NEWBERRY - Newberry college head men's basketball coach Dave Davis has announced his first signee of the 2015 recruiting class in Amp Moore of Wando HS in Mount Pleasant.
The 6-foot-4 point guard led Wando to the 2014 Class AAAA state championship, where he had 12 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists in the championship game.
On a team with two Division I players, it was Amp Moore who claimed the team MVP at Wando. Moore averaged 12 points, six assists and five rebounds per game in his senior season, was named to the all-region team and was one of 20 seniors in the state of South Carolina to be selected to play in the prestigious North-South All-Star Game which was played in Columbia in March.
"Amp Moore is one of my all-time favorite players," said Wando coach David Eaton. "He has great work ethic, he is capable of leading the team in every statistical area and he is a true student of the game."
Moore has a seven foot wing span and gets a lot of deflections and often guards the opponent's best player.
"We are very fortunate to get Amp and I am really looking forward to having Amp in the Newberry basketball program," said Davis. "He has a high basketball IQ and he brings a work ethic that is outstanding and is necessary to compete and succeed here at Newberry. Amp did everything for his high school team. He played all positions including most of his senior year at the point. He scores, rebounds the basketball unbelievably well for a guard, sees the floor, passes exceptionally and defends. If you understand the game of basketball you love to watch Amp Moore play."
Moore joins a Newberry program which returns most of the team after posting a 20-win season and finishing second in the South Atlantic Conference, in 2015. The Wolves were nationally ranked for the first time as an NCAA institution in 2014-15 and were ranked in the NCAA Division II Southeast Region all season long for the second year in a row.