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2022 JUCO Brian Moore Wants to Bring ‘New York Toughness’ to West Virginia



2022 JUCO guard Brian Moore told WV Sports Now that he wants to bring the New York toughness to West Virginia. Moore (6-foot-3) was offered by WVU’s coaching staff on Thursday afternoon.

“I could bring that NYC toughness and leadership to West Virginia, along with what I can do on the court,” he said.

The Mountaineers have been missing the New York area toughness for years as the most recent players from that area were Tarik Phillip and Teyvon Myers. The core of the 2010 Final Four team brought that toughness from New York with Da’Sean Butler, Devin Ebanks, Kevin Jones and Darryl “Truck” Bryant leading the way.

WVU assistant Larry Harrison is leading the recruitment for Moore. The Harlem, NY, native has received offers from notably Buffalo, DePaul, Florida Gulf Coast, Iona, St. Bonaventure, St. John’s, Tulsa, Wichita State and others. For Moore, this is the first Power-5 offer for the JUCO product.

“It feels great man, for real,” Moore said.

Moore averaged 22 points, five rebounds and six assists per game at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M this past season. Moore won the Region-2 Player of the Year and was named an All-American.

Moore has three years of eligibility left. WV Sports Now will keep you up to date with the latest recruiting and transfer portal news during the offseason.

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