Getting to Know New Orleans Pelican, E’Twaun Moore

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Just a kid from East Chicago

E’Twaun Moore was born in 1989 in East Chicago, with his roots still firmly planted there.

His most notorious high school moment came in a 28 point Central High State Championship victory over former Pelican and Indiana Mr. Basketball, Eric Gordon in 2007.

Moore averaged 21 points, six rebounds and three assists per game in his senior season and was the eighth ranked high school shooting guard in the country by

ESPN ranked him as the 20th best overall high school player, and was offered scholarships by the Universities of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Miami, Tennessee, and Virginia Tech.

Mike Davis helped to successfully recruit Moore to Indiana.  But his time there would not last.

Moore still continues giving back to his hometown community.  In fact, this past June 26th for the fourth year in a row, The E’Twaun D. Moore Foundation celebrated a weekend of basketball with students at the grade and high school level. His old high school, East Chicago Central High School, hosted the event.

The goal of the foundation is to use the camp to drive home the values of “Education, Self, Community and Respect for Authority” to young people in East Chicago and the surrounding area.

Hopefully, he and his foundation will begin teaching skills to the youth of New Orleans.  

E’Twaun Moore’s Skills Camp

East Chicago Central High School

1100 W. Columbus Drive, East Chicago, IN 46312

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