Louisville makes strong impression on Moore

J.J. Moore had a great visit to Louisville last weekend. The 6'6, 195-pound small forward has narrowed his list down to three Big East schools and the Cardinals certainly made a strong impression during his visit. Now, Moore will weigh his options carefully before making a college decision.

Louisville made a strong impression on J.J. Moore during his visit this weekend and the Cardinals are one of three Big East programs still under consideration by the talented 6-foot-6 small forward.

"I think the visit went really great," said Moore's mentor, Hunt Bresky. "I would say he was incredibly impressed with the program's facilities, but even more impressed with the program's hard work, the commitment shown by the players during practice and Coach Pitino's skill and passion for teaching."

"All of those factors together contributed to a really successful visit," added Bresky.

Moore has narrowed to a trio of Big East schools.
Moore has narrowed his list down to three Big East programs – Louisville, Pittsburgh and St. John's. He's made visits to all three programs, but wants to check out St. John's and Pittsburgh to watch practice and meet the players. Moore visited Pittsburgh and St. John's over the summer and didn't get a chance to do either on those trips.

"The list for J.J. Is down to three schools – Pittsburgh, St. John's and Louisville," said Bresky. "We want to give St. John's and Pittsburgh an opportunity to be seen in the same way we saw Louisville – where we can see a couple of practices and see the coaches do what they do and also an opportunity to meet the players."

There are no dates set at this point for visits to Pitt and St. John's, though they'll likely take place in the next few weeks.

"Once we complete that process pretty soon after J.J will be making a decision," Bresky said.

Besides Moore, Louisville also is pushing hard to land five-star prospect Tobias Harris, a 2010 combo forward from Long Island, New York. Harris has already visited Syracuse, Tennessee and Kentucky and will visit Louisville in two weeks.

"While they're [UofL] eager for J.J. to commit to them they understand that this process has to play out it's course as we're intending it to play out," Bresky said. "They're giving us that time that's needed to make a decision. I think they're comfortable with our plan."

The big question: Would the Cardinals take commitments from both Harris and Moore?

"I'll let Louisville answer that question," Bresky said.

While Moore nears a college decision, those close to him aren't ready to tip their hands on a favorite.

"It wouldn't be fair or respectful to these other schools to indicate who is in front," Bresky said. "Once we have all the information he'll make his decision. At this point, all three are great programs and offer great opportunities for J.J."

Bresky said a decision would probably be made in early November. "A lot depends on the ability to get these other two visits in," Bresky said.

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