Moore Named SCAC Player of the Year; Callen Selected to Third Team
February 28, 2009
February 28, 2009, Conway, Ark. — In voting by the conference's head coaches, DePauw senior guard Mike Moore was tabbed the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference men's basketball Player of the Year. Junior forward Tom Callen also earn all-SCAC honors as he was named to the third team.
Moore picked up seven of the 12 first-place votes and totaled 160 total points. He finished ahead of Centre's Danny Noll who totaled three first-place votes and 153 points.
The league’s all-time assists leader with 543 entering the SCAC tournament, Moore averaged 20.0 points per game which ranked second in the conference. He also ranked in the top 10 in the league in assists (3.4; 8th), field goal percentage (43.5 percent; 10th), free throw percentage (82.2 percent; 4th) and three-point field goal percentage (41.5 percent; 6th) and led the league in three-point field goals made (83).
Prior to the tournament, Moore ranked sixth in DePauw history and 13th in SCAC history with 1,479 career points, and broke DePauw's career three-point mark with 251 makes from beyond the arc (tied for third-most in league history).
A D3hoops.com preseason all-America and four-time SCAC Player-of-the-Week this season, Moore is the third DePauw player to earn the league’s highest honor and first since the Tigers had back-to-back Players-of-the-Year in 2001-02 and 2002-03 (Mike Howland and Joe Ringger). He was a first team selection in 2008, a secord team choice in 2007 and honorable mention in 2006.
Callen had the top point total among the third team selections after leading the SCAC and ranking seventh in NCAA Division III field goal shooting, prior to the tournament, at 64.0 percent. Callen was the team's leading rebounder with 6.5 per game and was the second leading scorer at 13.8.
The complete all-conference team will be available on the conference site.Back