Moses Moody wants to showcase shooting during pre-draft process

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Arkansas guard Moses Moody on Tuesday said one of his biggest objectives heading into the NBA draft is to showcase his ability as a shooter during private workouts.

Moody was named the SEC Freshman of the Year after averaging 16.8 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.6 assists and one steal in 32 games with the Razorbacks. He was one of three freshmen in the country to average at least 15 points and five rebounds.

The 6-foot-6 standout converted 35.8% of his 5.8 average per game attempts from 3-point range last season. He registered a 7-foot wingspan at the combine and projects to be one of the top 3-and-D options this year, something he has worked on extensively recently.

“I can shoot the ball,” Moody said after working out with the Indiana Pacers. “That’s something I really want to prove and showcase. I can play without the ball. I can handle it. I can move, and I’m athletic. Those are a couple of the small things I want to show and also show how I developed all of those other skills.”

Moody is widely expected to be a lottery pick in the NBA draft given his ability on both ends of the floor. While he still doesn’t know where he’ll land, Moody knows his ability as a shooter and defender will translate well at the next level.

“Obviously that’s going to be something I’m definitely going to add (to a team),” Mood said. “I’m also going to defend my butt off on any possession. So those are two things that I’m going to do regardless and the rest I’ll figure out.”

The NBA draft is scheduled to take place on Thursday, July 29.

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