Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Moses Brown, the 7-foot-2 senior big man from Archbishop Molloy High School, enjoyed his official visit to UCLA this past weekend.
Brown, who was on campus along with 2018 point guard Darius Garland, had previously taken official visits to Maryland (Sept. 28) and Florida State (Oct. 20).
“He loved UCLA,” Molloy assistant John Magna told ZAGSBLOG. “Coach [Duane] Broussard and [Steve] Alford did a great job all along the recruiting process.. They spoke to him about how he fits into what they are doing. He got to a chance to watch a scrimmage. He saw himself fitting really well in there system. And he got a chance to see L.A. life for the weekend. The fans out West really knew who he was and were approaching him. He loves that fact that they see Kareem [Abdul-Jabbar] when they see Moses, especially with being a New York product at that size and skill.”
It remains unclear if Brown will sign during the early signing period, which begins Nov. 8.
UCLA, meantime, has received 2018 commitments from shooting guards Jules Bernard and David Singleton III. They remain in the mix for several players, including Garland, power forwards Jordan Brown and Kevin Zhang and centers Kenny Nwuba and Bryan Penn-Johnson. Alford’s staff has also landed two 2019 pledges in point guards LaMelo Ball and Grant Sherfield.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.