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Louis King talks new offer from Indiana

Louis King talks to about the Indiana scholarship offer he landed after he helped lead SportsU to the UA Finals 16U title in Georgia earlier this month.

A 16 & under team with four players among the top 52? That's pretty unusual and why New Jersey based SportsU raced to the Under Armour Finals title in that age group earlier this month near Atlanta.

The Indiana staff was out all week at the event and were obviously impressed by the play of Hudson Catholic (NJ) forward Louis King.

That week Indiana made the Class of 2018 prospect a scholarship offer.

"They called me on the phone and told me how well I played in Atlanta and said I would be a great player at their school," King said.

His mother Altiva King was very much excited to get the news.

"I thanked him for taking the time to watch my son and acknowledge his talents. I thought the offer was spectacular."

The Hoosier staff likely saw much of what has led to a No. 27 national ranking for the New Jersey junior-to-be.

"I'm a tall person that can handle the ball, bring it up and get others involved," King said.

His 10.5 points per game average at the UA Finals was up from his 8.2 per game rate in the spring UAA circuit. His shooting percentage was also up significantly to 51.6 percent from the floor, including 42 percent shooting from 3-point distance.

SportsU includes the No. 20 player in the class, Nazreon Reid, No. 32 Jahvon Quinerly and No. 52 Luther Muhammad.

King said he's 6-foot-7 but has been told he'll probably grow another couple inches.

That may be behind why he's trying to pattern his play after versatile NBA star forwards Kevin Durant and Paul George.

"I think I can really shoot off the dribble like Paul George," King said. "He's becoming a very interesting player (for young players)."

King made it clear he's not all about the perimeter as his main focus for improvement is his "strength and post moves."

He already holds a Syracuse offer and several from the Big East.

"I am hearing a lot from UConn, Cal and Maryland," King said. 

King added he's made unofficial visits to some nearby schools including Seton Hall and St. John's.

Note: Jeff Rabjohns contributed to this report. Top Stories