On Thursday, July 29, Moses Moody’s dream came true.
After a standout freshman season at the University of Arkansas, Moses decided to enter the NBA Draft and one of the premier teams in the NBA, the Golden State Warriors, swooped in and grabbed the BBE Alum with the 14th overall pick.
“We liked him for a lot of reasons,” Golden State general manager Bob Myers said. “He’s got great size, great length and has good skill and a good feel for the game.”
Accompanied by his mom Rona and his father Kareem, Moses took the stage, shook the hand of NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and donned a Warriors hat for the first time.
“It’s tremendous that I’m able to be in this position,” Moses told ESPN during the Draft. “I couldn’t do it without my family and my team and the people [supporting me].
Moses becomes the first lottery pick out of the University of Arkansas since 2006. During his lone season with the Razorbacks he averaged 16.8 points and 5.8 rebounds per game, led Arkansas to the Elite Eight, and was recognized as SEC Rookie of the Year while also earning First Team All-SEC and All-SEC Freshman honors.
Now he’ll attempt to make his mark on the league, like so many BBE alums before him,
“I’m extremely excited,” Moses said. “I like to play, obviously, on winning teams and to win games, and [the Warriors] can really do it. I’m just glad to be a part of a winning program.”