Men's College Basketball

Hawks finish recruiting class with commitment from Moore

By Herald-Whig
Posted: Jul. 7, 2018 12:15 am

QUINCY -- Adam Moore is quite familiar with how the game is played in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. It's why he was looking for a home inside the league.

Moore, a 6-foot-7 forward from Duchesne High School in St. Charles, Mo., verbally committed to the Quincy University men's basketball program, completing the Hawks' 2018 recruiting class. He joins two junior college transfers -- Austin Downing of Neosho Community College in Chanute, Kan., and Aziz Fadika from John Wood Community College -- in the first recruiting class for second-year QU coach Ryan Hellenthal.

"I feel like I'm a good fit for the program, and it was the best option for me," Moore said.

His older brothers both played at Drury. Drew Moore spent the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons with the Panthers before transferring to Lindenwood. Alex Moore played at Drury during the 2016-17 season before transferring to Columbia (Mo.) College.

"Going to the games I went to -- most of the games I went to were at Drury -- everywhere I went there was a crowd," Moore said. "Just because a team wasn't the best doesn't mean there wasn't a crowd. Whether they have a good record or not, teams are always competitive."

Moore averaged 13.4 points and 7.9 rebounds last winter, helping Duchesne to an 18-9 record. He made a team-leading 32 3-pointers and shot 70 percent from the free-throw line.

Duchesne beat Quincy Notre Dam 80-62 early in the season as Moore had seven points, 12 rebounds and two blocked shots. He had 19 points and nine rebounds in a 59-53 loss to the Raiders at the Pit during his junior season.

"There's some familiarity there," Moore said.

That's especially true with QU redshirt sophomore point guard Ryan Briscoe, who is a Duchesne graduate and played two seasons with Moore at the high school level.

"He basically told me what I kind of knew already," Moore said. "He told me how they played. They play exactly how my high school team plays. It's a motion offense, man defense for the most part. He likes the town a lot. He likes all the players and the coaches. I couldn't really go wrong with it."