|Washington State starting point guard Reggie Moore has been dismissed from the team, the school announced Monday. (US Presswire)|
"Reggie has been an important part of the basketball program for the last three years and I wish him the very best in the future," coach Ken Bone said in a statement. Neither Bone nor the school specified why Moore was dismissed.
Moore was a three-year starter for the Cougars. As a freshman in 2009-10, he averaged 12.7 points per game, which ranked second on the team.
As a junior last year, Moore played in all 37 games for WSU, averaging 10.2 ppg and a team-high 5.2 assists per game. Moore caught fire late in the season, averaging 15.8 ppg during the Cougars five-game run to the CBI Tournament finals, where they lost to Pittsburgh 2-1 in a three-game series. He scored a season-high 22 points against Oregon State in the CBI semifinals.
Moore's ability to find the open man will most likely be what the Cougars miss most. In 37 games last season, Moore topped the five assist mark 19 times, including two regular season games against Oregon State when he averaged 10.5 apg.