Former Rainier Beach star visits Pullman

A FEW YEARS back, when Ken Bone was an assistant, he developed a slew of ball handlers who played on the court at the same time -- guards that became assist making machines and who could score. With Bone now the head man at WSU, Reggie Moore, a Cougar target, might well fit smartly into a crimson version of the same. Moore was in Pullman this past weekend and talks about his crimson experience.

Reggie Moore said his visit to Washington State was surprising in some ways.

"The town was a lot bigger than I thought it was," said Moore, a 6-1, 175-pounder originally out of Rainier Beach and now at Brewster Academy in New Hampshire.

Moore said he knew of Bone back when he was at Rainier Beach and would see him around the open gyms in the offseason. Bone evidently remembered him well and with Bone now at WSU, he told Moore he fits his vision for the Cougars.

"He said he's trying to get it to how the UW was when he was there, with Nate (Robinson), Will (Conroy) and Brandon Roy, just kinda like guards everywhere," said Moore.

BEFORE HIS VISIT to Wazzu, Moore previously tripped to Oregon and Iowa State. Of his three visits, Moore said Washington State and Oregon stand out over Iowa State, which he said was in "a really, really small town."

Next weekend, Moore said he'll visit UCLA, followed by a final trip to Memphis.

"I'm probably going to take these last two visits and then make a decision," said Moore.

The Bruins are waiting on a decision by Jrue Holiday on if he'll enter the NBA Draft and might not know what Holiday intends to do until mid-June according to one report. Memphis is trying to rebuild their recruiting class, having seen an exodus since John Calipari left for Kentucky.

Moore originally signed with Fresno State in the 2008 class but later asked for his release. He then enrolled at Brewster and re-entered the recruiting sweepstakes this year.

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