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Louisville signee VJ King named McDonald's All-American

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For the first time since 2011, a future Louisville Cardinal will be playing in the McDonald's All-American Game. U of L signee VJ King was hit with the prestigious honor of being named to the East Team roster during the event's selection special Sunday night on ESPNU.

King, a five-star small forward from Fairfax, Va., will become the 24th Louisville player to participate in the event, and the first since Wayne Blackshear and Chane Behanan did five years ago. King is currently averaging 25.7 points per game for national power Paul VI.

There will be some more local flavor in this year's game, as long-time PRP coach Dale Mabrey will serve as the head coach for the West Team. The game will be played on March 30 at 9 p.m inside the United Center in Chicago.

Here are the full rosters:

EAST TEAM

Name Pos. Ht./Wt. School College
Bam Adebayo PF 6-10/240 High Point Christian (High Point, N.C.) Kentucky
Udoka Azubuike C 6-11/270 Potter's House Christian (Jacksonville, FL) Undecided
Tony Bradley C 6-10/235 Bartow (Fla.) North Carolina
Miles Bridges SF 6-7/225 Huntington Prep (Huntington, WVa.) Michigan State
Terrance Ferguson SG 6-5/190 Advanced Prep International (Dallas) Alabama
De'Aaron Fox PG 6-3/185 Cypress Lakes (Katy, Texas) Kentucky
Markelle Fultz SG 6-4/190 DeMatha Catholic (Hyattsville, Md.) Washington
Andrew Jones SG 6-4/196 MacArthur (Irving, Texas) Texas
Sacha Killeya-Jones PF 6-11/190 Virginia Episcopal School (Lynchburg, Va.) Kentucky
V.J. King SF 6-7/180 Paul VI (Fairfax, Va.) Louisville
Kobi Simmons PG 6-5/170 St. Francis (Alpharetta, Ga.) Undecided
Jayson Tatum SF 6-9/200 Chaminade (St. Louis) Duke

Head Coach: Jack Doss, J.O. Johnson High School (Huntsville, Ala.)

WEST TEAM

Name Pos. Ht./Wt. School College
Jarrett Allen C 6-10/235 St. Stephens Episcopal School (Austin, Texas) Undecided
Lonzo Ball PG 6-6/185 Chino Hills (Calif.) UCLA
Marques Bolden C 6-9/250 DeSoto (Dallas) Undecided
Zach Collins C 6-9/220 Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) Gonzaga
Alterique Gilbert PG 6-1/170 Miller Grove (Lithonia, Ga.) Connecticut
Kyle Guy SG 6-2/170 Lawrence Central (Indianapolis) Virginia
Dewan Huell PF 6-9/230 Miami Norland Senior (Miami) Miami
Frank Jackson PG 6-4/195 Lone Peak (Highland, Utah) Duke
Josh Jackson SF 6-7/195 Prolific Prep (Napa, Calif.) Undecided
Josh Langford SG 6-5/215 Madison Academy (Madison, Ala.) Michigan St.
T.J. Leaf PF 6-9/220 Foothills Christian (El Cajon, Calif.) UCLA
Malik Monk SG 6-3/185 Bentonville (Ark.) Kentucky

Head Coach: Dale Mabrey, Pleasure Ridge Park High School (Louisville, Ky.)

Congrats to VJ.