Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Tuesday WAC link-around

PremiereBall, after a recent Beehive State prep event, offered this on future Utah Stater Jalen Moore:

Jalen Moore-6′8-Sky View HS: Give Moore a stronger handle and his upside goes through the roof. Has a tremendous vertical. Moore is a head-at-the-rim jumper with a surprisingly strong touch from 21 after being in awe from his hops. Excellent looking prospect with great size.
Eldon Khorshidi @ SLAM was also present and wrote this:

Equipped with supreme athleticism and versatility (and, for what it’s worth, a flamboyant afro hairstyle), Moore was hands down the best senior in the gym. The Utah State commit is a true 6-8 swingman, with tremendous bounce, impressive rebounding ability and a complete inside-outside skill set. Moore can realistically play and guard three positions, using active hands and a long wingspan to be disruptive on defense.
Moore is a fluid player—he has a soft touch on his jumper, finishes through contact and runs ahead of the defense for easy transition buckets. He is also a smart, patient player. On many occasions, Moore prudently took what the defense gave him—be it a 3-pointer, a crease in the lane or an opportunity to get the ball to an open teammate—showing he is a dynamic playmaker with a solid understanding of the game.
Of course, a few games of basketball is a small sample size to project or make proclamations upon. Even still, Moore has unquestionable upside. If he can develop his handle, hit the weight room and learn to consistently play with a high level of intensity, he should make an immediate impact and be an all-league player in the WAC.

Credit Crimson To The Core Site Admin Picoso for the find that New Mexico State has landed a Canadian forward attending prep school in North Carolina. It's been some time waiting for Coach Marvin Menzies to land a 2013-er.

Roger Bohn wrote this in February 2012: "...The athletic four man was dominant on the defensive end against National Christian and continued to show off an emerging offensive game facing the basket..."

Back on November 28, 2011, the young man listed "Marshall, Manhattan, Miami, Tulane, Fresno State & Louisiana-Lafayette"

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