Louis King (Nike/Jon Lopez)

5-star 2018 forward Louis King talks Indiana scholarship offer

Five-star 2018 forward Louis King talks about receiving a scholarship offer from Indiana coach Archie Miller, key schools involved in his recruitment and more after playing in the Nike EYBL Friday night session.

Five-star 2018 forward Louis King this week received a scholarship offer from Indiana coach Archie Miller.

A 6-foot-8, 205-pound forward, King plays for the Team Final AAU program and for Hudson Catholic in N.J.

King is ranked No. 16 nationally in the 2018 class by Scout.com. IU had been recruiting King under its previous coaching staff.

“It was just a re-offer. I had the offer already,” King said Friday night after playing on the Nike EYBL circuit at Jonathan Byrd's Fieldhouse in Westfield, Ind. “He wanted to re-offer me.

“He saw my ability from Hampton, and he saw how I had progressed.

“He said I would fit very well. He said if I committed, I would fit into their program right away. It’s a great spot for me. He said I would start right away.”

Miller watched King in person on Sunday in Hampton, Va.

King said he talked with Miller about visiting Indiana but nothing has been scheduled at this point.

As for schools showing him a lot of attention, King said: “Duke, Kentucky, Kansas, Oregon, Indiana, UCLA, Syracuse, St. John’s, Seton Hall and N.C. State.”

King said Kentucky has not offered a scholarship.

“I heard from coach (Joel) Justus in the high school season,” King said. “They get people to the league. They have Isaiah Briscoe, Malik Monk, Bam (Adebayo), a lot of good players that went to that program. To go there is a privilege.”

King has a very straightforward look at colleges.

“What matters to me is education, other than that, the NBA,” he said.

King doesn’t have any specific unofficial or official visits planned, but he would like to see UCLA when the Nike circuit is in the L.A. area May 27-28.

Athletic, strong, fast and quick, King can get by defenders and score at the rim as well as make jumpers both off the catch and off the dribble.

He has a speed game and a power game and can finish in traffic. King gets on the boards and can turn a defensive rebound into a break by himself.

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