Five-star center Moses Brown commits to UCLA

Five-star center Moses Brown announced his verbal commitment to UCLA on Monday, giving the Bruins one of the top prospects in the country for the 2018 recruiting class.

Brown, a 7-foot-1, 241-pound McDonald’s All-American from New York City, was also considering Florida State and Maryland. He is the 18th-best prospect in the country, according to ESPN’s 100 rankings.

“I decided to choose UCLA because of the rich basketball tradition,” Brown told Slam Magazine, “I could see myself developing and working on my game and being ready for the next level.”

He is UCLA’s first five-star recruit for this class, joining signees David Singleton, Jules Bernard and Kenneth Nwuba. Singleton and Bernard are both four-star Southern California natives while Nwuba is a three-star center who is finishing his final year of high school in West Virginia.