Roughly six weeks after learning that V.J. King would test the NBA Draft process the former McDonald’s All American has made a big decision regarding his future.
King announced via social media on Tuesday morning that he’ll forgo his final year of eligibility to pursue a professional basketball career.
I’d like to announce that I will be forgoing my senior year and taking the next step in pursuing my career as a professional basketball player. To the University of Louisville… Through it all, thank you for everything. I will always be a cardinal! pic.twitter.com/AoOLsXnm4q
— Vincent Jr. (@vjking_) May 28, 2019
King initially left the door open to returning to college basketball, but had he decided to return it wouldn’t have been with Louisville.
“I’ve had talks with V.J. since the season concluded,” Mack wrote in a text message to the Courier-Journal earlier this month. “He’s going to do everything in his power to get a shot at the next level through workouts, etc. If that isn’t on the table he will be in a position to finish school, enter the transfer portal and find a new home in D1 for his final season.”
King had a recent workout with the Sacramento Kings, but didn’t participate in either combine and hasn’t generated draft buzz over since deciding to test the process.
Best of luck to V.J in whatever his future holds.<