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.
By ADAM ZAGORIA
St. John’s capped off a big recruiting weekend on Sunday by adding Isaih Moore, the 6-foot-10 power forward from Pearl River Community College (MS).
Moore is the second commit this weekend for Mike Anderson’s staff, following Our Saviour Lutheran shooting guard Dylan Wusu, who committed Saturday.
While Wusu is a teammate of St. John’s commitPosh Alexander, Moore is a former AAU teammate of St. John’s pledge Vince Cole.
“I really like Coach Anderson,” Moore told the New York Post. “I’m able to play in the Big East on the big stage at Madison Square Garden. You can’t beat that.
“I didn’t really see my decision as an early decision. If you feel it in your heart, go for it. I felt like this is where I can shine.”
Moore averaged 2.8 points and 2.1 rebounds last season at the College of Charleston before opting to go the junior college route.
The Post reported that Moore said Arkansas, LSU, Alabama, Tulsa, and Mississippi State also wanted to get him on campus for a visit.
Now he’ll come to St. John’s in 2020 with Cole and play in Anderson’s press defense.
“You have to put a little weight on him, but once he does that the sky’s the limit for him,” Pearl River assistant Hayden Sowers told the Post.
St. John’s remains involved for Roselle (N.J.) Catholic big man Cliff Omoruyi, who will commit after the season.
Photo: Isaih Moore
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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.