Moore is Better

E'Twaun Moore learned a lot this past summer. The junior guard from East Chicago Central (Ind.) played on one of the most underrated teams in the country - and picked up some things from his older teammates.

E'Twaun Moore learned a lot this past summer – mostly from watching one of his older teammates.

``I saw how hard he worked," Moore said of fellow SYF guard Tyrone Appleton. "He's two or three years older than me and that really inspired me to work harder."

The 6-foot-3, 180-pound Moore is spending the majority of his time at the shooting guard spot in his junior season at East Chicago Central (Ind.). He does a nice job getting to the basket with his athleticism and quickness, but Moore still needs to work on his outside shot.

Moore is averaging 23 points through the team's first five games. He scored 25 points, grabbed 16 boards and had 4 blocks in a victory against South Bend Clay last week.

``I'm splitting between the two and the one, but I'm playing mostly the two," Moore said. "It doesn't really matter to me which I play. Whichever one my teams needs me at."

Moore said that the most aggressive schools in pursuing him are Tennessee, Illinois, Miami, Purdue and Iowa. He added that all of them, except for Illinois, have already put forth a scholarship offer.

Trust and playing style will be the two most important factors in where he ends up.

``I think Illinois might do it soon, though," Moore said. "They haven't actually said it, but they've given me signs like they want me."

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