Steve Alford and his UCLA staff have added one of the top big men in the country in 7’1 Moses Brown, our No.18-rated senior, from Jamaica, NY Archbishop Molloy.
“I’ve decided to choose UCLA because of their rich basketball tradition,” Brown said in a Slam Magazine announcement video. “I can see myself developing and working on my game, and being ready for the next level. The players there are very motivated, like myself. They work hard, just like I do, and being around that, that’s a recipe for success.”
Brown was impressive this past spring and summer playing for the New Heights AAU program on the Under Armour Association circuit, where he averaged 14.2 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 2.0 blocks. He has continued to impress with his ability to face and attack versus bigs or post and use his length and touch to score versus opponents on the blocks. He has good quickness and can beat most bigs in transition and with added strength he can be a force at the next level in college. He will give Coach Alford a shot blocking presence at the back of his defense and a player on the blocks that opponents will be forced to double down on in the blocks. His ability to draw attention on both ends will give him the opportunity to make an impact as a freshman in Westwood.
Brown is the third Top 100 commitment for UCLA in the 2018 class, joining 6’5 swingman Jules Bernard (No. 35-rated senior), 6’4 shooting guard David Singleton III (No. 71-rated senior), and 6’9 top one-fifty rated center/power forward Kenny Nwumba in their Class of 2018 to date.