On The Road Again

Arkansas basketball coaches hit the recruiting trail this week as a contact period opens that will see them visit with prospects Jordan Mickey, Troy Williams and Moses Kingsley, who contracted malaria on a trip home to Nigeria to renew his visa

It turns out that Arkansas basketball recruiting target Moses Kingsley was a little bit more than under the weather.

Kingsley (6-10, 225), who is scheduled to visit the Razorbacks this weekend along with Arkansas commitment and Arkansas Wings AAU teammate Bobby Portis (6-10, 225), was diagnosed with malaria.

He contracted that while traveling back to Nigeria to renew his visa according to Huntington (WV) Prep coach Rob Fulford, who noted Kingsley's temperature rose to 105 degrees a week ago before his host family took him to the emergency room.

"It was a rough week for him," Fulford told Scout.com's Jody Demling. "He lost about 15 pounds. He was very, very sick. They ran all kinds of test but he told them he had it before and that's what it felt like. He's better now, but he's just getting his strength back."

Kingsley has visits set to Arkansas this weekend and Louisville on Sept. 28-30 with North Carolina and Florida two other schools Kingsley has mentioned as possibilities.

"I don't think Florida is in the picture anymore because they got a big guy, but he is definitely still interested in those other three schools," Fulford said. "I don't know whether he is going to sign in the fall or the spring yet. To be honest with you, he's been a little overwhelmed by his trip and getting use to the school and we really haven't talked recruiting too much at all."

Arkansas is scheduled to visit with Kingsley Monday in West Virginia and is also known to be visiting with Mount of Wilson (VA) Oak Hill Aacademy small forward Troy Williams (6-7, 190) on Monday as well.

The Razorbacks are also scheduled to be in the home of Dallas area star Jordan Mickey (6-8, 218) – now at Deion Sanders' new charter school Prime Prep – on Wednesday.

The contact period opened on Sunday.

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