AUM women's basketball adds transfer

The Auburn University at Montgomery women's basketball team and head coach Dan Davis have announced the addition of Keisha Moore, a transfer guard from Tennessee Tech University, to its 2011-12 roster.

Moore, who was a high school teammate of current Lady Senator Kamesha Strong at Selma High School in Selma, Ala., will have three years of eligibility remaining after playing one season for the Golden Eagles.

"We are excited to add Keisha to the AUM Family," Davis said. "Having seen her play through the recruitment of Kamesha (Strong), I know we are getting a player with good athletic ability along with good playing skills. She can play off the dribble and create a shot and is a strong 3-point shooter. She is also a tenacious worker on the defensive end of the court. She understands the toughness and competiveness we demand from our players. She is a well-rounded person and will bring all the things we expect from a Lady Senator, on and off the court.

In her lone season at Tennessee Tech, Moore appeared in 28 games, all as a reserve. She posted a scoring average of 2.6 points per game, while pulling down 1.1 rebounds per contest in just 10.5 minutes per game. She also added 17 assists, 12 steals and five blocks. Moore enjoyed perhaps her best game of the year against Southeastern Conference foe Kentucky, where she scored a season-high 12 points, had four assists and a steal in 25 minutes.

Last season, the Golden Eagles finished 23-8 overall, including a 15-3 mark in the Ohio Valley Conference. Tennessee Tech earned the OVC regular-season championships, but fell in the finals of the conference tournament. TTU was invited to the Women's National Invitation Tournament, where it fell in the opening round to Auburn.

At the prep level, Moore excelled for head coach Anthony Harris at Selma High School. In her four seasons, the Saints averaged better than 25 wins per season and won more than 80 percent of their games.

During her final season, she helped the Saints to a 25-8 record, while averaging 19.3 points, 2.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 4.1 steals per contest. She scored in double figures 31 times, including 17 games of 20 or more points. For her achievement, she was chosen a first-team all-state selection by the Alabama Sports Writers Association.

As a junior, she averaged 15.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.6 steals and 2.0 assists per contest, while during her sophomore campaign, she posted 16.8 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.8 steals and 2.0 assists per game.

Moore was a four-time all-region selection and finished with 1,960 career points. She helped the Saints to the state tournament as a sophomore, where they lost in the Final Four. She was selected the South Team Most Valuable Player after scoring 15 points in the Alabama All-Star game as a junior.

The daughter of Janet Cole, Moore plans to major in exercise science at AUM.