UCLA Basketball Recruiting: 5-star center Moses Brown commits to UCLA

MEMPHIS, TN - MARCH 24: Thomas Welsh
MEMPHIS, TN - MARCH 24: Thomas Welsh /

The UCLA basketball team got a big commitment today as 5-star center Moses Brown (Archbishop Molloy/Jamaica, NY) is bringing his talents to Westwood.

Depaite the climate around the UCLA basketball team in the last few days, the Bruins got some good news today as they received a huge commitment (literally and figuratively) from 7’0”, 210 lbs. center Moses Brown.

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According to 247Sports, Brown is the no. 2 center in the nation and the no. 21 overall ranked prospect.

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Brown is the fourth player to commit to UCLA behind 3-star center Kenneth Mwuba and 4-star shooting guards Jules Bernard and David Singleton III.  With this commitment, UCLA has moved up in the 247Sports 2018 class rankings to 3rd.

So who is Brown and what does he bring to the Bruins? The short answer, a lot of good under the basket.

The first thing you notice about Brown is that he has length. Aside from standing 7-feet, he has a wingspan of 7’4”. He is also quite a slim individual, so he could do with some weight training in Westwood, but that is a small detail that can be worked on with development.

Brown is very active under the basket. He needs to work on his footwork, but for the most part has a keen sense of where he is around the rim. Not only is he a hard to stop when he is driving to the rim, he takes up space and is a decent shot blocker on the defensive end.

Though you can’t easily replace experience, Brown is going to be a good replacement for graduating senior center, and fellow 7-footer, Thomas Welsh. In fact, the Bruins are going to be well stocked in the front court as the Bruins finally get to utilize PF Cody Riley and PF/C Jalen Hill who were suspended for the entirety of the season.

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The Bruins look to close out the 2018 recruiting class strong and Brown should make an immediate impact. Now if the Bruins can land a point guard, they should be very solid entering the 2018-19 season.

Welcome to Westwood, Moses!