It doesn’t seem that long ago when Shakeel Moore was an offer-less, relatively unknown prospect. He was a calm, mild-mannered rising sophomore with breathtaking athleticism and some subtle indicators of becoming a high-level player. That was two years ago and a lot has changed over that period of time. Moore maintained his humble, unselfish nature, but became even more dominant on the court. Over the last two summers, Moore was consistently courted by multiple top shoe-circuit programs and went on to showcase his talents with various teams. Now, it seems like he’s more comfortable than ever with Team CP3, running the show and proving that he can compete with anyone on any level. So far this season, Moore is posting averages of 16.1 PPG, 3.4 RPG, 4 APG, and 2.4 SPG with shooting splits of 57-46-60 (leads team in bold). Although Team CP3 is struggling, Moore has more than proven himself in the EYBL.
Let’s look back at what we said at our Phenom Jamboree in 2017, prior to Moore even reclassifying: “Moore entered the jamboree as an unknown player, but it didn’t take long for all the college coaches to migrate towards his court. First and foremost, it must be established that he is the undisputed leader of this PCHS team, and teammates feed off of his two-way intensity. Offensively, Moore really put his full arsenal on display and showed that he has no real weaknesses. He is able to see the entire floor and manipulate opposing defenses whenever he pleases. Moore is a great passer who is incredibly unselfish, always looking to make the right play instead of forcing the action onto himself. However, he is a special kind of scorer, too. He is insanely efficient from all three levels while living above the rim–add those to his ball-handling ability and IQ, and you have quite a special offensive player. On the defensive end, there is no drop-off in expectation, as Moore constantly dogs his assignment into basically handling the ball over; he has such quick hands and feet that opponents blatantly struggle while showing frustration. Meanwhile, Moore displays a calm demeanor throughout and consistently destroys his opponent on both sides of the floor. He burst onto the scene during 150 Camp as the best athlete in the gym, but has officially arrived as a prospect that every D1 program needs to know.”
What else needs to really be said? He’s only gotten better since that point and college coaches have taken notice. A year after that Jamboree, Moore picked up Hampton and Radford offers with East Carolina following quickly behind and Western Carolina prior to the start of his junior season. His next three offers, Providence, Wichita State, and Wake Forest would establish him as a clear high-major prospect to the masses. After the conclusion of his high school season, Moore picked up four more offers between his first two sessions with Team CP3: New Mexico, Virginia Tech, South Florida, and Georgia Southern. Now, everyone knows exactly who he is, as he’s arguably become the most exciting guard in North Carolina.