Openjobmetis Varese Basketball is pleased to announce the successful signing of Ronald Moore. Born in 1988, Moore has signed a contract that will bind him to the Red & Whites Club until the end of the 2018/19 season. An experienced point guard with a superb game vision, Moore arrives is coming to Varese after playing in Serie A Lega Basket championship with Caserta and Pistoia.
Attilio Caja, Coach, Openjobmetis Varese Basketball: «Moore has proved to be very reliable, and has been continually improving during his time in Italy. He is a player who has stayed in the same team for several seasons, has proved to be a serious contender, and who is principled with a host of positive human qualities. In Pistoia, he was the captain and, if you have that kind of relationship with the team and with the coach, it means a lot. From a technical point of view, he is a systems player who can inject rhythm into a team, but who also knows how to handle his responsibilities and his shots. All of this weighed heavily on our choice. We are convinced that Moore will be the right man to entrust him with the keys to our team».
Date of birth: 14 July 1988
Place of birth: Philadelphia (Pennsylvania, USA)
Height: 183 cm
Role: point guard
Moore cut his teeth at Siena College where he was all-time best at his university (823 assists) and leader of the entire 2009/2010 NCAA Division 1 for average assists (7.7 in 36 minutes). In 2010, he became a professional basketball player, signing with SPU Nitra Slovaks (16.9 points and 7 assists), and he then played in Poland for Turow Zgorzelec with whom he took part in the Euroleague qualification round, and then in Eurocup (6 games with 9.8 points and 5.2 assists) and reached the championship semi-finals in the league after second place in the regular season (7.2 points and 4.4 assists). In the 2012/2013 season, he was taken on by the Hungarian Alba Fehérvár, with whom he won the title (11.6 points and 6.2 assists) and the national cup. He began the 2013/2014 season in Ukraine at SK Cherkasy Monkeys (11.8 points and 8.3 assists) but left the country for Caserta after 16 matches because of political tension that resulted in civil war. With the Black & Whites, he reached 8.7 points, 4.7 assists, and 5.1 rebounds in 31 minutes, almost getting into the playoffs. In the following season he proves his worth yet again with Caserta – 7 points, 5.2 assists and 4.5 rebounds. His coach in the two previous championships, Vincenzo Esposito wanted very much to sign him and in the summer of 2015, he joined Pistoia where he remained for three consecutive seasons where he was also captain. In the three years at the Red & Whites, he had a total of 9.7 points and almost 6 rebounds per game while in the season that has just ended, he scored 11 points (39.5 2-pointers, 36.8 3-pointers, and 76.6% free throws), 5.8 assists and 3.8 rebounds in 31 minutes of play.