Hargrave Teammates Commit

A pair of roommates decided it was time to commit. On Monday night, Hargrave guards Dexter Moore and Eshaunte Jones made verbal commitments to different programs.

Eshaunte Jones, a Top 10 post graduate player, is headed to Oregon State after listening to numerous pitches including ones from Cincinnati and Memphis. A noted shooter, Jones is a California native who played in the Hoosier State last year.

Jones visited Oregon State unofficially a few weeks ago and the Beavers sent an assistant to last week's scrimmage game against Oak Hill.

"It's a great situation to come in and play right away," Jones said. "It's in the Pac-10 and I have a lot of chances to play against pros every night. They have a great staff but they haven't had the athletes to come in and do it. Hopefully I can help them start winning."

Jones' teammate and roommate is also off the board. Dexter Moore, a combo guard, picked Coastal Carolina over UMKC.

"Basically I liked the location and the experience with coach Ellis," Moore said. "I thought it would be a great opportunity to play for a coach that's nationally known with a lot of wins under his belt."

Moore, who averaged 21 points a game as a junior, visited the school officially last weekend. Coastal Carolina also sent an assistant to watch him at the scrimmage last week.

"He's a combo guard and he flew under the radar in high school and in the summer," Hargrave coach Kevin Keatts said. "He's a good student and a heady player. He'll be a strong addition to Coastal Carolina.

"To pick those guys over UMKC it was a tough decision. Coach Ellis and his staff worked it and developed a good relationship. That helped tip it over; the relationship with the players and being close to home didn't hurt either."

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