Bolingbrook High School's power forward Ben Moore is in high demand.
Moore has received around 20 offers to play college ball, according to Coach Rob Brost.
More than 25 Division I programs have visited BHS over the past few weeks to watching the Bolingbrook Raider basketball open gyms, according to Brost. Those programs include Illinois, Michigan, Purdue, Missouri, Northwestern, Nebraska, SMU, Colorado State and Minnesota. Indiana, Wisconsin and UTEP are also scheduled to visit.
While Moore didn't catch NCAA attention early in his high school career, he's got their attention now. He has now climbed into the Chicago Sun-Times Hoops Report's top 10 prospects in the Class of 2013.
Moore averaged 17 points, 8 rebounds and 3.5 blocked shots as a junior. He led the Raiders to a 30-3 record over the summer. And he keeps getting better, making "heads turn" during the July evaluation period and recent open gyms for college coaches.
"The jump he's made in the past 12 months has been impressive," the Chicago Sun-Times Hoops Report reported. "And if you want to really pinpoint the gigantic strides he's made, you could probably reference it in a matter of weeks, not months or years."
Coach Brost said the following to the Chicago Sun-Times Hoops Report:
"He was patient, worked on the things he needed to work on. It's really a testament to him and very refreshing to see how he's worked and handled it all. He knew he was as good or better than a lot of those kids getting the offers and ranked higher. But he also knew he had to go out and prove it."
Brost said the 6'8" Moore is garnering attention because he is a "great all-around player." He has more than a 7-foot wingspan, he's athletic, bouncy, handles the ball very well and has a great feel for the game, he said. Moore is also on the Bolingbrook High School honor roll.
"He is one of the leaders of our team," Brost said. "He is a great example for our younger players both on and off the floor. He is a very humble kid and has taken all this deserved attention in stride. A lot of players would let this type of attention go to their head. This attention makes him work even harder."
Another Bolingbrook Raider will be receiving offers soon, Brost told the Joliet Herald-News.
"Bolingbrook guard Prentiss Nixon, a sophomore, is ranked as one of the top players in the Class of 2015, and Brost said he will have several offers before long," the Joliet Herald-News reported.