Ramone Moore didn’t waste any time preparing for the NBA draft. After Moore graduated from Temple in May, he headed for Houston, Texas, where he has been working out with former NBA coach John Lucas. Moore has been putting his best foot forward in regards to improving his draft position. According to NBAdraft.net’s mock draft, Moore, former Southern basketball star, is listed as a second round pick.
“I saw the mock draft,” Moore said. “I saw where they had me in the second round. I try not to focus on that stuff too much. I’ve been concentrating on my game. I want to do as well as I can in these workouts. That’s the most important thing for me.
“I’ve been working out with J.R. Smith (New York Knicks) and Gerald Green (Brooklyn Nets) down here. We’ve had some other NBA guys, too. John Lucas has really helped me. I’ve learned a lot since I’ve been down here.”
Moore has worked out for the Philadelphia 76ers, Milwaukee Bucks, Houston Rockets and Minnesota Timberwolves. He’s coming off an impressive college basketball career on North Broad Street. He was named first-team All-Atlantic 10 Conference. Moore guided Temple to the NCAA tournament this year. He led the Owls in scoring (17.3 ppg) and was the third leading scorer in the league. The 6-foot-4 guard had the ability to score in the open court. He could break his man down off the dribble. Moore’s overall game is certainly suited for the NBA.
In addition to working out, Moore watched his former Owls teammate Lavoy Allen play for the Sixers. Allen played extremely well during the postseason. Moore has been inspired by his play. Allen was not a first round pick. The Sixers chose him in the second round of the draft last year.
“Lavoy did really well,” Moore said. “I saw what he did for the Sixers in the playoffs. It was really nice to see. It was good for him. It was nice for Temple. I was happy for him. It was great to see him get an opportunity to play and do so well.”
Moore still has some work to do as the days get closer to the NBA draft. The draft will be held on June 28. It is possible Moore could hear his name called on that day.