Arkansas SG Moses Moody selected in first round of NBA Draft
Known for his wingspan of more than 7 feet, and with a 6-foot-6 205 pound frame, Arkansas’ Moses Moody was taken with the final pick of the lottery in the first round of the NBA Draft to the Golden State Warriors at No. 14.
The 2020-21 SEC Freshman of the Year was among 20 invitation-only, first-round-projected players who were seated at tables inside the Barclays Center. He had one of the best freshman seasons in Arkansas history, and improved his status in pre-draft workouts.
An All-SEC player as a freshman last season, Moody averaged 16.8 points to lead the Razorbacks and shot 42.7 percent from the field, 35.6 percent on 3-pointers and 81.2 percent on free throws (151 of 186).
“I can shoot. That fits in on any roster,” Moody told Indiana media when asked what he’ll bring to whichever team drafts him, per Whole Hog Sports. “Obviously that’s going to be something I’ll definitely add.
“I’m also going to defend my butt off on every possession. Those are two things I’m going to do regardless, and the rest, I’ll figure out.”
For context, Moody was one of three NCAA freshmen to average more than 15.0 points and 5.0 rebounds. He was also one of three players in the SEC (only freshman) to average at least 16.0 points and 5.5 rebounds.