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 … Versatile player recruited to play small forward, but can guard other positions … Lengthy, athletic (7-foot, 0.5-inch wingspan) forward with good scoring ability and basketball IQ … Does a lot of things that don’t show up in the box score, good passer, moves well without the ball, keeps Tech offense moving, and his length and activity is an asset on defense … Played on the same AAU team (New York Rens) as teammate Jose Alvarado … Second-youngest of five children … Started organized basketball at age 5 … Enrolled in Tech’s College of Engineering, branch to be determined.
Played in all but one game as a freshman (DNP-CD vs. Prairie View A&M), starting 10 times, including the regular-season finale at NC State and the ACC Tournament game vs. Notre Dame … Finished the season with eight points at NC State and 11 against Notre Dame, hitting 7-of-14 shots from the floor with three assists and no turnovers in 68 minutes … Averaged 3.2 points and 1.3 rebounds in ACC games, hitting 50 percent of his field goal tries, 55.5 percent from the foul line … Career-high 14 points (6-6 FG, 2-2 on 3s) vs. Florida A&M, 10 at Arkansas … Top ACC regular-season games were eight points vs. North Carolina (2-2 FG, 4-4 FT) and at NC State (3-5 FG, 2-6 FT).
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 … 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 .
“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