FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (March 7, 2017) – For the second consecutive season, Arkansas senior Moses Kingsley has picked up a pair of SEC postseason awards from the league head coaches, earning second team All-SEC honors and landing on the SEC All-Defensive team.
Kingsley becomes the ninth player in program history to earn All-SEC honors in consecutive seasons, including the third individual in the last 10 years. He is the first Razorback to ever earn multiple selections to the SEC All-Defensive team after leading the league with 80 blocks on the year, including 41 of those coming in conference play.
After scoring over 500 points as a junior, Kingsley went to work as a senior and became the 40th player in school history to score 1,000 career points. He continues to climb the all-time scoring list and is on pace to finish among the top 25 scorers in Razorback history.
He has become one of the most versatile big men to ever wear an Arkansas uniform and stands alone with Razorback legend Oliver Miller as the only players to reach 1,000 points, 600 rebounds and 200 blocks.
Kingsley is second among the league’s active double-double leaders, recording six such games this year and 23 during the last three seasons. He is tied for eighth in the country with 15 games of three-plus blocks and his 2.58 blocks per game this year is good for 17th in the nation.
To go along with his SEC awards, Kingsley also hauled in U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) All-District VII Team honors for the second straight year Tuesday morning. The USBWA has selected teams since its founding in 1956-57 and District VII consists of schools from Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas. Kingsley is joined by Texas A&M’s Tyler Davis as the lone SEC representatives.
As the No. 3 seed in this week’s SEC Tournament, Arkansas has earned a double bye and will open play Friday at 8:30 p.m. at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. The Razorbacks will take on the winner of No. 6 seed Ole Miss versus No. 11 seed Auburn or No. 14 seed Missouri.