Olney Central’s Moore voted third-team JUCO All-American

Monday, April 6, 2020
Jalen Moore makes a pass with his off hand during action at Vincennes earlier this year,
Banner Graphic/JOEY BENNETT

Cloverdale graduate Jalen Moore was voted as a third-team selection on the National Junior College Athletic Association Division I All-American team, released on Monday.

Moore had earlier been named to the all-Region 24 and all-Great Rivers Athletic Conference teams after starring for Olney Central College this winter. He surpassed the 1,000-point mark in career scoring in the second half of the season during his two-year career at Olney.

Moore finished his sophomore season second in the nation with 235 free throws in 299 attempts (79.1 percent) and also was eighth in the nation in points with 694.

He led the 24-6 Blue Knights with 22.6 points per game, shooting 46.1 percent from the field (including 37.1 percent from 3-point range).

His total of 191 assists also ranked him 10th in the nation among junior college players.

Per game, Moore averaged 5.0 rebounds and 6.2 points per game.

Olney Central coach Mike Burris recognizes the rarity the award is for players to receive such an honor.

“It’s a great honor for Jalen to be named third-team All-American,” he said. “I believe he’s the fifth player I’ve had to be named All-American or be honorable mention All-American in my 15 years as head coach here at OCC.”

Moore concluded his high school career by leading the Clovers to four straight sectional titles and by finishing in 11th place on the state career scoring list with 2,440 points.

He led the state in scoring his senior year with 36.8 points per game — the highest of any player since 1994.

Moore has narrowed his college choices to five Division I schools — Appalachian State, Florida International, Oakland, Purdue Fort Wayne and South Alabama.

He is expected to announce his decision sometime on Tuesday in a ceremony on Instagram (@lil_jmoore).

Jalen Moore is expected to announce his final college choice on Tuesday via Instagram. He will be choosing among Division I programs Appalachian State, Florida International, Oakland, Purdue Fort Wayne and South Alabama.
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2019-20 NJCAA All-Americans


Vince ColeUSC Salkehatchie (SC)GSo.
Kavion HancockJackson State (TN)GSo.
Tae HardyPearl River (MS)GSo.
Russell HarrisonClarendon (TX)FSo.
Justice HillSalt Lake (UT)GFr.
Wayln NapperCentral FloridaGFr.
Jay ScrubbJohn A. Logan (IL)G/FSo.
Demarcus SharpColby (KS)GSo.
Naje SmithCochise (AZ)FSo.
Shahada Wells-PorterTyler (TX)GSo.


Brayan AuRanger (TX)GSo.
Manel Ayol Western WyomingFSo.
Chris ChildsIndian Hills (IA)GSo.
El EllisTallahassee (FL)GFr.
Keon EllisFlorida SouthWesternGSo.
Juan Felix RodriguezMonroe (NY)GSo.
Meikkel MurrayCoffeyville (KS)FSo.
Angelo Stuart Mineral Area (MO)GFr.
Trevin WadeGeorgia Highlands GSo.
Rudi WilliamsNortheastern Oklahoma A&MGSo.


Imhotep GeorgeAlleghany MarylandGFr.
Kedrian JohnsonTemple (TX)GSo.
Dakari JohnsonCape Fear (NC)GFr.
Demaree KingNo, Oklahoma-TonkawaGSo.
Dom LondonHarcum (PA)GSo.
Isaih MoorePearl River (MS)FSo.
Jalen MooreOlney Central (IL)GSo.
Kevin OsaweVincennes (IL)FSo.
Austin RichieTriton (IL)FSo.
Dalen RidgnalCowley (KS)FFr.