The Little Rock native is the first University of Arkansas freshman to join the league.
All-American Moses Moody is headed from the Natural State to the Golden State. Moody became the 13th University of Arkansas Razorback to be selected in the first round of the NBA Draft when the Golden State Warriors selected the guard with the 14th overall pick yesterday. He is the first Razorback Golden State has ever picked in the NBA Draft.
Moody, the first “one-and-done” in Razorback history, additionally becomes the sixth Razorback to be an NBA Lottery pick since its inception in 1985 and is the 40th Razorback selected in the NBA Draft, according to a press release. As the number 14 pick, the Little Rock native ties Ronnie Brewer Jr., for ninth-highest Razorback taken and is the first lottery pick since Brewer in 2006.
Officials named Brewer recruiting coordinator of the Razorback men’s basketball team last week. Brewer congratulated Moody on his selection via Twitter last night.
“14th overall pick from Little Rock, Arkansas, I love to see it,” Brewer wrote. “From one lottery pick to another and 1st 1 and done…It’s time to get to work. Who is next?”
Moody just completed a successful freshman campaign with the Razorbacks. In addition to compiling an impressive list of individual honors, Moody also led Arkansas to the program’s first NCAA Elite 8 since 1995, a 25-win season – just the program’s 13th 25-win season in 97 years of basketball – and a top 10 final national ranking.
Moody led the team, ranked third in the SEC and was fourth among NCAA freshmen, in scoring, averaging 16.8 points per game. He was one of three NCAA freshmen to average more than 15 points and 5 rebounds.