ESPN No. 21 ranked high school senior and Oregon commit Louis King shined at The Hoop Group Tip-Off at New Jersey’s Caldwell College over the weekend.
The 6-8 small forward scored 19 points to lead Hudson Catholic (NJ) past Pope John 82-55.
King, who was named game MVP, exploded for 14 of his points in the first quarter, including two sensational slam dunks.
He also drilled 3 threes in the win.
King averaged 13.3 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks last season for a loaded Hudson Catholic squad that also included No. 23 Jr Jahvon Quinerly (Arizona ), and No. 94 Jr Luther Muhammad (Ohio State).
King also had a strong summer, averaging 17.6 points and 6.8 rebounds in the Nike EYBL on a for Team Final squad that also featured No. 18 Jr and LSU commit Naz Reid.
The Bleacher Report’s Adam Wells loves King’s game.
“He runs the floor well, is smooth for his size and has the natural tools to have a polished skill set down the road,” Wells wrote. “He makes quick instinct plays with the ball and shows some flashes of sheer brilliance.”
“There will be moments where he’ll handle in traffic, knock down a three with a quick release, throw pinpoint passes the length of the floor and spin into tough mid-range pull-ups,” added Wells.
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