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Howard Moore’s son introduced as Wisconsin start


In this March 17, 2016, photo, Wisconsin NCAA college basketball assistant coach Howard Moore, left, passes to forward Nigel Hayes during an open practice at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo. The University of Wisconsin says the wife and daughter of men’s basketball assistant coach Howard Moore were killed in a Michigan automobile accident. Wisconsin’s athletic department said Moore’s wife, Jennifer, and their daughter, Jaidyn, were killed in the crash on M-14 early Saturday, May 25, 2019, in Washtenaw County’s Superior Township. Michigan State Police Lt. Darren Green says Howard Moore suffered third-degree burns but his injuries were not considered life-threatening, and his son had minor injuries. (M.P King/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)


In a touching moment during Wisconsin’s home opener, Jerell Moore, the son of Wisconsin assistant coach Howard Moore, was announced as a starter for the Badgers on Friday night.

Howard and his family were involved in a tragic car accident back in May, which took the life of Howard’s wife and daughter. Jerell escaped without major injury, but Howard remained in the hospital for an extended period of time and has not yet been able to return to work.

Wisconsin won the game, but that isn’t really all that important.

Seeing this program embrace Jerell, a 13-year old that has been through more in his life already than anyone should have to deal with, is truly touching.