Indianapolis, Ind. – While Indiana has been missing out on a handful of talented in-state recruits as of late, early indications are that IU's lack of interest in another talented local product will keep him from ever suiting up for the Hoosiers.
Because of an apparent lack of interest, East Chicago, Ind., guard E'twaun Moore has all but ruled out playing for Indiana, saying they have fallen of his already packed list of schools.
"I'm interested in Wake Forest, Purdue, Miami and UNLV," said Moore. "Indiana hasn't offered yet, but I'm not a big Indiana fan. They haven't tried to contact me, so I guess they're not interested."
Moore has garnered much attention this off-season, but has not heard from Indiana.
"Michigan State has been in touch and sent me letters," said Moore. "They have a nice program and always bring in good players. I'm interest in them. Michigan State, Miami and Iowa have offered me already and Illinois and UNLV seem close."
Moore is projected as a point guard at the college level, but can also step over and play shooting guard as he has done for the East Chicago Central Cardinals in the past.
"I think I can play the one or two in college, probably more of the one," said Moore. "I can see the game well and I have the point guard skills to get my teammates involved in the game. Whatever helps the team."
While Indiana seems to be letting the in-state guard slip away, Matt Painter and the Purdue Boilermakers are trying their best to keep him in Northern Indiana.
"Purdue's coaches are nice," said Moore. "I can relate to them, they're young. I think they know what it takes to be a good college player and on the next level. Purdue told me I have a spot where I can come and get some minutes right away. I hope they do have that spot."
The early interest seems to be playing well for the Boilermakers.
"They let me know they were interested before any other schools, so that should always help them," said Moore.
Moore, IU Don't Seem To Match
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