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33 - Moses Kingsley

6-10, 230 Center
Arkansas Senior
Birthday
11/16/94 (25 yrs)
Hometown
Abuja, Nigeria
High School
Huntington Prep
Team Site Profile
Statistics
Athleticism
8
Size
8
Defense
8
Strength
8
Quickness
7
Leadership
7
Jump Shot
7
NBA Ready
7
Rebounding
8
Potential
7
Post Skills
6
Intangibles
8
89 Overall:

NBA Comparison: Hilton Armstrong/Festus Ezeli

Strengths: Kingsley is a player that looks the part of an NBA blue collar big man … Standing at 6’10", with a 7’2" wingspan, he possesses size that is not teachable … Physical tools give him intriguing potential …  He is at his best in the paint on both ends of the floor … Explosive athlete, which he uses to finish around the basket … Highly efficient at scoring garbage baskets, or off plays that aren’t designed for him … Has even shown some ability to handle the ball and the body control to get through opponents and finish on the break … Likes physical contact and plays with toughness … Monster on the offensive boards … Rebounds very well, particularly outside of his area … Has a strong defensive presence …  Combines length with great awareness and timing to block and change shots in the paint. 2.4 shot blocks per game in 30 minutes … Great feet. Excellent lateral speed … Can hold his own on the perimeter defending guards … Three years in college has given him a solid feel for where to be defensively and improved his skill level considerably … Shows a hunger to learn and plays with great energy and determination …

Weaknesses: Still somewhat new to the game (6 years of competitive ball) and his feel is affected slightly … Scoring ability and offensive skill set remains limited … Does not have much of a post game … Questionable touch on his shot … Misses too many easy put backs and shots close to the rim … Has an unnecessary hitch in his form that causes inconsistency in his shot. Also should focus on better follow through … Poor free throw shooter, who has never shot better than 65 percent in a season … Not particularly fluid running, sort of lumbers up and down the court with an uncoordinated looking gait, though not slow … Can be mistake prone for stretches of play … Has had a knack for picking up early and unnecessary fouls throughout his career … Plays with high intensity and a high motor, but can at times seem reckless or rushed … Definitely more of a developmental type of draft pick at the moment, though he is showing flashes of proficiency … 

Outlook: A physical specimen with great agility and athleticism that can switch between the 4 and the 5 positions at the next level … Will make his biggest impact on the defensive side where he will be an immediate paint presence … If he wants to be anything more than a third or fourth big, he will need to continue to work on becoming more of an offensive threat …

Notes: Born in Enugu, Nigeria and moved to Mississippi as a sophomore in high school … Measured at 6’9.5 (in shoes) 211 lbs, with a 7’2 wingspan at the Amare Stoudemire Skills Academy …  One of the nation’s most improved players. Has had a breakout junior season, leading the team in scoring 16 ppg and rebounding 9 rpg, after being a role player in his first two seasons at Arkansas … 2015-16 All-SEC Second team and All-Defensive team selection … Former consensus Top 100 recruit (ESPN #46, Scout #50 and Rivals #59) … Attended Hunington Prep along with Andrew Wiggins and Xavier Rathan-Mayes … Member of 2014-15 SEC Community Service team and SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll … A mistake in his paperwork when coming to America flipped his name around from Kingsley Moses to Moses Kingsley … Parents are Moses and Gladys Okonkwo … 

Brandon Jefferson 3/9/16

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