July 23, 2015
THE FLATS – Former Georgia Tech men’s basketball standout Martice Moore passed away at his home in Atlanta last Thursday (July 16, 2015). He was 40 years old.
Moore played 56 games over two seasons for the Yellow Jackets, helping Tech win the 1993 Atlantic Coast Conference championship and earning ACC Rookie of the Year honors. As a freshman, he was Tech’s fifth-leading scorer at 10.5 points per game while hitting 33.3 percent of his three-point shots, part of a starting five that included Drew Barry, Travis Best, James Forrest and Malcolm Mackey. He averaged 10.2 points during his two years at Tech before transferring to the University of Colorado, where he played from 1995-97 and helped the Buffaloes to the 1997 NCAA Tournament.
Celebration of Life Service for Martice Darmont Moore, of Conley, Ga., will be held Friday, July 24, 2015, 11:00 a.m. (eastern time) at Saint Philip A. M. E. Church, 240 Candler Road, SE in Atlanta.
Moore was born November 30, 1974 in St. Louis, Mo., and spent his early childhood in St. Louis with his older brother Rommel Wright, before relocating to Atlanta, Ga. in 1980. He often remembered honing his skills on the basketball court with his big brother Rommel, where he learned the fundamentals of the game. Moore attended Smith Elementary School, Sutton Middle School and North Fulton High School in Atlanta, Ga.
In 1991, Moore transferred from North Fulton High School to Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va. where he graduated with honors in 1992. He was selected to McDonald’s and Parade All-American teams.
After college, Moore tried out for the Phoenix Suns and Miami Heat. He played for professional teams overseas and was one of the top Slamball picks for the Bouncers and the Bandits. In 2010, he was honored by Converse Atlanta as a local hoops legend.
After basketball, Moore turned his attention to writing and published Perfect Practice – The Parent’s Handbook For Your Student-Athlete to help prepare student athletes and their parents for life on and off the court. Moore is remembered for his humor, fierce loyalty to family and friends, and his willingness to help anyone in need.
Moore transitioned from this life peacefully in his sleep on July 15, 2015 at his home in Atlanta. His strong will to live, unwavering faith in God, and loving support of family and friends, carried him through a valiant fight following a recent illness. He was preceded in death by his father, Daryl Moore.
Martice is survived by his mother, Barbara Ewing; his brother, Rommel Wright, sons, Deshawn Crawford and Martice Moore, niece Kaylan Wright; nephew Treon Wright, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family, and friends.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Crawford/Moore Educational Fund. This fund was created to support the continued education and scholastic achievement of Martice’s sons, Deshawn Crawford (Kennesaw State) and Martice Moore (University of Louisville). All Proceeds of the Educational Fund go directly to the continuing education of his sons, Deshawn and Martice Moore.
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