NBA Comparison: N/A
Strengths: A winner who leaves Purdue tied for the most wins (107) in program history in his 4 years … Productive and efficient player who put up good scoring totals … Has a nice jumper, and it is definitely the pillar of his offensive game … Can make shots spotting up, coming off screens, in isolation, and in the pick and roll … A quick, easy release and supreme confidence in his shot…Solid ability to make shots with a hand in his face …Very crafty and instinctive about how he creates his offense … Rarely seems rushed on the floor … Takes care of the ball…Possesses strong basic passing skills … Developed his ball-handling steadily over his career … Effective pick and roll player…Steady on-ball defender who plays with toughness and good fundamentals … Possesses a 6’9 wingspan that will help him on the defensive end, despite his mediocre athletic and physical tools
Weaknesses: Moore isn’t very athletic … Not very explosive or quick … Will struggle to drive the lane in the NBA, and will find it even harder to finish at the rim … 1st step is below average and ball-handling is mediocre at best … Struggled to get separation on his drives in college … Not going to break down anyone off the dribble…Has a hard time creating good shots when defended by more athletic defenders who can crowd him … Often will shoot highly contested pull-up jump shots when he can’t get to the rim … Mediocre to below average size for a SG … Some teams may want him to be a combo guard, but he’s definitely not a PG … Won’t handle the ball as much as he did at Purdue … Can be inconsistent from game-to-game as a shooter … Can be beaten off the dribble by quick guards and savvy ball-handlers … Needs to get stronger and bigger to deal with the SG’s he’ll face in the pros
Notes: One of the most productive players in this draft and a classic overachiever, Moore could have a future as an off-ball shooter and steady defender in the NBA. He’s tough and comes from one of the best defensive teams in the NCAA. His below average athleticism and physical tools hold him back, but he’s winning pedigree and production could get him picked in the 2nd round.
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