Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Moore to Hofstra; Chaney to Visit Xavier; All Quiet on the Wall Front
Here are a few quick Saturday hits…
Former Fordham wing Mike Moore committed to Hofstra on Friday night.
“I did it last night,” Moore, a New Haven, Conn., native, said by phone. “I just liked everything. It was a good fit for me. I felt comfortable making the decision. I know the administration cared about basketball. I liked the facilities. It’s a well-rounded athletic program.”
The 6-foot-5, 192-pound Moore chose Hofstra over VCU, Northeastern, Creighton and Cal-State Fullerton. He will sit out one year as per NCAA regulations and then have two years left.
“They have Charles Jenkins and Nathaniel Lester and we’re going to be a three-guard lineup,” Moore said. “They want me to come in and score.”
Moore appeared in all 28 games this year for Fordham, averaging 12.8 points and 4.5 rebounds. He shot 38.7 percent from the field, including 42-for-139 from behind the arc, and added 29 assists, 27 steals and 12 blocks.
Over his two-year career, Moore scored 513 points and pulled down 176 rebounds in 56 career games.
Moore and guard Trey Blue both obtained releases from Fordham. Blue committed to Illinois State.
CHANEY TO VISIT XAVIER
On the Allan Chaney front, the former Florida forward continues to take visits.
“He liked Temple,” his travel coach Calvin Bunkley said. “He’s at Virginia Tech right now [Saturday] and is definitely visiting Xavier.”
Bunkley said it was “up in the air” whether Chaney would visit Rutgers or Seton Hall.
ALL QUIET ON THE WALL FRONT
A source at Kentucky said there was no update on John Wall’s status as of Saturday.
The 6-4 Wall is the No. 1 prospect in the nation and is due to cut his list anytime. He has Baylor, Duke, Florida, Kentucky, Memphis, Miami and N.C. State.
Kentucky is considered a frontrunner to land Wall even though the Cats just got a commitment from point guard Eric Bledsoe of Parker (AL) High.
(Photo courtesy Fordham U)
Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.