Arkansas center Moses Kingsley has declared for the upcoming NBA Draft, but will not hire an agent and thus give himself the option to return to school, according to an official release from the university.
“After thinking about my future and talking with Coach Anderson and the rest of the coaching staff, I have decided to enter the 2016 NBA Draft without hiring an agent,” Kingsley said in the release. “I feel that getting an evaluation on myself after my junior year is the right thing to do while still keeping eligibility to play for my Hogs. I thank God for this opportunity and for putting my family, teammates, coaches, and managers in place to help me get to where I am today. This bond between us all will never be broken. I can’t wait to see what God has for me in the future.”
A former four-star recruit from Mississippi, by way of Nigeria, Kingsley averaged 15.9 points, 9.3 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game last season, his first as a starter for the Razorbacks. The new system surrounding the NBA Draft will allow him to go through the evaluation process, including the NBA Scouting Combine next month, and also give him until May 25th to withdraw his name from consideration and return to Arkansas for his senior season.
Thus far, Kingsley’s name hasn’t been extensively discussed as a draft prospect. Now that he has entered his name for consideration, odds are greater than none that he’d be a mid-second round pick.
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