MU Commit Steve Moore Reacts to Denmon Commit
"I'm really happy about Marcus coming. I have been hoping he would join me," said Moore, a rising senior at Truman High in Inpendence, who committed to MU earlier this summer. "We play pretty well together, and once we get there I think we'll get our chemistry down."
We asked Moore for a scouting report on the 6-foot-2 scorer from Hogan Prep, and his response was pretty much the same as everyone else's.
"Marcus, he is a guy who can score any time he wants to," Moore said of Denmon, who averaged more than 30 points per game last season. "He plays ‘D' and I like the way he shoots. I've got a lot of respect for him."
"The point guard from Florida [Miguel Paul] sounds like a reall good player too," he continued. "I'm really excited about getting there and practicing together and playing together and going to class, everything."
Regardless of whether you call him a center or forward, the 235-pound Moore will play the post at Mizzou. He's a good looking prospect because of his ability to run the floor, grab rebounds and block shots. But he knows where he needs to improve.
"I would like to become a better shooter and expand my offensive arsenal," he said, acknowledging that most of his points – he averaged 18 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks last season -- come from layups and putbacks.
Though he might be able to get away with listing himself at 6-9, he also has no problem saying how tall he is, unlike many players these days.
"I'm 6-8," he said. "Ain't no point in lying about it."
Moore would like to become a law enforcement officer and hopes to tailor his academic career at MU around that. He's also hoping for a big senior season at Truman.
"We're gonna be pretty good. It's just gonna be my job to carry the team when I have to, and just go outside my game, It's about time for me to step up to the plate."
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