UofL BASKETBALL | V.J. King committed to Louisville because his genuine relationship with the coaching staff

12/04/2015 07:00 PM

V.J. King is one of two commits to have signed his letter of intent to Louisville Basketball for 2016. King is a 5-star small forward for Paul VI in Fairfax, VA and the latest elite prospect Rick Pitino and his staff have convinced to play for the Cardinals.

But the convincing did not come in the form “the usual spiel” V.J. says he received from other coaches. King felt a genuine connection with he Louisville staff, especially assistant coach Kenny Johnson who led Louisville’s recruitment efforts of the ESPN top 30 player.

cn|2 Sports was granted an exclusive interview with King, who is currently headed to Charlotte, NC with his high school team to take on Word of God Christian Academy. The Panthers have started the regular season 1-0 behind a 30 point effort by King. In the interview, King talks about his relationship with fellow Cards commit Frankie hughes, and his excitement to play in front of his future home crowd when Paul VI comes to Louisville on December 20 for the King of the Bluegrass tournament.

Garrett Moore

Garrett is a Sports Producer for Spectrum News. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State and got his start as a sports photographer. He now produces Sports Night, the state’s only nightly show dedicated to in-depth coverage of all sports in Kentucky. Sports Night airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Outside the station, Garrett enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and prides himself on being all-in as a sports spectator. He won a gift card for playing an air guitar in the student section during an MTSU basketball game. Follow Garrett on Twitter @SportsNightGM for real-time sports updates or if you just want to see the shenanigans that go on behind the scenes in getting Sports Night on the air.

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