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Posted On: 11/12/15 9:30 PM

The state’s top prospect is off the board.  Morgan Park 2016 point guard Charlie Moore elevated his play this summer earning the #1 overall ranking in the class of 2016.  He has made his college choice as he will be attending Memphis.

“After careful consideration I have decided I have decided I will be attending the University of Memphis.”

He talked about why they were his choice.

“I chose Memphis because it was a great situation for me to come in right away and contribute to the team.  I also felt great about the coaching staff.  Coach Josh (Pastner) and Coach Damon (Stoudamire) have been wonderful in this process.  I also feel that coach Josh will get the best out of me as a player and continue to challenge me like Coach Nick (Irvin) has done for me the past four years.”

He also mentioned their great history of guards as a key reason for the decision.

“Now with my decision I get to follow in the great culture of guards who have come through such as Penny Hardaway and Derrick Rose.  Today is a great day to be a part of the Memphis Tigers program!”

Moore is an exciting playmaker at the lead guard position.  He is electric with the rock in his hands pushing it in transition while making plays for himself and others.  His passing and decision making made great strides over the last year which has helped his assist/turnover ratio.  Moore can shoot the ball from deep with great range on his shot with a free and easy jumper.  Also excels with floaters in the paint over bigger defenders.  Moore is a pressure defender that is pesky pressuring the opposing point guard.  He ran with the Mac Irvin Fire during the summer in the Nike EYBL.

Next up Moore will try to lead his team to a 3A state championship as a senior while also being the favorite for Mr. Basketball in the state of Illinois.