Just two weeks after local Abington High School product Eric Dixon pledged his allegiance to the Wildcats, Villanova added on to their 2019 recruiting class on Wednesday when four-star guard Justin Moore announced his decision to commit to the reigning national champs. The 6-foot-4 combo guard checks in as the No. 58 ranked player in the country according to the 247Sports Composite, and gives head coach Jay Wright the exact type of guard he loves and knows how to utilize so well. Moore, a Washington, D.C. native, chose Villanova over offers from Louisville, Maryland, Virginia, Notre Dame and Wake Forest.
Currently attending DeMatha Catholic High, Moore is a prototypical combo-guard, and fills a big need on the roster with Phil Booth exhausting his eligibility after next season and Donte DiVincenzo’s status still up in the air. Moore currently plays for Team Takeover on the Nike EYBL AAU circuit.
The following is a recent scouting report courtesy of 247Sports…
Justin Moore has a good combination of size and skill that he uses to be a very productive basketball player. He is a very good shooter with three-point range. Moore has the toughness of both mind and body that it takes to compete for rebounds in the lane from the guard position and the length to block some shots as a guard. In his second game of the opening weekend of Nike EYBL 2018, he made a crucial blocked shot and steal and contributed buckets in the closing two minutes of regulation to help Takeover race back from a double-figure deficit to force overtime. Moore plays the game at a nice pace and contributes at both ends of the court.