NBA Comparison: James Singleton
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