Georgia Tech scouting reports: Justin Moore

Justin Moore at Georgia Tech men's basketball practice, Zelnak Center, October 11, 2016 (Danny Karnik/Georgia Tech Athletics)

Justin Moore at Georgia Tech men’s basketball practice, Zelnak Center, October 11, 2016 (Danny Karnik/Georgia Tech Athletics)

As Georgia Tech men’s basketball coach Josh Pastner rolls through scouting reports on each scholarship player on this team, one thing continues to pop up: points.

The team has to be smart in its shot selection because there isn’t a go-to scorer.

The second thing is the players need to give total effort in everything from rebounding, to avoiding turnovers, to taking good shots.

The margin of error for earning wins will be very small.

Over the next few days, I’ll post player-by-player scouting reports on the team as it prepares for its exhibition opener against Shorter on Nov. 5 at McCamish Pavilion.

The Yellow Jackets went 21-15 overall, 8-10 in the ACC under previous coach Brian Gregory.

Justin Moore

Class: Freshman.

Position: Guard.

Height: 6-4.

High school: Mission Bay (San Diego).

Career averages

Points: Averaged 21 points as a senior in high school.

Shooting percentage: N/A.

3-point percentage: N/A/

Rebounds: N/A.

Miscellaneous: Was second-team all-state in California…was ranked No. 40 point guard by 24/7sports.

Coach Josh Pastner’s take: He’s gotten a lot better. At first he didn’t understand about the value of the ball, understanding about taking care of the ball, how important it is. He’s been better coming off ball screens.

I thought he was good early but didn’t play really well late in the summer. He’s been better as of late. He’s got to improve his shooting, definitely has to get better at shooting, but he’s got very good speed. Him understanding about pace is a big thing. That’s important for us. He’s a good pace guard.

 

Previous scouting reports

Quinton Stephens

Josh Heath

Corey Heyward

Jodan Price

Kellen McCormick

Ben Lammers

Tadric Jackson

Abdoulaye Gueye

Sylvester Ogbonda

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