Friday, April 27, 2012

A Mckenzie Moore update

From one of the latest posts at the UTEP basketball site:
[Mckenzie] Moore, a 6-6 combo guard, enrolled at UTEP for the spring semester. He initially verbally committed to Saint Mary's before re-opening his recruiting following a standout prep campaign at College Park High School in Pleasant Hill, Calif. Because he joined the team at mid-year, Moore wouldn't be eligible to play for the Miners until the second semester this coming season.

"He reminds me a lot of Daniel Hackett, who we had at USC," Floyd said. "He can play the point, and in saying that, we still love Jacques Streeter. But what we have done is added several ball-handling bigger guards who all have the ability to make plays in the open floor. We can outlet to several guys and not just one. We think that makes it very difficult on teams in transition. We want to be a better offensive transition team next year.

"McKenzie has the ability to shoot it, and he has the ability to get the ball in the lane. He is a pass-first guard who has great length and should be a great defender in addition to being a guy who is going to make other players better. We would love for him to continue to develop a post game so we can take advantage of him against smaller guards in matchup situations. That's something he'll work on in the offseason."

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