Southmoreland’s Maggie Moore commits to Naval Academy

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Sunday, July 15, 2018 | 11:06 PM


A high-level offer one day, a commitment a few days later.

That’s how fast things happened for Southmoreland’s Maggie Moore during the latest NCAA Division I basketball live period — when college coaches can watch and evaluate prospects up close.

The long-limbed Moore, playing this summer for the Western Pa. Bruins AAU program, announced Friday she had received an offer to play at the Naval Academy. On Sunday evening, the 6-foot-2 forward/center posted her verbal commitment to the Midshipmen on Twitter.

“I am so happy for Maggie and super-proud of her,” Southmoreland coach Brian Pritts said. “She has worked extremely hard and has earned everything that is coming her way.”

Moore also had offers from Niagara and Charleston.

She averaged a double-double last season with 11.1 points and 12.4 rebounds per game. She had 17 double-digit rebound games, including grabbing a career-high 23 against Freeport, and added 22-point, 19-rebound peformance against Laurel Highlands.

She also averaged 4.2 blocks a game for the Scotties.

Bill Beckner is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Bill at bbeckner@tribweb.com or via Twitter @BillBeckner.

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