Last winter, 6-foot-8 junior forward Tony Moore gained minimal notoriety playing basketball for tiny Newport Prep in Kensington. This summer, he has attracted much attention with his AAU and summer league play.

Moore said he recently was offered an opportunity to play for Harker Prep in Potomac.

{Harker Headmaster Chris Kieffer} "called me up and asked me if I wanted to play for them, but I told him no," said Moore. "I'm staying at Newport because I have a lot of things going for me there. It may not have the strongest basketball program, but it is good for my educational well-being. I get all the recognition I need from the AAU and Urban Coalition {Youth Division} games."

Kieffer Monday denied that he personally talked to Moore, although he added that Moore is welcome to attend Harker.

Harker has been attempting to build its program by recruiting some of the area's premier players. This spring, it hired Stu Vetter, former coach of national high school power Flint Hill.

"I heard that he was interested" {in attending Harker Prep}, said Vetter, who compiled a 348-58 record in 15 years at Flint Hill. "But neither me nor my staff has been in contact with Tony Moore."

Newport Prep Coach Harold Gaither, reached at his beach house on the Eastern Shore, said he was staying out of any decision Moore may make. "I get so many calls about him, but I don't get involved in that stuff," said Gaither. Baltimore Stars in D.C.

Tonight at McDonough Arena, the Washington summer high school all-stars, led by Dunbar's Johnny Rhodes, Coolidge's Cobey Taylor and DeMatha's Vaughn Jones, take on the Baltimore All-Stars at 7:30 p.m.

The visitors have a talented group led by Dunbar of Baltimore's Donte Bright and Michael Lloyd. A 19-and-under AAU game between the Executive III and Cecil-Kirk of Baltimore will follow at 9. Executive III outdueled Cecil-Kirk, 126-119, in April. . . .

Run and Gun, previously winless in the Sugar Ray Leonard League, last week upset league-leading Allen Masonry, 65-53.