Moses Moody

American basketball player (born 2002)
Moses Moody
Moody in 2023
No. 4 – Golden State Warriors
PositionShooting guard
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (2002-05-31) May 31, 2002 (age 21)
Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight211 lb (96 kg)
Career information
High school
CollegeArkansas (2020–2021)
NBA draft2021: 1st round, 14th overall pick
Selected by the Golden State Warriors
Playing career2021–present
Career history
2021–presentGolden State Warriors
2021–2023→Santa Cruz Warriors
Career highlights and awards
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at NBA.com
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at Basketball-Reference.com

Moses Josiah Moody (born May 31, 2002) is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Arkansas Razorbacks.

Moody was drafted 14th overall in the 2021 NBA draft by the Warriors. During his rookie season with the team, he won an NBA championship.

High school career

Moody began playing high school basketball for Parkview Arts and Science Magnet High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he helped his team reach the state championship game in his freshman season.[1] As a sophomore, he moved to North Little Rock High School in North Little Rock, Arkansas. Moody averaged 18.6 points, 7.2 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 2.1 steals and 1.4 blocks per game, leading his team to the Class 7A state title.[2] He was named to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette All-Underclassman Team and the Arkansas 7A All-State Team.[3] For his junior year, Moody transferred to Montverde Academy in Montverde, Florida. He averaged 17.7 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.6 steals per game for Bradley Beal Elite at the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL) regular season and was named to the All-EYBL honorable mention.[4] In his senior season, Moody averaged 11.6 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 1.8 assists per game for Montverde, the consensus number one team in the nation, who he helped achieve a 25–0 regular season record.[1]

Recruiting

Moody received several high major NCAA Division I scholarship offers as early as his sophomore season.[5] He finished high school as a consensus four-star recruit in the 2020 class. On November 9, 2019, Moody committed to play college basketball for Arkansas over offers from Michigan and Virginia, among others. He became the highest ranked player to commit to Arkansas since Bobby Portis of the 2013 class.[6]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Moses Moody
SG
Little Rock, AR Montverde Academy (FL) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Nov 9, 2019 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 87
Overall recruiting rankings:   Rivals: 55  247Sports: 39  ESPN: 45
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "Arkansas 2020 Basketball Commitments". Rivals.com. Retrieved July 7, 2020.
  • "2020 Arkansas Razorbacks Recruiting Class". ESPN.com. Retrieved July 7, 2020.
  • "2020 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved July 7, 2020.

College career

Moody recorded a career-high 28 points four times in the 2020–2021 season for the Razorbacks.[7] As a freshman, he averaged 16.8 points and 5.8 rebounds per game.[8] Moody earned SEC Freshman of the Year and First Team All-SEC honors.[9] After helping Arkansas to a 25–7 overall record, an Elite Eight appearance in the 2021 NCAA Tournament, and a Top Ten finish in the polls, he declared for the 2021 NBA draft on April 9, 2021, forgoing his remaining college eligibility.[8]

Professional career

Golden State Warriors (2021–present)

Moody was selected with the 14th pick in the 2021 NBA draft by the Golden State Warriors.[10] On August 5, 2021, Moody signed with the Golden State Warriors .[11] On October 19, 2021, Moody made his debut in the NBA, coming off the bench with two points and two rebounds in a 121–114 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.[12] On January 11, 2022, on assignment with the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA G League, Moody scored 37 points in a 132–130 overtime victory over the Memphis Hustle.[13] On March 7, 2022, Moody scored a career-high 30 points in a 131–124 loss to the Denver Nuggets.[14] On June 16, 2022, Moody won the 2022 NBA Finals with the Warriors.[15]

Career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
 †  Won an NBA championship

NBA

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2021–22 Golden State 52 11 11.7 .437 .364 .778 1.5 .4 .1 .2 4.4
2022–23 Golden State 63 3 13.0 .476 .363 .698 1.7 .8 .3 .1 4.8
Career 115 14 12.4 .459 .363 .730 1.6 .6 .2 .1 4.6

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2022 Golden State 13 0 8.1 .536 .538 .667 .6 .3 .2 .2 3.2
2023 Golden State 12 0 13.4 .535 .591 .917 2.6 .7 .4 .3 4.8
Career 25 0 10.6 .535 .571 .833 1.6 .5 .3 .3 4.4

College

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2020–21 Arkansas 32 32 33.8 .427 .358 .812 5.8 1.6 1.0 .7 16.8

References

  1. ^ a b "Moses Moody inks with Razorbacks". KTHV. April 17, 2020. Retrieved July 8, 2020.
  2. ^ Parker, Zach (March 9, 2018). "Moody shines as NLR pays back Northside". Hot Springs Sentinel-Record. Retrieved July 8, 2020.
  3. ^ Davenport, Richard (October 20, 2019). "Moses Moody feels the love from Arkansas staff and fans". Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Retrieved July 8, 2020.
  4. ^ Davenport, Richard (November 9, 2019). "ESPN's Biancardi: A lot to like about Moses Moody". The Northwest Arkansas Times. Retrieved July 8, 2020.
  5. ^ Davenport, Richard (March 4, 2018). "NLR's Moody more of complete player since beginning of the season". Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Retrieved July 8, 2020.
  6. ^ Borzello, Jeff (November 9, 2019). "Moses Moody, No. 29 in ESPN 100, picks Arkansas over Michigan". ESPN. Retrieved July 8, 2020.
  7. ^ Holt, Bob; Murphy, Tom (March 14, 2021). "Moody makes 28 his own". WholeHogSports. Retrieved July 20, 2021.
  8. ^ a b "Arkansas Razorbacks guard Moses Moody declares for NBA draft". ESPN. April 9, 2021. Retrieved July 20, 2021.
  9. ^ Hutchinson, Andrew (March 9, 2021). "Moody, Notae earn postseason SEC honors". Rivals. Retrieved July 20, 2021.
  10. ^ Letourneau, Connor (July 30, 2021). "Warriors draft Jonathan Kuminga at No. 7, Moses Moody at No. 14". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved July 30, 2021.
  11. ^ "Warriors Sign Jonathan Kuminga and Moses Moody". nba.com. Retrieved 6 August 2021.
  12. ^ "Curry, Warriors stun James, Lakers 121-114 in opener". ESPN.com. October 19, 2021. Retrieved October 19, 2021.
  13. ^ Taylor, Cody (January 11, 2022). "Warriors' Moses Moody erupts for 37 points in G League". Rookie Wire. Retrieved February 6, 2022.
  14. ^ Call, Tommy (March 7, 2022). "NBA Twitter reacts to Warriors falling short in gritty performance vs. Nuggets". USA Today. Retrieved March 7, 2022.
  15. ^ "NBA Finals 2022: Complete news, schedules, stats for Golden State Warriors vs. Boston Celtics". espn.com. 17 June 2022.

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