Fayetteville, Ark. – Arkansas Razorbacks men’s head basketball coach Mike Anderson has pulled together two very important pieces of the program’s future, Moses Kingsley and Bobby Portis. When both high school prep stars sign their 2013 national letters of intent on Friday the Hogs will take a significant step forward in rounding out their roster for years to come.
Bobby Portis, 6-foot-10, 200 pounds, and Moses Kingsley, 6-foot-9, 225 pounds, are both considered “can’t miss” prospects on the college level.
Portis has guided Little Rock Hall (Arkansas) to two consecutive Class 7-A state championships, while hoping to extend that streak to three this season. He made a name for himself over the summer while playing in AAU tournaments.
The Arkansas All-State player showed out during summer camps and against nationally ranked talent jumping his national ranking as the sixth best power forward in the nation per Scout.com and to a five-star player.
During his junior season for Little Rock Hall Portis averaged 14 points, 10 rebounds, and three blocks per game.
Portis’ Arkansas Wings AAU teammate, Moses Kingsley, is considered the seventh best center in the nation per Scout.com. Originally from Mississippi, Kingsley is enrolled at Huntington Prep School in Huntington, West Virginia.
Known as a defensive specialist, underlying meaning do not expect as much offense from the new recruit but expect blocked shots, rebounds, and altered shots from the opposition while in the paint, Kingsley could be the missing big man the Hogs have needed to make a push into the NCAA tournament.
The two-man recruiting class is ranked No. 11 by Scout.com.
Rivals ranks Portis as the nation’s No. 17 overall player and top power forward in the nation. Kingsley is ranked as the nation’s No. 7 prep center. Rivals has Kingsley rated as the No. 62 overall player in the nation. Rivals ranks the 2013 Arkansas recruiting class as the 13th best in the nation.
Other regional 2013 national recruiting class rankings of interest:
No. 1 Kentucky
No. 4 Memphis
No. 5 Florida
No. 6 LSU
No. 17 Missouri
No. 28 Alabama