Finding The Right School Is Important

Reporter Mike Sullivan has a look at the individual game of upstate prospect Pat Moore, who will not only compete on the basketball court but receive an incredible education ...

In the college basketball world, one not only needs to follow the recruiting process but also the transfer barrage that usually erupts during the spring months.

The problem usually comes to surface when a particular player's visions of his basketball career are not up to expectations. Sometimes recruits and the people that surround them with advice tend to misplace what the role will be.

So, it's important for every recruit to look at his or her choice realistically. Pat Moore is one student/athlete who has done so. A gifted baseball player too, Moore has opened up many doors for himself down the road, both academically and athletically.

Moore chose Colgate as his school of choice due to the academic reputation and his chances of being an impact player. And he's skilled enough where he can be one of the better players in the league too.

A 6-foot-6 combo forward from Notre Dame High School in Utica, N.Y., Pat also had some great moments playing with Jim Hart of the Albany City Rocks.

Moore had some earlier interest from Providence, Ivy League, MAAC, and Atlantic Ten schools. Said Hart: "It's close enough so his family can go see him play a lot. And the reputation of Colgate as a great academic school was important to him in making the decision."

Moore can help his team win games in several key aspects of the game of basketball. Among them: Rebounding in traffic, making a pass to open up a free shot for a teammate, burying a corner jumper, and knocking down free throws in crunch time.


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.

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