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Tuesday / April 16.
  • Doral Moore to Visit Illinois, Wake Forest

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    Doral Moore, a 7-foot center from Montverde (FL) Academy, plans to visit Illinois and Wake Forest, but has no other plans at the moment.

    The visit to Illinois is set for the weekend of Sept. 26 and the Wake Forest visit is not yet set.

    “I’m not really sure right now, I still have to talk to my parents,” Moore said Tuesday by phone from Montverde, where he is getting acclimated to his new team that includes Ben Simmons, Noah Dickerson and EJ Montgomery. 

    Moore recently cut his list to five schools — Kentucky, Ohio State, Florida, Wake Forest, and Illinois.

    “He likes [Wake Forest coach] Danny Manning a lot and obviously as a player,” Montverde coach Kevin Boyle told SNY.tv. “He’s a big guy who can help him a lot.”

    As for Illinois, Boyle said, “Illinois has been very involved with him. Coach [John] Groce is doing a good job recruiting him.”

    Boyle, who has coached future pros Kyrie Irving and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, believes Moore has pro potential.

    “Obviously, he’s got tremendous size and he’s a very good athlete,” Boyle said. “He’s got a fairly good skillset, but I think this is a real big year for him. I think he really needs to learn how to play. He’s talented, but this is a big year for him basketball education-wise to know when to duck in and when to screen. He can do all those things, but sometimes he doesn’t know when to do what. And he has a tendency to float on the perimeter when he’s got a dominant body inside and I think he’s gotta learn to use his size to his advantage.

    “I think he’s a great upside and he has a chance to be a terrific college player and a chance to be a pro-level player.”

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, 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.

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