"Lee has decided to turn pro," head coach Tim Floyd said. "We hope he has made the right decision and we wish him the best. This opens up a second starting perimeter spot on our team. We started four guards last year. We hope to find two guards to replace Lee and Earvin (Morris), who made nice contributions to our program."
Moore leaves the program after a season in which he averaged a team-high 15.4 points per game.
His departure, along with that of the senior Morris, means UTEP will need to replace at least 40 percent of its starting lineup next year.