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Five-star junior center Moses Brown talks recruiting

Moses Brown
Gonzaga DC Classic

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Five-star junior center Moses Brown continues to take his game to new heights as major programs across the country keep close tabs.

The seven-footer at Queens (N.Y.) Archbishop Molloy who ranks No. 17 overall in the class of 2018 is rapidly removing the prospect tag and turning into a player.

When Rivals.com watched Brown at the Gonzaga DC Classic last weekend he was changing the game as a scorer and as a shot blocker and Brown said he's embraced his size and being more aggressive.

"I feel like I'm embracing my blessing of being seven foot and that I'm way more than just a prospect," said Brown. "I should be a basketball player and now I'm ready to take my game to the next level.

"I'm just wanting to dunk on people all the time and not just lay it up. Like I said, I'm seven feet tall so I've got to change everything and finish at the rim all the time."

Brown attributes his rapidly improving game to not just his attitude, but work in the gym to be more athletic.

"I've been filling out my body," said Brown. "I've been in the gym every day working on my explosiveness and being able to jump around more and be more active."

Brown says that he's been leaving it to his father and uncle to handle most of his recruitment so he hasn't had a ton of personal interaction with college coaches. However, he's paid attention to who has stopped by to see him and mentioned Louisville, Duke, Connecticut, Miami, St. John's, Florida, USC, Kansas, Arizona and Georgetown as schools that have been in. Of that group, only Duke hasn't offered.

In the present, Brown is focused on continuing to be more dominant and having a strong junior season. When the time comes to lock in on his recruitment, player development and preparing him to fulfill his dream of playing in the NBA will be key.

"It's just about developing and hopefully putting me in the right spot where I can go to the next level," said Brown. "Not just go to the next level, but go to the next level and be ready to play."