The Commodores opened their season Sunday afternoon defeating Trevecca, 83-56. Photos by Steve Green
Honors • 2013-14 SEC Academic Honor Roll • 2014 CoSida Academic All-District 2 • 2012-13 SEC Academic Honor Roll • 2011-12 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
General: Powerfully-built power forward who has excellent shooting touch from beyond-the-arc...Made the SEC Academic Honor Roll in all three years...Graduated with degree in Economics in 2014 and a Master’s Degree in Finance in 2015.
2014-15 (Senior): Played in eight games…Averaged 1.3 points and 1.1 rebounds per game…Hampered most of the season with concussion symptoms…Tallied season highs in points (6) and rebounds (8) in opener vs. Trevecca.
2013-14 (Junior): Played in all 31 games and started one...Averaged 1.5 points and 1.6 rebounds...Named to 2014 CoSida Academic All-District 2 team...Scored season high eight points at Missouri (2/19) and tied a career-high with two made threes in the game against the Tigers...Played season-high 21 minutes vs. Florida...Grabbed season-high four rebounds vs. Austin Peay (12/17) and vs. Texas A&M (2/15).
2012-13 (Sophomore): Played in 31 games and made nine starts...Averaged 3.0 points and 2.9 rebounds...Best performance of the season came against Kentucky at Memorial Gym (1/10), when he posted career highs in points (9) and rebounds (10)...Made career-high two three's vs. Nicholls State in the season opener (11/10)...Grabbed eight rebounds vs. Ole Miss (1/15).
2011-12 (Freshman): Played in 16 games and averaged 0.5 points and 0.9 rebounds per game...Scored a career-high five points in 12 minutes of action against Lafayette (12/21)...Played a season-high 13 minutes against Monmouth (11/25)...Grabbed a career high six rebounds against Monmouth to go along with three points.
High School: Four-year varsity letterwinner in basketball, two-year captain, and a two-year letterman in football...Averaged 22 points and 12 rebounds in his senior year at Waconia and ended his career with 1,772 points and 985 rebounds...His Waconia teams claimed three Wright County conference championships and the 2011 team finished third in Class 3A...Individually, Moats was a first-team All-State selection his senior season and was a Parade Third-Team All-American in 2011...Was a four-time all-conference member and a member of the all-state team two times.
Personal: Shelby Adam Moats... Born June 12, 1992... Son of Scott and Sheryl Moats... Has a sister, Scotti (22), who is a senior on Bethel University's (MN) women's basketball team...Earned undergraduate degree in economics...Graduating with master's degree in finance from Owen Graduate School in May, 2015... Chose the Commodores over Washington State and Northwestern...Recipient of the Edie and David Johnson Family Basketball Scholarship...Advice to youngsters: "Work hard if you want to reach your goals."
Career Highs Points: 9, vs. Kentucky (1/10/13) FG Made: 4, vs. Kentucky (1/10/13) FG Atts: 7, 2x, last vs. Kentucky (1/10/13) 3FG Made: 2, 2x, last at Missouri (2/19/14) 3FG Atts: 5, vs. Nicholls State (11/10/12) FT Made: 3, vs. Butler (12/29/12) FT Atts: 5, vs. Butler (12/29/12) Rebounds: 10, vs. Kentucky (1/10/13) Assists: 4, vs. Ole Miss (1/15/13) Turnovers: 4, 2x, last at Butler (11/19/13) Blocks: 2, 2x last vs. Austin Peay (12/17/13) Steals: 2, 3x, last at LSU (1/18/14) Minutes: 36, vs. Ole Miss (1/15/13)