2021 NBA Draft: Arkansas freshman Moses Moody declares after serving to lead Razorbacks to Candy 16



Arkansas wing Moses Moody is declaring for the 2021 NBA Draft and hiring an agent after a standout freshman season with the Razorbacks. Moody is listed No. 12 on the CBS Sports activities NBA Draft Large Board and went No. 11 in Kyle Boone’s newest mock draft this week.

Moody averaged 16.8 factors and 5.8 rebounds this season whereas beginning all 32 video games and serving to Arkansas attain the Candy 16 for the primary time since 1996. Although he struggled offensively within the NCAA Event, he led the Razorbacks in scoring in the course of the season and confirmed promise as a two-way wing on the subsequent stage. He’s Arkansas’ first-ever one-and-done NBA prospect

“Thanks for being such an enormous a part of a memorable trip. Congratulations and good luck!” Arkansas coach Eric Musselman wrote on Twitter. “As soon as a Razorback all the time a Razorback!”

At 6-foot-6 and with a positive wingspan, Moody has the dimensions and size to defend a number of positions and create photographs off the dribble. He confirmed promise as an out of doors shooter by making 35.8% of his 3-point makes an attempt on 5.8 tries per recreation with the Razorbacks. Although Moody struggled at instances to complete when attacking the basket, he did present an uncanny means to succeed in the free-throw line.

Moody averaged 5.8 free-throw makes an attempt per recreation — making 81.2% of them — and tried 10 or extra free throws six instances in the course of the season. In a monumental win over Alabama on Feb. 24, Moody scored 16 of his 24 factors on the free-throw line.

Although only a four-star prospect out of Montverde Academy and the No. 45 general prospect within the class of 2020, in line with 247Sports, Moody beat out five-star guards Sharife Cooper of Auburn and Cam Thomas of LSU for the SEC’s Freshman of the Yr award. 



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