Mario Moore

5-11, 155, Freshman, Guard

Hometown - Nashville, Tenn.

High School - Antioch

Antioch High School
Moore verbally committed to Vanderbilt as a junior, the first such commitment for Stallings...He is a superb ballhandler with excellent quickness and a deft shooting touch from the perimeter...Finished his career as the all-time leading scorer in school history with 1,842 career points and the school’s all-time assist leader with 562 career assists...As a senior, averaged 23.7 points, 9.8 assists, 5.8 rebounds and four steals per game...Also as a senior, shot 53 percent from the field, 38 percent from threepoint range and 78 percent from the free-throw line...As a junior, led school to a 30-5 record and its first state tournament appearance in more than a decade...As a sophomore, Moore averaged 15 points and five assists...Top high school marks are 46 points and 13 assists...Named All-State twice, All-Region three times, All- Mid State twice and All-District four times...Also named to the All-Region and All-District Tournament Teams three times each...Named team captain and team MVP...Named MVP at the 2001 Bob Gibbons Invitational Tournament...Named to the All- Tournament Team at the 2001 Poplar Bluff Missouri Showcase...Nike All-American...Ranked as the 48th best high school player in the nation by Bob Gibbons...Played in the Tennessee Athletic Coaches’ Association East-West All-Star Game along with fellow Commodore freshman Julian Terrell...Played on the Tennessee Travelers AAU team with Terrell...Helped lead the Travelers to a tournament title at the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions.

Coach Stallings on Moore
“We felt like he was one of the best points guards in the country and we think he is an outstanding player with a great future.” “Mario was a junior when he committed to us. One of the real pleasing things about Mario was that he wanted to be here and he never wavered off his commitment and that is a real exciting thing for us. He wants to be at Vanderbilt and he’s always been a Vanderbilt fan. It’s atypical for a guy to sign as a junior, but it happens. It’s the only time it’s ever happened in any of the programs I’ve ever been in. We saw him play in the summer before his junior year and we felt very strongly about him. And fortunately he felt strongly about us.”

Worth Knowing
Full name is Mario Andrel Moore...Nickname is Little Dude or Moe...Has one brother, Ernest, age 22, and one sister, Schronda, age 25...Major is undecided.





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