Nia  Moore

1Nia Moore

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chicago, Ill.

High School:
Bolingbrook H.S.

Height:
6-3

Position:
C

MOORE'S SUPERLATIVES
2014-15 Season 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
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
SEC Highs
Points:12 // Ole Miss, 2/10/13
Rebounds:7 // Alabama, 2/19/15
Assists:1 // Ole Miss, 2/12/15*
Steals:4 // Vanderbilt, 3/1/15
Blocks:6 // Alabama, 2/19/15
Field Goals:4 // Georgia, 2/26/15*
3-Pointers:--
Free Throws:4 // Ole Miss, 2/10/13*
Minutes:14 // Georgia, 1/27/15
NCAA Highs
Points:8 // Boise St., 3/21/15
Rebounds:3 // Pitt, 3/25/15
Assists:2 // Oral Roberts 3/23/13
Steals:1 // N'western St., 3/22/14
Blocks:2 // Pitt, 3/23/15
Field Goals:4 // Boise St., 3/21/15
3-Pointers:--
Free Throws:--
Minutes:12 // Pitt, 3/23/15
*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 a career-high 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 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 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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