J.J. Moore will miss the next three months after suffering a broken fifth metatarsal bone in his right foot during a pick-up game last week. The sophomore forward was named the most improved player at the season-ending banquet on Sunday night, showing up to the event on crutches. Moore, who averaged 7.5 points and 2.9 rebounds this past season, is the third Pitt player in the past four and a half years to suffer the injury.
Levance Fields had the fateful misstep on the Dayton cheerleader in December 2007 and Jermaine Dixon broke his fifth metatarsal — the long bone that runs on the outside of the foot connecting to the pinkie toe — in July 2009.
Moore, one of Pitt’s best players over the final month of the season, will undergo surgery and will likely miss the Pittsburgh Basketball Club Pro-Am League in Greentree this summer. The league runs from mid-June to mid-July.