Coach Greg Graham and the rest of the Boise State Men's Basketball team should have already received the faxes of at least 2 new Bronco Basketball players, Paul Noonan and Zack Moritz.
Noonan is a 6'6 SG/SF combo who has the frame to add more size, but who has a soft stroke from well beyond the 3-point line. A true shooter who shot 40% of his 3-pointers as a Junior, and who once hit for 9 3-pointers in a single game.
He was named All-Metro Conference last season, and figures to be the favorite for Player of the year as a Senior. He was also named 3rd team 4A All-State last year by NorthWestHoops.com, and was named to HoopScoop's prestigious "National Top Juniors" list. As a Sophomore, Noonan started and averaged 13 ppg for Beaverton, and then earned the right to not only play for, but was also the only Soph. named to the Nike Select Team Oregon Squad where he was called, "one of the biggest surprises in the Legends program thus far."
Moritz is a big body, who runs the floor very well and is still growing into his body. He's been called, "Potential personified", and was a big reason Vancouver made it into the playoffs last year. As a Sophomore, Moritz was listed at 6'8 215lbs, a year ago he was 6'9 and 223lbs, now he stands at just under 6'11 and hopes to weigh in at 235 for his senior season. By the time he steps on the floor in Boise, he very well could be pushing 7' 250lbs. Moritz also has a wide frame, (broad shoulders), and will likely pack on some muscle once he reaches campus.
Last year, Moritz averaged 10.4 ppg, 7.2 rpg. Over the summer he worked on getting more physical and on his offensive post game, as well as perfecting his perimeter shooting. Moritz also has soft hands and has a good outside shot to the 3-point line.
Moritz was named to the Top 60 game in the Fullcourt Press All-West Camp at the Southern California Basketball Association Center in Cypress, CA. And at the Rose City Showcase this summer in Portland, Moritz reportedly impressed observers with his ability to run the floor and fight on the offensive boards. He left that summer tourney with a number of new schools recruiting him, but he plans to spend his career in the Taco Bell Arena.
With Noonan and Moritz alreaady known, that leaves 1 scholarship unaccounted for, which is reportedly being shopped around to another PF-type player, but no specifics yet. BroncoCountry will keep its collective ears open and let you know if that changes.
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