247Sports recruiting analyst Andrew Slater has logged a new Crystal Ball pick in favor of Kentucky for five-star prospect Louis King, who was a member of John Calipari’s USA Basketball U19 team earlier this month.
King — a 6-foot-7 small forward from Hudson, N.J. — is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 14 overall prospect in the class of 2018, and he hasn’t been shy about his wish for a UK scholarship offer in recent interviews. He plays on the same Nike-affiliated summer team as Cameron Reddish and is close friends with the UK recruiting target.
Reddish told the Herald-Leader last week that he thinks King will get that offer from Kentucky sometime soon.
UK has 100 percent of the picks on King’s Crystal Ball page.