2017 forward Clifton Moore commits to Indiana

  • 10/02/2016 4:13 pm in

Class of 2017 Hatboro-Horsham (Pa.) forward Clifton Moore committed to Indiana this weekend while on his official visit to Bloomington.

The 6-foot-10 Moore is the third member of Indiana’s 2017 recruiting class. He chose the Hoosiers over Ole Miss, Lafayette, Northwestern, St. Joseph’s and Temple.

We’ll have more soon on this developing story.

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  • Bill Graham

    Look at the current 2017 rankings. You’ll be very surprised to find that schools like Duke, Kentucky, and Arizona aren’t all over those rankings. In fact many of those schools have 1 or 2 players at most right now. Reason why? They wait for the top kids. They save their schollys. They go big. If they miss then so be it. They make due with guys like Mason Plumlee or grab a transfer like Ryan Anderson. But they aren’t winning banners on the backs of guys like Clifton Moore and neither will we.

  • Swishmac IU

    With all the top level talent we are in the hunt for, this one just doesn’t feel good. Another diamond in the rough, maybe or maybe not. Crean has hit a few grand slams on these type of players (OG, Oladipo, Sheehey, etc) however he has struck out on a fair amount of these as well (Priller, Tijan, etc). Doesn’t seem to fit Crean’s system other than his ability to shoot 3s. Love the fact that he has a solid frame that you can add muscle to, along with his shooting and ball handling ability. If he was an add in the spring then I get it, but would have loved to see how some of these other recruits pan out first. Of course, I was one who never thought Colin would be a contributor, so hopefully I am wrong again. Congrats to IUFB – awesome win.

  • BadBoyHulls

    The issue is project players commit in the fall vs most of the 5 stars that wait till the spring. You all ready have to have the projects on board before they commit elsewhere. I do understand you objection due the the scholarship constraints this year especially if Hartman redshirts. It will be interesting to see how it plays out. I just don’t see getting all worked up before the recruiting class is even done. Crean has shown he can get 5 star players.

  • b_side

    April and Priller turned out exactly as I expected: that we would get nothing from two guys who signed so late in the recruiting period. Perhaps Crean should have saved the scholarships. Oh well. Jurkin had talent, but as stated earlier, couldn’t get over the injury bug and decided to move on.

    I don’t put all my stock in rankings because of Hanner and Jeremy.

    I trust Crean because of the product he’s put on the floor over the last 5 years, which is the best 5 year period this program has seen since 1989-1994.

    I also trust Crean because of guys like Vic, OG, Sheehey, Zeisloft, Hartman, Max. And Jordy, Watford, Creek. And Cody. Yogi. Troy. RJ/JBJ. And Bryant, Morgan. His hits far outweigh the few misses. That’s why Crean has won two outright Big Ten titles with mutually exclusive rosters (excluding Yogi). Crean’s ability to see talent far outweighs ours. He’s earned that right.

    I’m not gonna pretend that I have a superior ability to analyze a player based on a few video clips and his measurables as a 17 year old.

    So I’m gonna sit back and support Clifton Moore. He deserves that at the bare minimum. He hasn’t brought shame to the university.

    Goodnight, Bill.

  • Berned Out

    Ha ha ha, a nice change from the homers. LOL. And even though you have your head up your a$$. Justin Smith is a future star.

  • Berned Out

    Wheaties is not good for anyone, considering the amount of gluten and Roundup in it. Our players should be eating the old-fashioned way: eggs, milk, real butter or ghee, etc. etc.

  • For all the loaded recruits Duke has had, they’ve only won one tourney with Freshmen leadership. That’s a rare occurrence.

  • Outoftheloop

    Your restaurant example is flawed. Everyone with $100 can go in and order. A recruit picks only 1 school. In January 2018 Indiana fans will be very happy to have Clifton in Candy-Stripes! He reminds me of Ingram and Durant.

  • Sometimes it’s s bigger gamble to go for the 5 stars. You need a consistent stream of 5-stars to make it work. That’s a lot of pressure on recruiting.

    High character, high bb IQ, above average athleticism, coachable kids with an obsessive work ethic who are under the radar have a high percentage of success. Once they become upperclassmen, they’re often better than most freshman 5-star.

    Butler and Gonzaga have a great history with these types of players. Of course is nice to have 1 freak athlete freshman to complement the senior experience

  • Outoftheloop

    You have to be 6’10 and skinny at 17 to have a chance to play like Durant and Ingram later. I like this recruit! IU does not have a good tradition in the Philly area. Clifton Moore could open up many doors. Philly is a strong basketball area. I love getting a good prospect that Villanova and Syracuse didn’t! Welcome to Indiana Clifton!

  • Bill Graham

    Excellent points. I completely agree. A mix is all I’m asking for. Right now we have three kids that couldn’t shine the shoes of the top 20 kids. Just get one or 2 to establish consistent longevity.

  • Bill Graham

    Sure I agree the analogy is flawed. But Haas is 7-2 and thick. Moore is 6-10 and a stick. I mean I love your optimism I wish I had it. I really do. But at the same time are you going to feel confident having Moore belly up against a 7-0 beast in the post? I’m not.

  • Bill Graham

    Apples to oranges the rankings are far more generous to big men rather than guards. If we compiled lists of under-ranked players who became studs I’m sure you could name a few big men (and I hope Moore becomes one of them)…but at the same time the unknown to well known list is far greater for guards.

  • Bill Graham

    Don’t mistake my concerns for a lack of support. I have voiced numerous times that I hope he proves me wrong. But the bottom line remains. I don’t feel comfortable and I don’t think anyone feels comfortable having this kid guard someone like Isaac Haas next year. “Oh well Davis can guard him”
    and suppose Davis is in foul trouble. This kid will get eaten alive.

    My criticism has nothing to do with his long term potential it has to do with us not saving a scholly when their are elite big men out there for the picking.

  • b_side

    “This is a good pickup for Rutgers. But for us this is a bad use of a scholarship in a loaded class.”

    This is an insult to Moore. In no way is it supportive. Try harder next time.

  • VAHoosier

    The ranking service I used lists both Collin and Moore as forwards.