Latest in a line of Georgia Tech recruits from the New York area, but the first scholarship player from Archbishop Molloy High School to enroll at Tech since Kenny Anderson in 1989 … Played on the same AAU team (New York Rens) as teammate Jose Alvarado … Lengthy athletic wing rated a 3-star prospect in the composite 247Sports ranking (No. 51 small forward, No. 5 in New York), as well as a 4-star prospect by ESPN (No. 42 small forward, No. 3 in New York … Versatile player recruited to play small forward, but can guard other positions.
Attended Archbishop Molloy High School in Queens, N.Y., and played four years for coach Michael McCleary … Helped the Stanners to Brooklyn/Queens diocese championships in 2016 and 2017 … Earned second-team all-league honors as a senior in 2018 … Scored over 1,000 points in his four-year career … Averaged 13 points, four rebounds and four assists last summer for his New York Rens team.
“Khalid Moore is as good a 2-way player as you’ll find,” Rens coach Chris Alesi said. “In addition to being an elite defender, I’d argue that there isn’t a more underrated player in the country. In the day and age of positionless basketball, he will be a major addition to the Georgia Tech program.”
Full name is Khalid (kuh-LEED) Jahfari Moore … Born July 29, 2000 in Mineola, N.Y. … Son of Otis and Gillian Moore … Second-youngest of five children … Started organized basketball at age 5 … Enrolled in Tech’s College of Engineering, branch to be determined.