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Braeden Moore, a former Rutgers basketball commit, enters the portal

Braeden Moore, a former Rutgers basketball commit, enters the portal

Braeden Moore has entered the transfer portal, the former Rutgers basketball commit reportedly set to leave BYU.

A 2022 commit to BYU, Moore had committed to Rutgers in July of 2021 and de-committed months later in October. A product of Donda Academy (Simi Valley, CA), Moore was a 6-foot-8 small forward who was the No. 47 player at his position in the nation.

The small forward had significant offers including Arkansas, Auburn, Arizona State, Boston College, Cincinnati, Georgetown, Georgia Tech, Kansas, Memphis, Ole Miss, Missouri, San Diego State and St. John’s among others.

Moore did not play last season for BYU. He reportedly entered the transfer portal on Saturday.

He was an intriguing prospect, one who was ranked nationally among the top 125 recruits in his class at one point. He has the ability to shoot from the perimeter and stretch the floor.

He has some good range to his game and handles the ball well for a forward.

In high school, Moore scored over 2,100 points in his career and was a 41-percent shooter from three-point range.

Is there a fit for Rutgers and Moore? Well, based solely off the fact that he de-committed from the program, it might he hard to see a reunion here now nearly two years later.

Not impossible as there is always room for talent. But still this might be a difficult one to see reuniting.

There is also the matter of fit.

It depends on where he could line-up. With four-star Gavin Griffiths coming on-board next season, the Scarlet Knights don’t have a pressing need at small forward. Could Moore play as a power forward potentially?

Difficult to say. He isn’t a classic down-low type of player who bangs around in the paint. Moore has talent for sure and Rutgers needs scoring, but without any college film from his freshman season at BYU, it is impossible to say there is a good fit here at Rutgers.

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