Kingsley enjoys Louisville visit

Moses Kingsley, one of the top big men in the Class of 2013, has strong interest in Louisville after making an unofficial visit with Rick Pitino's program last weekend. Kingsley, a 6'9 center prospect, attended the Cardinals win over Rutgers Saturday, met one-on-one with Pitino and hung out with the Louisville players.

Moses Kingsley, one of the top big men in the Class of 2013, has strong interest in Louisville after making an unofficial visit with Rick Pitino's program last weekend. Kingsley, a 6'9 center prospect, attended the Cardinals win over Rutgers Saturday, met one-on-one with Pitino and hung out with the Louisville players.

"The coaching staff was very polite and hospitable and, of course the facilities speak for themselves," Kingsley's coach, Brad Gray, told InsideTheVille.com. "I think he (Moses) enjoyed it and had a good time. We got to watch a little bit of practice and he saw how they played. A lot of things Louisville does we do some similar things in our high school program, so he understood a lot of what was going on."

One of the highlights of Kingsley visit was the opportunity to sit down and speak with Louisville coach Rick Pitino.

"He spoke with Coach Pitino and the rest of the coaching staff," Gray said. "They talked and Coach Pitino told him how he operates. He explained to him where he might fit in if he were to choose Louisville. I think their conversation went well."

A Nigerian native, Kingsley spent a lot of time on his visit talking with Louisville sophomore center Gorgui Dieng, a Senegal native.

"He got to interact with some of the players, especially Gorgui," said Gray. "I think they got along really well and they had a good time. They had good rapport with one another. It went well."

Louisville views Kingsley as a similar player to Dieng, who blocked seven shots Saturday against Rutgers.

"That's Moses strength, blocking shots. He's good on his feet, gets off the floor quick and times shots good," Gray said. "He's also a good rebounder and inside defender. Their games are very similar and I'm guessing that's where they see him fitting in."

Gray said Pitino would try to watch one of Kingsley's upcoming playoff games, which begins this week, if Louisville's schedule permits.

"With him being a junior it's basically going to be evaluation mode," Gray said. "Who wouldn't want to play for Coach Pitino, that staff and in that arena? I'd have to say he would consider it very seriously."


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