Quick Reaction: 4-star SF Khavon Moore commits to Red Raiders

After a successful season on the court, Texas Tech lands one of the top recruits in the nation for basketball in Khavon Moore. Here is your reaction thread.

This is a big one folks. Despite no Big 12 title most likely, with Texas Tech having such a successful season it has caught the eye of some big time recruiting. This includes a near Top 50 recruit in Khavon Moore, who cancelled his visit to Oklahoma after visiting Texas Tech for the Kansas game to commit to the Red Raiders.

Hats off to Al Pinkins for the get. That’s big time. Here’s the write up I did on Moore in his first Possible Red Raiders on Staking the Plains:

Khavon Moore – Small Forward (Westside HS, Maron, Ga.)

Height Weight
6’8″ 185 lbs

Ratings: 93 by 247sports / 88 by ESPN / 4-star by Rivals / 98.07 by 247composite

Interest: Alabama (Warm), Ohio State (Warm), Oklahoma (Warm), Texas Tech (Warm)

What will an AP Top 10 ranking do for you? It will get you in the conversation for some of the best recruits in the country. Khavon Moore listed Texas Tech in his Top 4 schools about a couple weeks ago, along with Alabama, Ohio State and Oklahoma. I’m not sure when he is planning on visiting yet, but I assume he will do so at one point. Right now, we have DeShawn Corprew, Kyler Edwards and CJ Roberts in the class, with three scholarships open for the 2018 class. Expect a lot of noise over the next couple months. Now let’s tale a look at what Moore can bring. Moore is taller than most of the players Beard gets for that position, but I see a little big of Culver and Zhaire in him. He can create is own shot and shoot from all places of the floor like Culver, and is a presence on the defensive end and can finish at rim like Zhaire. He seems to have the mid-range game down with a variety of floaters and pull-ups, but also isn’t afraid to attack the rim if it”s there. Maybe his most underrated aspect is his vision, his ability to find players cutting to the rim for easy buckets. Moore could be the first huge recruit Beard lands, and could keep the Red Raiders afloat next season.

As mentioned last month, Moore has a lot of qualities like Culver and Zhaire, and is essentially the same type of player that Beard has been recruiting. However, the difference between him and those guys is his size at 6’8″, compared to the freshman duo who sit at 6’5″. They weigh roughly the same, but Moore will get more pounds on once he gets to Tech.

Since Moore’s recruitment lasted so long, we’re going to start last summer when Moore listed Tech among schools in his Top 12. Shortly before, he visited Alabama, Mercer, UCLA and USC among other. After an official visit to Florida, Moore got visits from many schools, which includes Oklahoma and Alabama in October, and Texas Tech, Ohio State and Oklahoma in December.

Then he named his Top 4 of Alabama, Ohio State, Oklahoma and Texas Tech. After a Tennessee visit, he scheduled visits with Mercer, Texas Tech and Oklahoma in that order. Once he got done visiting Texas Tech, he said his Top 2 were Oklahoma and Texas Tech before deciding to commit to the Red Raiders today before his Oklahoma visit.

You can look at his film again below:

This brings the class to four right now. The lowest rated of the group out of high school is Kyler Edwards, which is insane seeing that he would’ve been the highest rated recruit in almost every class in the five years prior to Beard taking over.

Here’s a list of all the recruits, their ratings and his measurables:

Name (Position) Ratings (247composite) Measurables
Kyler Edwards, SG 89.54 (3*, 189th HS in 2018) 6-5, 195 lbs
DeShawn Corprew, SF 88.28 (3*, 3rd JUCO in 2018) 6-5, 195 lbs
CJ Roberts, PG 89.79 (3*, 172nd HS in 2017) 6-2, 180 lbs
Khavon Moore, SF 98.04 (4*, 51st HS in 2018) 6-8, 185 lbs

Get Your Guns Up, Khavon!!!

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