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Moses Kingsley Has Louisville High on His List, Plans Visit
September 7, 2012KentuckySports.co
Moses Kingsley has been a prospect that has been on Louisville's radar for a while. Rick Pitino and his assistant coaches watched the 6'9 senior several times over the summer during AAU tournaments.
Kingsley, a native of Nigeria, has only lived in the United State since 2010 and has become a very coveted prospect by some of the biggest colleges in the nation. He has offers from: Louisville, Memphis, Tennessee, Arkansas, Florida, N.C. State and several others.
He is ranked the 29th best player by 247 Sports and the sixth best center by Scout.com for the 2013 class.
ESPN says of Kingsley in their scouting report:
“This young man is a competitive sort inside the lane. You have to respect his motor and the tenacity with which he approaches the game. He's got sneaky length and seems to unwind as he goes to the rim.”
According to Steve Jones of the Courier Journal, UofL assistant Wyking Jones will be visiting with Kingsley this Sunday. Coach Rick Pitino also may drop in on the 4-star recruit next Tuesday at Huntington Prep.
Kingsley has already made an unofficial visit to Louisville last season.
“He is a great shot blocker and rebounder. Scoring increased as the summer went along and he was great offensively at the Nike Peach Jam. No question he is strong enough to play in Big East and will be immediate impact player,” Fulford said. “Hasn't been here (Huntington Prep) long, but he is a great teammate. Very good kid and wants to win.”
Rick Pitino has recently become a big fan of big men from Africa. He has done an incredible job developing Gorgui Dieng, a native of Senegal, for the past two years. Pitino recently picked up Mangok Mathaing for the 2012 class. Mathiang is a 6'10” center from the Sudan.
Fulford also said Kinglsey has a visit planned for Arkansas the weekend of September 14th.