While Pearl Moore’s basketball career unfolded far away from the national spotlight, there was no keeping the small-town girl from rural South Carolina out of the record books. The sharpshooting Moore was a scoring machine for Francis Marion College. She notched 4,061 points during her collegiate career, a mark that still stands five decades later. The four-time AIAW Small College All-America averaged over 30 points per game in leading Francis Marion to postseason play for four consecutive years. Moore combined exceptional speed and tremendous skill with great instincts on defense. Her shooting range extended well beyond today’s three-point line. She was a four-time South Carolina AIAW All-State honoree, the 1979 South Carolina Amateur Athlete of the Year, and the South Carolina AIAW Player of the Year her senior season. In her final collegiate contest, Moore scored 60 points against the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, a single-game AIAW record.
BornMarch 16, 1957 Florence, SC
Professional CareerNew York Stars St. Louis Streak
ALL-TIME LEADER IN POINTS
PLAYER OF THE YEAR