You probably will not see UCLA big man Moses Brown featured on many mock drafts. He is probably the most underrated prospect in the country right now.
Measuring in at 7’1″, Moses Brown has length you simply cannot teach, toting a 7’4″ wingspan and a 9’2 standing reach. On top of that, the kid can really move up and down the court given his size.
Not to mention, he can play. Brown is already dominating the boards as a freshman. He is currently still pretty skinny and growing into his frame, but with time he should be able to do the same in the NBA once he fills out. His instincts as a shot-blocker are second to none, blocking a shot in every game played, averaging 2.6 a game, and even had an 8 block game earlier in the season. On top of this, he rarely gets in foul trouble and plays a super efficient brand of basketball.
His scoring has been inconsistent, but he has gotten boards in every game he has played. Brown is old school, he stays in the paint and uses post moves and short face-up shots to score. He has had some huge games, but also had a disappearing act in the team’s matchup against UNC.
Some believe that Brown could still be a couple years away from entering the NBA Draft. However, with the college basketball season still young, I fully expect the hype train for Brown to catch on, and the NBA community should catch on quickly. Brown’s size makes him a rare prospect.
Let’s roll the tape and get a glance of Brown:
The traditional big man is a dying breed in today’s NBA. But this guy barely even has to jump and has the potential to use his size as a great rim protector at the next level. I would compare Brown to current Hawk Alex Len at Maryland, a skinny freshman who likely is not quite NBA ready, but will get drafted higher than originally anticipated due to his size. With that being said, he has much higher potential. With the state of the current NBA, him not having an outside shot could hurt him during this process. However, this is not necessarily essential with his size.
Brown has a lot of potential, and the Hawks should be looking at him with any of their picks after their top one if he decides to declare.