Joseph “JJ” Moorer, 6’0″, 190, Sophomore Guard, West Georgia University

JJ-Moorer-jumper_thumb.jpgIts been a long trip for Joseph “JJ” Moorer to Antelope Valley College. His basketball career started at Norbonne High School, with a transfer to Torrance High School where he graduated.  JJ then headed for a year to a prep school in North Carolina when he was offered a scholarship to D-2 University of Minnesota, Crookston. Due to grade issues Moorer left U of M, Crookston and in his travels he ran into AVC’s Zack Hollis at D-1 Lamar University in Texas.  They hit it off well and Zack suggested to Joseph JJ Moorer that AVC might be the place for him to get is mind, grades and basketball game together.

Joseph sat out the 2014-15 season and got his grades back in control and is now ready to head back into the wars of college basket ball and I believe that AVC will be very happy with his upcoming success.  JJ has:  maturity, shooting, ball-Handling, defense and is a college basketball player.
Not much more to say other than you need to watch this guy.

July 19, 2015

Mr. Do-It-All, played the shooting guard and point guard and led the team in scoring and leadership in the Summer Shootout.  He was “The Man.”Joseph-JJ-Moorer.jpg

July 27, 2016

Joseph was invited the All-American Tournament-Elite 80 in Las Vegas to play against to top JUCO players in the Western US.  Moorer had over 150 University coaches watching him and boy did he give them a show!  His three games were so good…20+ ppg…played the point and the shooting guard…that he was named to the All-star team for the tournament.  Outstanding performance!  There is line outside of his recruiting door.

March 2016

An explosive player both on the offensive and defensive end.  An outstanding year and big decisions to make where he is going to play his university basketball.  AVC seldom played a basketball without a group of coaches scouting him.

“I learned a lot this year.” “I learned that with all of the injuries we had, to win(26-7, SoCal Final Four) I had to give up some of my game, said Moorer.”  “It was worth it.”

Joseph won a number of awards this year;

  1.  Top Twenty Player in All-American Elite 80 Tournament, Los Vegas
  2. First Team All-Conference
  3. Top 100 JUCO Players in California
  4. Ventura Tournament MVP
  5. AVC Tournament MVP
JJ’s grades are solid and he is ready for the next level.

28 April 2016

JJ Moorer is headed for visit to top D-2 school…West Georgia University.

The crowd in the AVC basketball gym gathered around Joseph Moorer to congratulation him on his full ride scholarship to one of the top basketball and academic D-2 universities, West Georgia. 

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It brought back memories when “JJ” first arrived at Antelope Valley College.  He was well known throughout the college basketball world as an outstanding player that could take a team on this back and carry it to a win.  He also came to AVC “out of balance” with his academics. 

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Head coach John Taylor and his coaching and academic staff put together a plan to get Moorer’s balance back in place.  This included sitting out one year to dedicate himself to academics before he joined the AVC basketball team.  JJ stepped up to the challenge academically and led AVC to the elite 8 in the state this year and 25 wins. 

I got to know Joseph over the last two years and have seen a solid growth not only in basketball but in his judgment and decision-making.  During one conversation I had with Moorer he said, “The most important thing I learned at AVC was to become a team player.”  “I was always the man before but in Coach Taylor’s system which plays 10 or 11 players, I learned that to win I had to be a team player.” “I also leaned to take advantage of every second I was on the floor at AVC.”

Congratulations to Joseph Moorer on his scholarship but more importantly on the man he has become.  I wouldn’t bet against JJ on anything he sets his mind to.  He now has all the tools he needs to succeed.

 

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