Former William and Mary basketball standout forward Jim Moran concluded his professional career by seeing his No. 20 jersey retired by the Gran Canaria club on April 21, before a game against Real Madrid.
Moran played 10 seasons in Spain's top league for Gran Canaria, starting in his W&M graduation year of 2001, and has become the only player in the club's 50-year history to have his number retired. During 358 games in his Gran Canaria career, including playoffs, Moran accumulated 2,060 points, 802 rebounds and 321 assists in 7,452 minutes.
Moran, who was born in Syosset, N.Y., and who played for New York high school state champion St. Dominic's of Oyster Bay, also is among Tribe leaders in several categories. He finished with 145 steals, sixth on W&M's all-time chart.
Starting 105 games of the 107 he played for the Tribe, he stands 15th in W&M all-time scoring with 1,324 points, averaging 12.4 points and 4.9 rebounds in a career that began in the fall of 1997 and went through 2001. He played 3,570 minutes (about 33.4 per game), sank 141 3-point shots and hit 37.5 percent from beyond the arc, all of which also are among W&M's all-time best.
He was a second-team All-Colonial Athletic Association pick in 2000 and '01, as well as a CAA All-Defensive choice in 2000. When not competing for Gran Canaria, he has played for the Irish national team.
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