Monday, August 17, 2009

Pitt prepares for important visit

By Chris Dokish

One of the fastest rising players in the nation this summer is 6'6" SF J.J. Moore of Brentwood (NY) HS on Long Island, who will be visiting the Pitt campus on Tuesday, August 18th. Moore, an excellent outside shooter with very good athleticism, has also been offered by UConn, Louisville, Marquette, Seton Hall, St. John's, Oklahoma, Providence, and Rutgers. He recently stated that his top five are Pittsburgh, Louisville, Marquette, UConn, and St. John's.

According to insiders, the Panthers are considered one of the favorites to land Moore, even though the Panthers are currently out of scholarships for 2010. The staff is looking to add a true center, a wing who can shoot, and a quality big man for 2011, but if they can fill one of those positions with a quality player for 2010, then they will. True center Maurice Walker is a possibility for 2010, but true centers are hard to find and consequently, his recruitment is getting more competitive. If either Walker or Moore commit, and are eligible, the Panthers will be one player over the scholarship limit. There is also a chance that whoever commits to the Panthers this season could spend a year in prep school, which will give the program a start on filling their quota for the 2011 class.


At 12:26 AM, Blogger leeN said...

I saw a little bit of film on Moore and he looks like an athlete and from what i`ve read he is improving quickly. Do you think they will push hard for him or go harder after Walker who is both talented and fits a glaring need in 2010? I guess Zanna would still be young as a sophmore but just seams to me we are going to be fielding a pretty small line up with not much front-court post presence at least depth wise. I never doubt the coaching staff though, just like to pretend I might know something.

At 5:24 AM, Blogger Chris Dokish said...

They really want a true center because they are hard to come by. They will take Walker if they can get him. Moore has a good chance of being a 2011 kid.


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