Up, Up and Away

New Orleans (La.) Holy Cross forward Brandon Moore (6-9, 215) is one of at least four basketball recruits expected to sign with the University of Arkansas as the week-long national early signing period gets underway on Wednesday.

Shoes: $150

Jersey: $100

Basketball: $59.99

Sweatbands: $5.99

Ability to jump completely over the top of another human being: Priceless

New Orleans (La.) Holy Cross forward Brandon Moore got his VISA moment last week during a jamboree game and will get another highlight Thursday when he signs a letter-of-intent with the University of Arkansas.

Moore (6-9, 215) is scheduled to join The Patterson (N.C.) School point guard Courtney Fortson (5-11, 175) and the Genesis One Christian Academy tandem of Andre Clark (6-10, 205) and Terrance Joyner (6-2, 180) - all who are signing Wednesday - in inking with the Razorbacks as the week-long early signing period opens.

"That was about as cool a thing as I have ever done," Moore said. "I got loose on the break and the guy was getting ready to take a charge, but I somehow just got completely over the top of him."

Moore, who played his sophomore season at Little Rock's Episcopal Collegiate due to Hurricane Katrina, is pumped about his future teammates and playing for UA head coach John Pelphrey.

That list could also end up including Oklahoma guard Rotnei Clarke (6-1, 180) and Coffeyville Community College small forward Daniel Payne (6-7, 210) – both of whom could make an announcement during this signing period.

"Coach Pelphrey and his staff have done a great job in getting a great group of recruits and I know they are working on some more," Moore said. "I'm just real excited about these guys and the future at Arkansas."

Moore's team will open its season Saturday against Helen Cox High – which sports his best friend and future Georgetown signee Greg Monroe, regarded by some as the best prospect in the country.

"That's going to be a lot of fun," Moore said. "This whole week is going to be fun.


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