Former Arkansas men's basketball standout Moses Kingsley will begin his professional career with the Minnesota Timberwolves, joining the team's roster for the 2017 MGM Resorts NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.

Former Arkansas men’s basketball standout Moses Kingsley will begin his professional career with the Minnesota Timberwolves, joining the team’s roster for the 2017 MGM Resorts NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.

The Wolves open their summer league slate with a contest against the Toronto Raptors on Saturday, July 8 at the Thomas & Mack Center. The game will be televised on NBA TV.

The Abuja, Nigeria, native finished his collegiate career with 1,200 points, good for 25th on Arkansas’ all-time list of leading scorers. He became 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.

He finished with 24 double-doubles during his four-year career and his 256 blocks are good for the third-most in program history. His 93 blocks as a senior also marks the third-highest total for a single season as a Razorback.

Kingsley helped lead Arkansas to the seventh-most wins in program history in 2016-17 with a record of 26-10 that included a trip to the SEC Tournament championship game and the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

From July 7-17, a record 24 NBA teams will participate in the 11-day, 67-game league which culminates in a tournament-style format to crown the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League Champion. Teams will compete in three preliminary games beginning on July 7, before being seeded in a tournament that leads to the Championship Game on July 17. Each team will play at least five games in Las Vegas.

This summer marks the 11th MGM Resorts NBA Summer League in Las Vegas appearance for the Wolves (2006-10, 2012-17) where they are 25-30 all-time. A year ago the Wolves went 4-4 in Summer League play, including rattling off four tournament wins in five days to reach the Title Game.

ESPN will present all 67 games from Las Vegas across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and the ESPN App, including 35 on its linear television channels. In total, 63 games from Las Vegas will air across ESPN and NBA TV’s linear channels – a Summer League record.

Moses Kingsley 2016-17 Honors and Awards

Second Team All-SEC (Coaches)

SEC All-Defensive Team (Coaches)

USBWA All-District VII Team

NABC All-District Team

SEC Community Service Team

Allstate NABC Good Works Team Nominee

Wooden Award Watch List

Naismith Trophy Watch List

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award Watch List

Lute Olson Award Watch List

SEC Preseason Player of the Year (Media)

Preseason first team All-SEC (Coaches)

 

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