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Cal Transfer Charlie Moore Still Deciding Between Kansas and Illinois After Report Otherwise

The Jayhawks are still in it.

NCAA Basketball: Pac-12 Conference Tournament-California vs Oregon State Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Per multiple sources, Charlie Moore still hasn’t officially decided where he’d like to transfer. Tweets from KU beat writer Matt Tait, JayhawkSlant, and Matt Scott of The Shiver confirm that the Chicago Tribune has taken down their report and that Moore is still deciding between Kansas and Illinois.

Original report:

Illinois’ Mr. Basketball in 2016 and Cal transfer Charlie Moore is transferring to Kansas per the Chicago Tribune. He will have 3 years to play after sitting out for a year.

Moore took a ton of shots for Cal last season, shooting 41 percent on 220 twos and 35 percent on 128 threes. He also shot 75 percent from the line, attempting the second most free throws on the team behind only Ivan Rabb.

It’s fair to say that Moore struggled as a scorer for much of the year, with an eFG under 40 percent in Pac 12 play. He also can get exposed on defense at times thanks to his height (listed as 5-11 but probably is shorter than that).

However, I think Moore can excel at Kansas. For starters, he’s not going to have to carry the same type of load offensively as he did at Cal, which should cause his efficiency numbers to rise. Where he really shows promise however is in his passing. His 31.5 percent assist rate was 2nd in the Pac 12. As a freshman. And while his turnover rate was a bit higher than you’d like (23 percent), that is pretty typical of a freshman. He’s probably not the next Frank Mason, but his shooting percentages point to him maybe being close to as good of a shooter, and a better passer. I’ll take it.