Louis “The” King is an intriguing prospect. The 6’9” freshman has a 7’1” foot wingspan and can play either the small or power forward. As injuries did affect his freshman season early on, he put on some weight and improved on his perimeter shot late in the season which obviously has helped his draft stock.
King led his team in PPG (13.0) and RPG (5.3). He shot 43.5% from the field and 38.6% from three-point land. King was a huge reason the Ducks ended up in the Sweet 16.
Louis has many strengths that include being able to score off the dribble and being a playmaker. He is a good athlete and has grown into a body that is able to play multiple positions at the next level. His weaknesses include having trouble with his shot selection and that comes along with being a streaky shooter. Plus, he may not attack the rim and draw as many fouls as one would hope.
When King’s back is to the basket, he tends to kick out to the wing more often than not. His playing style in the post could use some work. Louis has an NBA-type build but not an NBA-type game quite yet. I believe Louis will end up as an early second-round pick, possibly late first-round pick if he makes some noise and turns some heads at the NBA Combine from May 14-19.
*Arden Cravalho is a senior at Gonzaga University... Follow him on Twitter @a_cravalho