5-star King visiting Louisville this weekend

Five-star small forward V.J. King will make his official visit to the University of Louisville this weekend. King talked to Cardinal Authority about his interest in the Cardinals.

Five-star forward V.J. King of Fairfax, Va., Paul VI High School recently narrowed his list of potential college destinations to five schools.

On Friday, the 6-foot-7 King will take his first official visit.

One of the top prospects in the Class of 2016 will take his visit to the University of Louisville and said in a recent interview with Cardinal Authority that the Cardinals were "heavily involved" in the recruiting process.

"I like them a lot," said King, who also has Kentucky, Arizona, Virginia and Connecticut on his list. "I'm definitely very interested in Louisville.

"I can't wait to see what it's like there."

King is originally from Ohio but transferred to Paul VI prior to last season and this spring has switched AAU teams from King James Shooting Stars to Team Takeover.

He said he has a "great relationship" with U of L assistant coach Kenny Johnson, who is a former assistant at Paul VI and was a coach and administrator with Team Teakover.

"He came to me during the preseason at Paul VI and we have gotten really close," King said. "I have a great relationship with him. He's a really good guy."

King said it was important that he narrow his list down because he had too many schools coming after him. The U of L visit is the only one he has set up and it's his first.

But he's not certain of any time table to make a decision.

"If it feels good and the right school comes around, there's no sense to wait," King said. "I'll just have to wait and see.

"I want to find the right school for me. I just want to come in and see where I can contribute. I want to go somewhere that I can fit in and help win a national championship."

King said he always talks to Johnson but has also had contact with U of L head coach Rick Pitino, who has told him his plan for the No. 12 ranked player in the '16 class.

"They want me to make an immediate impact," King said. "Play the 2-3 spot, creating and making plays. Just doing what I like to do best."

Cardinal Authority will keep you posted in King's visit.


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