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.
IM A MCDONALD'S ALL AMERICAN!!!— VJ King (@VJKing13) January 18, 2016
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:
|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.)
|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.