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Ohio State offers 2016 SF VJ King

He’s a freshman at a high school with a very famous basketball graduate and he’s already picked up an offer from Ohio State without ever playing a second in high school.

His name is VJ King (Akron, Ohio/St. Vincent-St. Mary) and he’s making waves in the basketball circuit.

An athletic official at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School confirmed the offer Monday for the 6-foot-6, 180-pound small forward out of the class of 2016.

The offer is interesting not because it came at the high school where LeBron James once won three state titles, but because King hasn’t played high school basketball yet.

King is a regular on the AAU circuit, however, and is already on the radar of USA basketball as one of 46 players invited to attend the 2012 USA Basketball Men’s Developmental National Team minicamp on Oct. 6-7.

The minicamp will be utilized to help USA Basketball train and evaluate members of the classes of 2015 and 2016 in preparation for upcoming Developmental National Team events.

Originally from Ohio, King is back in the Buckeye state after playing for Charlotte (N.C.) United Christian Academy as an eighth-grader.

King is a marksman from the outside and great off the dribble, but can penetrate to the hoop as well.

His father, Vince King, played basketball at Beachwood High School, Indiana University of Pennsylvania and professionally in Europe, so the game is in his blood.