It seems like two Big Ten teams from opposite ends of the spectrum will be competing for the services of a talented 2017 recruit. Power forward Clifton Moore has narrowed down his list to his final six teams. On his list are Indiana, Northwestern, Ole Miss, Temple, Lafayette, St. Joseph’s, posted in a graphic on his twitter account.
Thank you to all the school's that recruited me... This is the final 6 pic.twitter.com/KHMoV2j1Sz— Clifton Moore (@CliftonMoore16) September 18, 2016
The 6’10” forward from Horshaw, PA is unranked by national recruiting services, but he is freakishly long and quite versatile. At 200 pounds, Moore is more of a stretch four or wing than a interior-minded power forward. He is a solid ball-handler creating mismatches for him in the backcourt or specifically as a point guard.
And as a 35 percent-plus three-point shooter, Moore is a quality jump shooter and can very easily stretch the floor for his teammates. He may not be your traditional hard nosed power forward but he has excelled against bigger guys like Louisville’s four star center Malik Williams, where he had a 20 point, 12 rebound performance.
What’s more, his versatility is a major asset as he can guard bigger guys as well as smaller guards and wings with his mobility. He can get by a big man and can post up on smaller players, making him a jack of all trades on offense and defense.
If Indiana or Northwestern could pull in the talented wing, it could go a long way toward either’s 2017 recruiting class.