Fairfax, Va., Paul VI sophomore Brandon Slater calls teammate V.J. King his "big brother."
King, who has signed to play basketball to the University of Louisville, has taken the 6-foot-6 Slater under his wings and said during a visit to Louisville last week that his younger teammate has "a ton of potential."
Well, he's not the only one with that thought.
Slater landed an offer from Louisville after his performane in the King of the Bluegrass Overtime game last weekend as Rick Pitino, Kenny Johnson and Mike Balado watched him in the game.
"It's exciting," Slater said.
Slater said he has watched King through his recruitment and has known Johnson "for a long, long time."
"It would be great if things worked out for me like they did for VJ," Slater said. "Louisville is a great program. When we were there for the game (against Western Kentucky) it was great. I really liked it a lot."
Slater also holds scholarship offers from USC and Virginia Tech. He also claimed interest from Georgetown, Maryland, Villanova, Miami, North Carolina State and West Virginia.