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Who is Mikki Moore?
Posted By Jessica Camerato On February 24, 2009 @ 7:31 pm In General | 6 Comments
On Tuesday the Boston Celtics  signed free agent big man Mikki Moore . In just a matter of days since being waived by the Sacramento Kings , he had become one of the hottest players on the market. But it wasn’t that long ago that Moore was known for being a journeyman rather than a contributor on a championship-defending team. So who is Mikki Moore?
Full name: Clinton Renard Moore
Born: November 4, 1975
Hometown: Orangeburg, South Carolina
High School: Blacksburg HS, Blacksburg, SC
(Fast Fact: Celtics guard Ray Allen  attended Hillcrest HS in Dalzell, SC. Moore and Allen are two of six players currently in the NBA to attend high school in that state.)
College: University of Nebraska (1997)
What’s in a name? The nickname Mikki (pronounced ‘Mikey’) was given to Moore as a kid because he liked to eat Life cereal. He also goes by “Snake” for his love of reptiles.
(Fast fact: Former Celtic James Posey  goes by the nickname ‘Mike’ to his friends and family)
He looks familiar: Moore signed a 10-day contract with the Celtics in 2003. He picked up six fouls in three games, but never scored a basket.
League leader: In 2007, Moore led the league in field goal percentage (.609). The following season he led the league in personal fouls (310).
(Fast fact: Former Celtics center Robert Parish  was called for 310 fouls in the 1981 season. He only ranked 10th in the NBA.)
Lucky # 7: Moore will be the first player to wear number seven since Al Jefferson . Tom Gugliotta wore it prior to Big Al in 2005.
Lending a helping hand: Moore’s goal is to touch every community he plays in. He founded the Moore Love Foundation in his home state of South Carolina and bussed 600 children to a Charlotte Bobcats  game. As a member of the Detroit Pistons , Moore helped knock down and rebuild homes in drug-infested neighborhoods. He also distributed Thanksgiving turkeys with the Utah Jazz , among other initiatives.
Moore’s Road (Back) to Boston
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