Las Vegas: Charlie Moore proves his point

LAS VEGAS -- Charlie Moore performed at a high-level playing in the Las Vegas Classic and The 8 during the final July evaluation period.

One of the top performers in Las Vegas this past week was undoubtedly Mac Irvin Fire guard Charlie Moore.

A 5-foot-11 lead guard, Moore showed a tremendous mix of facilitating and scoring throughout the Las Vegas Classic. Moore is quick and uses slick ball handling and craftiness to get by defenders. Once by defenders, he’s able to drop in floaters or draw defenders and dish it off to teammates for good looks.

But Moore is also a legitimate long-range threat. In a pair of viewings in Las Vegas, Moore pumped in more three than three-pointers in each game. He showed good shot preparation, deep range and a quick trigger. His ability to make shots opens up the rest of his game.

“When I’m hitting shots they are going to try and get up on me hard, so I go right around them,” the four-star prospect out of Chicago (Ill.) Morgan Park told Scout. “Either I’ll score or look for the open man for an easy basket.”

With his strong play in July, Moore continues to add scholarship offers. Moore told Scout he has offers from Illinois, Iowa, California, Mississippi, Nevada, Pittsburgh, Georgia Tech and Memphis.

Moore has yet to take an official visit, but did take recent unofficial visit to Illinois.

“It was pretty good,” Moore said of his trip to Illinois. “I had fun. I enjoyed the campus and I’m getting a better relationship with the coaching staff. Groce and Parnham are great guys. They are always honest with me. So I love that about them.”

“Iowa is a great program,” Moore said. “Fran McCaffery is a cool dude and they just have nice facilities and they have a great relationship with my family.

Moore said he’s also taken an unofficial visit to Georgia Tech. The next step is setting up official visits, which he will begin doing in August and September.

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