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Ronald Moore Headed To Italy After Escaping Unrest In Ukraine

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Former Siena Saint Ronald Moore announced today that he is heading to Italy as the next stop in his professional career. He will compete for JuveCaserta on the Italian SerieA, Italy’s top league.

Moore returned to the states this weekend after departing Ukraine where he played for the SK Cherkasy Monkeys (Superleague). With the escalation of violent protests in nearby Kiev, Moore reached a mutual decision with the team to part ways after the protests began to spread into Cherkasy, the city where he resided. He will leave for Italy on Tuesday.

“Off the court, with what was going on with the protestors and the violence, was the reason that the team and I came to an agreement to release,” said Moore. “There was violence in my city but I stayed in the house and out of harm’s way.”

Now in his fourth professional season, Moore had been performing well.  In 16 games he averaged 11.8 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 8.3 assists (2nd in the league) this season.

“It had been an up and down season with Cherkasy,” Moore said. “We were still in the hunt for the playoffs but it was going to be tough.”

With his success as a professional, Moore had no shortage of opportunities to pursue once the decision was reached to leave Ukraine. He will compete in the same league as another former Siena Saint, OD Anosike who leads the league in rebounding playing for Pesaro. The former team mates are not scheduled to face one another as their teams have already played one another earlier in the season.

“After my release a lot of teams showed interest from Germany, Hungary, Turkey, France, and Italy which was a blessing. We closed a deal with an A1 Italian team which is a great step in my career and great opportunity.”

Caserta’s roster includes former NBA players Carleton Scott (Brooklyn Nets) and Stefhon Hannah (Golden State Warriors). Chris Duhon who played for the Lakers, Magic, Knicks and Bulls recently agreed to play for Caserta but has since backed out of the deal.

 

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