Alexis Moore requests release from USC, confirms plan to transfer
Freshman guard Alexis Moore will transfer after requesting his release from the school, his father, Barry, confirmed to theÂ Daily TrojanÂ Tuesday night.
His request is expected to be made official on Wednesday, allowing him to contact other schools.
ESPNLA first reported the story.
Moore, a 6-foot-2 guard from Long Beach, appeared in all 32 games for the Trojans last season â starting 18 â and averaged 4.3 points and 2 rebounds per contest.
âI wish him nothing but the best,â USC coach Kevin OâNeill said. âHe did a great job for us this year. Heâll be successful wherever he is going.â
With the return of senior guard Jio Fontan from an ACL injury, it had been expected he would serve primarily as a backup next season.
Recruited as a part of the teamâs 2011 recruiting class, Moore becomes the third Trojan this offseason to transfer. Sophomore forward Curtis Washington, who did not play last season because of torn labrum, has also requested his release, OâNeill confirmed.
Sophomore forward Garrett Jackson was granted his release by the school last week. He has reportedly been contacted by several West Coast Conference schools.
It is not known yet where either Jackson, Moore or Washington intends to transfer to.