Strengths: Uses his pogo stick-like bounce to corral rebounds at both ends at a surprisingly high rate ... Very fast and fluid, excellent in the open floor ... Showed a half-hook w/touch around the hoop at the PIT and occasionally flashed an up-and-under during the year ... Moves well away from the ball w/ basket cuts ... Adequate ballhandler and plays well in transition ... Solid outlet passer. Keeps the ball high/converts quickly when wide open down low ... Above average athleticism helped him avg. nearly 2.5 blocks/gm last season.
Weaknesses: Went 29-95 (.305) from beyond the arc over his final two seasons at UAB and converted only .605% from the charity stripe in his collegiate career on just shy of 300 attempts ... Uncertain with the ball after post entries in Portsmouth – needed to make his move in about half the time ... Has fallen too deeply in love with his turnaround jumper, which he releases too low ... High volume shooter (13 attempts a game last year) with a low shooting % for his position (.483) ... A bit of a ball-stopper when catching it at the top of the key in the half-court – does not reverse the ball quickly/fluidly ... Still cannot pinpoint his wheelhouse on the offensive end; Moore may best be described as a tweener who’s unable to produce on the block or from the perimeter and thinks his unpolished midrange game is significantly shinier than it really is ... Not nearly physical enough down low (averaged less than 2 fouls per contest over his final two collegiate seasons while playing almost 35 mins. a night) ...
Notes: Measured 6'8 3/4 barefoot, 223 lbs, with a 7'1 wingspan at PIT ... The lanky forward pulled down 10.5 per contest as a senior and snagged a respectable 13 boards combined (5 off.) in the two games I saw him in Portsmouth against motivated competition (averaged 8 for the tourney).
Ryan Mattocks 5/31/12