Moore, who averaged 10.2 points and 5.2 assists per game last season, would have been a senior this upcoming season. Bone did make immediate strides for the future, landing 2013 point guard Ikenna Iroegbu just last week, but that still doesn’t fill the void that Moore would have provided the Cougars this season.
Expectations were up in the air regardless, but an inside-outside threat of Moore and forward Brock Motum would have given the Cougars some sort of opportunity to rise up the standings.
On Thursday, Moore decided to release a statement to The Spokesman-Review, apologizing for his actions and for letting his teammates down. Moore had this to say:
“I want to sincerely apologize to Washington State University, all the fans that support Wazzu, and all the great people that I’ve met during my time in Pullman. It was a rewarding experience that I’ll always be grateful for.
“I made a costly mistake and I understand that I have to face the consequences for my actions. I’m disappointed in myself for not making the right decisions that ultimately not only affects me, but my teammates and everyone I was close to at WSU.
“It’s unfortunate that it had to come to this for me, but I have learned from this experience, and I believe it has already made me a better person. I’m still excited about the future, and the new challenges and opportunities that await me as a student athlete.
“Thank you for all the support, well wishes, and offers of encouragement that I’ve received. The love that I’ve received from fans, my former teammates and also friends at WSU has been overwhelming and extremely humbling. It’s now up to me to accept responsibility, learn from this life lesson, and move forward in a positive way.
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