Arkansas Lands Moses Kingsley

Arkansas lands its second big man of the 2013 class - and second top 50 player nationally - as Huntington (WV) Prep center Moses Kingsley (6-10, 225) confirms that he has committed to the Razorbacks while on his official visit this weekend.

Make it a big-time recruiting daily double for the Arkansas basketball program.

Huntington (WV) Prep center Moses Kingsley (6-10, 225) committed to the Razorbacks early Saturday afternoon while on his official visit.

He joins AAU teammate and Little Rock Hall standout Bobby Portis (6-10, 225) as top 50 players nationally in the Razorbacks' 2013 recruiting class.

"I really like these coaches and the players," Kingsley said. "Arkansas has a great program."

Kingsley chose Arkansas over co-finalists Louisville and North Carolina State as well as a host of other scholarship offers.

Kingsley said Razorback head coach Mike Anderson's concern for him while he was sick put the Razorbacks over the top.

"It is a great place, a great family," Kingsley said. "They have a great coaching staff and the head coach – he is exceptional. He has been following me even when I went back home (to Nigeria). He has been talking to my dad, trying to get in contact with me to see how I was feeling, how I am doing myself. I have got a feeling he is going to be very good coach.

"He has been known to build up teams right from the bottom," Kingsley added. "He has been a good players (coach). I think it is a good commitment for me."

The Razorbacks now have pledges from the nation's 13th best player (Portis) and the 50th (Kingsley) according to Fox Sports Next (formerly

Portis is viewed as the nation's fifth-best power forward and Kingsley the sixth-best center prospect by Fox Sports Next.

Portis is pleased that his buddy will join him at Arkansas.

"I think me and Moses were like the best duo in the nation this past summer," Portis said. "What I didn't do good, he did good. What he didn't do good, I did. It is a perfect combo. We just fed off of each other.

"We have like a very close bond," Portis added. "We went to the NBA camp together, we went to Stoudamire together, then the LeBron camp and then played AAU the rest of the summer. We have gotten real close and trust each other."

Kingsley is coming off a recent bout of malaria, which he got while in Nigeria visiting his parents for the first time in two years.

"It was great to get to go back home for two weeks after not being there for two years, but I ended up getting malaria and losing about 10 pounds and getting really, really sick," Kingsley said. "I was in the hospital for a week.

"It was strange because I felt cold while my body temperature was real hot," Kingsley added. "But I am feeling great now and I'm back to normal."

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