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UCLA Basketball Lands 5-Star Center Moses Brown

Brown fielded offers from Florida State and Maryland, but has chosen to play for the Bruins. 

2018 Hoophall Classic: Archbishop Molloy vs DeMatha Catholic David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

UCLA got a huge commitment today for the 2018 class from five-star center Moses Brown out of Archbishop Molloy in New York City. Brown is ranked No. 21 in the 247Sports Composite.

He is a skilled player and every year his high school coach feared that he would leave for a basketball powerhouse prep school. But instead, Brown chose to stay home. According to the New York Post, “I just think it’s better, being in the city playing basketball,” Brown said. “Everybody knows who you are, and you get more attention.” His coach claims that he can catch anything within his wing span and has greatly improved on all fronts since starting high school basketball.

He is 7-foot-2 and was named a McDonald’s All-American, the first New York City native who attended high school in the five boroughs to get selected since Isaiah Whitehead in 2014.

Here are highlights from the UAA finals, thanks to Court Cred. I think the first thing you’ll notice is his size compared to other players his age:

Welcome to Westwood, Moses!

Go Bruins!