Shakeel Moore Used Phenom’s High School Jamboree Platform to Serve Notice

The first time we watched 5’11” 2019 Shakeel Moore was this Summer at Wake Forest’s Team Camp. The setting was in a back gym at Wake Forest University. Some players were there keeping the stats and the Wake Forest staff trickled in throughout the game as Moore and his Piedmont Classical team was facing Cannon School and their 2018 recruit Jairus Hamilton.

Moore was the player everyone was talking about. Of course, Hamilton did some great things throughout the game, but everyone knew him already, they knew he was good enough. However, between the couple Wake players keeping the clock, the Wake coaches and us the player everyone was talking about was Shakeel Moore.

Moore went throughout the game making terror on both ends of the floor. The players were amazed that no one was recruiting him, as they figured Moore was a top recruit, possibly someone Wake Forest was recruiting. Moore went on to score 30 points that game, he finished with 5 steals and 8 assists. We immediately called colleagues to check in on Moore, and it was true no one had heard of him.

That day we talked with him, got all his information and filed him away as a player we must watch more of. Moore showed up at Phenom’s Fall NC Exposure Camp where he proceeded to flip the camp on its head with his play, Moving onto a relatively unknown player with incredible athleticism on both ends of the floor, Shakeel Moore. He’s a guard that lives above the rim and shows great decision-making with the ball in his hands. Offensively, Moore gets into the paint exceptionally well and finishes through all possible contact at the rim; he has a strong midrange pull-up and has shown glimpses of a quality three-point shot. On the other end, he utilizes his freakish athleticism to consistently bottle up opponents. Moore has the potential to be a really difficult two-way player to handle.  Next in his development process is working on his defensive consistency, as avoiding overplaying and leaving his feet on closeouts would benefit his growth tremendously. Coach Stone on Moore: “Shakeel is great at getting to the basket; he’s a strong point guard that will dunk on you. He finishes through contact extremely well. Once he works on polishing his overall game, he could be really good.” Moore certainly put himself on the radar during camp, where he was easily among the most exciting players.”

Through our first two viewings of him Moore showed out, so he had eyes on him leading up to Phenom’s High School Jamboree. Moore did not disappoint, in fact he may have surpassed our lofty expectations of him. Throughout the day college coaches started trickling more and more to watch him play with there being about 30 sitting baseline watching him play.

The two things that jump off the page are that he is an incredibly explosive athlete and that he is a terror on the ball defender for the entirety of the floor. However, you continue to watch him and you notice the incredibly pace with which he plays and then his court vision as he navigates his way through the paint. Moore just does everything that you want a point guard to do, and he does it at a very high level.

You watch him play and cannot help but fall in love with what he does. Then you talk to him afterwards and come to realize that he is a straight A student and carries a 4.6 GPA. After his showing on Saturday the likes of Kansas, Kansas State, Richmond and Charlotte have all started recruiting him. Expect that interest to soon turn into offers as he will be one of the most sought after point guards in North Carolina’s 2019 class.

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