Kingsley talks Louisville, has four leaders

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Moses Kingsley has been one of the top post prospect targets for the University of Louisville since early in the spring. Kingsley visited U of L last winter for a game and has stayed in touch with the staff.

On Thursday during the EYBL Finals at Nike Peach Jam, the 6-foot-9, 225-pound Kingsley said he's still listening to other schools but confirmed U of L is one of the four "leaders" for his services.

Kingsley said U of L, Arkansas, Florida and North Carolina State are the four schools sticking out the most, noting that others like Tennessee, Memphis, Alabama, Mississippi, Mississippi State and Tulane are still trying to get in the picture.

"Other schools are involved with me, but I'm going to say they are my leaders," Kingsley said. "They are until I get more offers. I am hoping to pick up more offers.

"But for now, those schools are my leaders."

A native of Nigeria, Kingsley played last season at New Albany, Miss., but is headed to Huntington Prep for his senior season. He'll play next week in Orlando with the Arkansas Wings and then head to Huntington.

Kingsley said it would be when he gets to the prep school that his next step in the recruiting process would likely take place.

"Try and see where I'll take visits," he said.

The No. 69 prospect in the rankings for the Class of 2013 watched a game last season at the KFC Yum! Center.

He said he's been in contact and building a "really good" relationship with U of L assistant coach Wyking Jones every since the visit.

"I like them a lot," he said. "Before the game(s), they wish me luck and after games they text me good games. They are really nice.

"But I took a visit there and I'm familiar with them."

Kingsley, who was one of the top performers on The Opening day at Peach Jam, said he's really been working hard on his offensive game. He's known for being a shot blocker and showing skills on the glass.

"I have been trying to work on my offense and see what I can do," Kingsley said. "I am trying to do a better job every game I try to prepare myself to do better than I did in the game before. I'm just trying hard.

"I have gone a little higher on offense. A lot of times, the whole AAU season I didn't show a lot of offense but I am trying to do more."

Jones and Kevin Keatts were both present at Kingsley's games on Thursday.

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