Braeden Moore’s relationship with Steve Pikiell lead to commitment

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Rutgers added their first commitment in the class of 2022 recently when CPA (TN) forward Braeden Moore announced on Twitter that he would be playing for the program next season.

Moore, a 6-foot-8 forward, is a three-star prospect on both Rivals and 247 Sports, held offers from TCU, San Diego State, Boston College, Arizona State, Memphis, St. John’s and plenty others but none connected with him quite the way Rutgers could.

Not only were they Moore’s first high major offer but once he started narrowing down his choices, Rutgers started to stand out.

“Once my high school season was over I started to focus on finding the best school for me,” Moore explained. “I selected a few schools that I wanted to take an official to and Rutgers came up as a good option that was completely different than most of the other schools recruiting me. Once I got to campus I really felt a connection.”

Moore could be an impact player from day 1 for head coach Steve Pikiell and Rutgers. He fits a need for the program and has a lot to offer to Big Ten basketball.

“My decision was 100 percent focused on finding the best fit. I love the coaching staff and players,” he said. “The campus is laid out perfectly, especially for my major. I think I can make a big impact as soon as I step on campus. I believe that they need a shooter like me who can space the floor and create more offense for them.”

“My relationship with coach Pikiell is amazing and was the final thing that pushed me to make a decision.”

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