It hasn’t been a banner recruiting cycle for the Memphis Tigers, but they have rallied late and signed one of the best available point guards. On Thursday at his school Charlie Moore selected the Memphis Tigers.
"I am humbled by the many schools recruiting me," said Moore. "This was a big decision for me. After careful of consideration I have decided I will be attending the University o Memphis."
He continued, "I felt great about the coaching staff and I feel that Coach Josh (Pastner) will get the best out of me like Coach Nick (Irvin) has done for me the last four years."
By landing Moore, Josh Pastner and his staff have pulled in a huge piece to their future. Moore is a scoring point guard who was tremendous for the Mac Irvin Fire over the summer in the EYBL.
Moore averaged an impressive 15.8 points per game while shooting 39 percent from three point range for the Fire in the EYBL.
Moore’s impressive summer led to a host of offers, but at the end of the day only three finalists remained in California, Memphis, and VCU.
The relationship Moore built not only with Pastner, but with assistant Damon Stoudemire proved to be the difference for the Tigers, and helped them snag a much needed floor general for the program.
Moore should be able to come in right away and compete for playing time. He is more of a point guard than anyone else on the roster, and will bring a toughness and energy with him to really give the Tigers some attitude.
This is the second commitment for Memphis in the class. Memphis also has junior college small forward Jimario Rivers committed to the program.