By Kevin McPherson

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Razorbacks have not exactly been flush with three-point shooters of late, so perhaps a recent scholarship offer extended to a class of 2024 sharpshooter could take on added significance.

Junior Elijah “Choppa” Moore (6-4 shooting guard, Carindal Hayes High School in Bronx, N.Y., Rivals national No. 68 / 4-star prospect) confirmed with on Saturday that he had just received a Hog offer.

“Coach and I are really close,” Moore said of his relationship with Arkansas head coach Eric Musselman.

Musselman and Hog assistant Keith Smart had been at Cardinal Hayes in recent months to see Moore as well as his backcourt mate, 2024 national Top 5 / 5-star Hog offer Ian Jackson.

Moore said “it’s possible” that Hog coaches are targeting the guards as a tandem.

“They love my game and my ability to score on and off the ball,” Moore said.

Moore appreciates the recruiting attention he’s receiving from Arkansas’ coaching staff.

“Good guys, and (they) definitely show love,” he said.

Cardinal Hayes has started the season 1-1 as Moore is averaging 22.5 points and 5.0 rebounds per game. He has season-highs of 32 points, 6 assists, 5 rebounds, and 4 steals.

Moore is dangerous in catch-and-shoot and one-dribble pull-up three-point-shooting scenarios, and he’s comfortable getting to suitable spots in the mid-range as well.

  • 2024 Hog target interested in taking official visit to Arkansas: Junior Marcus Allen (6-6 wing/small forward, Miami native, Arizona Compass Prep, Rivals national No. 35 / 4-star prospect) told on Sunday that he plans to OV to Arkansas: “I’m not sure sure because of my season right now, but after for sure I am,” Allen said. Arkansas head coach Eric Musselman and Hog assistant coaches watched Allen compete during spring/summer grassroots basketball and saw him at Arizona Compass Prep practice in the fall.
  • In-state 2026 prospect with Hog interest off to big start to season: Freshman JaShawn “JJ” Andrews (6-5 wing, Little Rock Christian Academy) already has some high-major offers with Arkansas interest, and he’s already turning heads in the early stages of the 2022-23 season Andrews, the son of former Football Hogs star and former NFL all pro Shawn Andrews, is averaging 23.7 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 1.7 blocks through the first three games of the season against Little Rock Central, Bentonville West, and Cabot. Musselman and Arkansas assistant coach Gus Argenal attended an LRCA practice and saw Andrews compete early in the fall. He holds offers from Missouri and Ole Miss among others.