Charlie Moore had his biggest season, even though he had to share the spotlight. 5’11 point guard Charlie Moore led his Chicago Morgan Park HS team, a public high school team on the city’s South Side, to a 20-6 record and second place in the highly-competitive Red South Division. The Morgan Park Mustangs finished in 3rd place in the 3A state tournament (after finishing first Charlie’s freshman and sophomore seasons).
Sharing a backcourt with high-scoring, senior transfer guard Marcus LoVett Jr (St John’s commit), Charlie shared the ball on offense but also showed his dynamic scoring ability. Named Second Team All-City, Moore averaged 24 points, 6 assists, 5 steals and 4 rebounds. Unofficially, we think he led the Public League in scoring, but have been unable to officially verify it. His speed, quickness and perimeter jumper are outstanding.
Always criticized and scrutinized for his size, Charlie has started silencing many skeptics (locally and nationally). And now college coaches and scouts are taking a closer look at Chicago’s most exciting high school playmaker.
Since the season ended, Moore has picked up college offers from Illinois, Memphis, Georgia Tech, Ole Miss, Nevada, Iowa to go with UIC and St John’s he had received earlier. Of course we expect the list of offers to grow as Charlie shows his skills playing on the summer circuit with Mac Irvin Fire. But here’s a look back at Charlie Moore’s junior high school season!
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