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Kingsley Earns Honors From Associated Press

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas men’s basketball standout Moses Kingsley continues to haul in postseason honors as the junior was named second team All-SEC by the Associated Press Monday afternoon.

It’s the third award for Kingsley who was named second team All-SEC and to the All-Defensive Team by the league head coaches, before garnering All-District VII honors by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.

Kingsley has emerged as one of the most improved players in the country in 2015-16, increasing his scoring output by 12.3 points per game and his rebounds by 6.8 boards per contest. He ended the regular season as one of two players in the league and one of seven high-major players in the country averaging 16-plus points and nine-plus rebounds per game.

The Abuja, Nigeria native is second in the SEC with 16 double-doubles and was the league’s only finalist for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award as the nation’s top center. Kingsley was named the SEC Player of the Week on Feb. 1 after averaging 17.5 points and 11 rebounds per game with a pair of double-doubles in victories over No. 5 Texas A&M and Texas Tech.

He is the only player in the league with multiple games of 20 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks, and his 3.2 offensive rebounds per game lead the SEC. Kingsley is the lone player in the conference to rank in the top five in rebounds, field goal percentage and blocked shots.

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