Less than a week after receiving a commitment from Justin Smith, Tom Crean added another commitment to his 2017 recruiting class today.
Clifton Moore, a 6-foot-10 forward from Hatboro-Horsham High School in Pennsylvania, committed to the Hoosiers after taking an official visit this weekend to Bloomington.
Moore, a 3-star recruit, also held offers from Ole Miss, St. Joseph’s, Temple, Northwestern, and Boston College.
The Hoosiers didn’t offer Moore till September after assistant coach Chuck Martin saw him put up 20 points and 12 rebound against former IU target and 4-star forward Malik Williams who is committed to Louisville.
Moore is considered by many national scouts as a “Stretch 4” that can shoot the ball consistently from the perimeter and runs the floor very well for someone of his height and position. On defense, Moore is a big presence in the paint with his long arms that gives him an advantage in shot blocking and limiting opponents chances in the paint. With his 6-10 frame, Moore is only 195 pounds. Indiana’s off-season weight training program will help him develop into a physically strong and built player which will add another dimension to his game.
Many Hoosier fans may be concerned about the quality of rankings and offers for Moore but keep in mind that this is because he did not play for a major AAU team on the “shoe circuit”. That is where many recruits get watched by coaches and recruiting analysts. Moore could be an extremely underrated pickup for the Hoosiers.
Moore is the third player to commit to the Hoosiers in the 2017 recruiting class along with 4-star forward Justin Smith and 3-star guard Al Durham.