Louisville signee scored 35 points in win over North Bullitt at King of Bluegrass

Louisville signee VJ King and his Paul VI teammates faced North Bullitt at the King of the Bluegrass Overtime event on Sunday afternoon

A day after attending Louisville's 78-56 win over Western Kentucky at the KFC Yum! Center, Cardinals signee VJ King and his Fairfax (Va.) Paul VI teammates participated in the King of the Bluegrass Overtime event on Sunday afternoon.

Playing in front of a capacity crowd in the gym at Fairdale High School, King led Paul VI to a 103-51 win over North Bullitt.  King scored 35 points on 14 of 26 from the floor, including 1 of 2 from beyond the three-point arc. He connected on 6 of 7 from the free throw line. The 6-foot-6 forward also finished with nine rebounds and four steals.

When he left the game with nearly three minutes remaining in the game, the future Cardinal received a standing ovation from the U of L dominant crowd.

"It's awesome," he said of the experience. "It's so exciting to come out here and see the enjoyment and love that I get out here just for a high school game. It makes me excited to come here next year. It was just for me."

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Louisville head coach Rick Pitino, along with assistants Kenny Johnson and Mike Balado were courtside for the game, while the entire basketball team took in the game from the stands.

King, a five-star recruit, is rated as the nation's No. 21 prospect by Scout.com.

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