Recruiting Report: Donavan Moore (2019)

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Posted On: 03/5/18 6:00 AM

West Bloomfield (MI) 2019 point guard Donavan Moore moved from Hillsboro (IL) up to Michigan to play his junior campaign.  Before he did the 6’3” combo guard established himself as one of the premier prospects in the state of Illinois while playing for the Illinois Irish on the travel team circuit.  He is a dynamic lefty that gets to the rim whenever he wants with his speed and explosive first step.  Jump shot became much more consistent as has his feel for the game.  Has projectability on the defensive end with his length and lateral quickness.  Currently Moore is rated at the #5 2019 prospect in the PrepHoopsMichigan Rankings.  We caught up with Moore to see how things are going in Michigan and where things stand with his recruitment.

He spoke about the transition from Hillsboro to playing at West Bloomfield.

“Going from a very small school to class A school with over 2,000 kids is a huge transition.  I’m challenged every time I step onto the floor.”

How has his season gone?

“I’m enjoying myself and I’m playing well.  I’ve had a 40 point game and two 30 point games.  Currently averaging about 25 points a game.  I’m playing in one of the tougher conferences and have already played a few of the top teams in the state.”

He went into detail on what areas of his game have improved since the summer.

“I’ve improved my defense, rebounding, and being able to get to the basket consistently.”

Moore gave us the latest with his recruitment.

“The schools that have been in contact and have been to my practices are Toledo, Detroit, Oakland, Central Michigan, Miami (OH), University of Michigan, Tennessee State, Loyola, Eastern Michigan, IUPUI, Bradley, and Iowa has recently reached out.  I’ve played in front of Tom Izzo.  I have visited Detroit, IUPUI, Oakland, and Miami (OH).”

What schools have extended scholarship offers?

“Detroit, Miami (OH), Toledo, Oakland, IUPUI, Bradley, Tennessee State, UIC, and North Dakota have all offered.”

Right now he isn’t too focused on recruiting.

“I’m not really concerned with that right now.  I’m going to sit down with my family after the season and after this summer playing with my AAU team.”

He will be running with a new travel team with The Family which is Michigan’s Nike EYBL squad.

“I can’t wait!  I’ll be playing with a few of the top players in the country and I’m just ready to get out there and showcase my talents on the Nike circuit.”

We would be shocked if he doesn’t land multiple high-major offers this spring and summer.