Moore came to WVU after a banner career at Mt. Vernon High School where he averaged 23 points and led Rickey Shore's team in scoring, rebounding, assists, and steals. He majored in speech communication. Moore is one of the most exciting Mountaineer players since the early 1960s. He is ranked at the top of WVU's career field-goal shooters with a 47.6 percentage, eighth on the all-time point totals, and 11th in career average at 14.5 points a game.

As a freshman, Moore played in 28 games and tallied 384 minutes of playing time in 1976-1977 season. He was considered as the sixth man for the Mountaineers and averaged 4.9 points and 2.3 rebounds per game and also dished out 42 assists in that year. He scored 14 points in each of WVU's first two games as West Virginia won the Hall of Fame tourney in Springfield, Massachusetts. As a sophomore, Moore led the 1978 squad in scoring with a 21.3 mark. He played in all 28 games, and earned spot on Associated Press honorable mention all-America list. His scoring average was the second best for a sophomore in WVU's history. Moore's average in 1978 was the 12th best single-season mark in the school's history. His career high scoring performance was a 40-point outing (one of only 12 WVU players to score 40 or more), against Notre Dame in 1978. He also exploded for 37 points against rival Duquesne and for 34 points at both Ohio state and Penn State. During the 1977-1978 season, Moore had a four-game run when he totaled 132 points, and grabbed eight rebounds in back-to-back games against Duquesne and Notre Dame. He was 13-for-13 at the foul line against Duquesne and 16-for-17 from the stripe against the Irish. Overall, he made on 48.6 percent of his field goal attempts, 78.3 percent of his free throws and averaged 3.1 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game in 1977-1978 season. Moore paced the 1979 squad with a 17.3 average and was selected to the All-Eastern Eight and Sporting News honorable mention All-America team. His 1979 statistics also included 35 stales and a mid-season scoring spree of 124 points in four games. He was also the co-captain for the Mountaineers.