The North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp with the site where new schools took notice of J.P. “It really helped my recruitment.” The last week of the evaluation period led to J.P.’s offer list going over the 20 mark. “The process has been fun and I’ve enjoyed it. I’m thankful for all the options basketball has given me.” Moorman admits that his recruitment became too much at times and he found himself looking to have a day off to relax and recharge.
Moorman played his AAU ball this summer with a talented CP3 team that included Wendell Carter. J.P. shot over 50% from the field and did a good job of rebounding and handing out assists from the wing. “In a recent tournament, I had multiple 32 point games.”
Now that his AAU season is over Moorman has announced his top five. The list includes Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, Richmond, Temple, and UNCW.
Cincinnati – “The have a great reputation of making the NCAA tournament and they play hard, fast and have a good defensive team.”
Georgia Tech – “I love the staff there. They are high energy, especially Coach (Josh) Pastner. He is the type of coach that will push me and develop me into a good player. I know he will push me to keep on getting better. Despite just getting into the picture, they are showing me that they want me.”
Richmond – “They are recruiting me the hardest. They do not pressure me or make me feel like they are smothering me. They stay in constant contact but also give me my space."
Temple – “They are building a very good program and they are in a great position to do something in the upcoming season.”
UNC-Wilmington – “They had a tremendous run in the tourney last year and I feel they will have another strong team this year. They are the in-state team.”
P.J. plans to take official visits to all five schools on his list. The first visit will be in late August. “It may be the weekend of the 26th and it will be to Richmond. Moorman is still in the process of setting up dates to visit the other four schools.
The 6’7” Moorman doesn’t see himself locked in to any one position on the court. He feels that he is capable of playing the two, the three, or the four. J.P. also knows that the schools recruiting him will get the best out of him at either of those positions. “Coach Pastner says that I can be good if not a great player at any of these three positions.”
Moorman is looking to make his decision in the early signing period unless he finds that he needs more time to sort things out. “I have a great support system at home and they will be helping me decide on a school. I like the fact they are not pushing any one school on me."
Look for J.P. to use all four years of his eligibility. "I won't be a one and done type player. I plan on getting my degree for life after basketball.” J.P. plans on working in sports medicine after his playing days are over. He now knows that all five schools can put him in that field. “I looked at Georgia Tech as an engineering school. I was very surprised in a good way that they can get me that type of degree.”