1 - Moses Brown

7-2, 240 Center
UCLA Freshman
10/13/99 (22 yrs)
Queens, NY
High School
Archbishop Molloy
Team Site Profile
Jump Shot
NBA Ready
Post Skills
88 Overall:

NBA Comparison: Justin Patton/Javale McGee

Strengths: Has NBA size for a center (7’1”, 245 pounds) … Putting up solid numbers for a freshman (12.4 points & 9.8 rebounds per game) … Moves well for his size … Runs the floor well in transition … Aggressive on the boards … Does a good job using his size and body to clear space and grab rebounds … Does a good job of protecting the rim (2.6 blocks per game) … Pretty alert on defense and does a good job of defending without fouling (2.0 personal fouls per game) … Throws it down with ease inside. Very difficult to stop when given a clean look … While most of his buckets do come inside the paint, his field goal percentage (65.8%) is outstanding … He knows his limitations and doesn’t take very many bad shots … Attacks the rim with aggressiveness … Smart kid who shows upside if he stays focused …

Weaknesses: Still figuring out his body … Needs to get stronger and more explosive … Sometimes struggles to establish position on both ends of the floor … Still very raw offensively … Needs to develop a repertoire of moves inside (e.g. jump hooks) … Shooting form needs a lot of work. Free throws are atrocious (36.4%). He really needs to work on fixing his form … Uses his entire body instead of just focusing on bending his knees and follow through. He flicks his wrist in a very weird way. Almost sideways …. He does the vast majority of his scoring inside the paint … While he defends well in the paint, he needs to improve his perimeter defense … Has a tough time guarding stretch bigs …

Overall: There’s a lot to like about Moses Brown … He has really good size, shows the ability and willingness to bang inside, and has all the tools to be a solid big man in the NBA … It’s just a matter of him maturing, figuring things out, and polishing his game … If he’s able to fix his shot and not do all of his scoring inside the paint, he shows solid potential … Appears to be a couple seasons away from being ready to enter the draft …

Ben Parker 12/12/18

Strengths: 7’1 mobile center … Good length with a 7’3.5 wingspan and 9’3 standing reach … Good athleticism and runs the floor … Good shot blocker with good potential at the next level. Averaged 2.1 blocks per game over the Under Armour Association … Good rebounder and consistently boxes his man out. Finished third in rebounding over the Under Armour Association with 8.6 per game, with 2.7 coming on offense … Can put the ball on the floor in space or when given a straight-line drive … Flashes touch inside. Can finish layups with either hand while jumping off either foot. Finished third over the Under Armour Association shooting 53% from the floor. Shot 51.6% at adidas Nations … Draws numerous fouls. Shot 6.8 free throws per game over the Under Armour Association …

Weaknesses: Raw skillset, still new to the game, and limited offensively. Aside from one double-double performance, he underwhelmed at adidas Nations and struggles against players his size and caliber … Has a foundation for a post-game but has a way to go for it to be a consistent weapon. Lacks footwork … Lacks face up game. Has limited scoring range and doesn’t shoot the ball well. Unnecessarily twists his upper body and wrist when he shoots. Has wasted motion in his shot. Sometimes misses the rim on free throws. Only shot 51.5% from the free throw line over the Under Armour Association … Good mobility and lift around the rim but lacks the quickness to close out on shooters on the perimeter … Has an awkward body type, with a thicker lower body but lacks strength in the upper. Likes to bang but if he isn’t the one initiating the contact, he gets bumped off his drive. Body breaks with contact. Plays off balance. Struggles in traffic. Misses uncontested layups on occasions … Can cut down on the 2.3 turnovers per game over the Under Armour Association …

Outlook: Incoming UCLA freshman … Recorded 11 points, five rebounds (four offensive), and two blocks in 13 minutes in the McDonald’s All-American Game … Averaged 14.2 points per game over the Under Armour Association …

Evan Tomes 7/15/18

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