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2 - Louis King

Oregon 

  • Birthday: 4/6/99
  • NBA Position: Small Forward
  • Class: Freshman
  • Ht: 6-8
  • Wt: 195
  • Hometown: Burlington, NJ
  • High School: Hudson Catholic
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Overall

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NBA Comparison: Patrick McCaw/Dorell Wright

Strengths: He is an explosive athlete with NBA run/jump ability ... He is great at running the floor in transition and can soar for alley oops and highlight dunks ... Long and fluid ... He possesses great body control and the ability to finish through contact ... With his great athleticism, he has the potential to be a force on both ends of the floor ... He has shown a variety of ways to score ... He is a good three-point shooter, he shot 39% from behind the arc ... He has developed confidence and consistency with his jump shot ... He has great form on his free throw shot, he shot over 78% from the line ... He has shown step backs and fade-away jumpers ... In the paint, he has shown great floaters and athletic finishes ... He is great at scoring off the dribble and has shown the ability to create space with a little above handle for his size ... He’s always ready for catch and shoot situations and has shown understanding of spacing on the perimeter ... With his scoring polish and athleticism, it should allow him to find success at the next level before too long ... Should be productive facing different types of defenders ... He’s a solid defender, he has the build to guard multiple positions ... He communicates with his teammates calling out screens and switches ... His length and quickness help him to close out and contest shot attempts ... He also has the tools to play the passing lanes and be a ball hawk ...

Weaknesses: Even though his consistency has improved, he needs to continue to develop his three-point shot ... At the next level, the consistency will open more scoring opportunities as well as spacing for his team ... He needs to develop his post moves so that he can take advantage of mismatches on smaller or weaker defenders ... He relies on his athleticism too much at times by over penetrating ... He needs to learn when he should pull up for a mid-range jump shot or get rid of the ball ... He needs to improve his shot selection ... For someone with his build, he is an average rebounder ... He only managed to pull down 5.5 rebounds this past season ... He will need to put on more muscle on his body so that he can bang down low at the next level ... He can get loose with the basketball at times which leads to turnovers ... At the next level that will need to a lot of transition points for the opposing team ... Needs to become more physical ... He doesn’t draw enough free throw attempts ... Off court concerns related to maturity and attitude ... Will need to do well in interview and background process to convince teams that he's worth the risk as a first rounder ...

Outlook: King is an explosive athlete and has shown rapid development in other areas of his game ... With his length and athleticism, he has the physical tools necessary to contribute in the NBA ... Right now, he is projected to be a late first round draft pick or early second round pick ... He’s still a raw prospect and could use another year in college to mature and further develop his skills ... He needs to improve his three-point shot more as well as putting on more weight to matchup with wings at the next level ... If he gets his head on right, he has the potential to be a contributor at the next level ...

Notes: Measured 6'5 without shoes, 6'6 with shoes, 204 lbs, with a 7'0.5 wingspan and 8'8 standing reach at the June 2017 USA U19 tryouts ... He was one of the top 25 recruits ranked by ESPN in the 2018 recruiting class ... In high school he attended three different schools, Roselle Catholic High School, Pope John XXIII Regional High School, and Hudson Catholic Regional High School ... He was a 2018 McDonalds All-American and was invited to the Nike Hoop Summit however, he couldn’t participate because of his injury ...

Zach Smith 4/26/19

April 6, 2014

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