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Matthew Moyer’s High School Coach Shares Thoughts On His Star Forward

Kelvin Jefferson has high praise for his senior.

Matthew Moyer’s South Kent (CT) coach, Kelvin Jefferson, had some positive words to say about his senior forward after Moyer visited SU last weekend.

Moyer is a very dynamic player according to his coach.

[SU is] getting a long athletic, versatile forward. He’s a matchup problem for defenses because he can step back, handle the ball and shoot the three, go inside and then post up and finish with a dunk…He’s the prototypical Orangeman.”

Off the court the South Kent senior has a great relationship with the majority of his prep school. This has earned him a special nickname.

‚ÄúHe‚Äôs a gentleman. We call him the mayor of South Kent. His first week here, he knew everybody, every teacher, every student, every cafeteria worker, the janitor. He‚Äôs just that kind of guy, very outgoing. He‚Äôs a very mature kid, just a joy to be around,” said Jefferson.

Moyer is not only pumped up to play at Syracuse. He’s looking forward to all that college life has to offer, according to Jefferson.

He’s very excited. He can’t wait to play that level of basketball on the big stage. He can’t wait to be coached by a Hall of Fame coach. He can’t wait to be at Syracuse. For him, it’s not just about the basketball. It’s about the University and the city and the people…He’s excited about the entire experience.”

Last week Moyer told the Fizz that he tries to model his game after NBA star Paul Pierce. Jefferson thinks that’s a realistic goal for his senior.

I think it‚Äôs a great comparison. They‚Äôre very similar in body shapes. They‚Äôre long and athletic. [Matthew] can do things off the dribble. With that size, and that ability to really create off the dribble I think that is something that‚Äôs attainable‚ĶIt‚Äôs there for the taking if he wants to put his minds toward it and his efforts toward it,” Jefferson told the Fizz.

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Posted: Connor Morrissette

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