Temple's Ramone Moore considering NBA draft

"I'm looking forward to coming back to school next year," Temple's Ramone Moore said. (Chris Carlson/AP file photo)

Ramone Moore just wants to receive NBA evaluations.

That's why the Temple redshirt junior plans to file paperwork Saturday to enter the NBA draft.

"I'm basically just testing the water just to see what the scouts think," said the 6-foot-4 shooting guard, who added that he will not hire an agent. "I'm trying to get in some workouts.

"I'm looking forward to coming back to school next year. This is just a good opportunity to show where I stand for next year."

Moore has until Sunday to file paperwork with the NBA. If he doesn't hire an agent, the Southern High product can withdraw his name any time before May 8 without losing his NCAA eligibility. The NBA draft is scheduled for June 23.

Moore said he is trying to get invited to the New Jersey Nets' group workout May 7-8, among other opportunities to perform in front of NBA teams.

He averaged a team-leading 15.2 points as well as 4.2 rebounds this past season for the 26-8 Owls. He was a second-team all-Atlantic Ten Conference selection in his first season as a full-time starter.

Moore was the only Temple player to start in all 34 games this past season. His career-high 30 points in an upset of Georgetown showed that he's capable of producing on the big stage.

Moore's decision was first reported by Thehoopsreport.com.


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