E'Twaun Moore came in to the Kingwood Classic with a handful of scholarship offers and when he walked out of the gym on Sunday afternoon, he probably had no idea of what's to come.
The 6-foot-3, 180-pound SYF Players combo guard played his way up. In fact, he may have boosted his stock more than just about anyone over the first couple weeks of the spring.
Moore displayed the ability to score from just about anywhere. He can knock down the 3-pointer, is strong and quick enough to get to the basket and finish – and also has a deadly mid-range game.
While he spends more of his time at the shooting guard spot, he's also more the capable of running the team.
Largely due to Moore, the SYF Players advanced to the championship game in Houston – where they lost to a loaded Southern Cal All-Stars squad.
``He's the most underrated player in the country," SYF Players coach Wayne Brum said. "Plus, he's absolutely the best kid to coach."
It's not as though Moore was an unknown heading into April. He put up 25 points per game as a junior at East Chicago Central High (Ind.). However, he went from a guy that was on the high-major fringe to one that will be in high-major demand from here on out.
Prior to the Kingwood Classic, Moore said he held offers from Virginia Tech, Miami, Purdue, Tennessee and Iowa. The list is certain to grow, not just because of his play on the court, either. As Brum said, he's a high-character guy who has a 3.1 GPA in the classroom.
``Purdue is high on my list because they are in my backyard," Moore admitted. "I know the coaches real well. I want to go somewhere I have a chance to play right away."