NBPA Takeout: Doral Moore

The NBPA Top 100 Camp may not have provided the watershed breakthrough he wanted, but Moore does continue to reinforce his high-major status within the Class of 2015.

Doral Moore remains more tantalizing than thrilling, but such is the nature of a young big man. The native Georgian averaged just five points and four rebounds per game over six contests at camp, although he did shoot 54 percent (14-26) from the field.

As you can surmise from the number of attempts, Moore didn't assert himself offensively. He struggled with his turnaround jump shot, as despite a high release that hardly is a threat to be blocked, he still did not appear to be in rhythm.

On the other hand, he used his length and running ability — he has long legs, even by seven-footer standards — to get some easy buckets and also had a couple of nice dunks in traffic.

He's part project and part work in progress, but the "in progress" portion of that statement definitely was on display. Yes, his post footwork needs to be built almost from the ground up, but he does have a workable touch and definitely should develop into a fine rebounder and shotblocker. And with that size and mobility, he'll hardly surprise anyone if he ultimately advances to the NBA.

Everyone certainly hoped that he'd be a more commanding scorer by this point, but the bet here remains that by the end of his basketball career he'll have overachieved relative to his high school ranking.


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