Since Dana Altman has taken over at Oregon, the Ducks have steadily been climbing the national ladder. Under Altman, Oregon has reached the NCAA Tournament Round of 32 in each of the last four seasons, including a Final Four appearance in 2016-17.  The Ducks may have just landed a piece to help push them over the top as a top 20 player in the class of 2018, Burlington (N.J.) Hudson Catholic small forward Louis King is headed to Eugene.

A boneafide NBA prospect with next level game, King can score the ball from all over the floor. His ability to shoot on the move, especially in the pick n’ roll makes the 6-foot-8, 200-pound wing is extremely impressive for a player his size. King will often look like a sniper in a stretch forward’s body – hunting triples and mid-range jumpers while coming off screens and moving without the ball. 

King has a fluidity and grace about him and his perimeter game seems so effortless that it takes a special defender to slow him down. The length and body control around the rim – you can play perfect defense, have multiple defenders in the area and sometimes it just won’t matter. 

King chose Oregon over UConn, Syracuse, Maryland, Miami (FL), North Carolina State, Indiana, Kansas, Purdue, UNLV, and others. 

Considering the career that Dillon Brooks just wrapped up at Oregon, King seems to have made an excellent business decision. King can be used in a similar way – as a point forward, operating inside and out, creating mismatch opportunities, and defending a variety of positions – all of which give the Ducks some tremendous versatility on both ends of the floor. 

Oregon is a program that really values length and athleticism on the wing and combo forward spots. Next year alone, the Ducks will feature Troy Brown (6-7), Paul White (6-9), and MiKyle McIntosh (6-7) who also create mismatch problems in a similar fashion. That said, King should thrive in this system. 

Oregon is up to two commits in the 2018 class. Joining King is Miles Norris (Chula Vista, Calif.).

King played with the Sports U & Team Final programs during the grassroots travel season.