Fear the fro, fear the deer: Moore signs contract with the Bucks

Utah State's Jalen Moore (14) drives between UNLV's Jalen Poyser, left, and Jovan Mooring during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, March 1, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Jalen Moore is officially a Milwaukee Buck.

The 6-foot-9 wing signed a two-way contract to play the with NBA team, making him the first Aggie alum to join an NBA team since Desmond Pinegar played 10 games with the Orlando Magic in 2004, according to Kyle Cottam of USU Athletics.

The news spread quickly after Jalen’s father, Jimmy Moore, congratulated his son on Twitter.

The two-way contract means Moore will spend time with Milwaukee’s G-League team, the Wisconsin Herd, and will be available to be called up to the Bucks when needed. NBA teams are allowed two two-way players.

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” xml:lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>So proud of <a href=”https://twitter.com/JalenMoore14″>@JalenMoore14</a>. Signed a two year contract with the Bucks today. Super work by his agents.

— Jimmy Moore (@JimmyMooreUSU) <a href=”https://twitter.com/JimmyMooreUSU/status/883447341218283520″>July 7, 2017</a></blockquote>

Moore received 16 minutes of playing time for Milwaukee’s Summer League team in Las Vegas Friday, scoring six points.

Moore played a major role with Utah State each of the past four years, even starting as a freshman. The Sky View High standout led USU in both scoring and rebounding for three consecutive years and averaged 17 points per game as a senior.

He told <a href=”http://www.cachevalleydaily.com/sports/article_1902a006-2931-11e7-bf7c-f365dd371482.html” target=”_blank”>KVNU News Radio in April</a> that he had been working out with several NBA teams. He talked about transitioning from being the go-to guy he was used to being in high school and college.

“It’s tough going from being a guy that is like a superstar player to trying to find your role at the next level,” he said.

Moore will likely continue to play in the Las Vegas Summer League through July 12.

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