New UCLA basketball head coach Mick Cronin joined Jim Rome on Tuesday and said that the Bruins’ 7’1 center Moses Brown might be headed to the NBA Draft after one season in Westwood.
With a new coach comes change and the UCLA basketball team is experiencing that with Mick Cronin who has started to shape the program to his liking.
Since he was hired a week ago, Cronin has already hit the ground running, but he has also been a hot commodity on the sports talk circuit. On Tuesday, he joined Jim Rome to talk about taking over as the head of one of the most iconic teams in sports, but also revealed some information that would shake up the roster.
While discussing the roster, Cronin said that freshman Moses Brown would most likely head to the NBA Draft, joining Kris Wilkes and Jaylen Hands who have already hired agents and declared.
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If true, this is a controversial move for Brown. Though he has the height and potential, there is a lot of work he has yet to meet that potential.
Despite his 7’1 frame, Brown is a very slender ball player. In several contests last season, opposing big men were able to get the upper hand on Brown who was pushed around quite a bit under the rim. If he is to go to the pros, strength, and conditioning is a must for this tower of a human being.
Though Brown does have his upside as he can quickly put the ball in the basket with his size as he led the team in shooting percentage (.607).
Last season, Brown was the Bruins’ leading rebounder as he hauled in 8.3 rebounds. He was also third in scoring with 9.7 points per game. On top of that, he led the team in blocks with 62, averaging 1.0 per game.
If Brown does leave, that opens up a scholarship and would give Cronin another roster spot. Currently, the Bruins are on the radar of 4-star shooting guard Cassius Stanley who is also looking at USC, Oregon, and Duke.