23 • Jovan "JoJo" Mooring
6-foot-1, Guard, Freshman ~ Hillcrest HS, Chicago, IL
Mooring was a standout performer for Hillcrest High School in Country Club Hills in
Illinois, leading his team to its 25th straight Chicago South Suburban Blue Division championship his senior year. The Hawks were 24-8 in 2013 and won the Super Sectional on the way to an Illinois Class 3A semifinal appearance.
Mooring averaged 19 points, 3.5 assists and shot over 80 percent from the free throw line. He earned many honors his senior season, including Illinois IBCA Class 3A All-State, the Chicago Tribune All-State Special Mention Team, was named the South Suburban Blue Division Player of the Year, and the CSN (Chicago Sports Network) Allstate Athlete of the Week.
Jovan was listed as the No. 37 prospect in the state by MaxPreps and had NCAA DI recruiting interest from Northern Kentucky, Akron, Western Kentucky, Miami (OH), and Northern Illinois. According to ChicagoHoops.com “Jovan Mooring of Hillcrest ranks among the top uncommitted Class of 2013 prospects in the state of Illinois. He is an electric scorer who has the ability to carry a team offensively for stretches.”
-- The son of Reginald Durr and Janis Mooring. He has three brothers -- Edward Jamison, Reginald Durr Jr., and Russell Durr -- and a sister, Tachiana Durr.
-- JoJo's favorite movie is "Coach Carter" and his favorite television show is "Fresh Prince of Bellaire."
-- His favorite athletic moment? At 14 years old, JoJo played two levels up in a 16-under game, scoring 52 points.