Moore's Aaliyah Moore celebrates in front of Bishop Miege's Allie Burns, left. and Ashton Verhulst after making basket during a girls basketball game between Moore and Bishop Miege in Moore, Okla., Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]

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Longhorns land a pledge from Aaliyah Moore, Oklahoma’s top basketball player

Posted April 25th, 2020


Aaliyah Moore gave Texas more good news on Saturday.

Moore took to social media this weekend to announce that she will play basketball at Texas. A 6-1 forward, Moore is a junior at Moore High in Moore, Okla.

Moore currently sits in the seventh slot in the ESPN HoopGurlz rankings for the 2021 recruiting cycle. She is considered the nation’s third-best forward. During the 2019-20 season, Moore averaged 21.7 points and 11.1 rebounds per game and was named Oklahoma’s Gatorade Player of the Year.

Moore’s commitment gives Texas its second significant win on the recruiting trail in a two-day span. Rori Harmon, an in-state point guard and the Class of 2021’s No. 20 recruit, pledged to UT on Friday. Harmon and Moore have joined Dallas Bishop Lynch guard Paige Bradley among UT’s 2021 pledges.

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