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PHONE CALLS, OFFERS COMING IN FOR ’14 PF QUADRI MOORE
The Sports U 16U AAU team has been one to watch this spring and will certainly draw a large contingent of college coaches, scouts, fans and reporters this summer. One of the main attractions is 6-foot-8, 230-pound PF Quadri Moore out of Linden (NJ) High School.
Moore is an interesting mix of size and skill on the basketball court and those traits have certainly caught the attention of college basketball recruiters over his two varsity seasons at Linden. Moore has solidified himself as one of the top recruits in the Class of 2014 in the Northeast with his play this spring, which he has enjoyed with his Sports U teammates.
“Going to Texas and also playing in the Rumble in the Brox were both exciting tournaments for me,” said Moore of his highlights on the AAU trail in the spring.
NBE Sports’ National Recruiting Analyst Brian Bosworth caught Moore in action at the Rumble in the Bronx and Moore made a lasting impression on him.
An imposing specimen with his size, Moore has an incredible amount of skill and finesse to his game for such a big man. He has range to the college three-point line and a high release that makes his shot nearly impossible to block. While a bit turnover prone on Saturday, this is mostly because Moore is actively working on new aspects of his perimeter game and this led to some travels and other moving violations. Once he masters the jab steps and off the dribble moves that are in the works now, Moore will become a very difficult cover for any defender
Moore mentioned to NBE earlier today that improving his ballhandling onthe perimeter, along with his rebounding, are the areas he is working on the most in the summer. He hopes to make the necessary improvements to accomplish the #1 goal he has for his upcoming junior season at Linden High School.
“Next season, just like my freshman and sophmore years, my main goal is to be state champs,” he said.
As a member of the Class of 2014, Moore is now allowed to be contacted by college coaches via phone calls and text or social media messaging. As one would expect, he has had plenty of suitors in the first week of contact make their interest known.
Moore, who is looking forwarded to hitting Vegas this summer on the AAU circuit, mentioned that Kansas, Rutgers, Providence and Seton Hall are the schools he is hearing from the most. It is still too early to designate any of the teams as his leaders and Moore also made note of the offers he has received.
In the past when June 15th hit college coaches were allowed one phone call a month to players in the rising junior class. Moore is really an ardent supporter of the new rule allowing unlimited contact.
“I think the rule is great,” Moore said. “It allows coaches to get to know the players a little bit better before the student-athlete commits to going to their school and know what they are going to encounter once they get to college and how everything will be.”
NBE is very excited to see more of Quadri Moore in July. If you plan to check him out, just look for the throng of college coaches at the 16U events and more than likely Moore and his Sports U teammates will be playing in front of them. Chekc back throughout the summer as NBE will continue to keep updates flowing on Moore, his Sports U teammates and more top players from around the country in the Class of 2014.