Five-star wing V.J. King, of Paul VI Catholic High School in Fairfax, Virginia, has committed to the University of Louisville. Evan Daniels of Scout.com reported King’s decision, and King also made an announcement on his Instagram page.
V.J. King has committed to Louisville, he tells @ScoutRecruiting.
— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) June 12, 2015
King had received offers from a myriad number of schools including Arizona, UConn, Georgetown, Indiana and, of course, Kentucky, among others. Now, he’ll head to the Cardinals to play for Hall of Fame coach Rick Pitino, who always manages to put out a contending team year after year.
In Pitino’s system, he’ll likely be a go-to guy in the scoring department who can also use his long and lean 6-foot-6, 185 pound frame to be a strong on-ball defender.
No matter how you look at it, though he still has another year of high school, King is a huge get for Louisville and will play a key role in keeping the team in championship contention once he arrives on campus.
Louisville went 27-9 (12-6 ACC) in its first ACC season and made the NCAA Tournament as a No. 4 seed, ultimately suffering a tough overtime loss to No. 7 Michigan State in the Elite Eight.