"Uniform Retirement Ceremony - January 30, 1996"
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
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
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 university 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 university basketball player in New
England history, and certainly the greatest player Plymouth State
College has ever had the enjoyment of cheering for in its
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.