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Moore's versatility, ability demand interest beyond his years

HAMPTON, Virginia – A top-50 prospect and one of the more versatile prospects in America despite being just an underclassmen, Wendell Moore has been a high-major recruit for two years now.

Sporting a college-ready body but an age that would be appropriate to enter the sophomore class, Moore’s best basketball is still some time away. However, that has not been a deterrent to some of the best programs on the East Coast, which have prioritized the 6-foot-5 small forward.

“It has mostly been North Carolina and Wake Forest,” he said. “They are in the gym a lot; they call my coaches and are always asking how I am doing. Maryland is also calling me a lot and showing me interest.”

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North Carolina: “It is just a family school. Every time I go, all of the alumni just ask me how I am. But really it just feels like a big family to me; I really like that."

Wake Forest:Danny (Manning) has built a great relationship with me. I saw him numerous times out here and he calls and asks how I am and really cares about me.’

Duke: “They are in there a lot for me, too. They were in for me just last week. Coach (Nate) James said they would be around taking a look at me this spring.”


Moore will play on the 16-under Nike circuit with the talented Team CP3 program this spring and summer. Expect his stock to remain on the uptick, as he should become nationally recognized as one of the best at his position in the 2019 class.


While he does have to become a better shooter and see his production remain consistent, Moore is the type of multi-positional player that the college game has come to love. He has the chance to guard every position outside of the center spot, be used on the ball as a playmaker and can come up with his fair share of rebounds. Throw it all together and Moore has the makings of a blueblood recruit out of the sophomore class despite his minor deficiencies.