King talks visit plans

Five-star wing V.J. King is down to five schools and has some visit plans.

Five-star V.J. King is not one to spend too much time in the media spotlight. Despite being on the radar since he was in eighth grade, King tends to shy away from media attention. That said, the Team Takeover wing is one of the best talents in the class of 2016, and has a final five schools with some visits planned.

This spring has been a good one for King who has stepped his game up. At nearly 6-foot-6 he can do a lot of different things on the court, and now King feels he is learning the game even more and taking things to the next level.

“I think I have been playing pretty well,” said King. “This is similar to what it will be like in college. You are playing with and against other players of your caliber. It isn’t all about scoring with me this summer, I am learning how to play better overall, doing more than scoring, and just trying to help my team win games.”

Recruiting wise King has narrowed his list to five of the top programs in the country.

“I am down to Connecticut, Louisville, Arizona, Virginia, and Kentucky,” noted King. “Those are my five right now. I have a good relationship with the head coach at all of those schools. I didn’t want to go somewhere that I was just talking to the assistant, so all of those head coaches have been talking to me, and also those are schools that are always contenders to win a national championship.”

King made his first official visit to Louisville, and the visit really impressed him.

“Louisville has a great coach,” said King. “Coach (Rick) Pitino isn’t who I thought he would be. He is just a real down to earth guy. The style of play they have and the way they treat their players is second to none, and I just liked the visit a lot.”

He continued, “They have great facilities and I just think that it is a place where I could fit in if I did decide to go there.”

Up next for King is a visit to Kevin Ollie and the Connecticut Huskies.

About that trip, King said, “I am going to Connecticut this weekend. I have been up there before. I went to their March Madness. I just want to see the environment and how they treat their players, and just the style of practice that they have. Also I am interested to see the roster they will have when I get up there, and just learn more about the school.”

While King doesn’t know exactly when he will make a decision, he does know that this won’t be a drawn out process.

“I definitely want to commit before the season starts, but outside of that I really don’t know,” said King.

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