June 11, 2003
PULLMAN, Wash. - Point guard Marcus Moore announced Tuesday that he will withdraw his name from the NBA Draft's early entry list and return to Washington State for his senior season.
"The Washington State basketball family is very excited to welcome Marcus back. We think good things are on the horizon for Marcus and the program. We are looking forward to working with the young men that are in this program, the new recruits, and now that Marcus is back in the fold, we can't wait for the fall to start," Cougar Head Coach Dick Bennett said.
Despite missing nine games during his junior season recovering from surgery to remove bone chips from his ankle, Moore led WSU in scoring, averaging 18.2 points per game. The Inglewood, Calif., native also contributed 5.4 rebounds and 4.6 assists per outing.
Moore is one of only three players in program history to record 1,000 points (1,066), 300 assists (315), and 125 steals (125), along with Keith Morrison and Bennie Seltzer.
The 6-6, 208-pound Moore will join Bennett, who was hired on March 29, for his first season on the Palouse.