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Tuesday / October 22.
  • Class of 2018 big man Moses Brown poised to announce ‘real soon’

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Moses Brown is closing in on a college decision.

    The 7-foot-2 senior big man from Archbishop Molloy High School said he expects to decide “real soon” and “maybe by the end of next month.”

    “I’m going to make a decision real soon,” he said after scoring 21 points with 6 rebounds in an 86-56 loss to DeMatha Catholic at the Hoophall Classic in which Molloy played without injured junior point guard Cole Anthony (bone bruise).

    Kentucky head coach John Calipari, Maryland assistant Bino Ranson and UCLA assistant Tyus Edney were among the coaches on hand.

    Brown has visited Florida State, Maryland and UCLA and is expected to sign during the spring. Calipari previously visited Brown, but Kentucky has not yet officially offered.

    “That really was my whole purpose in waiting it out, I just wanted to see how they played,” he said of the late decision. “Now I’m pretty certain on what I’m about to do.”

    UCLA appears to be in a good position.

    “UCLA is a really good school, I love their campus,” he said. “And I like the conference that they’re in.”

    He added: “I’m just going to go there and develop my game and see if I’m ready for the next level.”

    UCLA has pledges from shooting guards Jules Bernard and David Singleton III and big man Kenny Nwuba.

    Asked about possibly going West from the Big Apple, he said, “It doesn’t matter to me. Anywhere where I could just go play. It doesn’t matter where the school is.”

    Florida State head coach Leonard Hamilton also watched Brown at the City of Palms last month.

    “I took a visit in November and I really enjoyed myself on the visit,” he said. “Coach Hamilton keeps in touch with me a lot. I think they’ve only lost like two games so far.

    Maryland’s Ranson was also on hand.

    “I spoke to coach before the game, he just told me to go out there and play hard,” Brown said.

    Calipari was on hand for Brown and several other recruits.

    “I still have yet to take a visit to Kentucky and they haven’t offered me yet so,” he said.

    Asked if they weren’t really involved, Brown said, “No.”

    Duke also seems out of the mix.

    “Coach texted me before the game, they’re still keeping in touch,” he said.

    Brown, who will play with Molloy in the SNY Invitational Jan. 26-27, hopes to pull the trigger soon.

    “Maybe by the end of next month I should have committed,” he said. “I may take a visit. I just might take a visit.”

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    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.