Freshman guard Ramone Moore has gained a qualifying score on the ACT and will be eligible to play for the Temple men’s basketball team this season, pending approval from the NCAA Clearinghouse, according to Jarrad “Mutch” Jones, an assistant coach at Philadelphia’s Southern High School.
Jones confirmed on Tuesday that Moore had attained the necessary score on the June ACT, his last shot to qualify before enrolling for Temple’s second summer session. Moore attended orientation on the North Broad Street campus on Monday and will start classes next week.
“Ramone really worked hard on his academics his senior year to bring up his core grade point average, so all he needed was to get the score,” Jones said. “Now he’s all set. He took a physical yesterday and now he’s up there working out.”
Moore will fill the scholarship spot recently vacated by DaShone Kirkendoll, who opted to transfer out of the program last month. The Owls are now operating with the maximum number of 13 scholarship players.
Moore was the last of five players signed by Coach Fran Dunphy this season. He averaged 25.1 points per game for Southern and was named Philadelphia Public League MVP.