Moore where that came from: DePaul lands another impact transfer


DePaul head coach Dave Leitao paces the sidelines during the Blue Demons game against Georgetown on March 6 at Wintrust Arena. Alexa Sandler | The DePaulia

DePaul lands another one.

Stadium basketball analyst Jeff Goodman reports former Chicago Public League standout Charlie Moore will transfer from Kansas to DePaul. Per a source, Moore will apply for a family hardship exception with the NCAA to become immediately eligible for next season. His father has health issues and because transferring to a school in his hometown is in his best interests, the expectation is that the NCAA will grant Moore this waiver. Northwestern and Chicago State were other schools that were in play for Moore’s services.

The 5-foot-11-inch point guard was a four-star prospect out of Morgan Park High School on Chicago’s southwest side. He won the prestigious Illinois Mr. Basketball award in 2016.

Out of high school, Moore had offers from 23 programs including Xavier, Miami, St. John’s, LSU, Iowa State, and Iowa before choosing Memphis. But, a coaching change at Memphis allowed him to wiggle out of his letter of intent and he ended up signing with the University of California.

During his freshman season at California, Moore started in all 34 games averaging 28.8 minutes per game of playing time and putting up 12.2 points per game on 38.8/35.2/75.6 shooting splits. He also averaged 3.5 assists and 1.1 steals per game. He helped lead the Golden Bears to a 21-13 record and a trip to the National Invitation tournament.

A coaching change at California prompted Moore to transfer to Kansas. After sitting out the 2017-2018 season per NCAA transfer rules, Moore struggled to find the court in his lone season with the Jayhawks. In 13.1 minutes of playing time per game, Moore averaged 2.9 points  on 28.6/26.7/71.4 shooting splits.

At DePaul, Moore will join a crowd at the point guard position. Devin Gage and Flynn Cameron return for the Blue Demons next season. Incoming freshman and former Kansas Jayhawk recruit Markese Jacobs partially tore his ACL at the end of January and will remain out for six to eight months with the injury.

Moore joins Darious Hall [Arkansas] and Carte’Are Gordon [St. Louis] as transfers that will become eligible for DePaul this season.