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Notre Dame Basketball Recruiting

Notre Dame "Checks A Lot Of Boxes" For 2022 F Braeden Moore

March 31, 2021

As much as anything, the recruiting process is about finding a fit.

A fit for the player and a fit for the program.

After landing a scholarship offer from Mike Brey last week, the potential of a good fit between 2022 Tennessee power forward Braeden Moore and the Notre Dame men’s basketball program seems obvious.

“I had been talking to Coach Scott Martin for three months maybe,” said Moore. “They sat down for a couple of days and really watched my film, and talked about me a ton and Coach Brey made the call.”

Brey made the offer during a 20-minute phone conversation last Tuesday.

“I really liked Notre Dame actually,” the 6-foot-8, 210-pound Moore said. “I think it's a big-time school, big-time opportunity. It's about more than basketball at that point. It's about the school and the academic side of it.

“It's going to be a hard decision no matter where I go, but I really like Notre Dame. It's a great school, like I said, and they like players like me. It was exciting.”

The Christ Presbyterian Academy standout has dozens of offers from schools like Tennessee, Kansas, Arkansas, Auburn, Houston, Wisconsin, Georgia Tech, Georgetown, Cincinnati and Boston College among several others.

He expects the process with the Irish to pick up more now that he has the offer.

“It's kind of hard during the season, keeping up with players,” said Moore. “It's a lot different than the offseason. They'll call more often. They really like me and I really like them. I'll probably cut my list shortly and we'll go from there.

“Coach Brey specifically said that they've had success with players like me, who can space the floor and shoot the ball at a high level. Notre Dame is not a one-and-done type of school. You go there to develop, get your degree, et cetera, and most importantly, play at a high level and do well at a high level. I really like the coaching staff, they're awesome guys. They really like the way I play, the way I defend, the way I shoot at a high level. It's a good fit, for sure.”

Moore said he plans to get to South Bend when he can.

“I definitely will,” he continued. “It's a great school like I said, and it just checks a lot of boxes for me and makes a lot of sense. I think we'll definitely make it happen and get up there. I'd say we'll see 10 to 12 schools that we can see, hopefully set something up North.”

Moore expects to make his decision late this summer or this fall. He isn’t exactly sure when, but said it would “probably” be before the start of his senior season.

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