New St. Joseph’s basketball coach Billy Lange needed to catch a break, anything to remind him that the Hawks program he inherited was not an impossible reclamation project.
After Phil Martelli was fired, the Hawks’ top three players — Lamarr Kimble, Charlie Brown, and Jared Bynum — decided they would not stay on Hawk Hill. Factor in graduations, and six of St. Joe’s top eight players will not be back for the 2019-20 season.
Then, two of Martelli’s three recruits backed out.
Lange, though, received some good news, as guard Rahmir Moore, brother-in-law of Toronto Raptors All-Star Kyle Lowry, announced Monday night that he will attend St. Joe’s.
Moore, who is from Philadelphia, played his senior season at Rise Prep of the Ontario Scholastic Basketball Association. The 6-foot-4 combo guard is the younger brother of former Temple standout Ramone Moore, who is playing professionally in Australia.
St. Joe’s is not allowed to comment on Moore’s announcement until his commitment papers are signed.