Shelby Moats Has 23 in Front of Utah Coach

Shelby Moats, a 6-foot-8 junior forward from Waconia (MN) High, scored 23 points to lead the Wildcats to a 64-48 victory over Litchfield. Utah, which offered him a scholarship last fall, watched him as Waconia improved to 15-3 and Moats is thought to be #1 on their list of 2011 prospects.

Shelby Moats had previously picked ups scholarship offers from Utah, Wisconsin-Green Bay, William & Mary and Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is averaging 21.5 points per game and has scored in double figures in all 18 games.

Moats averaged 13.8 points per game as a sophomore as he led the Wildcats to an 18-8 mark, losing to Holy Angels 48-46 in the first round of the section playoffs. Waconia was 5-6 before rolling off twelve straight wins. Moats scored in double figures in 20 of 26 games and had a season-best 28 points versus Mound-Westonka.

Moats played for the very successful Minnesota Pump N Run 16-and-under AAU team that won several top tournaments this spring.

Moats, a 4.0 student, is also hearing from Iowa State, Denver, Butler, Northern Iowa, Colorado State, Minnesota, South Dakota State, Liberty, Penn, Harvard, Princeton, and Iowa. Moats attended camps at Colorado State and Iowa. He has shown more of a face the basket game in the past few months, which has caused his recruitment to pick up.

Moats attended a Minnesota football game on an unofficial visit this past fall.

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