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UTEP Basketball: Adrian Moore is officially a UTEP Miner

Adrian Moore's LOI has been received, and validated.

UTEP Athletics announced the official addition of Little Rock, Arkansas guard Adrian Moore, and said the 2016 recruiting class is finalized.

Moore signed his LOI Saturday afternoon after visiting the UTEP campus late last week.

"Adrian has won at a high level and he's a very good athlete who plays hard," UTEP coach Tim Floyd said.  "His skill level has improved each year that he has played.  He's excited to be a part of our program and we're excited to have him."

The 6-4, 175-pound Moore is rated a four-star recruit, the no. 46 player in the country and the no. 13 shooting guard in the United States by

He led North Little Rock to back-to-back 7A (highest classification in Arkansas) state championships in 2014 and 2015.  He was three-time All-State, three-time All-Conference and the team's MVP as a senior this past season.

Moore averaged 11.4 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.0 steals as a sophomore.  He collected 14.7 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 4.0 apg and 5.0 spg as a junior.  He capped his prep career by fashioning averages of 19 points, 6.2 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 5.0 steals as a senior.

His career shooting percentages were 53 percent from the field, 38.4 percent from three-point range and 78 percent from the line.

"He is a great kid," said North Little Rock High School coach Johnny Rice.  "He accepted his role on the teams loaded with talent, and this past year he stepped up and led us in every category.  He can score, he has some length, he's very athletic and he shoots the ball well.  In 10th grade he was a good free throw shooter and he got to where he could finish at the end of the year.  In 11th grade he developed his three-point shot and his senior year, he was able to create off the bounce and his midrange game stepped up.  Every year he improved and could do things that he couldn't do the year before. 

"I have been here for 25 years, and he is the best overall student-athlete that we have had.  I have never had a kid more beloved by his teammates, classmates, faculty and the community.  He is a really high character kid.  UTEP is getting a good one."     

Moore is scheduled to participate in the Arkansas All-Star Game in July.