Fairfax (Va.) Paul VI V.J. King, one of the top wing prospects in the 2016 class, has signed his Letter of Intent with the University of Louisville, joining Garfield Heights, Ohio, guard Frankie Hughes in the Cardinals latest recruiting haul.
King signed with the Cardinals on Wednedsay night at a private ceremony at his high school. He then made it official by tweeting photos of him in a Louisville baseball cap with his family around him.
“People may have questioned, but I never wavered. I believe in the Lousiville family!!" King tweeted.
King, a five-star prospect, is rated as the nation's No. 21 overall propsect and the No. 6 small forward by Scout.com.
"At around 6-foot-6 and 195 pounds, King is someone with a ton of physical tools on the wing," said Scout.com National Recruiting Analyst Brian Snow. "He is a good athlete, has a good shooting stroke from deep, and then also can handle the ball and score in the paint. Recently he has even added a little bit of a post-up game to his offensive arsenal where he can take advantage of smaller defenders."
King signed with Louisville over Connecticut, Arizona, Kentucky and Virginia.
When he verball committed to the Cardinals, King explained that his decision was primarily impacted by the opportunity to play in the ACC and Louisville's style of play under Hall of Fame head coach Rick Pitino.
"I think probably the main reason I picked that school was the conference,” King said. “I’ve always wanted to play in the ACC, the top conference in the country. Plus with the roster they have, I fit right into that system. They have a bunch of bigs and guards and not really that scoring factor and I can fit that."