Louis King Celebrity Life
Born on 6th April 1999, Louis King is a professional basketball player in the United States of America. He plays for NBA or National Basketball Association’s Detroit Piston and is also under a 2-way contract with the NBA G League’s Grand Rapids Drive. King played basketball at the college level for the Oregon Ducks.
Also, he played at the 2017 FIBA Under 19 World Cup of 2017 as a part of the National Team of the United States. The World Cup was hosted in Cairo, Egypt and the player helped his team to bag the Bronze.
King has played many international and national matches. He has an estimated net worth of about 400,000 USD according to some reports and an average annual salary in the range of 35,000 USD and 40,000 USD.
The player was born in New Jersey’s Secaucus. His parents are Ativea King and Louis King and he has 7 other siblings. An American national, King is of mixed ethnic descent and his zodiac sign is Aries.
Basketball Career in High School
Louis King was enrolled for his sophomore year at Roselle Catholic High School and did his sophomore year in Pope John XXIII Regional High School. He then took a transfer to the Hudson Catholic Regional High School located in New Jersey’s Jersey City mid-year. King had to be out of action for the rest of that season.
King was a teammate of Jahvon Quinerly at Hudson Catholic High School. His name was included in the watch list of the Naismith Prep Player of the Year Award before the season of 2017-1. He succumbed to a knee injury while in the senior year after an awkward landing.
Although he had a short season because of this injury, King had an average of 4.4 rebounds and 15.2 points. King’s name was included in the McDonald’s All-American team of 2018. He got an invitation to attend the Nike Hoop Summit of 2018 but could not visit because of this injury.
His name was included in the top twenty-five prospects of the recruiting class of 2018 by ESPN, 247Sports, and Rivals. King was also one of the state’s top prospects, as well as, at his position by all 3 scouting services.
The player gave a verbal commitment on 21st September 2017 to play basketball at the college level in Oregon. King chose Oregon over other teams like NC State, Purdue, Seton Hall, and Kansas. He had an average of 5.5 rebounds and 13.5 points per game.
The player’s name also featured in the team of PAC-12 All-Freshman. However, his play was affected because of his ankle and hand injuries. After the season, he announced his intention to participate in the NBA draft of 2019.
Professional Career in Basketball
Detroit Pistons from 2019 to present
He went undrafted in the NBA draft of 2019 and started playing for the Detroit Pistons after entering into a 2-way contract with them. King gave his career-high performance on 11th November 2018 while playing a game at the G-League.
King had a score of 30 points that day in the home win of the Grand Rapids Drive against Greensboro Swarm. The player had 1 block, 1 assist, and 11 rebounds in that game.
Playing for the National Team
Louis King has represented the country at the FIBA Under 19 World Cup of 2017, which was held in the city of Cairo, Egypt. King had an average of 2.1 assists, 4.4 rebounds, and 6.1 points during that tournament.
His scintillating performance in the tournament helped the US team to clinch the bronze medal.
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