Moore Lions Basketball – presented by Eskridge Honda



Gregg Hardin

16-17 Record: 9-15

Head coach Gregg Hardin has his team improving and working hard every day to meet the challenges of a tough Class 6A schedule.

“The Lions are steadily improving each day. In order for us to be successful this season we will have to play together and get it done on both ends by committee. We have a chance to be a really good basketball team if we come together and play as one. Looking forward to seeing how this year plays out,” said coach Hardin.

Beau Archer (6-1, Sr.) averaged 13.6 points and 4.6 assists, while shooting 62% from the field. His leadership will play a huge role in the overall success of the Lions this season, but he’s doesn’t have to shoulder the entire load. Enter Niko Williams (6-3, Jr.). Williams has good length and is receiving interest from several mid-major schools. JaLen N’Guessan (6-0, Sr.) is a defensive minded player that brings leadership to the floor for the Lions. Germar Harrison (5-9, Sr.) will start at guard and run the offense this season. Ricky Jones (5-9, Jr.) transferred to Moore this year and will be an asset to the team. Jassiaahya Jackson (5-8, Jr.) is one of the top 3-point shooters on the team. Jo Roane (6-3, So.) is a young player that already developed an inside presence. Kian Avery (5-9, Sr.) and Rylan Meek (6-1, Sr.) are expected to contribute this season. Meek is known for his toughness and work ethic. The coaching staff includes Jerrame Dockery, Matt Lohn and Ryan Dukes.

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Brent Hodges

16-17 Record: 11-13

Head coach Brent Hodges could be coaching the most talented girls basketball team to ever take the court for Moore High School. Three of his five starters at VYPE Top 100 players with Gabby Guzman (5-5, Sr.) averaged 11.1 points and 3.2 assists while shooting 37% from 3-point range. Guzman brings good energy to the floor and is the senior leader of this team. Peyton Andrews (5-9, Fr.) has offers from Lipscomb, Murray State and is being recruited by several Big 12 schools. She’s also listed on the Blue Stars Top 100 freshmen in America. Aaliyah Moore (6-2, Fr.) has offers from OSU, Michigan, Alabama, Louisville and is being recruited by several others. Moore, like Andrews, is one of the Top 100 freshmen in the country. Ashonti Day (5-5, So.) averaged 12.4 points, 2.1 assists and 2.8 steals last season and is expected to continue playing a major role in the success of the team. Tyaunna Vaught (6-0, So.) was injured last season and is ready to get a taste of varsity ball. Destiny Davis (5-7, Sr.) averaged 5.1 points and 3.6 rebounds last year and is always ready when her number is called. Other players to watch include Kyla Gipson (5-9, Sr.), Alyssa Williams (6-4, So.), Kearra Higgs (5-7, Sr.) and Peyton Simmons, a transfer from Choctaw. The coaching staff consists of Pam Swanson, Zac Knox and Greg Andrews.


The statewide basketball issue is chalk full of class breakdowns, All-VYPE preseason honors and the ever-important VYPE Top 100. This year’s edition of the Basketball Preview will have team capsules and breakdowns as well. They are now available online for advance-copy purchase by clicking the cover above. They will also be available in selected retailers around the state.

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