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High School Hero: Academic Magnet's Tyre Moore

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NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) – This week's High School Hero might go over most people's heads. That's the level Academic Magnet senior Tyre Moore is on – both on and off the court.

In the story of his senior year, Tuesday's chapter certainly sticks out for Moore. Another night on the hardwood means another 38 points and a win over undefeated Battery Creek.

"I've played varsity ball for four years, and had some big improvements from sophomore to junior year and junior to senior years. Dribbling, ball handling, shooting is my strength since I'm little," Moore said.

But that's not the test he'll remember, because most high school seniors don't worry about defending a 50-page thesis they've spent a year preparing before the game.

"I spent time on shooting foul shots based on learning styles of the Myers Briggs test. It was very interesting, a big relief to get through a year's worth of work. I hope to get it published. That would be big for me in life," he said.

Moore is a cross between Bill Walton and Bill Nye. He knows the result of hard work off the court and success on it.

"I worked hard with Coach Kelly and spent my summer at camps. I gave kids the Myers Briggs test, collected the results, and find kids and how they shoot, and the best coaching methods for them," Moore said.

The simple answer is that he shoots and scores. He earned a 98 on his thesis, and landed a scholarship as well for his success in the laboratory of exercise science – the basketball court.

"A few more Ivy League schools looked at me, a few SoCon schools, but ultimately I chose Mercer because of the academics, the campus and the coaches were there. I felt I fit into the offense of what they try to do," Moore said.

This High School Hero is sure to find success well off the charts no matter the route he takes.

  • Scott Eisberg

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