It’s no secret that 6-10 4-star 2013 center prospect Moses Kingsley is a top recruiting priority for Rick Pitino and his staff and this weekend they got another chance to see him up close and personal at the Nike EYBL event in Hampton, Va. Kingsley was a bit inconsistent overall, but it’s clear that he’s a dedicated, hard worker, with limitless potential in the same mold as Gorgui Dieng. Kinglsey is currently playing for the Arkansas Wings Elite club on the AAU circuit and plays his high school ball in New Albany, Mississippi. According to a recent report from Jeff Borzello of CBS Sports, the Nigerian native is ready to begin taking official visits very soon.
HAMPTON, Va. – The Arkansas Wings had gotten off the plane to Virginia just a few hours later, and it was obvious when watching Moses Kingsley’s lackluster first half.
The 6-foot-9 center from New Albany (Miss.) was invisible during the opening 16 minutes against the CP3 All-Stars.
Kingsley woke up in the second half, finishing 6-for-6 from the field and going for 13 points and six rebounds.
“I made up my mind: I’m going to get back in the game,” Kingsley said at the EYBL Hampton event this weekend. “I was going to bring offense.”
Kingsley demonstrated an effective post-up game, also passing out of a double-team when help came. He is solid on the glass, and showed he can dribble the ball in transition.
While his offensive game is still raw, plenty of schools are showing interest. Kingsley said Florida, Louisville, Kansas, Tennessee, Memphis and Alabama impress him so far, while several other SEC schools are also coming at him.
“I haven’t taken a visit to Florida but I’m hoping to soon,” he said. “Alabama and the other SEC schools, I want to take unofficials to all of them.”
Louisville has been a factor in his recruitment for awhile, and Kingsley has already visited the Cardinals once.
“It’s a good place to go to school,” he said. “I like the coaching staff, the environment and the teammates.”