V.J. King Eliminated Ohio State from His Recruitment

By D.J. Byrnes on April 30, 2015 at 2:23 pm
King's Final 5

This one hurts.

Akron's V.J. King — a 2016 five-star small forward prospect naturally hailed as "the next LeBron James" — has eliminated Ohio State from his recruitment.

Arizona, Virginia, Kentucky, Louisville, and Connecticut made the final cut in "no particular order," according to an Instagram post on King's account.

King, who used to play at LeBron's alma mater, Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary, now plays for Paul VI Catholic High School in Fairfax, Virginia.

Our basketball beat writer, Tim Shoemaker, adds:

As of right now, there are no scholarships available for the 2016 class anyway, so this isn't much of a surprise. Both of the 2016 commits Ohio State has right now are from Ohio. Thad got A.J. Harris from Ohio in 2015 and Jae'Sean Tate and Dave Bell in 2014. There simply isn't room for everybody. It's not football.

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