McDonald’s All-American & Future Oregon Duck Louis King talks to HG Insider on his journey through high school & more

McDonald’s All American and future Oregon Duck Louis King is one of the premier prospects in the class of 2018. The Hudson Catholic (N.J.) prospect can do just about it all on the floor and still has plenty of room to take his game to another level. King spoke to Hoop Group Insider on his journey to where he is today.

Q: You just transferred into Hudson Catholic, go back to that time, you still have a lot to prove, you have many aspirations, what your mind at that time?

A: “My mindset at that time period when I got to Hudson Catholic coming into my junior year was to make a statement so I just got bigger, stayed in the gym a lot and went crazy,” he said.

Q: What did you have to do behind the scenes to make a statement?

A: “There were a lot of people doubting by saying, ‘I couldn’t be anything’,” he said. “I had to stay in the gym and use everything as motivation.”

Q: You were already a national name beforehand, but you still had to prove it for another summer. Was that something that you had in mind going into your final AAU season?

A: “Most definitely, I wanted to prove that I was one of the top players in the country for people to see my talents and see what I was really capable of,” he said.

Q: What was it like to make the McDonald’s All-American Game?

A: “Since I was a kid I always dreamed of being a McDonald’s All American,” he said. “It was just a dream come true when I got nominated and after I got nominated I had to be thankful. It was all God’s doing.”

Q: How much hard work went into getting where you are today?

A: “I was nonstop in the gym,” he said. “Every day after or before school I was either weightlifting or getting a thousand shots up a day.”

Q: The next step after high school is Oregon. What are you looking forward to with such an impressive recruiting class going in?

A: “We have nine talented players on the roster right now so we still have spots to fill,” he said. “We are talented enough to win a national championship so as we develop and get more recruits we can make some noise next year.”

Q: Back track to when you made your decision for Oregon before your high school season. When looking back, what were some of things that were key factors?

A: “Just the nonstop calling every day and the love and respect they showed,” he said. “On the visit after I felt like I was at home. I have a huge role on the team and they told me what to do when I got there. I really like that situation.”

Q: If somebody that hadn’t seen Louis King play how would you describe yourself on the floor?

A: “I would say I’m a tall, athletic guard who can do everything one through five,” he said.

Q: What is one thing so far in your career that you are proud of?

A: “I would say how the motor in the gym I have is nonstop,” he said. “I’m willing to do anything for basketball.”

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