6-3 point guard Willie Moore of Cincinnati committed to Oregon Friday morning while on his official visit with the Ducks. Moore chose Oregon over USC. “It came as a bit of a surprise,” Moore’s AAU coach Corey Albertson said. “They sent him home with scholarship papers and his mother will sign them over the weekend.” Moore will not sign a letter of intent since he had previously signed one with Duquesne in November. Two factors worked in Oregon’s favor. A Ducks’ assistant coach previously coach at Cincinnati and knew Moore well, and Moore has a close friend on the Oregon football team.
6-6 Sheldon Jeter of Beaver Falls, PA announced Thursday night he will play his college basketball in the SEC. Jeter said he will sign with Vanderbilt. He chose the Commodores over SEC rival USC, home state Penn State and Wisconsin.