Wendell Moore has already reached incredible status for a high school basketball player. The 5-star senior at Cox Mill High School, who has started for Team USA and committed to play at Duke University added another notch in his belt when he became the all-time leading scorer in Cabarrus County history.
Not only did Moore become the county’s all-time leading scorer, he is only the second player in county history to score over 2,000 career points (joining UNC-Asheville player Lavar Batts). Coming into the game against Jay M Robinson, Moore needed 22 points to set the record, he finished with 23.
Looking into a more broad spectrum, let’s see where Moore stands on the state level. Moore now sits at 2,603 career points, which puts him firmly into 4th place All-Time. The NCHSAA career scoring leader is Eastern Alamance’s JamesOn Curry at 3.307 Second is Southern Lee’s Akeem Richmond (2.846) and third listed is Kittrell Zeb Vance’s Lawrence Clayton (2,758). This leaves Moore 155 points outside of third place and 243 points outside of second.
According to Max Preps Cox Mill has seven regular season games left. Assuming Cox Mill wins their South Piedmont 3A Conference Championship and makes it to the 3A West Finals, that adds AT LEAST eight post season games. Currently, according to Max Preps, Moore is averaging 28.2 points per game.
Let’s extrapolate the 28.2 points through 15 more games, that means Moore is on pace to finish this season with, at least, 423 more points scored. This would put Moore at 3,026 career points and make him only the second player in NCHSAA history to finish with at least 3,000 career points. Let’s say Cox Mill wins the 3A West game and makes it to the state finals, add 28.2 more points to that and Moore finishes with 3,054.
As a note, Moore would need to average 44 points per game, over his final 16 games (which would include playing in the NCHSAA state championship game), in order to beat JamesOn Curry’s current record. However, it appears becoming the 2nd player in NCHSAA history (founded in 1912) to