Moses Brown Scouting Report

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Moses Brown had a disappointing freshman season at a dysfunctional UCLA program. He averaged 9.7 PPG, 8.3 RPG, 1.9 BPG, and 1.5 TOPG on 60.7% shooting and 35% from the free throw line on 128 free throw attempts.

Name: Moses Brown

Height/Weight: 7’2 ½ / 237

Wingspan/ standing reach: 7’5/ 9’5

Hand size: 10.25

Position: C

College/ country: UCLA

Tools: Length, rebounding

Pros:

  • Quick leaper and runs the floor well
  • Long frame- Massive hands
  • Excellent rebounder

Cons:

  • Must add strength
  • Poor shot form
  • Plays under the rim too often- doesn’t use his size to his advantage
  • Needs to improve conditioning
  • Often lacks awareness

Overall: Moses Brown is among the most raw players in the 2019 draft. He has outstanding physical tools, but needs to be able to fill in his skillset. His jump shot will likely never be part of his arsenal, but he can make a living around the rim and as a rim runner. Brown still has to fill out his massive frame, which will greatly help him become a successful rim runner. Brown’s poor post production at UCLA was largely a product of his lack of strength and inability to post defenders up easily. While Brown has incredible raw athleticism in terms of quickness and quick leaping ability, he needs to improve his conditioning and also add muscle. Moses Brown is a classic high risk/high reward and boom-or-bust player.

NBA Comparison: Floor: Solomon Jones ceiling: current Jarrett Allen/ Philly Nerlens Noel

Projected draft range: 55-Undrafted

Fit with Mavericks:

Moses Brown would be a great two-way candidate to allow for development in the NBA G-League. He wouldn’t be able to contribute on a winning team in his first few professional seasons, so the Mavs can afford to invest their development in him by utilizing the Texas Legends. The first priorities in developing Brown will be conditioning and understanding of the game. Playing at an uptempo pace would greatly help improve facets of his understanding of the game and how to play efficiently in an offense. I’m not sold on Brown achieving his potential as a two way rim protector, but if he can simply play 10-15 minutes per game solely dedicated to shot blocking, rebounding, and dunking, he can have a decent career. Rim running centers are becoming one of the more replaceable skillsets in the NBA, however, so his chances of staying in the NBA heavily rely on conditioning, using his athleticism, and maximizing his rim protection tools and turning said tools into skills.

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