I don’t know much about either one. I wanted a big and got that, so good I guess.
And for Moore, it seems like he developed quite a bit at Duke. From the Athletic:
I tip my hat to Wendell,” says Duke associate head coach Chris Carrawell. “He didn’t rush the process.”
The result was steady growth over the course of three years. A large part of that was athletically, where Carrawell and Duke’s staff thought there was more that Moore (no pun intended) could get out of his body. “I said, look man, you had one dunk this year? And that was on a breakaway; that doesn’t really count, and you should dunk that,” Carrawell jokes. “So we thought he had to become more explosive, quicker.” To do that, Moore worked with Duke’s strength and sports science staffs — including using Catapult technology employed by several NBA teams — to enhance his athleticism. That translated directly into changing Moore’s gait, which in turn changed how quickly he ran, how high he jumped, and how he could move around the court without expending as much energy.
From there, the translation to production was obvious. Moore averaged 13.4 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.4 steals per game this season, easily the best marks of his career. Just as important were his surges as a shooter; Moore hit 41.3 percent of his 3s, 80.5 percent of his free throws, and maintained an effective field-goal percentage of 56.9 percent, per KenPom. “The shots he was passing up — wide-open shots — his first couple of years, he was shooting (last season),” Carrawell says. “He was knocking them down with no hesitation. Usually if he missed his first 3-point shot his freshman or sophomore year, he would be hesitant (the next time), and catch it and put it on (the floor). Now it was just like he kept firing away.”
Also, good defender:
Then defensively, at 6-foot-5 and 216 pounds — but with a 7-foot wingspan — Moore could realistically guard any position one through four, and regularly was asked to defend the opponent’s best perimeter player. His steals were partial proof of that, but he also registered just 1.9 fouls committed per 40 minutes, per KenPom, and was top 20 in that respect in ACC play.
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