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Four-star junior Braeden Moore updates his national recruitment

February 5, 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, several guys lost out on an opportunity to showcase their talents on the AAU circuit or at camps as many things were canceled. One guy who has flown under-the-radar and is watching his recruitment pick up is Christ Presbyterian Academy’s (TN) junior Braeden Moore.

We interviewed Moore here at on December 8th and his college offers were limited and now he’s fully taken off. He’s averaging 21 points per game along with ten rebounds. Moore has made major leaps on the court and it has led him to land scholarship offers from nearly 15+ programs in the last month and a half.

The 6-foot-8 prospect, originally from the West Coast, has been quite the prospect in the 2022 class and displays his ability to score at several levels, get to the rim, make plays, and with his length, he has become a capable defender of multiple positions.

Looking at when we talked in December till now, it’s not surprising. Now, Moore discussed the busy recruitment he has with

Which schools would you say are heavily involved?

“Wisconsin, Georgetown, Auburn, Tennesse, Georgia Tech, West Virginia, Ole Miss, Houston, Mizzou, Kansas, Arkansas, Cincinnati, Nebraska, St.Johns, Memphis, SMU, Arizona State, TCU, Rutgers.”

Which programs are showing interest without an offer?

“UNC, Baylor, Virginia, Gonzaga, Notre Dame, Northwestern, Indiana, Virginia Tech, USC (SoCal), Illinois.”

Arkansas was one of the early high-majors to enter the mix, thoughts?

“They love my shooting ability and love that I am a high character guy. Coach Musselman likes my versatility, and how I can space the floor, and finish well at the rim.”

How about TCU? Obviously, the family ties make them intriguing as well.

“The Big 12 is also a great conference and I have family that attended TCU and I like the coaches. The culture of Texas is very similar to Tennessee, which I really like, they love my skill and shooting abilities and were apart of the process very early.”

You’ve zoomed with Nebraska’s staff as well, what are your thoughts on them?

“Coach Hoiberg loves my shooting touch and wants to use me in tons of plays. They like my family, coach, style of play, and my character. They are trying to rebuild their program with guys like me.”

When will you speed up the process and/or cut down your list?

“We are looking to cut a list in the next few months and narrow down our focus. Not sure yet what that consists of, but really just waiting until the season ends.”

How would you best breakdown your game?

“I’m being called one of the best shooters in my class. I’m over 6-foot-8 and can do just about anything on the floor. I would call myself a gritty European-style player. College coaches are most surprised about my handles and passing abilities. Coaches like that I can rebound but more importantly I can defend positions 2-5. I'm very versatile and play wing/guard as well as small forward.”

And lastly, you’ve been having a great season, discuss how it’s going?

“We are number one in our classification in Tennessee. We are 22-3 and finished up our regular season. We are playing really well and excited for postseason play. At the moment I am Averaging 21 points and around 10 boards a game.”

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