Moyer ready for big spring

Three-star power forward Matthew Moyer is primed for a big spring, and a lot of schools should be watching.

The class of 2016 in the state of Ohio is stacked with high level talent, and one of the prospects with the most potential is Matthew Moyer. The Gahanna (Ohio) Lincoln standout is picking up major interest and seems primed for a big spring.

"I didn't have quite the year that some expected, but it was my first year at a new school and here at Gahanna we run the Princeton offense, so it was somewhat of a learning year for me," said Moyer of his sophomore season. "I was able to get comfortable with the system, and also we had great players like Javon Bess ahead of me. The year was just about learning, and next year I think I will have a breakout year."

The 6-foot-7 and 190 pound power forward will run this summer with the Ohio VCC Warriors on the AAU circuit, and Moyer expects to show people his diverse skillset.

"I am definitely going to show people how I have improved my jump shot," explained Moyer. "That is one thing that I want to show, that I can shoot consistently and also shoot off the dribble. I work out every morning working on my release, jumping more on my shot, and things of that nature."

Recruiting wise a long list of schools have significant interest in Moyer.

"There are a lot of schools, especially lately," said Moyer. "I am hearing from Michigan, Wisconsin, Dayton, Stanford, Harvard, Ohio State, Xavier, Illinois, Butler, Arizona, and Arizona State are some of the main ones."

Recently Moyer made an unofficial visit to Butler, and he came away impressed with what he saw from the Big East program.

"Butler is different, and in a good way," said Moyer. "You go to a Michigan or Ohio State they are huge schools with huge campuses, but Butler is a smaller campus with smaller classes and I like that a lot. I know there I would stay on top of academics, and I loved seeing Hinkle Fieldhouse. It was a real nice visit."

Moyer only lives about 15 minutes from the Ohio State campus, and is very familiar with the school. He says the Buckeyes will be watching him closely in the spring and summer.

"It is a blessing to hear from Ohio State," said Moyer. "As a kid I grew up watching Ohio State basketball and football, just watching them in general, I love the school. My mom and dad both are alumni of Ohio State. Coach (Jeff) Boals and Coach (Thad) Matta have done a great job recruiting, and when I was there for the Michigan State game it was a great atmosphere."

He continued, "I know what I have to do. I have to have a great spring and a great summer, and if I do that recruiting is going to really heat up for sure with Ohio State."

Another school that has made a significant impression on Moyer is Michigan. He has been to the Wolverines campus, and is becoming very familiar with the program.

"Michigan is a great place," said Moyer. "I workout with Trey Burke's trainer and of course Trey went there and had a great career, so that is an influence. I will definitely consider Michigan. It is a great school with great alumni support."

While basketball is huge for the three-star prospect, he is also an excellent student, and academics will play a large role in any decision he makes.

"Academics are going to have a huge impact," Moyer explained. "If the academics aren't there, I won't be there. I want to pursue cardiology. If the NBA is there for me great, but I want to have a great backup plan. Academics will play a huge role in my decision."

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