Profile - Justin Moore
San Diego, California 2016 point guard Justin Moore is getting closer to making his college choice. On May 31st, Justin will take what could be his final visit before making his college choice.
Moore has already taken official visits to Pacific and Tulane. “On May 31st, I’ll be taking my third official to Georgia Tech.” Justin has kept in touch with Tech coaches Josh Pastner and Darryl LaBarrie as well as the other assistant coaches. “They are anxious to get me on campus to give me the full tour.”
Georgia Tech football signee Lucas Johnson has also reached out to Justin. The two go to different high schools in San Diego. Lucas has told Justin to come to Atlanta and be a part of a great school. “Both of us like big cities. I know we would be comfortable there. Knowing he is there does help me with my decision making."
Playing in a big time conference is important to Moore in making his decision. The ACC is one of those conferences. Justin is also looking for early playing time. “Coach Pastner told me that the point guard that comes in will have the opportunity to earn minutes.” The rotation will be wide open for Tech heading into the 2016 season. Justin sees that several spots will be open due to graduation.
At the present time, Justin is looking at the Tech visit as his final one. “If something happens, I’m open to taking the final two official visits.” If that were to happen, Butler, Cal-Santa Barbara, Colorado State, and Seton Hall would be possibilities for the other two visits. “If the Tech visit goes well, then I might be making the Tech visit my final one.”
The plan for Justin is to make his decision on June 3rd. Moore enjoyed his first two visits and he feels that he may only need to visit Tech before making his decision. If the visit to Tech doesn’t go well, then the decision date will be pushed back.
Moore has been to Atlanta twice. One of those times was to visit Georgia State. “From what people told me on that visit, the Tech campus blows Georgia State out of the water.” Justin is looking forward to seeing the new arena and the practice facility. Justin is also looking forward to seeing what the campus looks like. “I’m really anticipating this visit.”
When he arrives on campus, Justin will be looking to get a feel for the culture. He knows that what he finds will probably be different from San Diego. He knows that won’t be a bad thing. “I want to meet all the players and see how I interact with them. I also want to talk to the coaches.” Academics will also be a focus for Justin on his visit.
The distance from home won’t be an issue for Moore. “My mom knows I have to grow up and live my life the way I feel I should.” Justin knows that being away from home will be tough at first. “I don't envision any problems."