5 - Moses Moody

6-6, 210 Shooting Guard
Arkansas Freshman
05/31/02 (19.4 yrs)
Little Rock, AR
High School
Montverde Academy
Team Site Profile
Jump Shot
NBA Ready
Ball Handling

NBA Comparison: Glen Rice/Robert Covington

Strengths: Good size for a wing with a frame that should be able to add strength and muscle … Excellent length with a 7-foot wingspan … Comfortable shooting off the catch or on 1 and 2 dribble pull ups … Excellent feel for the game – Has instincts that allow him to always seem to be in the right position at the right time … High level understanding of the game, knows how to create spacing for his teammates and find openings in the defense … Looks to capitalize off defenders’ mistakes … Rebounds the ball well for a guard … Uses jab steps very well to create space and read how defenders are guarding him … Is able to shoot effectively even with defenders in his area … Accepts contact and goes up strong when shooting in the paint … Uses opponents’ momentum against them to create opportunities for himself by using pump fakes and jab steps … Runs the floor well in transition and finds a good balance between running to the rim and spotting up for three on the break … Always on balance – on rare instances where he is off balance, he is able to regain his balance before making a move … Works hard on both ends of the court and can be sneaky when finding his way into rebounding position … Excellent anticipation knowing where rebounds will end up … Plays solid position defense … Shoots the ball well from college and NBA three point range …

Weaknesses: Doesn’t play with speed/enough athleticism to create his own shots on a routine basis … First step and ability to create offense off the dribble and get to the rim remain a work in progress … May need to rely on team offense and playing with other creators to reach his ceiling … May struggle when NBA athletes crowd him, forcing him to become better at moving without the ball … Lacks explosion, especially on his first step, which allows defenders to stay in front of him with regularity … Many scoring opportunities for him at Arkansas came when they used him as a screener – his team will have to scheme him open to get good looks … May struggle when defending very quick or explosive players that can take angles away from him … Had a 1:1 assist to turnover ratio at Arkansas … Doesn’t create a ton of looks for teammates in the half court, but part of that was the way Arkansas used him within their offense …

Outlook: Moody is a player that despite his youth, seems to be a what-you-see-is-what-you-get player … He may have a low ceiling due to his inability to create offense, but his well-rounded game and high level understanding of the game mean he should be able to fit into most teams and find a role that he can excel in … Many of his outside catch and shoot jumpers came after the defender had closed out on him, but when defenders let their guard down, he hits contested shots over them … That type of shot making should create spacing for his teammates. Despite a relatively low ceiling compared to some of the players at the top of draft boards, he may have one of the the highest floors of any freshmen in the draft, as his mix of size, hustle, anticipation, intelligence, and understanding of the game make it almost a sure thing that he finds a way to contribute sooner rather than later on whatever team selects him on draft night …

Notes: Measured: 6’4.5” barefoot, 6’6.0” in shoes, 8’9.0” standing reach,  210.6 lbs, 7’0.75” wingspan at the 2021 NBA Draft Combine …

Eric Yearian 6/9/21

NBA Comparison: Joe Johnson

Strengths: 6’5 wing with a 7-foot wingspan… Good athlete. Finishes above the rim on straight-line attacks … Averaged 13.2 points per game over the Nike EYBL in 2018 and 16.1 points per game in 2019. Finished 9th in scoring at the NBPA Top 100 with 13.6 points per game in 2019 … Spreads the floor well and moves well off the ball. Can shoot off the catch or off a pull-up using minimal dribbles. Gets shot off with just a little bit of space … Reliable free throw shooter. Shot 80.6% FT% over the Nike EYBL in 2018 and 79.4% FT% in 2019. Shot 93.8% FT% (15-16) at the NBPA Top 100 in 2019 … Solid ball handler … Defends well on the ball and consistently sits in a stance. Averaged 1.6 steals per game over the Nike EYBL in 2019. Averaged 1 steal per game at the NBPA Top 100 in 2019 … Ideal frame for a wing …

Weaknesses: Slight frame and lacks strength … Good athlete but not incredibly explosive … Doesn’t have a lot of creativity off the dribble and doesn’t break down the defense, creating at the next levels may be an obstacle … Can improve shooting efficiency. Shot 37.8% FG% on 10.9 shots per game over the Nike EYBL in 2018 and shot 43.1% FG% on 13.7 shots per game in 2019 … Can shoot off the catch or 1-2 dribble pull-ups with good mechanics but hasn’t been consistent as a 3PT shooter. Shot 33.8% 3PT% on 6.7 attempts per game over the Nike EYBL in 2018 and 28.1% 3PT% on 5.7 attempts per game in 2019. Shot 26.3% 3PT% at the NBPA Top 100 in 2019 … Good floor spacer but isn’t much of a playmaker or offensive initiator. Averaged 1.2 assists per game over the Nike EYBL in 2018 and 1.8 assists per game in 2019. Averaged 0.8 assists per game at the NBPA Top 100 in 2019 … Doesn’t stand out as a rebounder. Averaged 3.1 rebounds per game over the Nike EYBL in 2018 and 4.2 rebounds per game in 2019 …

Outlook: Arkansas freshman … Helped lead Montverde to a 25-0 record as a senior … 2019 All-EYBL: Honorable Mention …

Evan Tomes 11/29/20