AAU Coach Excited About Upstate Prospect

Reporter Mike Sullivan has a story about talented two-sport star Pat Moore from Notre Dame High School in Utica, New York ... his AAU basketball coach is excited about having him play this spring and summer ...

Pat Moore, a 6-foot-5 1/2 forward from Notre Dame High School in Utica, N.Y., is going to play a full slate of tournaments for head coach/program director Jim Hart of the Albany City Rocks AAU team.

Moore, a solid 2010 prospect in two different sports -- basketball and baseball, has turned his attention to making himself a better hoopster. "It's great to have him play with us this early," Hart said. "He does so many things well on the court. He helps us win a game in many different ways."

Hart has called Moore a "dream" to coach. "He can hit the jumper in the corner or get a big rebound or make a great pass," Hart said. "He's a very good basketball player."

Hart said Moore works very hard on all parts of his game. We had a chance to watch Pat play several times during the last AAU season in July. We also plan on watching him at the Rumble in the Bronx in June as well as more events in July.


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. He'll be with the 17 and under Albany City Rocks program this year (Tobias Harris, Taran Buie, etc.)


This list is flexible and expected to increase as the spring and summer moves along. Fairfield, Fordham, Stony Brook, St. Francis, Siena, Northeastern, Colgate, Cornell, Jacksonville, Rhode Island, and Columbia.

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