Andre Moore
Personal information
Born (1964-07-02) July 2, 1964 (age 57)
Chicago, Illinois
NationalityAmerican / Australian
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High schoolCarver (Chicago, Illinois)
CollegeLoyola (Illinois) (1984–1987)
NBA draft1987 / Round: 2 / Pick: 31st overall
Selected by the Denver Nuggets
Playing career1987–2001
PositionPower forward
Number31, 41, 53
Career history
1987Denver Nuggets
1987Milwaukee Bucks
1987–1988Philadelphia Aces
1988–1989Tulsa Fast Breakers
1990–1994Brisbane Bullets
1995Hobart Devils
1999–2001Cairns Taipans
Career highlights and awards
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Andre M. Moore (born July 2, 1964), is a retired American-Australian professional basketball player. As a 6 ft 9 in (205 cm) power forward, he played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for both the Milwaukee Bucks and the Denver Nuggets during the 1987–88 season. He also played in Australia for the Brisbane Bullets, Cairns and Krustys.

High school

Moore played for Carver High School in Chicago, and represented the school at the 1982 Tribune-McDonald's Prep Cage Classic, where his City All-Star team lost to a Suburban All-Star team led by Kevin Duckworth. Moore led the city team with 17 points.[1] Later that year, he was named to the Illinois All-Star team, which defeated Indiana's All-Stars in a game held in Gary, Indiana.[2]


Moore attended the University of Illinois-Chicago from 1982 to 1983, but did not play for the Flames due to ineligibility. He then transferred to Loyola University Chicago where he had to again sit out the season (1983–84) due to being a transfer student.[3] His next three seasons with the Loyola University Ramblers saw Moore play 85 games and average 16.5 points, 10.9 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game. Loyola reached the Sweet 16 of the 1985 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, but lost to Patrick Ewing's Georgetown University team, 65-53. Moore had 19 points in the game.[4] In his senior year at Loyola (1986–87), Moore was the Midwestern Collegiate Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year.[5]

Early professional career

Moore was drafted by the Denver Nuggets in the 2nd round of the 1987 NBA Draft. In 10 games with the Nuggets and Milwaukee Bucks, he averaged 2.4 points, 1.4 rebounds and 0.6 assists per game.[6] Afterwards, he played in Spain, France, the United States Basketball League, and the Continental Basketball Association. In the CBA, he appeared in nine games for the Tulsa Fast Breakers, who were coached by former NBA player Henry Bibby.[7]


Moore then embarked on a career in Australia in the National Basketball League. He first signed with the Brisbane Bullets,[8] who had recruited him while he was in the CBA,[7] and helped them to the 1990 NBL Grand Final series against the Perth Wildcats.[9] His teammates on Brisbane included fellow Americans Derek Rucker and Leroy Loggins.[10] Moore's outstanding play in the NBL saw him selected to the 1990 All-NBL Team[9] and several NBL All-Star Games.[11][12] The 1990 season was arguably his strongest year, as he averaged 26.9 points, 12.6 rebounds, and two blocks per game while shooting 61.1% from the field.[13]

After playing for the Bullets, Moore joined the Hobart Devils in 1995. He also played for the Kuiyam Pride and Cairns Marlins of the Australian Basketball Association.[14] After his stints in the ABA he returned to the NBL to play with the Cairns Taipans from 1999 to 2001.[15]

Recent years

Moore settled in Australia after his playing days.[16] He has continued playing recreational basketball since his retirement, and has participated in the World Masters Games and Pan-Pacific Masters Games.[17] He has been active in the community through his Big Feat program, promoting healthy lifestyles to school groups and other organisations.[14]

Personal life

Moore's son Archie Smith is an Australian Rules footballer who was signed by the Brisbane Lions in 2013.[18]


  1. ^ Jerry Shnay. "Suburban stars win, finally". Chicago Tribune. April 11, 1982. C4.
  2. ^ "Illinois All-Stars win". Chicago Tribune. April 25, 1982. D12.
  3. ^ Bill Jauss. "Moore learns his lessons". Chicago Tribune. March 20, 1985. C1.
  4. ^ Bill Jauss. "Ewing swats Loyola". Chicago Tribune. March 22, 1985. Retrieved on April 1, 2012.
  5. ^ 2010-11 Loyola Basketball media guide. 81. Retrieved on April 1, 2012.
  6. ^ NBA career statistics. Retrieved on April 1, 2012.
  7. ^ a b Taylor Bell. "Ex-Loyola Star Moore a Real Globe-Trotter". Chicago Sun-Times. December 18, 1994. 37.
  8. ^ Gerard Walsh. "NBL player praises boys". Warwick Daily News. March 16, 2009. Retrieved on April 1, 2012.
  9. ^ a b NBL Media Guide 2011-12[permanent dead link]. Retrieved on April 1, 2012. 162.
  10. ^ Winsor Dobbin. "American players give Australian basketball a big assist". Philadelphia Inquirer. June 23, 1991. D1.
  11. ^ "Andre spreading healthy message". The North West Star. February 1, 2012. Retrieved on April 1, 2012.
  12. ^ Andre Moore. Retrieved on April 2, 2012.
  13. ^ Player statistics for Andre Moore. Sportingpulse. Retrieved on April 2, 2012.
  14. ^ a b Emma Greenwood. "André the Giant role model shows Far North his Big Feat". The Cairns Post. November 23, 2009. 37.
  15. ^ Cairns Taipans club history Archived April 12, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on April 1, 2012.
  16. ^ Bernie Pramberg. "Former Bullet Andre Moore still spreading basketball word". Courier Mail. August 16, 2008. Retrieved on April 2, 2012.
  17. ^ Daniel Meers. "Masters is just the ticket for 'A-Train'". The Gold Coast Bulletin. November 4, 2008. 56.
  18. ^ Michael Whiting. "Son of a gun Archie Smith gives hoop dreams the drop punt". December 1, 2013. Retrieved on March 18, 2014.