Braeden Moore is the newest recruit to commit to play for BYU basketball, announcing his commitment on Friday, as reported on Twitter:
I want to thank my family, friends, coaches, and trainers who have invested in me. Most importantly, I want to thank God for all he is done in my life.
— Braeden Moore (@braeden_moore_) May 13, 2022
Moore is a 6-foot-8 210-pound power forward that prepped at Donda Academy (Simi Valley, CA). As a senior he saw limited minutes playing on a team that featured three 5-star and three 4-star recruits.
Prior to his time at Donda, the Tennessee native prepped at Christ Presbyterian Academy in Nashville. As a junior he shot 37% behind the arc and averaged 18.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.1 steals (MaxPreps). As a sophomore he averaged 15.1 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 0.9 blocks per game. He was a two-time first-team all-district honoree in Tennessee and a finalist for Mr. Tennessee his junior year.
Moore is rated 3-stars by 247Sports (0.8498) who have him as the no. 278 prospect nationally. He originally committed to Rutgers, but de-committed in October 2021. Moore holds scholarship offers from Arizona State, Arkansas, Auburn, Boston College, Cincinnati, Georgetown, Georgia Tech, Houston, James Madison, Kanas, Liberty, Memphis, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio, Old Dominion, Oral Roberts, Pepperdine, Rice, Rutgers, San Diego State, Southern Methodist, TCU, Tennessee, Tulsa, UC-Davis, West Virginia, Western Illinois, and Wisconsin. He was also recruited by Florida State, Indiana, Iowa, and Xavier (247Sports)
I caught up with Moore to ask him about his recruiting.
BYU Insider: Why did you choose BYU?
Moore: It was the best overall fit for me. Great academics, amazing location, awesome people, welcoming culture within the basketball program, and a great fit for my playing style.
BYU Insider: What are some of your favorites?
Moore: I love World War II or any historical movies, Netflix, and any new popular show. I’m old school, so I love Nirvana, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, and rap. I love reading old history and learning about our country, and I love reading biographies. The Drew Brees biography is my favorite.
BYU Insider: What is one of your greatest accomplishments in sports?
Moore: Probably when I went to state and scored 1,000 points as a sophomore.
BYU Insider: What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
Moore: That you can’t do life on your own. The people that you surround yourself with are the people that are going to take you to the top.
BYU Insider: Who is a current player that you seek to emulate on the court?
Moore: I love Luka Doncic. But I think I could develop into a later/older version of Carmelo Anthony with my shooting ability and mindset.