Doc Rivers just spoke to the media at length about how much he liked the Purdue program, and it appears he was speaking the truth after the Celtics make their second Boilermaker selection of the night, picking 6’4” swingman E’Twaun Moore with the 55th pick in the draft. There wasn’t a lot hype about Moore before this draft, but the four year Purdue star is clearly a steal this late in the 2nd round and appears to be in a similar help now mold that his fellow teammate JaJuan Johnson comes to Boston:
Here’s the scouting report on Moore from Chad Ford at ESPN.com, who had him ranked 45th overall in his top 100:
* Lanky combo guard
* Good shooter with 3-point range
* Runs the floor
* Can play some point
* Needs to add strength
* Not an elite athlete
* Struggles to finish at the basket
-E’Twaun Moore grades out well statistically, as his 1.0 PPP overall ranks fourth of all wings, and he’s doing it on an impressive 17.6 possessions per game. Moore is the most sure-handed of all wings, as his 9.2% TO% is easily best in the class, especially for someone using that many possessions.
Moore is excellent in the pick-and-roll, where his 0.97 PPP ranks second overall. Moore’s 7.7 jump shots per game are third most in the class, though his 1.0 PPS on them ranks just eighth. He makes a solid 40% of his 3.8 catch and shoot jumpers per game (4th), and 38% of his pull-ups (4th).
There’s a case to be made that Moore is one of the most underrated players in this draft class, and his showing in this sampling does nothing to discourage that notion.