Why the move for the 6'9 Nigerian native?
"It's a good program and better competition that will help me get better," Kingsley said. "I talked it over with my dad and mom and family as a whole and my dad was one hundred percent behind it. So I talked to my guardian about it and then told my coach about it. And it just happened."
Before his move, Louisville and Florida were the most prominently mentioned programs on his list. After the conclusion of the NBA Top 100 Camp Thursday, Kingsley expressed a desire to expand his recruiting outlook.
"I'm open and hoping to get more offers from the Big East, the Big 12 and maybe the SEC," Kingsley said. "I want to get more [programs] interested in me. I hope I get more offers."
Louisville made early inroads with Kingsley, who made an unofficial visit to check out the Cardinals last season. Kingsley said the Cardinals are still receiving strong consideration.
"Louisville is a very good program and everything was good on my unofficial visit," said Kingsley. "On my list they're up there. They are still up there on my list."
In search of frontcourt help in the 2013 recruiting class, Rick Pitino has targeted the athletic shot blocker.
"Louisville is showing me the most interest and then Arkansas is showing me the same interest," Kingsley said. "And then Florida, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Tennessee and Memphis are showing me good interest. Marquette is interested in me too."
Kingsley has his eye on one program - national finalist Kansas - that hasn't extended a scholarship.
"I'm most interested in going to Kansas, but they haven't offered me yet," said Kingsley.
Of the schools that have offered, Louisville and Florida top the list.
"Louisville would be number one, then Florida would be number two," Kingsley said. "Those are the two I'm sure about now."
What are the most important factors in Kingsley's college decision?
"Academics are number one and then the basketball program and coaches," Kingsley said.
"I hope to make a decision maybe in the fall or early next year," he said.