• Moses Moody is a developing shot-maker with prototypical physical tools for an NBA shooting guard who exceeded expectations as a freshman serving as the first option of an Arkansas team that made it to the Elite Eight. Widely regarded as one of the top-40 prospects in the high school class of 2020 following his senior year at Montverde Academy (FL), the Little Rock native returned to Arkansas to play in Head Coach Eric Musselman’s fast-paced offense. Averaging 16.8 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game to earn All-SEC 1st Team and Freshman of the Year honors, Moody played a key role in the Razorbacks’ surge in the second half of SEC play.
• Listed at 6’6 with an improving 205-pound frame to go along with a 7’1 wingspan, Moody has terrific dimensions for a wing and is a capable athlete, even if he has room to get stronger.
• Playing primarily off the ball for the Razorbacks, Moody did much of his damage away from the rim as a freshman. Showing significant improvement as a three-point shooter, flashing the ability to rise and fire running off screens, and knocking down midrange shots at a solid rate, Moody contributed from the perimeter scoring in a variety of ways. Doing a nice job drawing fouls when attacking the rim, at his best last season, the 18-year-old guard was an efficient three-level scorer.
• Possessing tremendous length for his size, Moody defended multiple positions last season as Arkansas often played multiple guards. Getting low, sliding his feet, and contesting impressively some possessions, Moody is a willing defender and rebounder who has room to become more solid off the ball.
• A smooth shooter with improved mechanics, Moody did much of his damage off the ball in Arkansas’s motion sets. Nearly half of his shots in the half court were catch and shoot jumpers which he converted for 1.08 points per set shot in the half court [63rd percentile]. Taking and making some contested shots spotting up, running to the three-point line in transition, and moving off screens, Moody was a bit streaky from the deep, but proved to be a potent perimeter threat when he could find his range.
• More than just a floor spacer, Moody was fairly aggressive looking to attack closeouts. Regularly stepping into one-dribble jumpers in the midrange, he averaged 0.82 points per pull-up jump shot in the half court [58th percentile] displaying nice touch from 15-feet and getting into his shot fluidly. As effective as he was as a shot-maker some nights, he has room to pick and choose his spots a bit more consistently.
• Moody is not a particularly prolific slasher or polished ball handler, but was able to take what defenses gave him around the rim both on and off the ball. He can play above the rim in space, did a nice job sneaking in on the glass, and embraced contact inside averaging 1.10 points per finishing opportunity in the half court [45th percentile]. When he was able to get downhill, he did a nice job finding contact, but could see the easy play more frequently on the move.
• Ranked 4th in the SEC in put back scoring (2.2 points per game)
• Ranked 5th in the SEC in off screen scoring (1.8 points per game)
• Possessing terrific length for a wing, Moody held his own defensively as a freshman. Allowing 0.79 points per one-on-one possession [42nd percentile], he fared pretty well on the ball often getting low, trying to play angels on the perimeter, and even putting a body on bigger forwards in the post.
• Moody also had some positive moment closing out shooters, even if he is still learning how to make rotations consistently. His length was often a plus when contesting shots on the perimeter and around the rim.
— Profile by Synergy Sports