Recruiting on the Plains: 2018 Forward Khavon Moore Player Profile

The player profile for Texas Tech’s newest commit.

Player: Khavon Moore
Height/Weight: 6-8/187
School: Westside (Macon, Georgia)
Offers: Texas Tech, Oklahoma, Mercer, Ohio State, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia Tech, LSU, Maryland, Memphis, N.C. State, St. John’s, Troy, UNLV, Wake Forest
Profiles & Rankings: Rivals | 24/7 Sports 93 – 0.9804 Cumulative Ranking

Moore is probably not the frontcourt depth that you were looking for, but he is a top 50 player in the country and as that’s really fantastic news. I think this is Beard’s first top 50 player that he’s had committed and if you ever wanted to know the reason for the success of this season, then this is it. Oh, and also look at Jarrett Culver and Zhaire Smith, who are freshmen getting significant playing time and if you can play, Beard will absolutely play you. I have Moore as a small forward, but at 185 or whatever he weighs, that’s not exactly small forward material. What Moore is adept at is handling the ball and finding his teammates. At 6’8″, he makes it look easy because he can see over defenses, he’s got a really nice handle, but he’s not going to be Zach Smith.

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Moore obviously has to work on his bulk and that’s going to be a problem with him playing defense the way that Beard likes to play, particularly in the post. What Moore can do is probably be great defensively on the perimeter, with those long arms and ability to cover a lot of space with his frame. The other complicating factor is that Moore broke his leg in January, so he’s still healing from that aspect and won’t play the rest of the year. I’d guess he will be fine when he arrives in Lubbock

There are still two scholarship spots available for the 2018 class and I’m guessing that Beard will need to go after some frontcourt help as Hamilton and Smith are graduating, but what I’ve learned is that Beard will surprise me as to what he ends up recruiting and it’s worked out so far. And for explanation purposes, there are 13 scholarships for each year. CJ Roberts is redshirting this year and is on campus, he’ll be eligible in December when the season starts next year.

Position Player 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Point Guard Keenan Evans (6-3/185)
Davide Moretti (6-3/165)
Josh Webster (6-3/170)
CJ Roberts (6-0/180)
Shooting Guard Niem Stevenson (6-5/205)
Brandone Francis (6-5/210)
Jarrett Culver (6-6/180)
Kyler Edwards (6-6/200) HS
Small Forward Justin Gray (6-6/210)
Zhaire Smith (6-5/190)
Deshawn Corprew (6-6/216) JC
Dhavon Moore (6-8/185) HS
Power Forward Zach Smith (6-8/220)
Center Norense Odiase (6-9/255)
Tommy Hamilton IV (6-11/260)
Malik Ondigo (6-10/210)
TOTALS 13 11 8 7 2 0



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