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DeMatha guard Justin Moore verbally commits to Villanova

Four-star guard Justin Moore picks the Wildcats over Maryland, Louisville and others.

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DeMatha junior guard Justin Moore committed to Villanova on Wednesday evening.

β€œIt was the best decision for me,” Moore told Washington Post reporter Samantha Pell. β€œI connected with all the coaches, and I feel like I can come and contribute right away on the court. Their academics are great and they have a plan for me after basketball.”

Moore picked the Wildcats over Maryland, Wake Forest and Louisville. The four-star guard also held offers from Xavier, Penn State, Notre Dame, Virginia and others.

Moore returned to the court this season after tearing his ACL as a sophomore. Moore was one of the top scorers in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference as he averaged 16.6 points per game.

Moore played a big role in DeMatha’s 40th conference championship victory and first since 2011.

Moore, who is 6-foot-4 and 187-pounds, possesses good size at the guard position. He is known for being a solid outside shooter and has the ability to drive to the rim.

Moore is currently playing for Team Takeover on the Nike EYBL circuit where he is averaging 10.6 points and 4.6 rebounds through five games.

Villanova has good familiarity with the WCAC. Kris Jenkins, who hit the game-winning shot in the Wildcats’ 2016 National Championship win, played under head coach Steve Turner at Gonzaga.

Villanova’s 2018 recruiting class features four-star Paul VI guard Brandon Slater.

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