Cavaliers Land Ohio Shooter

It was a name that flew under the radar but now Brian Moten is an ACC player. After a recent visit to Charlottesville, Moten reached his decision.

Brian Moten, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard out of Cincinnati (Ohio) Christian Center Academy, committed to the Virginia Cavaliers during his official visit last weekend to Charlottesville.

Moten, a 5th year senior from Saginaw (Mich.) Arthur Hill, averaged 29 points a game last season and was a Mr. Basketball candidate. He did not qualify and then enrolled at Christian Center Academy where Travis McAvene, the former coach at New Creations, currently resides.

"What makes him appealing is that he's 6-foot-5 and he plays the two [guard]," McAvene said. "You just don't find too many pure shooters in high school."

Moten, who was recruited by Auburn, Baylor and Bowling Green, figured that an extra year would propel him to the highest level. "I knew going into it that I was going to get a lot more high major looks," Moten said. "Coach just said that if I kept playing the way I could he would get me high-major."

McAvene signed with Western Michigan last year. "He was off the radar and once he got here; then people started to realize that he was here and his recruiting just flew."

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