Jamar Moore's junior season has been a weird one. Playing in just eight games this year, the 6-foot-5, 180-pound wing from Thomasville (Ga.) High School has taken advantage of his time on the court but getting there this year hasn't been easy.
Since transferring across town from Thomasville Central, Moore has helped his new team go 8-0 in his shortened season. But the trip to Thomasville High took a little longer than expected. Several appeals to play were slowed down by minor paperwork difficulties, Moore said, and in January he got the news he wanted.
"It was real hard sitting out and watching. I couldn't even practice with the team. I just ran the bleachers and tried to stay in shape and keep shooting jumpers," Moore said.
"But since I've been back, I feel like I've done pretty good. I don't even know what I'm averaging (for points). I just want to worry about winning."
Now in the second round of the state playoffs, Moore is hoping to improve upon the team's overall 24-5 record.
Moore said Florida State, a longtime favorite and the first high-major to get involved, will be coming to see him on Thursday. Alabama has already been out this year, he said and maintains that he still has a high interest in Georgia.
The four-star prospect said he has been offered by Florida State and Georgia while also considering interest from Alabama, Georgia Tech, NC State and South Carolina.
Just a quick drive to Florida State, Moore has taken advantage of Florida State's proximity. He took in a pair of Seminole football games last year.
Moore said he would like to make a decision "probably in a month or so" and ideally before the AAU season gets rolling in April.
He will be playing with the Georgia Stars program once again this year on the AAU circuit.