FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The pre-season awards keep piling up for University of Arkansas basketball player Moses Kingsley. He was ranked as the 6th best big man in the nation by NBC Sports pushing his pre-season hype even further.

Kingsley has already been named to the watch list for the 2017 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award, the SEC Pre-Season Player of the Year, and was ranked 21st overall as the best college basketball player in the nation.

During his junior year last season, Kingsley averaged 16 points and 9 rebounds per game as well as having 16 double-doubles.

On Friday night, the Razorbacks opened up pre-season play with a 27-point victory over Central Missouri. There next game is Friday, November 4 against Emporia State.