double-figure scoring outing of the year with a season-high 11 points against Lipscomb.
  • Recorded one steal and contributed two points against the Lady Demons in UT's NCAA First Round win against Northwestern State.
  • Made her 2013-14 season debut against Chattanooga, entering at 9:07 remaining in the first half.
  • Scored her first points of the season with a layup with 1:24 to go in the first half in that tilt vs. UTC.
  • Against the Lady Mocs, she recorded four points, five rebounds and a two blocks in 12 minutes of play.
  • Saw action against Northwestern State, St. John's and Maryland during the NCAA Tournament.

2012-13 - FRESHMAN

  • Saw action in 20 games and was in the starting lineup vs. Davidson.
  • Wore No. 21 during her first year at UT before switching to No. 1 after her rookie season.
  • Scored in double figures in a pair of games for the Lady Vols.
  • Tossed in a career-high 12 points vs. Ole Miss, connecting on four-of-five shots from the field and four-of-four from the free throw line.
  • First double-figure scoring game came vs. Alcorn State, when she rang up 10 points and added a career-best seven boards in a career-high 18 minutes of action.
  • Earned her first career start against Davidson, contributing four points and grabbing four boards.
  • Had the highest free throw percentage on the team, hitting four-of-four charity attempts vs. North Carolina, Mississippi State and Ole Miss.
  • Blocked two shots in home games vs. Alcorn State, Missouri and Alabama.
  • Saw three minutes of action in her first game action as a Lady Vol in UT's 71-54 win over Georgia Tech.
  • Played vs. Oral Roberts, Creighton and Oklahoma in the NCAA Tournament.

USA/AAU BASKETBALL

  • Played summer ball with the Illinois Dream Team.

HIGH SCHOOL

  • Illinois Basketball Coaches Association 3A-4A All-State Second Team (2012).
  • Chicago Tribune All-State special-mention selection.
  • Rated a three-star recruit by HoopGurlz and the 82nd-best forward in her class nationally.
  • Labeled as a shot-blocker/changer by HoopGurlz.
  • Averaged nine points, seven rebounds and 2.2 blocks as a senior.
  • Was one of seven players on that team to sign with an NCAA Division I school.
  • Played with her twin sister, Annaya, and former Lady Vol teammate Ariel Massengale at Bolingbrook High School.
  • Helped BHS win at state title in 2010-11 after transferring from Morgan Park High School.
  • Originally signed with Illinois, but asked for, and was granted, a release.

PERSONAL

  • Full name is Nia Amina Moore.
  • Born Sept. 11, 1993, in Chicago, Ill.
  • Mother is Ayanna Moore.
  • Twin sister, Annaya, played basketball at Troy (Ala.) University and is now a manager for the Lady Vols.
  • Other siblings include Cameron, Kalil and Jeff.
  • Majoring in psychology.
  • Recipient of the Doris Lewis Winners' Circle Scholarship.
  • Follow @niamoore1 on Instagram.
 

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