King continues to impress

King had a good recent visit to Ohio State, but things are going to move slow in this recruitment.

Class of 2016 standout V.J. King has asserted himself as not only one of the top wings in his grade, but one of the best prospects in all of the Midwest. The 6-foot-5 freshman has impressed all season long at Akron (Ohio) St. Vincent-St. Mary, and now has a handful of offers.

"The season is not going as we planned," said King. "We have lost some games we could have easily won. We have to get back in the gym and fix the errors we are making. Individually I have played well, but it means nothing if you don't get the wins as a team."

At the moment according to his father, Vince, V.J has offers from Ohio State, Charlotte, Iowa, Wisconsin, and UNC-Greensboro. Also schools such as Indiana, Virginia, Connecticut, Cornell, Harvard, Kentucky, Kansas, DePaul, North Carolina, Kansas, Arizona, Baylor, Stanford and Yale are all showing interest.

Vince King says it wouldn't be a wise idea to completely ignore the prestigious academic schools.

"Having the Ivy League schools after him is a big deal," said the elder King. "V.J takes his academics very seriously He had a 3.95 GPA in the fall and did that with honors courses. His GPA then fell to a 3.75 at semester was irritated about that. So academics is something he takes very seriously."

Between school work and basketball, King has found some time to visit Ohio State. The OSU campus is only about two hours from his current home in Akron, and King saw the Buckeyes take on Michigan a few weeks ago.

"I went to the game, it was awesome," said King of the trip. "It was a great environment with a great coaching staff and great players. It is just a great place to be."

He continued about the visit, "I got to talk to the coaches a little bit, it was fun. The coaches there just tell me to keep working and to not let anything distract me and to just stay a team player."

At this point though nothing is too serious recruiting wise for King. According to his father, V.J. knows there is a long way to go with things and he is just going to take everything slow.

"I have told him if he doesn't thrive on the court and in the classroom then all of this will go away," said Vince King. "The offers right now, to us it is just a conversation between a coach and the kid, nothing is in stone. I believe a lot can change between now and when things can get serious, kids can get taller. I believe a kid no one knows about will do big things, so V.J. knows he has to work hard."


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