Over the last decade, Norcross’ boys basketball program has produced more than two dozen college players, including nine that have gone on to play at major Division I programs.
This season’s senior class will only add to both numbers after Josiah Moore gave a verbal commitment to attend Nebraska next fall after visiting the school’s Lincoln, Neb., campus last weekend.
“He considered committing a couple of weeks ago,” Norcross coach Jesse McMillan said. “But we encouraged him to visit first. But he loved it, and it was an easy choice for him.
“It’s a great fit. Everyone connected to him is excited about it.”
That includes the 6-foot-5 wing guard/forward, who chose the Cornhuskers over several other scholarship offers, including those from Marquette, Auburn, Georgia Southern and Georgia State.
“The academic support around the university is very impressive,” Moore said. “Also, Nebraska will be moving to the Big Ten conference, and that was very appealing to me.
“I think it will be a good opportunity to play my freshman year and against very good competition every night.”
Moore was a major contributor to a Blue Devils team that went 27-3 and won the Region 7-AAAAA championship before being eliminated in controversial fashion by eventual Class AAAAA state champion Milton in the state quarterfinals last season.
He averaged about nine points per game and was second on the team in rebounding with six per game.
Moore, ranked as high as No. 15 among Georgia’s top senior prospects by Scout.com, also earned a reputation as one of Norcross’ best defensive players, often drawing an assignment of guarding the opponents’ top perimeter scorers.
“Josiah was an integral part of our success last season,” McMillan said. “He understands the value of the team concept and knows how to contribute in all areas on the floor.”
Moore likely won’t be the only Blue Devil player signing a national letter of intent when the early signing period begins in November.
E. Victor Nickerson, a 6-7 forward, has already visited Charlotte and Wichita State, and is scheduled to visit Richmond, Colorado and DePaul before making a decision later in the fall, according to McMillan.