Flying under the radar on the national scene during the Spring, Upward Stars/Sumter(SC) junior Isaih Moore has arrived in a big way. After standout performances at the Adidas Summer Championships during the final live evaluation period, Moore has cemented himself as one of the better wings in the country.
A huge wing at 6’8 with length for days and good athleticism, Isaih checks all the boxes that you want to see from a physical standpoint. He put on a scoring clinic in Las Vegas with an eye-popping 28 point outing against Basketball University that had coaches and scouts in the crowd talking.
“I feel like I played great in Las Vegas, but the most important thing about all the games is that I stayed consistent. I didn’t have 45 points one game then have 12 the next game. I had an all around stat line the whole time with 15 a game, about 7-8 rebounds and just filled the stat sheet in all categories.”
Having viewed Moore in Las Vegas for multiple games, he was one of the most intriguing prospects present. Isaih has a great stroke with NBA range, a smooth release and gets his shot off quick. At 6’8 he was very fluid handling the ball in transition, was able to finish through contact at the rim and attacked the glass on the defensive end.
“My biggest strength is versatility. I can play multiple positions on offense, I can rebound, guard multiple positions on defense because of my size and length. I’m a mismatch problem on offense because I can go down and play the 4, can run the floor and score the ball at will if I feel it is necessary.”
Isaih’s recruitment is already at the high-major level, as he reports offers from Georgia, South Carolina, Clemson, Marquette, Wofford, CSU, SC State, College of Charleston, and Liberty among others.
Anthony also reports interest from UCLA, NC State, UNC, GT, Texas Tech, Arizona State, Oklahoma State, Louisville, VCU, Wake Forest, UNCW, Furman and WCU.
Moore does not have a leader or a top group at this point, but tells Endless Motor that he’s looking to cut his list or commit in the Winter with playing time and being a priority looming large in his decision process.
“I’m looking to cut my list or commit some time around January. Important factors for me are whether the school has a family atmosphere, will I play right away, how far away from home will I be, is the coaching staff good, the school that has been recruiting me the hardest.”
We look for Isaih to add more high major offers heading into the Fall/Winter months. His combination of size, length, skill, and athleticism makes him an ideal combo-forward in modern basketball with his ability to stretch the floor and play multiple spots on both ends of the court. The best thing about Moore is upside, he’s not even close to scratching the surface of his ceiling. With added muscle mass/strength, he can become a special player in a few years.