2025’s Gregory Moore Jr. is a magician with the ball in his hands | Youth1

2025’s Gregory Moore Jr. is a magician with the ball in his hands

Gregory Moore Jr. is one of the best players from the Houston, TX area in the Class of 2025.  


The 5-foot-2, 104-pound Moore Jr., who attends Stelle Claughton Middle, is a dynamic player that works as a point guard for Hoop Dreams Elite. 



No matter the opponent, every game Moore Jr. is determined to give it his all. 


Moore Jr. is going all out. 


The motor is always at full throttle whenever Moore Jr. steps between the lines.


“My mindset is to kill on the court,” Moore Jr. said. 


Moore Jr. has great passion and energy whenever he’s on the hardwood. Moore Jr. tells why he enjoys the game of basketball so much. 


“I love the speed that I have with the ball and no one can guard me,” Moore Jr. said. 


Moore Jr. has learned many valuable lessons from playing basketball that he applies to his everyday life. 


“Playing basketball has taught me how to play well and get along with others,” Moore Jr. said. 


Moore Jr. shares his favorite memory of playing basketball. 


“My favorite memory was when playing for Claughton,” Moore Jr. said. “We went against Bailey Middle and I scored 29 points and made a player fall.”


Moore Jr. takes his role as one of the leaders on the team very seriously. Moore Jr. makes sure he’s a daily positive influence on his peers.


“I demonstrate being a good teammate by showing my various skills and allowing the other teammates to assist in the game,” Moore Jr. said. “The best advice I've given to my teammates is to be competitive and win the game.”


Moore Jr. is appreciative of having amazing male role models that are supportive.


“I've learned from my coaches to keep a good attitude while playing,” Moore Jr. said. “Always get back on defense when missing a shot on offense is the best advice my coaches have given me.”


Moore Jr. patterns his mentality after this NBA champion point guard and also an NBA MVP. 


“I look up to Kyrie Irving,” Moore Jr said. “People say that I dribble like him and I finish like at the goal like Russell Westbrook.”


Moore Jr. lists Social Studies as his favorite subject in school. 


“Social Studies is my favorite subject because I like discovering different things,” Moore Jr. said. 


Moore Jr. explains his collegiate aspirations. 


“I would love to go to Duke,” Moore Jr. said. “They have good coaches and great basketball players.”


Moore Jr. is striving for greatness in all that he does. 


“My goal is to dominate in class and on court,” Moore Jr. said. 



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