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J.J. Moore transfers to Rutgers

Pittsburgh's J.J. Moore dunks the ball in the

Pittsburgh's J.J. Moore dunks the ball in the first half of game against the Wichita State Shockers during the second round of the 2013 NCAA tournament at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City. (March 21, 2013) Credit: Getty

After three seasons at Pittsburgh, Brentwood high standout J.J. Moore opted for a chance.

The 6-5 forward has completed the required paperwork to transfer to Rutgers, the school announced Tuesday. Moore averaged eight points and three rebounds in 33 games off the bench for the Panthers last season.

“We are very excited to welcome J.J. into our program,” Rutgers coach Eddie Jordan said. “He’s an exceptional athlete, who brings experience, an aggressive approach and versatility to the floor. J.J is also a good teammate and the type of player who will help move our program forward.”

A Newsday All-Long Island selection, Moore played three years at Brentwood before completing his senior year at South Kent Prep in Connecticut. He averaged 29 points and 12 rebounds and helped lead South Kent to a 20-12 season.

Moore joins junior wing Craig Brown (Miami, Fla.), junior point guard D’Von Campbell (Arlington, Texas), freshman forward Junior Etou (Upper Marlboro, Md.), sophomore guard Kerwin Okoro (Bronx, N.Y.) and junior guard Jerome Seagears (Silver Spring, Md.) as student-athletes to sign on with the Scarlet Knights since Jordan was announced as head coach on April 23.

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