Late Thursday night after V.J. King finished studying for an exam, the five-star prospect out of Fairfax (Va.) Paul VI laid awake for another two hours. Anxious and eager, King couldn’t fall asleep.

“I was just excited,” King told Scout. “It’s kind of a relief.”
Why the excitement?

Well King, a 6-foot-6 wing prospect, had settled on his college decision. On Friday, King informed Scout that he has verbally committed to Rick Pitino and Louisville.

“I think probably the main reason I picked that school was the conference,” King said. “I’ve always wanted to play in the ACC, the top conference in the country. Plus with the roster they have, I fit right into that system. They have a bunch of bigs and guards and not really that scoring factor and I can fit that.”