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Wake Forest lands top 50 big man

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There aren't many college head coaches who have the playing experience of Wake Forest coach Danny Manning. In particular, he is noted for his skill as a big man, and that played a big part in landing a top 50 recruit Wednesday morning.
Manning and his staff started the day off by landing a commitment from the No. 48 player in the country, 6-foot-11 center Doral Moore.
A weekend visitor to Wake last weekend, Moore is an athletic and raw big man who saw a lot of benefit to learning from Manning.
"Doral gave a verbal commitment to Wake Forest and coach Danny Manning," Doral Moore, Sr. told's Clint Jackson. "Who else is better to teach him than a two time NBA All-Star, 1993-94 NBA Sixth Man of the year, 1988 NCAA champion and NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player?"
While Moore has plenty of size and athleticism and shows flashes of brilliance on both ends of the floor, he is mostly a raw canvas for Manning and his staff to work with.
The near seven-footer runs extremely well, he protects the rim and he can make jump hooks with either hands. He plays above the rim and has shown touch to 12 feet. What Moore hasn't shown just yet is any kind of consistency. Much of it appears to be a confidence and experience issue.
In those regards, Manning should be the perfect coach to work with Moore. Not only does he have considerable NBA experience, Manning was known for his work with the big men while he was at Kansas and Tulsa as an assistant and then head coach. Also, Wake Forest needs help on the interior so the playing time to get more confidence and experience will be there for Moore.
The second four-star commitment to Manning and his staff from the class of 2015, Manning joins the No. 78 player in 2015, point guard Bryant Crawford, in Wake's recruiting class.
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