Another Arizona prospect that really benefited from this year's performance in the Arizona Preps Fall Showcase was Independence High School's 6-foot-4 junior guard Kaveon Moore. Moore went from almost obscurity as a college prospect before the event, to now becoming one of the elite prospects in the state's 2015 class. Moore's performance was enough to raise many eyebrows of scouts and media in attendance - raising Moore's recruiting stock significantly by the end of the event.
Moore got the event started off quickly with a big performance in the first game of the day - exploding for 18 first half points in his game. Moore's first half performance included three-pointers, mid-range jumpers, layups in transition and a couple nice dunks. Quickly, Moore proved that he is a division-I prospect and one of the state's top sleeper prospects in the 2015 class.
Last season, Moore had an excellent sophomore season for Independence High School head coach Matt Maragh - averaging 9.7 points and ranking among his team's leading scorers. This season, look for Moore to capitalize on last season's experience gained and produce much bigger numbers this season.
Moore gained valuable experience this spring and summer while playing for the Arizona Magic Elite 16U squad, and emerged as one of the state's top young prospects. Moore's performance in this year's Fall Showcase only cemented his potential as a serious division-I recruiting target.
Moore is an active and high-energy wing prospect that is capable of playing either as a shooting guard or as a small forward. He has a knack for scoring the basketball and is capable of scoring in bunches. A fundamentally sound offensive weapon, Moore is capable of scoring off the dribble or from the stand-still position on the floor. He is at his best with the basketball in his hands, where he can create for himself or others. He is difficult to defend and plays with a high level of confidence.
Moore is an active rebounder is also a strong on-the-ball defender, making him an asset on the basketball floor for his team. He has excellent lateral quickness and a nose for the basketball. His ability to defend is his most attractive attribute as a player.
Previously, Moore has not been considered among the state's elite recruiting targets but now look for him to climb the class rankings - sharing a resemblance as a player to former Santa Clara signee Jalen Richard. Look for Moore to begin to see serious college recruiting interest heading into the spring.