Moses Wright won ACC player of the year as a senior at Georgia Tech, following one of the most amazing career arcs of a recent prospect. Wright played 1 year of varsity basketball in high school, so he is fairly new to basketball. As a senior, Wright averaged 17.4 PPG, 8 RPG, 2.3 APG, 1.5 SPG, 1.6 BPG, and 1.6 TOPG on shooting splits of 53/41/66. Below is his full scouting report:
Name: Moses Wright
Height/Weight: 6’9/ 226
Wingspan/ standing reach: 7’1 / 8’11
Hand size: 9.5
College/ country: Georgia Tech
Tools: Athleticism, versatility, P&R ability
- Outstanding athleticism
- Potential to shoot
- Versatile 3-5
- NBA ready body
- Above the rim finisher with good below the rim touch
- Incredible motor
- Long arms with active hands to force steals
- Needs to add consistency shooting
- Slow in recognizing P&R defensively
- Can be out of position too often on defense/ still learning on how/when to take risks on defense
- Very basic handle with limited dribble moves and high handle
- Doesn’t make any creative passes
- Needs to heavily improve shooting off the dribble, particularly footwork
- Struggles to guard offensive-minded 4s
Moses Wright is an excellent athlete with an outstanding physical frame, with a long 7’1 wingspan His outlier physical tools allow him to be versatile on the defensive end, and make him a positionless frontcourt player. While he needs to become more disciplined defensively, when composed, he can be a shut-down defender regardless of the position he guards. These defensive traits, combined with his high motor, make him a strong defensive upside play with solid rebounding.
Offensively, Wright is a mixed bag. He finishes at the rim well, and can stretch the floor occasionally from 3, but hasn’t shown much promise as a pull-up shooter and as a self-creator in plays that aren’t straight-line drives. Additionally, although he averaged over 2 assists per game as a senior, his playmaking is limited. He lacks creativity as a passer, and can be a bit careless at times with the ball in his hands. If he can develop a reliable jump shot, Wright has potential to be a two-way mismatch at all times. Wright is a rare raw senior, but still won ACC player of the year, making him a candidate for the rare senior boom-or-bust play in the draft.
Similar to: Noah Vonleh, Jerami Grant, Jakarr Sampson
Projected draft range: 30-55
Expected NBA role: Energy power forward/center off the bench with Swiss Army knife potential on both ends in limited minutes.
Unplayable if: Defense against the modern 4 is hard to overcome, jump shooting doesn’t come along, and lack of creativity away from the rim offensively limits his game. Wright’s inability to defend stronger, offensive-minded 4s was apparent in his two meetings against Clemson’s Aamir Simms. Additionally, if he never develops out of his current raw state, he will likely struggle adapting to the speed of the NBA.
Exceeds expectations if: Jump shooting develops, defensive IQ improves enough to hold his own, and spacing allows for his overall scoring arsenal to translate. In this case, Wright is likely a starter creating his own looks and offers a unique look as a permanent mismatch against most rosters.