Mike Pegram, Peegs.com

Louis King Hears From UNC

N.J. wing has had a strong spring on the EYBL circuit.

EMERSON, Ga. -- North Carolina has entered the picture for Louis King.

"UNC just texted me," King said during this past weekend's EYBL event. "They said that they like my game and they wanted me to give them a call."

The 6-8 wing from Jersey City (N.J.) Hudson Catholic then had a conversations with UNC assistant coach Brad Frederick on Monday, according to his mother, Ativa. And the family expects to hear from Tar Heel head coach Roy Williams within the week.

Williams and the UNC staff watched King during the two April Evaluation periods, where he played on the EYBL circuit with Team Final.

Through three events this spring, King is averaging 19.5 points per game while also pulling down 6.7 rebounds. He is shooting 48 percent from the floor, 82 percent from the free-throw line and 40 percent from three-point range.

"I've been playing well," he said. "My coaches, they let me shoot the ball, create for my teammates and we try to win."

The recruiting process is going slowly for King as he doesn't have any unofficial visits planned except for a potential trip to UCLA when he's in Los Angeles for the EYBL's final stop.

"I'm just taking in everything," he said. "It's a process. I'm probably not going to commit until somewhere around [this time] next year."

His focus is on elevating his game and national status. Entering the spring ranked No. 16 in the 2018 class by Scout.com, King aims to climb the ranks. He plans on playing in prestigious national events like the Pangos All-American Camp and the NBPA Top 100 Camp in June.

"I want to get to top five in the country," King said. "Play at a lot of camps and get to the McDonald's Game."

"I just have to keep playing how I'm playing. Scoring and doing what I'm capable of doing."


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