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May 6, 2000
Following the current fashion, I am writing to let The Times know that I have decided to make myself eligible for the NBA draft. I am a 45-year-old attorney who played forward in high school in Pennsylvania, intramural basketball in college, and many pickup games while attending law school at Pepperdine. In high school I got in plenty of playing time, mostly at the end of games, and scored points in several contests. I figure that these credentials will make me a high second-round pick.
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June 29, 2000 | JIM BARRERO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jerome Moiso, who gave up his final two years of eligibility after an up-and-down career at UCLA, was selected by the Boston Celtics with the 11th pick in Wednesday's NBA draft, joining a team that hasn't qualified for the playoffs the last five seasons. Moiso, a 6-foot-10, 235-pounder, doesn't figure to be a savior for Coach Rick Pitino, but his spurts of athleticism for a player his size will be a welcome sight for the Celtics, who have lacked an inside presence for years.
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SPORTS
April 29, 2000
Recent news items: UCLA basketball players JaRon Rush, Jerome Moiso and Jason Kapono are all considering leaving early for the NBA. UCLA had a grand total of three players leave early before 1999. Then Baron Davis left. Now there are three in one year thinking about making the jump, even though none of them has NBA skills yet. Blame the players for being immature? Perhaps. But one of the worst-kept secrets in Westwood is that these kids know their games are not going to advance under Steve Lavin's tutelage, so perhaps they are getting out while they still have any game at all. TONY SIRACUSA Pasadena Jerome Moiso and JaRon Rush making themselves available for the NBA draft?
SPORTS
May 6, 2000
Following the current fashion, I am writing to let The Times know that I have decided to make myself eligible for the NBA draft. I am a 45-year-old attorney who played forward in high school in Pennsylvania, intramural basketball in college, and many pickup games while attending law school at Pepperdine. In high school I got in plenty of playing time, mostly at the end of games, and scored points in several contests. I figure that these credentials will make me a high second-round pick.
SPORTS
February 28, 2000 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
Jerome Moiso has jump-started his game again, after getting 16 points, eight rebounds and two blocks Saturday against Oregon State. But a starter again? The Bruins are 10-1 with Sean Farnham in the opening lineup at power forward, including 4-0 in 1999-2000. Making a change just when success has come to the Bruins seems risky, especially at this critical time of the season.
SPORTS
February 11, 2000 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
Sophomore power forward Jerome Moiso has reached double figures in scoring and rebounding in five of the last eight games, a surge that began shortly after a conversation with assistant coach Jim Saia about not worrying so much about a potential jump to the NBA after this season. Moiso is averaging 16.4 points and 9.9 rebounds in the eight games, the best stretch of his Bruin career, pushing his season numbers to 14.2 and eight. There also has been obvious improvement in his intensity.
SPORTS
December 5, 1999 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
Center Dan Gadzuric and forward Jerome Moiso have not started in the same game since Feb. 4--a stretch of 13 consecutive games, including the first three of this season. And it has been difficult when the Bruins' best inside players are in the game at the same time. "We definitely need to get together," Moiso said. "It's needed. We don't play easily together yet." They barely play together.
SPORTS
March 25, 2000
Shame on you, Lavin bashers! He coached the Bruins to a win at Stanford! So what if he also coached them to losses against lowly Washington, Cal and almost got swept by USC? He coached the Bruins to the NCAA tournament! So what if they are arguably the most talented team in the nation and had to squeak in as a sixth seed? He took the Bruins to the Sweet 16! So what if they got beat by almost 30 points and looked dazed and uncoached throughout? Give Lavin a break. He's young, handsome and looks good on TV. Shouldn't that be enough?
SPORTS
June 29, 2000 | JIM BARRERO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jerome Moiso, who gave up his final two years of eligibility after an up-and-down career at UCLA, was selected by the Boston Celtics with the 11th pick in Wednesday's NBA draft, joining a team that hasn't qualified for the playoffs the last five seasons. Moiso, a 6-foot-10, 235-pounder, doesn't figure to be a savior for Coach Rick Pitino, but his spurts of athleticism for a player his size will be a welcome sight for the Celtics, who have lacked an inside presence for years.
SPORTS
January 17, 2000 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
Jerome Moiso is still soft-hearted in personality. That may never change, a good thing for everybody. But Saturday in Chapel Hill, N.C., he was not soft in play. That did change, a good thing for UCLA.
SPORTS
May 2, 2000 | J.A. ADANDE
Call 'em Jerome Moiso-Long and JaRon Rush Outtahere. At this point it's not even a big deal when players leave school early. That goes for everyone, everywhere. Even at UCLA. If players can check out prematurely on Mike Krzyzewksi, as they did on Dean Smith and John Thompson in their latter years, they can step away from Steve Lavin. Don't make these twin takeoffs a reflection of Lavin. They're a reflection of the times.
SPORTS
April 29, 2000
Recent news items: UCLA basketball players JaRon Rush, Jerome Moiso and Jason Kapono are all considering leaving early for the NBA. UCLA had a grand total of three players leave early before 1999. Then Baron Davis left. Now there are three in one year thinking about making the jump, even though none of them has NBA skills yet. Blame the players for being immature? Perhaps. But one of the worst-kept secrets in Westwood is that these kids know their games are not going to advance under Steve Lavin's tutelage, so perhaps they are getting out while they still have any game at all. TONY SIRACUSA Pasadena Jerome Moiso and JaRon Rush making themselves available for the NBA draft?
SPORTS
April 14, 2000 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
UCLA officials Thursday dismissed as premature a report that Jerome Moiso and JaRon Rush will make themselves available for the NBA draft, saying instead that the sophomore forwards have not made decisions on their futures. The Daily News, citing anonymous sources close to the program, said Thursday that Moiso and Rush have ruled out a return to the Bruins in 2000-01, though the players said they have not made a decision.
SPORTS
March 25, 2000
Shame on you, Lavin bashers! He coached the Bruins to a win at Stanford! So what if he also coached them to losses against lowly Washington, Cal and almost got swept by USC? He coached the Bruins to the NCAA tournament! So what if they are arguably the most talented team in the nation and had to squeak in as a sixth seed? He took the Bruins to the Sweet 16! So what if they got beat by almost 30 points and looked dazed and uncoached throughout? Give Lavin a break. He's young, handsome and looks good on TV. Shouldn't that be enough?
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March 23, 2000 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Self-doubt, a constant companion, gives way to a sudden burst of confidence, the biggest upset of all in this NCAA tournament. Jerome Moiso is thinking about playing in the NBA. It gets better. Jerome Moiso is becoming convinced he can play in the NBA. They'll never believe it around the UCLA locker room, where stories of Moiso going on and on about how little talent he has, about how maybe he should see a psychologist, are by now cataloged according to date. Coaches politely demand that he shoot more.
SPORTS
March 23, 2000 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Self-doubt, a constant companion, gives way to a sudden burst of confidence, the biggest upset of all in this NCAA tournament. Jerome Moiso is thinking about playing in the NBA. It gets better. Jerome Moiso is becoming convinced he can play in the NBA. They'll never believe it around the UCLA locker room, where stories of Moiso going on and on about how little talent he has, about how maybe he should see a psychologist, are by now cataloged according to date.
SPORTS
April 14, 2000 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
UCLA officials Thursday dismissed as premature a report that Jerome Moiso and JaRon Rush will make themselves available for the NBA draft, saying instead that the sophomore forwards have not made decisions on their futures. The Daily News, citing anonymous sources close to the program, said Thursday that Moiso and Rush have ruled out a return to the Bruins in 2000-01, though the players said they have not made a decision.
SPORTS
May 2, 2000 | J.A. ADANDE
Call 'em Jerome Moiso-Long and JaRon Rush Outtahere. At this point it's not even a big deal when players leave school early. That goes for everyone, everywhere. Even at UCLA. If players can check out prematurely on Mike Krzyzewksi, as they did on Dean Smith and John Thompson in their latter years, they can step away from Steve Lavin. Don't make these twin takeoffs a reflection of Lavin. They're a reflection of the times.
SPORTS
February 28, 2000 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
Jerome Moiso has jump-started his game again, after getting 16 points, eight rebounds and two blocks Saturday against Oregon State. But a starter again? The Bruins are 10-1 with Sean Farnham in the opening lineup at power forward, including 4-0 in 1999-2000. Making a change just when success has come to the Bruins seems risky, especially at this critical time of the season.
SPORTS
February 11, 2000 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
Sophomore power forward Jerome Moiso has reached double figures in scoring and rebounding in five of the last eight games, a surge that began shortly after a conversation with assistant coach Jim Saia about not worrying so much about a potential jump to the NBA after this season. Moiso is averaging 16.4 points and 9.9 rebounds in the eight games, the best stretch of his Bruin career, pushing his season numbers to 14.2 and eight. There also has been obvious improvement in his intensity.
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