Strengths: Great length – wingspan helps him occupy more space defensively than other 6’4” guards … Crashes glass hard on both ends. Fearless when attacking the tin and gets to the line (over 4 attempts per game). Rebounds well for the position … Explosive scorer who can put points on the board from deep, midrange, and getting to the rim/line … Unusually comfortable putting it on the deck with his off-hand … Moore has great instincts off the ball, especially when teammates are penetrating. He catches opponents sleeping often with baseline cuts/hard flashes into the lane … A leader – accustomed to being counted on as a scorer.
Weaknesses: Undersized … Looks like he’s a little flat-flooted when guarding the ball – slow reactions vs. guys with explosive first steps … Also has a tendency to size up his opponent with his long arms at his sides for a beat too long when on-ball, negating his length for a brief period … Doesn’t go all-out after live-ball TOs when it appears the opponent’s going to score (not many do, but coaches still want to see it). High volume shooter (14.3 FGA/gm last year) who doesn’t shoot it that well (.426 as a Sr.) … Gives the ball away a little more than you’d like (2.4 TOs/gm), which doesn’t bode well for a guy adjusting to a 24 second shot clock … Finishes with his right hand from the left side too often …
Ryan Mattocks 6/15/12