After committing on Wednesday, Charlie Moore was officially announced as a signee by the California men's basketball team on Friday. Moore, the 2016 Mr. Basketball for the state of Illinois, signed a financial aid agreement with the Golden Bears, with the men's basketball late signing period having closed on May 18.
"His competitiveness and makeup are off the charts, and is someone who just knows how to win," said Scout Basketball Recruiting Analyst Evan Daniels. "Moore is somebody who had a ton of interest from local schools, and being able to pull him out of the Midwest is a big win for Martin and the Bears."
http://www.scout.com/college/california/story/1670947-analysis-charlie-m... Moore visited Cal on Oct. 30, during the Bears' Midnight Madness event, but then committed to Memphis less than two weeks later. However, after Tigers head coach Josh Pastner took the job at Georgia Tech, Moore opted out of his National Letter of Intent, and re-opened his recruitment. Assistant Damon Stoudamire, who played a large part in Moore's recruitment, also left, taking over as the head coach at Pacific.
“I’m really excited to have Charlie Moore join our basketball program,” Cal head coach Cuonzo Martin said in a statement. “He’s a skilled point guard with the toughness to attack the rim and make plays for his teammates. Charlie is a guy who can make big shots, especially from the 3-point line, and he has the ability to score in bunches. He’s a winner and has won at a high level with his high school team as well as with his AAU team, the Mac Irvin Fire. Charlie continues the legacy of talented guys who have come out of Chicago to play for Cal.”
Moore -- who is acquainted with fellow Chicago native Jerome Randle, having worked out with him several times -- joins a list of Golden Bears from Chicago who have played a major role with the program in recent years, including guard Dennis Gates (1999-2002) and forward Sean Lampley (1998-2001). Both Lampley (2001) and Randle (2010) were voted conference Player of the Year.
The Chicago Sun-Times Player of the Year as a senior, Moore averaged 28 points, 7 assists and 5 steals per game this past season. Moore led Morgan Park to the Class 3A state title as a freshman and sophomore, and as a junior, he averaged 25 points, 6 assists and 5 steals per game.