Indiana has watched and reached out to a number of very talented 2018 prospects.
One of them is four-star 7-foot center Moses Brown from New York’s Archbishop Malloy High School and the New Heights AAU program.
“They started texting me in late June,” Brown told Peegs.com. “A lot of schools are texting my phone, Indiana, UConn, Oregon State, coach (Mark) Turgeon from Maryland has been texting me a lot.”
Brown is currently ranked No. 46 nationally in the 2018 class by Scout.com.
In July, Brown added offers from Arizona, Louisville, Georgetown, UCLA, Michigan, SMU, USC and VCU. He also has offers from Florida, Maryland, Oklahoma, St. John’s, Minnesota and others.
Brown said he’s been on campus at Maryland and St. John’s, and Kansas, Florida and Connecticut are schools pushing hard for fall visits from him.
Brown wants a staff has developed pros on the front line. Indiana has had two NBA lottery picks in Cody Zeller (No. 4 in 2013) and Noah Vonleh (No. 9 in 2014) in recent years and likely will have another in Thomas Bryant in 2017.
Athletic, mobile, able to get up to block shots, Brown’s game is just developing but he had a terrific showing in Las Vegas in July.
“My confidence is better. I’m getting stronger. I’m taking care of my body. I was always a taller guy, but I had a little bit of weight on me and I just lost a lot of weight. I worked really hard at losing a lot of weight.”
Now around 210 pounds, Brown said he was recently measured at 7-foot-1.
“Two years ago, I wasn’t really good at finishing. I was kind of weak. People were able to throw me around. Coach had faith in me,” Brown said. “He still put me in the game and let me learn.”
Brown said he wants to develop a versatile game.
“I watch a lot of Jabari Parker highlights,” Brown said. “He’s a big guy. He faces up. He uses his body really well. I like Paul Pierce’s game, and I like Jahlil Okafor’s game.”