Wendell Horace Moore Jr. biography, facts, career, awards, net worth, and life story

Wendell Horace Moore Jr. (born September 18 2001) is an American basketball college player with the Duke Blue Devils of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).

Career in high school

Moore was a student at Cox Mill High School in Concord, North Carolina. In the 2015-16 school year, as a freshman Moore started every game played and recorded 17.9 points. He also had 8.6 rebounding, 3.3 assists and 1.8 steals to lead his team win an overall record of 22-8 and the sectional championship. In the 2016-17 season as a sophomore the team played every game and scored 25.0 points. He also had 9.2 rebounding, 3.9 assists as well as 2.3 steals in helping the team achieve an impressive 27-6 record and win the 3A state championship. In 2017-18, as a junior He became one of the fastest players to reach 1000 career points within Cabarrus County public school history and his average was 25.4 points. 7.3 rebounding, 2.9 assists as well as 2.3 steals, which helped his team win an overall record of 29-3 and a second consecutive 3A state championship.


On the 8th of October, 2018, Moore announced that he will be attending Duke University and play for the Blue Devils during the 2019-20 season. Moore chose Duke University over NC State, Wake Forest and North Carolina. Blue Devils over North Carolina, NC State, South Carolina as well as Wake Forest.

NameHometownHigh school/collegeHeightWeightCommit date
Wendell Moore SFCharlotte, NCCox Mill (NC)6 feet 6 inches (1.98 m)215 pounds (98 kg)October 8 October 8, 2018,
Recruiting star ratings: Scout: N/A Rivals:5/5 stars 247Sports:4/5 stars ESPN:5/5 stars ESPN grade: 93
Overall rankings for recruiting Rivals: 247Sports 24 38 ESPN 22

Be aware that in many instances, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports and ESPN could be in conflict with their lists of weight and height. In these instances the average was used. ESPN grades are calculated on an a scale of 100 points. Sources: “Duke 2019 Basketball Commitments”. Rivals.com. Retrieved on January 29, 2019.
“2019 Duke Blue Devils Recruiting Class”. ESPN.com. Retrieved January 29, 2019.
“2019 Teams Ranking”. Rivals.com. Retrieved on January 29, 2019.

Career in college

Moore recorded 17 points during an 81-73 victory against Georgetown at the end of the 2K Classic. 4 He sustained an injury to his hand in the win over Miami (Fla.) in January, 2020, which required surgery. After being absent for six games Moore returned on February 1 for an upset against Syracuse. 6 On February 8, Moore scored 17 points and had 10 rebounds during a game that was a rivalry match with North Carolina. Moore hit a putback shot following an Tre Jones missed to hand North Carolina the Blue Devils a 98-96 win. Seven Moore scored a career high 25 points on February 25 in a 113-101 defeat to Wake Forest. 8 he scored 7.4 scores, 4.2 rebounding along with 1.9 assists per game while freshman. In his sophomore year, Moore averaged 9.7 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 1.2 steals per game. 10) He was selected as a Second-Team All-ACC player in his junior year and was also named to an All-Defensive team.

Career of the national team

In July, Moore played for the United States in the FIBA Under-17 Basketball World Cup, in which his team was awarded the Cup.

Career statistics

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FG%Field goal percent3P%3-point field goal percentFT%Free throw percent
RPGRebounds per gameAPGAssists per gameSPGSteals per game
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Personal life

His father played basketball in the NCAA tournament during his time at Christopher Newport University, and his cousin played in the NCAA basketball tournament at Virginia Commonwealth University.