The Wake Forest Demon Deacon basketball program landed not only a four star recruit in Doral Moore, but a seven foot center capable of changing the complexion of the roster. First year Wake Forest head coach Danny Manning has established himself among the premier coaches in developing big men and his talents should be on display as he aims to turn Moore into a superstar.
According to ESPN Top 100, Moore, the 60th ranked prospect in the 2015 class, chose the Demon Deacons over finalists Kentucky, Ohio State, Florida and Illinois.
Moore has been among Manning’s top priorities throughout the summer and after the official visit this weekend, he decided Wake Forest was the right fit for his skill set. The Georgia native plays high school ball at Montverde Academy in Florida and had the potential to soar up many recruiting boards during his senior season.
The big man utilizes his lengthy frame very well, constantly altering shots around the rim. Also, his defense is complemented nicely by a solid offensive game. Moore has great touch around the low block as well as a decent mid range jumper to keep defenders honest. The knock on Moore is his lack of low-post presence – an area of expertise for Manning – and the need to add weight to his slender frame.
The Demon Deacons now have two recruits locked up for next season as Moore joins guard Bryant Crawford. Wake Forest is coming off of a poor 2013-14 campaign and needs all the talent it can get in the recruiting game.
*Section photo credit to doralmoorejrbasketball.blogspot.com; Featured photo credit to Michael Wyke, Tulsa World