There have been many outstanding basketball players over the years at Plymouth State College. The program goes back nearly 50 years, and there have been 1,000-point scorers and 700-rebound players. We have seen All-New England performers in Panther uniforms, and some truly great moments in what is an outstanding tradition.
But there was only one Moses.
A 6'0" guard out of Cambridge, Massachusetts, Moses Jean-Pierre did it all for head coach Paul Hogan and the Panthers from 1990-94. He scored, and scored some more. You want excitement? Moses was your man. Looking for some steals? Watch out for Moses. He stripped his opponents more than anyone who played college basketball his senior year. And how about a winner? Moses led the Panthers to the best seasons in school history, including a record-tying 20 wins in his senior season, and a four-year mark of 67 wins and 42 losses.
Like the other two men in Plymouth State College history to have their numbers retired, Joe Dudek in football and Steve Clark in men's soccer, Moses Jean-Pierre's accomplishments were incomparable. He was recognized across the nation, earning First Team All-America honors in 1994 as well New England Player of the Year. He is the all-time leading scorer not only at Plymouth State, but in the history of college basketball in the state of New Hampshire, with 2, 483 points.
Moses has continued his playing career since graduation with successful basketball stints in Turkey and England.
Moses Jean-Pierre has a list of records, honors and accomplishment far too long to recite. Let's just say that he is arguably the finest small college basketball player in New England history, and certainly the greatest player Plymouth State College has ever had the enjoyment of cheering for in its basketball heritage.
With that in mind, we direct your attention to center court, where Plymouth State College President Donald Wharton will present Moses Jean-Pierre with his #12, which will never again be worn by a Panther men's basketball player.