IU could be looking for Moore vs. Duke

Of Indiana’s three available scholarship freshmen, Clifton Moore has seen the least amount of court time.

This was always going to be a developmental year for Moore, who has ideal size at 6-foot-10, but lacks bulk at 220 pounds.

So far, Moore is still looking to create a niche that will earn him more than the 13 total minutes he’s seen across two games this season. The Pennsylvania native is also looking for his first collegiate basket.

“I think Clifton knows as we’ve started the season and how we’re going, he’s got to continue to learn the game, the game of basketball from an IQ standpoint and learning the physicality of it and how important it is to be just on top of things defensively and angles and being able to rebound the ball,” Miller said.

Perhaps Moore could see time against Duke and its long and athletic frontcourt. It’s not a great matchup for the raw freshman, but IU needs size where it can get it. Not only size, but length.

Moore has a reported 7-foot-3 wingspan.

“He’s got a bright, bright future,” Miller said. “Our hope is, like I told him, if he stays with things, you’ll never know when your number is going to get called. I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s not Wednesday night. So he’s got to keep with that attitude, he’s got to keep working, and then when he gets his chance, capitalize on it and find more ways to impact our team.”