When Chance Moore walks into the gym, you immediately notice his size & length. And when he takes the court, his elite skillset jumps off the courts at you. He is very intentional about creating off the dribble to get downhill. He shoots it well off the catch, finishes in the lane and is a good positional rebounder.
The thing for me is, this summer was my first time seeing him in person, between his injury and transferring schools he was hard to catch up with. But I must say it was worth the wait, he definitely lived up to his ESPN Top 100 ranking, and why he can be an impact player at the next level. Now that I feel comfortable analyzing his game, I thought it would be a great idea to get to know him more.
Now to my conversation with C/O 2021 Shooting Guard Chance Moore in Q&A form:
Q: Tell me about your upbringing, where are you from originally?
A: Originally Miami but I’ve lived in Atlanta pretty much my whole life.
Q: Whose your support system?
A: My mom, dad, and stepdad are my biggest supporters.
Q: Do you have any siblings?
A: I have 2 little sisters who are 5 and 3.
Q: Tell me what a typical day is like for you in the Moore Household?
A: I train in the morning come back and eat some breakfast and then go hang out with friends and then when I come back I hang out with my parents and watch a movie.
Q: So I know you recently had an injury, how has your recovery been, and how do you feel now?
A: My recovery went well and I feel really good right now.
Q: How has your transition been from Holy Innocents to McEachern?
A: It was different but I transitioned pretty well.
Q: What was the biggest adjustment after the transfer?
A: Really just moving all the way out there was my biggest adjustment. Also, the transition with the team went well, I got some good playing time coming in so late.
Q: You also made a switch to Aim High for AAU, how's that been so far?
A: We’re doing alright right now.
Q: What are the biggest differences you from high school to AAU?
A: It’s a little faster than high school and there are more games, you can have 2-3 games in a day with AAU so you gotta have more conditioning and it can take a lot more out of you.
Q: How do you describe your game?
A: I’m a scorer, I like to get to the rim and shoot off the dribble. Catch and shoot a 3. My on-ball defense is pretty good and I can rebound pretty well for a guard.
Q: What do you like most about your game?
A: My shooting is what I like best
Q: What do you think you still need to work on?
A: I say just always giving 100% while playing.
Q: Do you have anybody that you patterned your game after or compare your game to?
A: A little bit of Cam Reddish
Q: Would you say you are a coachable player?
Q: What motivates you in basketball?
A: I just love the game. My goals really push me to get a D1 scholarship and to be able to play at the next level. And eventually to try to make it in the NBA or play overseas somewhere is what really motivates me.
Q: Has there been any adversity that you have faced on or off the court?
A: Biggest adversity was my injury; I was out for 6 or 7 months, so that was hard but I am feeling better now.
Q: What makes you tick, like is there anything that bothers you?
A: I can’t think of anything specific
Q: What are your goals for next season and moving forward after high school?
A: I want to score 1000 points individually and win state next season. After high school, I would like to start as a freshman in college wherever I go and to lead my team to the NCAA tournament and eventually make it in the NBA.
Q: What are the schools that have offered you?
A: I have 15 offers so far. Georgia, Georgia Tech, Xavier, Clemson, Wake Forest, Auburn, Rutgers, Ole Miss, Georgetown, Florida State, Florida, South Florida, Alabama, LSU, Arkansas,
Q: What are you looking for in a program?
A: I’m looking for coaches that will push me to be the best I can be and a program that has good resources, good players, and have an offensive play-style.
Q: Do you care if it’s High, Mid, or Low Major?
A: My goal is High Major
Q: What are your grades like?
A: I have about a 3.0-3.1 right now
Q: Have you taken the SAT or ACT yet?
A: Not yet
Q: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
A: I would be graduating college and would like to go on to the next level of basketball, hopefully, the NBA.
Q: Last question, would you rather hit a game-winning shot at home or on the road and tell me why?
A: I would say on the road because I would want to see the crowds face and their disappointment when I hit the game-winner in their house.
In conclusion, we would like to thank Chance for taking the time to sit down and answer a few questions. We look forward to seeing his continued growth as a basketball player and encourage him to stay focused on his goals. I encourage Chance to keep the same mentality that has gotten him this far, keep your circle tight, and when you step in-between the lines make sure they remember your name!
Until next time...