Scout’s take: Moore brings more to Cincy 

September, 17, 2013
Cincinnati scored a commitment from ESPN 100 PF Quadri Moore (Linden, NJ/Linden) on Tuesday afternoon. He was also considering Miami, Seton Hall, and Wake Forest. Moore joins freshman forward Jermaine Lawrence to become the second ESPN 100 prospect from the tri-state area to commit to coach Mick Cronin in as many years.

Why he committed: Cincinnati's strong roots in the tri-state area are directly tied to assistant coach Darren Savino, who grew up in the state, later played at St. Anthony under head coach Bob Hurley, and was an assistant coach at Rutgers before rejoining Cronin. Cincinnati was consequently able to identify Moore early in his career and recruit him diligently throughout the last few years.

What he brings: He's a highly skilled big man who stretches opposing defenses to the three-point line with ease and has a passer's instinct as well. Right now he's best suited as a trail big or a pick-and-pop presence in the half-court, but he's got the wide and naturally strong frame to become more of a post threat in time as well, making him a potentially very difficult match-up problem down the road.