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.
Four-star Cardinal Hayes guard Elijah Moore trims to 5 schools
Elijah Moore, the 6-foot-3, 4-star shooting guard from Cardinal Hayes High School in The Bronx, has cut his list to five schools.
Ranked the No. 13 shooting guard in the Class of 2024 by 247Sports.com, Moore is considering Alabama, Arkansas, Miami, Oklahoma State and Syracuse. He has taken officials to Syracuse and Oklahoma State, and is targeting an official to Alabama
He broke down his five options for On3.com.Alabama: “They just want to win and send kids to the pros. I want to be a pro. They talk to me about their belief in me and what I can do. I really love the school’s environment and can’t wait to get out there to see what’s up. Coach Bryan (Hodgson) is a cool guy who gives a certain energy that I can feed off.”
Arkansas: “The coaching staff is amazing. They all check on me constantly. Tell me about their games and show much love. They are sending players to the league and putting their players in a position to be successful which I love.”
Miami: “Miami has a great style of play. They let their guards play free and make their own decisions. Talked to coach plenty of times and they seem like really cool people. I want to visit but I got to see how it pans out.”
Oklahoma State: “Most of their coaches are from NY and they have really good energy. They have a family-oriented feeling and I like that. There isn’t much to do out there but get better and do what I have to do.”
Syracuse: “Syracuse feels great. I’ve been there twice and the experience was great. The coaches are really cool guys and they have that level of support and knowledge I can see myself playing with in two years.”
Follow Adam Zagoria on TwitterFollow ZAGSBLOGHoops on Instagram
And Like ZAGS on Facebook
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.