Getting to Know: Louis King
BIRTHDAY: April 6, 1999
HOMETOWN: Secaucus, New Jersey
COLLEGE: Oregon (Freshman)
WEIGHT: 205 lb
18-19 AVERAGES: 13.5 PTS, 5.5 REB, 1.3 AST, 0.9 STL
ABOUT LOUIS KING: King is an ultra-athletic small forward who, as a McDonald's All American in 2018, possesses elite-level basketball talent. He is a good and consistent shooter, shooting 38.6% from downtown in 31 college games for Oregon, including 78.5% from the free throw line. As a young player, King needs to work on consistency – his effectiveness went up and down throughout the college season, as he showed himself capable of scoring 22 points on 8-11 shooting one night and following that up with a 7 point performance three days later and hitting just 2 of 8 shots. He has the frame to become a good defender and be versatile on switches, and though he's a raw prospect, he has potential to stick in the NBA.
FUN FACT: King was ranked as one of the 25 best prospects in the country of the 2018 high school recruiting class, and was listed as high as #11 overall by ESPN, even after a shortened senior season due to a knee injury.