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By ADAM ZAGORIA & TODD ZUCKERMAN JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Louis King’s recruitment continues to escalate.
King, a 6-foot-8 wing who plays for Hudson (N.J.) Catholic and runs with Team Final on the Nike EYBL circuit, recently added offers from Texas Christian and Arizona State.
A bevy of big-time programs remain in pursuit of King, the No. 6-ranked small forward in 2018 according to 247Sports.com.
“Since I’ve been on the EYBL circuit, I’ve been back and forth with Kentucky, Oregon, UCLA, N.C. State, Miami,” he said Wednesday night at a Northeast Basketball Club run at Hudson Catholic.
“I might cut it down during the high school season.”
King has talked a lot with Kentucky assistant Joel Justus and said recently, “I know they get guys to The League. They had Isaiah Briscoe and Malik Monk and a lot of great players in that program. So going to that program is like a privilege.”
While Kentucky hasn’t yet offered King, he would put a lot of stock in the opportunity to join the Wildcats.
“It would mean a lot. Like I said before, it’s a privilege,” King said of a potential offer from Kentucky.
King did say he wants to visit UCLA when the EYBL circuit goes to Los Angeles at the end of May.
“What matters to me first is education,” he said. “Other than that, no clue.”
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.