Payton Moore making name as defender

The Double Pump Best of Summer Tournament last week gave Payton Moore a platform to prove himself as one of the west's top defenders in 2018.

One of 2018’s top defenders on the West Coast is 6-foot-4, 170-pound Los Angeles Windward shooting guard Payton Moore.

The rising Cal Supreme sophomore plays with a relentless energy on both sides of the court. He’s all over the place on defense, menacing opponents the entire game.

Offensively he’s best slashing to the basket but also is a very good passer and rebounder for the position.

“I try to become a better rebounder every game, try to get other players involved and try to impact the game on defense,” Moore said.

“I’m working on free throws, shooting, becoming a better leader and a better teammate.”

Moore has heard from USC, Boise State and Stanford so far and has an idea of what he’s looking for in a school.

“I want a good school that I can feel at home with a good coaching staff.” he said.

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