Cheyenne Moore getting some serious attention

The Wildcats are looking for a couple of big men from the Class of 2004, but they would also like to add an athletic wing or a combo-guard. Cheyenne Moore, a 6-6 wing Edgewater, Md., played very well at the ABCD Camp and has drawn the attention of the Arizona coaching staff.

6-6 , 180, Wing
South Kent (Prep), Conn.

Moore committed to the Georgetown Hoyas during his sophomore season at West Nottingham Academy in Colora, Md., but had a change of heart and has opened up his recruiting to other schools. He'll attend South Kent Prep in Connecticut this fall.

"I committed to Georgetown," Moore said. "But I've opened up my recruiting to other schools and Georgetown is out."

His list of schools include DePaul, Boston College, Virginia, Mississippi State, Arizona and Syracuse.

There's also one other school Moore would be very interested in hearing from, but it's not going to happen. "North Carolina has always been the team I loved ever since Michael Jordan played for them," Moore said. "So I've always wanted to play for them. But as life goes on everything can't go your way. I've learned that."

Moore is a good athlete, but not always the most consistent performer, and he needs to work on his outside shooting. He shows range on his jumper and can hit the three consistently enough that defenders can not play off him. He has long arms, a long body and he's a good defender.

Moore has a lot of talent, but he's humble enough to know he has some work to do.

"My biggest weakness is my shooting," he said. "And I need to build my body up so I can play some power guard. My shooting: when I'm hitting I'm hitting, and when I'm not I'm not. So I'm a little inconsistent, but I can still hit the three."

Moore makes great decisions with the ball and can play any of the perimeter positions from the point to the wing forward spot.

"My strength is my passing and I can handle the ball for a 6-6 guard," Moore said. "I can play the point or the two or the three, so I have a lot of versatility and I'm very athletic."

Moore is not close to making a decision, but he qualified with an 880 on the SAT and carries a 2.8 GPA. He'd like to narrow his choice of schools and schedule campus visits in the next few weeks.

"I haven't set down any (campus) visits yet," Moore said. "I'll be going to Las Vegas (for the Big Time Tournament) and I'm going to talk to my family and coaches. I want to narrow down my schools and decide where I want to visit."

So, does Moore have a favorite?

"I don't like snow too much," Moore said. "I don't really have a favorite. I just know little things about the different schools. I really don't have a leader right now."

Moore is like any other elite-level high school player who's been the "go-to guy" for his team. He wants be that same "go-to guy" at the college level.

"Of course everybody wants to come in and play (right away)," he admitted. "I'm one of those people. I'd like to come in and make an impact right away. But I suppose if there is a guy in front of me that will make me better, I have to look at that as well. I've learned to wait my time. I've learned to do that."

Moore said his final decision will be determined by "just how I fit into the school and how the school can fit me into their program. What's going to be the best for me and what's going to be the best for the school? Who's going to help me and how am I going to help them? Who's going to make me a better player?"

Talk about this on the Cats Lair MESSAGE BOARD

Contact Doug with at

Wildcat Authority Top Stories