According to a statement released via Twitter on Sunday afternoon, the Indiana Hoosiers’ men’s basketball program has landed a commitment highly touted power forward Clifton Moore. A native of the Philadelphia area, the up-and-comer is rated by 247Sports as a three-star recruit while standing at 6-10, which should prove useful for Indiana head coach Tom Crean.
It is also worth noting that the aforementioned commitment comes immediately after Moore took his official visit to Bloomington, Indiana over the weekend.
“I want to thank all my coaches and schools that recruited me,” he said on Sunday via Twitter. “I am proud to announce that I will be committing to Indiana University.”
A part of the class of 2017, Moore is also ranked as the No. 8 overall player in the state of Pennsylvania. On a national scale, he is considered to be the No. 192 overall player in the country and the No. 46 power forward as well. Upon choosing to attend Indiana, Moore surpassed interest from the likes of the Ole Miss Rebels, Northwestern Wildcats, St. Joseph’s Hawks and Temple Owls among several others.
The Hoosiers finished last season with a 27-8 overall record to compliment their impressive 15-3 mark in Big Ten play. As a result, Indiana finished the regular season as the conference champions en route to reaching the NCAA Tournament once again. While advancing all the way to the Sweet 16, the Hoosiers were ultimately ousted by the eventual national runner-up in the North Carolina Tar Heels by the score of 101-86.