School: Asheville School
Travel Team: Team Lillard
Freshman Season: N/A
Sophomore Season: 6.8 PPG
Junior Season: 7.9 PPG, 3.1 RPG
What Was Recently Said (1/17/22): Although he’s already a consistent producer for the Blues, it seems like Michael Mora has the tools to get even better over the coming months. He’s a reliable wing shooting threat with nice size, motor, and the ability to battle inside the paint on either end of the floor. Mora is a useful defender with anticipation instincts and the ability to force turnovers by intercepting passing lanes. He’s a fairly well-rounded player who doesn’t necessarily require the ball to make his presence felt. While he already possesses college-level ability, Mora could really take another step within the next year.
What To Expect:
In referencing our previous entry above, Michael Mora ultimately did showcase the entirety of his game over the months that followed. He’s a knockdown shooter with size, strength, and an excellent frame for a wing prospect. However, Mora has expanded his game over the summer months and looks ready to accept even more responsibility for this talent-laden Asheville School roster. Given their number of returning pieces, folks probably shouldn’t expect his nightly averages to double or really explode from last season. Whether he averages eight or eighty, it’s easy to see the scholarship-level ability in someone like Mora. In addition to being a major spot-up threat from beyond the arc, he’s a capable scorer from midrange and around the basket. Mora can effectively create his own shot, showing the ability to attack closeouts and finish or access his pull-up jumper within a dribble or two. He utilizes his body and motor well to make his presence felt on both ends of the floor. Mora is a solid rebounder and useful defender who can force turnovers or collect boards and make plays in transition. It’s easy to see the overall appeal with Mora, which is why various programs should be in pursuit over the next six months.