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VJ King (Photo credit: Buckeye Prep Report/All-Ohio Red)








185 lb



Akron (OH) St. Vincent-St. Mary's HS / Fairfax (VA) Paul VI Catholic

All-Ohio Red / King James

Rankings Rankings

Rivals: 5-star recruit5-star recruit5-star recruit5-star recruit5-star recruit (#2 SF / #17 overall) Red_arrowdown_medium
Scout: 5-star recruit5-star recruit5-star recruit5-star recruit5-star recruit (#5 SF / #13 overall)
ESPN: 5-star recruit5-star recruit5-star recruit5-star recruit5-star recruit 90 (#4 SF / #19 overall) Red_arrowdown_medium
24/7: 5-star recruit5-star recruit5-star recruit5-star recruit5-star recruit 98 (#4 SF / #23 overall) Red_arrowdown_medium
Triple Double Prospects: #1 SG in Ohio

Last Updated: Mar. 24, 2015
Previous Rankings: 5-star (#1 SF/#14 overall > #1/#7 overall > #4/#8) > NR SG by Rivals; 5-star (#4 SF/#13 overall > #3/#6 > #4/#8) > NR SG by Scout; 5-star/94 (#5 SF/#18 overall) > 96 (#3/#6) by ESPN; 5-star/98 (#3 SF/#18 overall > #2/#19 > #2/#10 > #3/#9) by 24/7

Honors Honors

2013 Second Team All-State - Div. 2 (AP)

Statistics Statistics

2014-15: Junior (Paul VI)
2014: 11.5 ppg, 4.8 rpg | EYBL (adv)
2013-14: Sophomore (SVSM) -
2012-13: Freshman (SVSM)
2011-12: 10.5 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 1.7 apg | 8th Grade (UFCA) - MaxPreps

Commitment Status Undecided on College Choice

King will attend LeBron James' alma mater in Akron due to a family move. The wiry VJ (Vincent Jr.) is freshman who played varsity back in Charlotte since the 7th grade under former NBA point guard Muggsy Bogues. King already holds an offer from Ohio State and now Wisconsin, plus he's had North Carolina in to see him as well.

Though he's one of seven 2016 prospects to make the cut for the U16 National Team, King is the oldest player on the roster.

Press Clippings Recent Press

04.30: V.J. King, an elite 2016 recruit, cuts his list to five schools (NBC Sports)

7.17: VJ King transferring from St. Vincent-St. Mary to Paul VI (Va.) for junior season (

06.04: Under Heavy Expectations, V.J. King Earns Place On USA U16 National Team (USA Basketball)

10.07: Big men stand out at USA basketball minicamp (Rivals)
08.19: St. V-M freshman VJ King accepts invite to USA Basketball Developmental mini-camp (Beacon Journal)
05.23: The new King of Akron - VJ King moves to town (
02.16: Young hoop star will attend high school in Akron (Fox Sports Ohio)

Multimedia Audio / Video

Highlights: The VJ King Junior Mixtape - YouTube (01.27.15)
Highlights: Jaylen Brown & VJ King FACE-OFF in City of Palms Classic - YouTube (12.21.14
Highlights: VJ King 6'6" Freshman Living Up to the Hype - YouTube (02.12.13)
Highlights: Scouting Videos - Vimeo (03.01.12)
Highlights: VJ King Basketball Highlights - - YouTube (12.28.11)

More Info Additional Info

2013-14 Schedule | Akron Beacon Journal