One of the best guards in college basketball, Nic Moore of SMU, will join a short-handed Kansas Jayhawks team in the World University Game this summer. The games will take place in South Korea.
From the Associated Press (h/t ESPN.com):
The Jayhawks are unable to include Svi Mykhailiuk on their roster because he is from Ukraine, and fellow guard Brannen Greene recently had hip surgery. So with a depleted backcourt, coach Bill Self reached out to his former mentor Larry Brown for help.
Brown, now the coach at SMU, said Moore would love to play. The reigning American Athletic Conference player of the year averaged 14.5 points and 5.1 assists last season.
While it’s rare to see a player from another program join forces with another program for an event like this, it makes sense as Moore tries to elevate his profile. Since Self is a disciple of Brown, Moore should fit in seamlessly for Kansas for this exhibition showcase, which will begin on July 3 in Gwangu, South Korea.
Moore has a chance at a very special season with the Mustangs. If your recall, Moore turned down going pro to return to SMU. He could conceivably challenge for national player of the year honors.