Upstate Prospect Focusing On Basketball

Reporter Mike Sullivan had a chance to speak to Albany City Rocks AAU program director Jim Hart about the status of Pat Moore, who is a solid 2010 basketball prospect ...

Pat Moore, a 6-foot-5 1/2 forward from Notre Dame High School in Utica, N.Y., is a solid 2010 prospect in two different sports -- basketball and baseball. However, for the first time in a while, Moore will focus primarily on the sport of basketball, according to his AAU coach, Jim Hart.

"Pat is a dream to have on the team," Hart said. "He works hard and helps us in so many ways. It's going to be great to have him for the entire spring and summer with the Rocks. He's focusing now his time on basketball."

Hart said Moore's list will grow as coaches begin to appreciate the value of his overall game. We have had a chance to watch Pat play several times. He is a terrific finisher in clutch and tight contests. And he can help his teams win a game in many ways.


A gifted athlete who seems to succeed in the most stressful sport challenges, Moore will have many options as he moves towards a decision regarding his college career.

Moore has the basketball smarts and skill level to help his teams win close contests. Pat has down it a number of ways too from our personal experience of watching him compete mainly on the AAU level.

Pat, in the past, has hit clutch free throws, dived on a floor to get a loose ball, grab rebounds in traffic, or hit a corner jumper.

Moore was a key player in the summer for the Albany City Rocks basketball program for 16 and under age category.


Expect this list to grow over the next few months. Moore is a solid prospect who can help a wide range of schools.

Fairfield, Fordham, St. Francis, Northeastern, Stony Brook, Colgate, Cornell, Jacksonville, Rhode Island, and Columbia.

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