Bearcats Basketball Picks Up Two Big Commits


Tuesday and Wednesday proved to be big days for the University of Cincinnati Basketball team as head coach Mick Cronin and

Jul 14, 2013; North Augusta, SC, USA; CP3 All Stars player Gary Clark (11) goes in for the layup during the semi-finals of the 2013 Nike Peach Jam at the Riverview Park Activities Center. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

staff picked up two big commitments from Center Quadri Moore and Forward Gary Clark. Cincinnati took these two recruits straight from the heart of the new Big East and the ACC proving Cincinnati is still a power in the basketball world.

Quadri Moore was the first to commit on Tuesday. Moore a 4-star recruit chose the Bearcats over Seton Hall. The Linden High School (NJ) player decided to leave home to play for the Bearcats. Moore stand 6’9″ a much needed power big man for the Bearcats. Moore averaged 14.6 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.1 blocked shots last year for Linden High as a Junior.

Gary Clark committed to the Bearcats on Wednesday as many of us sat in class glued to the live stream the Clayton High School (NC) product chose to commit to the Bearcats over Wake Forest and North Carolina State. Clark is a three star recruit but a very versatile player at that. Clark stands 6’7″ while averaging 25 points and 14 rebounds last season.

Both players were very complimentary of the Cincinnati coaching staff for pursuing them early and always being there for the. Numerous other recruits have said the same thing about Mick Cronin and his staff. That reason alone may be the reason Cincinnati can recruit Big East and ACC territories so hard.

The 2013-2014 Bearcats basketball team has high expectations with Senior Sean Kilpatrick and Freshman Jermaine Lawrence  taking the court. The 2014-2015 team now has expectations being put on them. After 3 straight NCAA tournament appearances Cincinnati is expected to be there now.

Cincinnati has received a third commit this season from post player Coreontae DeBerry a JuCo player from Huntchinson Community College.