Invited to three of the most prestigious all-star high school basketball games, Louis King has been forced to be a spectator for them all.
King suffered a torn meniscus in January that ended his senior season at Hudson Catholic High School prematurely. Yet, he was still invited to the McDonald’s All-American Game, Jordan Brand Classic and the Nike Hoop Summit.
The Oregon signee watched all three of the basketball events from the sideline, a predicament he’s confident he won’t face when he arrives at Eugene.
“It’s hard for me to watch,” King said, via The Register-Guard’s Steve Mims. “I just sit here and watch other players go at it. I want to showcase my talents as well.”
King is scheduled to enroll at Oregon in June. When he arrives on campus he expects his knee injury to be a thing of the past. The 5-star small forward says his knee ailment is healing fine.
“I am rehabbing right now so hopefully by the time summer comes, I will be right back into playing,” King said. “It’s coming along, going great.”
King is part of Oregon’s highest ranked recruiting class in school history. Five-star center Bol Bol will join King in Eugene along with 4-star shooting guard Will Richardson and 4-star power forward Miles Norris.