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  • Five Schools Working Hardest on Quadri Moore

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    Quadri Moore still isn’t close to making a college decision, but says five schools are working the hardest for his services.

    The 6-foot-8, 225-pound center from Linden (N.J.) told SNY.tv that Cincinnati, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Wake Forest and Marquette comprised that group.

    “There are a few schools I talk to the most,” he told SNY.tv. “I want to see if any other schools come after July.”

    Moore said he plans to take official visits in August and September.

    “Quadri’s upside is limitless,” Sports U coach Brian Coleman told SNY.tv. “He’s very skilled for his size and position. He can handle, he can shoot it, he can score both with his back to the basket and facing up.

    “I don’t think Quadri knows how good he can be. Once he realizes that his hard work could possibly gain him a career one day, it’s scary what his potential could be. He used to shoot 3’s primarily as a younger player. Now he’s really developing his low-post game, making him a threat from inside and out. The sky is the limit.”

    Moore and Sports U teammate Jared Nickens will play Saturday in the Under Armour All-Star Game in Las Vegas.

    Here are the rosters for the 17U game.

    EAST

    1. Wade Baldwin – Sports U

    2. Ben Bentil – We R 1

    3. LeRon Black – Team Thad

    4. Chris Chiozza – Team Thad

    5. James Demery – Team Charlotte

    6. Keondre Dew – Team Breakdown

    7. Donte Grantham – DC Assault

    8. Jared Nickens – Sports U

    9. Wolfgang Novograts – The City

    10. Dwayne Morgan – Bmore’s Finest

    11. Marcus Stroman – Carolina Wolves

    12. Michael Tucker – Atlanta Express

    13. Isaiah Whitehead – Juice All-Stars

    Coach: Brian Coleman (Sports U)

    WEST

    1. Ore Arogundade – Illinois Wolves

    2. Keita Bates-Diop – Illinois Wolvs

    3. Joe Burton – Houston Defenders

    4. Shaquille Carr — Las Vegas Prospects

    5. Brekkott Chapman – Utah Prospects

    6. Dom Collier – KC Run GMC

    7. Malek Harris – Illinois Wolves

    8. Riley LaChance – Ray Allen Select

    9. Myles Turner – Texas Select

    10. Riley Norris – Team Thad

    11. Jamaal Williams – Houston Defenders

    12. Quentin Snider – Louisville Magic

    13. Quadri Moore – Sports U

    Coach: Mike Mullins (Illinois Wolves)

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    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.