CONCORD, CA (Jan. 22, 2024) — Driven by his passion for the sport, Moore has utilized all aspects of his life to further his talent for basketball. Since a young age, Moore has pursued the sport in as many ways as possible. Beyond school, he has played for AAU and West Coast Elite teams.
To further improve his technique, he joined a track team outside of school to increase his speed and endurance during games.
All of this clearly paid off as he has played on the Clayton Valley boys varsity basketball team for four years. The 6’2” player was chosen second team all-Diablo Athletic League as a junior. Additionally, he placed 22nd in North Coast Section for field goals made.
Coach Frank Allocco Jr. says, “James is one of the winningest players in Clayton Valley basketball history. . . [he] helped create a culture of great work ethic since I came to Clayton Valley. Most importantly, James is a great young man off the court and treats everyone around him with great respect.”
After an abbreviated freshman season due to the pandemic, Moore and his sophomore and junior year teams won the Division I NCS championship, the first in school history. The Ugly Eagles currently rank in NCS D-I top 10 as they gear up for the season-end playoffs where they will be shooting for a threepeat.
Not only does basketball drive him athletically, but it also pushes him to succeed in the classroom where he is improving his GPA to hopefully continue his basketball career in college or even beyond.
The Pioneer congratulates James and thanks Athlete Spotlight sponsors Dr. Laura Lacey & Dr. Christopher Ruzicka who have served the Clayton and Concord area for over three decades at Family Vision Care Optometry.
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Corinne Jeandheur is a junior at Clayton Valley Charter High School. She runs on the CVCHS cross country team in the fall as well as competing on the track and field team in the spring. She also plays the piano and bakes in her free time. Jeandheur is a member of the CVCHS Engineering and Design Academy and concluded her sophomore year with a 4.33 GPA. She is serving as co-president of the California Scholarship Federation at Clayton Valley Charter this school year and continuing her academic and community involvement in the National Honor Society. She is very pleased to be writing the monthly Athlete Spotlight for the Pioneer.