Moses Moody Selected By Golden State With The 14th Pick
Moses Moody is headed to Oakland! The former Razorback’s dreams have been realized.
I remember seeing a clip of Moody as a freshman hitting a deep game-winning 3-pointer on the AAU circuit. We had heard rumblings of how special a player he was, but I remember becoming a believer after seeing that clip.
Moody had 2 great seasons at North Little Rock High School before heading to Monteverde Academy for the final 2 years of his high school career. Moody had suitors from all over the nation vying for his services in college. He would eventually elect to call those Hogs.
As a Razorback, Moody played nearly 34 minutes a game in 32 games this season. 16.8 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.6 assists, and 1.0 steals per game. He did all that while shooting 35.8% from 3 and 81.2% from the free throw line.
Moody is a safe pick for any team in this draft, but especially fits well with the Warriors. His ability allows him to be a plug and play, 3 and D player for any team. He is ready for that role now.
If Moody can become a more efficient finisher, more lateral quickness, and better shot-creating ability, he could be really special.
This is a special night for the Arkansas basketball program. Moody is the first Arkansas player to be a One and Done after an outstanding season! This is a huge night for Eric Musselman. You know he will use Moody as an example of what Arkansas can do for recruits with NBA aspirations!
It’s also a special night from a fan’s perspective. Many heard the name Moses Moody early on. Several were led to believe for much of his high school career that Moody would not choose to play for the Hogs. Moody did come home though and led Arkansas to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1996 and beyond to the Elite 8. Seeing Moody’s dreams come true is special. Seeing it happen after his time as a Razorback is nostalgic of the glory days when Arkansas was putting players in the NBA almost every year. This will become the norm again.
One last time for old time’s sake….
THIS IS MOSES MOODY’S WORLD AND WE ARE LUCKY TO BE LIVING IN IT