Peach State: Notebook

Doral Moore emerged as a high major prospect at the Peach State Classic, James Demery will cut his lost following July and Trevon Scott is one to watch in the South.


One of the cool parts about my job is walking into a gym and watching a new name raise his stock in front of dozens of college coaches.

Well that happened in Aiken (S.C.) at the Peach State Classic when 6-foot-11 post player Doral Moore hit the court.

The truth is I had never heard his name before. But now I'm quite familiar.

Playing for Winfred Jordan's Atlanta Xpress team Moore showed flashes of his talent. He protected the rim, rebounded in and out of his area and had a ferocious drop step dunk that caught everyone in the gyms eye.

Word on the street is Moore made drastic strides over the course of his junior season at Locust Grove (Ga.) Luella and it's clear that his confidence is picking up.

"I started off a little bit weak," he said of his junior season. "But I finished off really strong and averaging a double-double every game."

"I've always been tall, but I just started working out a lot and getting better every day," he added.

Among the schools watching him on Wednesday included Auburn, South Carolina, Florida State, Virginia Tech, Clemson, Ohio State, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Indiana, Arizona and Kansas.

"It's going really well," he said of recruiting. "I've been talking to Ohio State, Kansas, Indiana, Texas and a couple of others big schools."


James Demery has a long list of schools tracking him throughout the month of July.

Among the schools that have already offered him a scholarship are Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, Tennessee, Creighton, Miami and St. Joseph. He also claims interest from Florida, South Carolina, Tulsa, Minnesota and St. Louis.

Demery, who plays with Team Charlotte, said he plans to look at his list more closely following the three evaluation periods.

"At the end of July is when I'll narrow it down," he told following at game at the Peach State Classic.

Demery does have a few schools in mind for visits.

"I'm going to go see Miami, Creighton and I think more [schools] like Florida State and Tennessee," he said.


Junior Trevon Scott is one that college coaches in the south will be playing close attention to.

A 6-foot-6, possibly 6-7, power forward out of Darien (Ga.) McInthosh, Scott is a pretty good athlete, is active in the paint and plays with intensity on both ends of the floor. He's strong around the rim and can finish with either hand.

At this stage, Scott claims scholarship offers from Georgia and Florida Atlantic. Alabama, Florida, Clemson, Mississippi State, Mississippi and George Mason are also showing interest in Scott.

Scott plays AAU with the South Georgia Kings.

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