Written by Michael Fragale
Harry “Moo” Moore saw varsity action in three of the most successful season in WVU basketball history from 1950-52. Under head coach Red Brown, Moore and his teammates posted a combined 60-20 record that included a Southern Conference regular season and tournament championship. Moore holds the second highest career free throw percentage with an 84 percent mark.
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During the 1950 season, Moore helped the Mountaineers to an 18-9 record and a Southern Conference tournament championship. As a junior in 1951, Moore started 20 of 27 games, averaging seven points per game en route to winning the Southern Conference regular season title with a 23-4 record. As a senior, the 6-2 center averaged 12.8 ppg and recorded 158 rebounds.
Moore was drafted in the sixth round of the 1952 NBA draft by the Syracuse Nationals (now the Philadelphia 76ers), however he did not play for the Nats as he served in the Army infantry as a Lieutenant from 1953-55. Most of Moore’s time in the armed services was spent overseas in Germany. In 1954, Moore was selected to play in the armed forces Pan Am games in Mexico and International Games in Germany. From 1956-84, Moore worked in the oil industry as a realtor.
Harry and his wife Alice reside in Moundsville, W.Va. and have three children: Harry, Jennie and Mary.