"The first night I wasn’t as aggressive,” Moore admitted. "The next morning I told myself I was going to stay in attack mode and get my teammates involved. And just do what I had to do. I didn’t rush anything."
Moore scored 18 points in the first six minutes of his game Saturday morning. He was hitting from deep, but also showed the ability to get to the basket and draw the occasional foul.
"Having a strong start was important,” he said, "but I couldn’t have done it without my teammates getting me open shots and creating space for me."
Moore explained that he has become more mature in his mindset and has grown in the mental aspect of the game. That growth has made him a more steady and confident player at a position where those traits are crucial.
"I just try to stay aggressive and play my game,” he said. "I don’t really let anything get to me. My defense, ball security, and making the right plays have gotten better for me lately."
Evidence of that growth can be found in the increased interest college programs are taking in Moore, who is starting to see his recruiting stock take off.
Moore’s home state school in Illinois has started keeping in frequent contact with the 5’-11” point guard as of late. He is curious to see where the interest goes.
"It just motivates me,” he said. "They tell me they like my game. They just want me to keep playing hard and that they’re going to be recruiting me."
Moore explained that when he looks at colleges, he wants to find something similar to what he has in high school now. Morgan Park is well-known for being able to boost the tempo at any second.
“Definitely (want somewhere like my high school),” he said. "I want the same sort of atmosphere that I have at Morgan Park as far as having a family atmosphere so I can be comfortable and play my game."
He continued, "I love to get out in transition. I like to get out and make the right plays, and shoot my shot if it’s open."
As for schools Moore plans to visit, only one right now is a “for sure” visit. Beyond that, the rest will depend on the interest he receives the remainder of the spring.
"I’ll definitely be visiting Iowa,” he said. "I’m going to wait and see what happens the rest of the spring before setting up other visits."