Moses Kingsley signs national letter of intent with Arkansas

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As expected, Moses Kingsley has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at the University of Arkansas.

The 6-10, 220 Huntington Prep center, originally from New Albany, Miss., committed to the Razorbacks in September after fielding offers from Florida, Louisville, Memphis, Mississippi State, North Carolina State, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Tulane and others.

Kingsley is a four-star player by who has him ranked as the No. 53 player in the nation and the No. 7 center. ESPN has Kingsley ranked as the No. 5 center and No. 49 player in the country on their ESPN 100.

Head coach Mike Anderson said Kingsley will help bring much-needed size to the 2013 class.

From Anderson:

With the signing of Moses, we feel that we are on the right track. He is listed as one of the better forwards in the country and he really fits our program. He is athletic, a gifted shot blocker, relentless on the boards and can run the floor. One thing that people say is that his defense is ahead of his offense, but I’ve seen his offensive game develop over the last two years and feel he can be a low post presence for us. He is a high character kid and more importantly he is a winner. I am delighted to have him as part of the Razorback family.

The newest Razorback played AAU basketball for the Arkansas Wings this summer, helping lead that team to a national championship. In 2011-12, Kingsley average 12.4 points, 10.5 rebounds and 7.0 blocks per game for New Albany High School, leading his team to a 27-3 season.

Also expected to sign this week is Little Rock Hall 6-9 power forward Bobby Portis, who verbally committed to Arkansas in August.