Moon heading to France to begin pro career

MOREHEAD, Ky. Former Morehead State men's basketball standout Xavier Moon has signed a contract to play for the ALM Evreux Basket in Evreux, France.

The team plays in the Ligue Nationale de Basket Pro B (LNB Pro B), which in France's second division.

"It's very exciting, it's something I've been dreaming of my entire life, to play professional basketball," said Moon.

Moon was named All-OVC First Team following his senior season at Morehead State. He was the first Morehead State player to be named All-OVC First Team since Kenneth Faried in 2010-11.

He scored in double figures in 25 of 30 games and had six 20-plus point games. He ranked eighth in the OVC with 16.0 points, third in FT% (.891), second in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.4), fifth in assists (4.6), sixth in minutes (35.0), and 14th in steals (1.2). His .891 free throw percentage ranked 16th in the country.

With 25 points, 11 assists, and ten rebounds in the Eagles' 111-85 win over Central Arkansas, he recorded the school's first ever triple-double. It marked the 15th triple-double in Ohio Valley Conference history.

He matched a career-high with 26 points at Tennessee Tech, shooting 5-of-8 from three-point range, while adding seven assists and four rebounds. He set his career high with 26 points, 21 came in second half, in the win at Austin Peay. He shot 10-of-16 from the floor and 6-of-10 from three-point range.

In 2016-17, he helped lead the Eagles to a 10-6 record in conference play, which ranked second in the league.

"Playing here at Morehead State helped me mature as a person and as a basketball player. Coming from a small town and coming to a small town, I had to stay focused and I felt like I did what I needed to do on and off the court," added Moon.

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