Montverde Academy 2015 graduate Doral Moore, a native of Locust Grove, Georgia, is becoming the “center” of attention for many Demon Deacon fans awaiting the upcoming 2015-2016 Wake Forest University Men’s Basketball team season. According to a Rantsports.com article published yesterday entitled “5 Summer Adjustments For Wake Forest Basketball,” Reed Hunnicutt wrote, “Wake Forest was a cellar team in the ACC last year. For a team that used to be a competitor every year, Danny Manning has his hands full with this young group.”
The news piece also infers that Wake Forest freshman Doral Moore is the “#1” fine-tuning task needed for “…a growing program trying to come out of the bottom… Make Doral Moore the Starting Center.” Perhaps being thrust into the starting center position for next year’s Demon Deacon’s team might just happen. “Moore is an agile 7-footer coming from the powerful Montverde Academy. He is active around the lane, and his length will be beneficial for Danny Manning’s team. His presence in the paint will only grow as he learns how to play more minutes in a tough conference. The future is bright for the Moore if he continues to develop his game as a quick rim protector,” added Hunnicutt. To read the entire aforementioned article, please visit HERE.
Prior to his senior season at Montverde Academy, Doral was ranked in 247Sports Composite Top 60 College Prospects for the class of 2015. Moore was a consistently powerful force for the Eagles – both offensively and defensively – throughout the Montverde Academy Boys’ Varsity Basketball team (31-1) season. Last April defeated USA TODAY #1 ranked (and previously undefeated) Oak Hill Academy, of Mouth of Wilson, Virginia (47-1), 70-61, on Saturday, April 4, 2015, to win the Championship game of the DICK’S Sporting Goods High School Boys’ National Tournament – their 3rd consecutive national high-school basketball championship. Kentucky University, Texas University, and Illinois University were considered by Moore before his decision to commit to Wake Forest University – coached by former NCAA Kansas University basketball star and 15-year NBA veteran Danny Manning.
According to a Saturday, June 27th, 2015, SB Nation.com article by Robert Reinhard, “Manning’s first full class – the 2015 class – is even better, at least on paper. Bryant Crawford, Doral Moore, and John Collins were all four-star prospects. There will be far more work taking place this summer than the NCAA permitted two hours of full instruction and six hours of strength and conditioning allowed per week over the course of eight weeks. These freshmen, and every other member of this team, will put in the work to take this program to where it needs to be… Doral Moore, in my opinion, has the highest ceiling of the three players in this class. He’s 7’1″ and 250 pounds, yet still has the frame to easily add 20 more pounds to his upper body. He’s also agile, can block shots, step out and shoot, and has a developing post game. From his highlights, it’s easy to see why Danny Manning spent so much of last summer watching Doral’s AAU games. … Moore praises the level of competition and says that they make each other better every day.”