Kingsley talks favorites

Rick Pitino is targeting big men in the 2013 recruiting class and one of Louisville's top prospects is Moses Kingsley, an athletic 6'9 shot blocker from Nigeria who attends New Albany (MS). The four-star center spoke with InsideTheVille.com about his favorites Friday night at the Nike EYBL in Hampton, Va.

Rick Pitino is targeting big men in the 2013 recruiting class and one of Louisville's top prospects is Moses Kingsley, an athletic 6'9 shot blocker from Nigeria who attends New Albany (MS).

Kingsley is playing in the Nike EYBL Tournament in Hampton, Va., this weekend and Louisville assistant Kevin Keatts kept tabs on the four-star prospect Friday night. After helping lead the Arkansas Wings to victory over CP3, featuring Louisville prospect Greg McClinton, Kingsley, who made an unofficial visit to UofL during the season, told InsideTheVille.com he has strong interest in Pitino's Cardinals.

"It's a good school and program," Kingsley told InsideTheVille.com. "They're interested in me and I'm interested in them. It's a good place to go to school. I like the coaching staff, the environment and the teammates. They play team ball and everybody communicates. It's a good place."

Louisville advanced to the Final Four, largely because of the play of 6'11 Gorgui Dieng. Dieng, a native of Senegal, and Kingsley have similar backgrounds and games, and Kingsley said he can envision stepping into Dieng's shoes at UofL in the future.

"We spent the whole day together before I left and we got to talk a little bit," Kingsley said.

Louisville, Florida and Alabama are firmly entrenched programs in Kingsley's recruitment. Kingsley also lists Tennessee, Kansas, Memphis and "all the other SEC schools." Kingsley said he's planning to check out the Gators and Crimson Tide.

"I haven't taken a visit to Florida but I'm hoping to so soon," said Kingsley. "Alabama and all the other SEC schools I'm trying to unofficially visit and then maybe make my decision. I'm planning to visit Alabama soon and maybe try to visit Louisville again."

When asked if he had any favorites, Kingsley replied," Florida, Louisville, I'm interested in Kansas, Tennessee and Memphis, then Alabama and the rest of them."


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