Friday afternoon, Josh Pastner and Georgia Tech picked up their third pledge in the 2016 class when PG Justin Moore committed to the Jackets. Moore, who had previously been committed to Tulane, chose the Jackets over Pacific.
I have officially committed to further my education and basketball career at Georgia Tech #YellowJackets #ACC pic.twitter.com/41Rl4pPuid— Justin Moore (@JMUNNNNNA) June 3, 2016
At 6'3", Moore is ranked as a 3-star prospect by most recruiting services. Next year, he will have an opportunity for immediate playing time after the departure of Marcus Georges-Hunt. MGH played point guard for much of the season last year after Brian Gregory was unhappy with the production at the position from Josh Heath and Travis Jorgenson. Unless Pastner signs another point guard through grad transfer, Heath, Jorgenson, and Moore will be competing for minutes.
Over the last two seasons for Mission Bay, Moore averaged 20.5 points, 6.8 rebounds, 4.8 assists, and 2.4 steals per game. His coach says "he’s got really good ball-handling skills, great vision, and he’s got good length."
Moore joins SG Josh Okogie and SG/SF Christian Matthews as the third member of the 2016 class. PF Romello White was recently released from his LOI after deciding to head to Arizona State instead. The Jackets 2016 roster size now sits at 11, with two more scholarships remaining. At this point, it is unclear if these scholarships will be used next season or carried over to the 2017 class.
Let's welcome Justin to the flats!