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Louisville signee VJ King named Virginia Player of the Year

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If you're feeling a bit down today, try and think about where we might potentially be 12 months from now. Wherever that is, this guy is probably going to have something to do with it.

King, a five-star small forward from Fairfax, Va., is also about to become the 24th Louisville player to participate in the McDonald's All-American Game, and the first since Wayne Blackshear and Chane Behanan did five years ago. King will also play in the Jordan Brand Classic Game.

A rangy 6'7 small forward, King originally played his high school ball at St. Vincent-St. Mary's (the school best-known for producing LeBron James) in Ohio before moving to Virginia two summers ago. He averaged 18.5 points per game as a junior last season for Paul VI, one of the strongest private school programs in the Washington D.C. area. He then spent the spring and summer starring for the D.C.-based Team Takeover program on the Nike EYBL AAU circuit.