Moore Now On The Radar

J.J. Moore, a 2010 small forward out of Brentwood in Long Island, turned heads at the recent Tournament of Champions. It's been a good spring and he's sure to grow as a prospect this summer.

The spring is a time for unearthing new prospects and anytime you stumble onto a new guy it's exciting. J.J. Moore, a 6-foot-6 small forward out of Brentwood (N.Y.) High made a splash last weekend with the New York Panthers.

The Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions afforded him an opportunity to get out and play against some of the top talent in the country and he took advantage of the chance.

"Last year I was on some teams that weren't well know," Jones said. "I didn't get that much exposure. We won the league championship (with Brentwood) three years in a row but lost in the playoffs in overtime by three points."

Jones is that guy who begs to be evaluated by programs in July. Rutgers and Stony Brook have offered him a scholarship. Pittsburgh, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Nebraska, Southern Cal, South Florida and Central Florida are checking on him and keeping regular tabs.

Moore has the size, skill to shoot the basketball and body to turn himself into a driver as needed. "Right now my strength is taking it to the basket and shooting and my weakness is posting up and handling the ball."

He's also got an advantage over the rest of the guys on the circuit: few know who he is. "That gives me more strength to play harder so they know I'm out there," Moore said.

As of last weekend, word is beginning to leak out.

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