UCLA - Moiso is one of the top young collegiate forwards in the U. S, combining size and agility with an outside jumper. ... Although slowed by arch problems late in the season, Moiso even played center for the Bruins when Dan Gadzuric missed the last five games of the season with a left knee injury ... Moiso appeared in 29 games, started 21, averaging almost 24 minutes a game ... He was UCLA's No. 4 scorer (10.8 points, No. 7 on the Bruin all-time frosh scoring chart) and No. 2 rebounder (5.8, No. 6 on UCLA all-time freshman list) ... Earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 freshman team ... Entered 1998-99 rated by The Sporting News as the nation's No. 8 prep prospect and top shot blocker ... Moiso (Moe-e-zoe) was one of UCLA's five incoming freshmen in the 1998-99 class that was rated No. 1 in the nation ... Attended Milford Academy in Milford, CN during the winter of 1998 ... From 1994-97 Moiso attended the National Institute of Sport in Paris, France.
1999 - Moiso was bothered by arch problems in both feet over the last month of the season ... He averaged 23.8 minutes per game and earned All-Pac-10 Freshman honorable mention and was on College Hoops Insider's All-Freshman team ... Moiso was UCLA's second-leading rebounder (5.8) and No. 4 scorer (10.8) and shot 48.7 (131-269, No. 3 on the team) from the field and 61.5 (48-78) from the foul line ... His 5.8 rebound average ranks sixth all-time among Bruin freshmen and his 10.8 scoring average ranks seventh all-time among freshmen ... In the final Pac-10 stats, Moiso was 15th in rebounding (5.8) ... In Pac-10 stats for league games only, he was 19th in rebounding (5.3) and eighth in blocked shots (0.86) ... Moiso started 21 of 29 games in which he played (did not play vs. USC,h, and at California and did not start vs. Washington,h, Washington State,h, Syracuse, Stanford,a, Oregon State,h, Oregon,a, Arizona,h and Kentucky) ... He led the Bruins in scoring five times (USC,a, 17, Arizona,h, 21 Loyola Marymount 21, Kentucky 25 and Delaware State 18) and in rebounding 11 times ... Moiso scored in double figures in 16 of 29 games ... His season-bests were-36 minutes at Louisville; 25 points vs. Kentucky; 11 rebounds vs. Loyola Marymount; three assists vs. Arizona,h; three steals vs. WSU,a and three blocked shots vs. American ... At the Bruins' annual banquet, Moiso was given the Bruin Hoops J. D. Morgan Memorial Award for outstanding team play.
NCAA Highlights - In the NCAA game vs. Detroit, he started and played 35 minutes, contributing five points, six rebounds, two blocks and one assist.
Regular Season Highlights - At Arizona, Moiso started and played 21 minutes, finishing with four points, three rebounds, two blocks and one steal ... In the win at Arizona State, he started and played 29 minutes, contributing eight points, a team-high 10 rebounds and one block ... In the win over Washington, he played 25 minutes off the bench (his longest stint since the end of January), contributing 11 points (his highest total since January), six rebounds and one steal and helped hold Todd MacCullough to just five shot attempts ... In the victory over Washington State, Moiso played 16 minutes off the bench and finished with six points, a team high-tying six rebounds, one assist and one block ... Moiso returned to action vs. Syracuse (no points and two rebounds in 12 minutes off the bench), after sitting out against USC,h and at California ... At Stanford, he played 20 minutes off the bench and contributed eight points and three rebounds ... In the win over Oregon State, he played 14 minutes off the bench and finished with seven points, one assist and one block ... In the win vs. Oregon, Moiso started and played 21 minutes, finishing with four points, three rebounds and one steal ... In the game at Washington, he started and played 31 minutes, finishing with 20 points (7-15, 1-2, 5-6), two rebounds, two blocks and one assist (it was his fourth game with at least 20 points) ... In the victory at Washington State, Moiso started and played 23 minutes, contributing 14 points, a team-high nine rebounds, three steals, two assists and one block ... In the win at Louisville, he started and played a career-high 36 minutes, recording his second double-double of the year, with 17 points and a team-high 10 rebounds, two steals, two blocks and one assist ... In the victory at USC, he started and played 32 minutes, leading the team with 17 points and nine rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks ... Against Stanford, he started and played just 14 minutes due to foul trouble and finished with four points, a team-high five rebounds, two steals and one block ... In the win over California, Moiso started and played 30 minutes, contributing 10 points, four rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block ... In the win at Oregon, he came off the bench to play 29 minutes and contributed 14 points, seven rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block ... At Oregon State, he started and played 17 minutes, finishing with four points, four rebounds and one steal ... In the overtime win over Arizona State, he played 29 minutes as a starter and finished with 10 points (including a free throw with 1:08 remaining to give the Bruins the lead for good), five rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block ... Against Arizona, Moiso played 30 minutes off the bench and contributed a game-high 21 points (7-11, 1-2, 6-8) and eight rebounds, along with three assists and one block ... Vs. Loyola Marymount, Moiso recorded UCLA's first double-double of the season, scoring a game and team-high 21 points (10-18, 0-0, 1-3), with a career and team-high 11 rebounds (six offensive boards) and adding two steals and four turnovers ... Vs. American, Moiso played 32 minutes as a starter and finished with 10 points, six defensive rebounds, three blocks, two assists and two steals ... Against CS Northridge, he played 17 minutes as a starter and had six points, eight rebounds, one steal and one assist ... Vs. UNLV, Moiso played 23 minutes as a starter, with 14 points, five rebounds, one blocked shot and two steals before fouling out (first time of season) with 3:42 remaining ... He played 27 minutes as a starter vs. Oklahoma State in The Wooden Classic, getting 13 points, seven rebounds and one assist ... Moiso started and played 19 minutes vs. Delaware State, getting a team-high 18 points, seven rebounds and two assists ... He started two games at The Puerto Rico Shootout (San Francisco and Maryland), but came off the bench vs. Kentucky and played one of his best games of the season ... Vs. Kentucky, in 25 minutes, Moiso scored a career and game-high 25 points (11-17, 0-0, 3-5), including 15 of UCLA's 30 second-half points and seven rebounds ... It was the most points by a Bruin frosh since Toby Bailey scored 26 points vs. Connecticut and Arkansas in UCLA's 1995 NCAA championship run ... Moiso started at a forward position for UCLA vs. Santa Clara, playing 22 minutes, with 16 points, seven rebounds, two assists and one blocked shot ... His preseason honors included Lindy's No. 14 incoming freshman in the U. S. and Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year.
International - College coaches first noticed him in April 1997 in Orlando, FL when Moiso was a member of an international prep squad that faced a U. S. high school all-star team in the Nike Hoop Summit game ... In that contest, he scored 14 points, including seven of eight shooting from the field ... From 1995-97, Moiso played for the French Junior and Senior national teams ... In 1997, he made the Senior French National team ... At the 1996 European Junior Championships, Moiso was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Center, averaging 16.9 points, 9.8 rebounds and 2.1 assists ... At the 1995 World Junior Championship, he averaged 7.0 points and 6.0 rebounds.
Prep School - Enrolled at Milford in February 1998 and played in only several games ... In April 1998, Moiso played in the Eddie Jones All-Star Classic at The Forum and had nine points and 11 rebounds.
High School - Enrolled at the National Institute of Sport in Paris, France from September 1994 through June 1997 ... In 1996-97 at the Institute in Div. II competition, Moiso averaged 18.9 points, 10.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists ... Averaged 16.9 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 1995-96 and 12.0 points and 6.0 rebounds in 1994-95.
Personal - Full name: Jerome Moiso ... Left-handed ... Born: June 15, 1978 in Paris ... Mother: Anick Moiso ... One brother ... Undeclared major ... While studying in France, his favorite academic classes were English and Spanish ... Chose UCLA "because of the environment and the connection between what I expect from the program and what I feel I can bring to it" ... Selected UCLA over Miami (FL), Clemson, Marquette and Minnesota.
Moiso's 1998-99 Game-By-Game
Minutes: 36 vs. Louisville, 1/23/99
Field Goals: 11 vs. Kentucky, 11/28/98
Field Goals Attempted: 18 vs. Loyola Marymount, 12/29/98
Three-Point Field Goals: 1, four times, last vs. Washington, 1/31/99
Three-Point Field Goals Attempted: 4 vs. Stanford, 2/11/99
Free Throws: 6, three times, last vs. Stanford, 2/11/99
Free Throws Attempted: 10 vs. Santa Clara, 11/19/98
Rebounds: 11 vs. Loyola Marymount, 12/29/98
Offensive Rebounds: 6 vs. Loyola Marymount, 12/29/98
Defensive Rebounds: 7 vs. Louisville, 1/23/99
Assists: 3 vs. Arizona, 1/2/99
Steals: 3 vs. Washington State, 1/28/99
Turnovers: 4, twice, last vs. Washington, 1/31/99
Blocked Shots: 3 vs. American, 12/23/98
Points: 25 vs. Kentucky, 11/28/98