PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan) – Duquesne University men’s head basketball coach Ron Everhart announced today that Dovovon Jack (Reading, Pa/Berks Catholic) and Willie Moore (Cincinnati, Ohio/Aiken), two of the top rated players in Pennsylvania and Ohio respectively, have both signed National Letters of Intent for the 2013 season.

Jack, a 6-9-lefty forward is rated as the 7th best player in Pennsylvania and 47th best in the East by ESPN.  According to their scouting report this power forward competes hard on both ends of the court while his athleticism allows him to run the break, as well as be a highly effective shot blocker.

Everhart added that Jack will fit right in with the team’s in-your-face, pressure full court defense and says that “he is as effective around the basket as he is on the perimeter.”

In the 2010-2011 season he averaged 16.2 points, shooting 67.5%, and 9.2 rebounds for then Reading Central Catholic, now Berks Catholic after merging with other schools.  Jack led the team to their second-straight 3-A championship and the third round of the 2011 PIAA playoffs.  The multisport athlete (soccer and volleyball) turned down offers from Temple, Saint Joseph’s and Clemson to name just three of the 25 Division I schools that had offered him basketball scholarships.

Moore, rated the 21st best player in the state of Ohio by ESPN is said to be a talented, explosive 6-3 combo guard who sees the floor extremely well.

“Willie is a high-motor guy who is a very good defender and a great passer.  He’ll impact our backcourt immediately,” said Everhart.

A well-rounded player, Moore averaged 14 points, 9.5 rebounds, 3 assists and 1.9 steals per game for Cincinnati Aiken last year.  Dayton, Cleveland State and Wichita State were among some of the schools that he ultimately did not choose.

“I’m really excited to add such quality young men to our program,” Everhart said.

– The Dukes play their first home game of the season on Sunday, November 13th at 1PM at the A.J. Palumbo Center against Green Bay.

Aly Cohen



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