Five-star recruit V.J. King picks Louisville

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Updated: June 12, 2015
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V.J. King, who is the 25th ranked player in the Class of 2016 ESPN 100, has committed to play his college basketball at the University of Louisville.

He made the announcement on his Instagram page.

King is ranked 11th overall in the 2016 Rivals.com Top 150.

He’s a versatile, 6-foot-7 wing-man who has the total package offensively and the size to play at the next level.

“I think probably the main reason I picked that school was the conference,” King told Scout.com. “I’ve always wanted to play in the ACC, the top conference in the country. Plus with the roster they have, I fit right into that system.”

King has a unique ability to create for others, but can score the basketball when he needs to. He’s the type who allows the game to come to him, and doesn’t force the issue. He runs the floor very well, and is a strong defender. In Rick Pitino‘s up-tempo system, King is the perfect fit.

He chose Louisville over Kentucky, Arizona, Connecticut and Virginia, among others.

 

Josiah Turner

Josiah Turner

Josiah is the founder and editor-in-chief at Sideline Sports Report. He is a writer for ESPN, and has written for Rant Sports and FanSided covering the Washington Redskins. He's also covered high school basketball for Virginia Preps (Rivals.com). Josiah is from Chesapeake, VA and a college graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University.

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