Flyers Confirm VJ King Signing

Bristol Flyers today confirmed the signing of American striker VJ King from the Westchester Knicks of the NBA G League.

The 25-year-old signed a one-year contract with the Flyers and arrives at Bristol with a decorated playing career to date.

King attended famed St. Vincent-St Mary High School growing up, where he became the first freshman to make the team since LeBron James and led the Fighting Irish to the finals of the State Tournament of Ohio Division II in 2013.

He was called up to represent the United States at the FIBA ​​Under-17 World Championships in 2014, where he won a gold medal alongside three-time NBA star Jayson Tatum.

King was later named the 2016 McDonalds All-American before enjoying a three-year college career with NCAA Division 1 powerhouse Louisville, where he averaged 6.1 points and 2.8 rebounds in 101 appearances for the Cardinals.

After being drafted in the 2019 NBA draft, King joined G-League affiliate New York Knicks and made 35 appearances over a two-year span, averaging 5.3 points and 2.9 rebounds per game.

Last season, King also played six games for AB Contern in Luxembourg, where he averaged 31.9 points and 9.8 rebounds per game in a team led by former Plymouth Raiders head coach Gavin Love. .

Speaking about his decision to join the Flyers, King said: “I’ve never been to England before so I’m delighted to be in another county with a new experience.

“I watched some Flyers games and saw the team finished fourth last season. We want to go even further this year and compete for a championship.

“Coach Kapoulas is close with my former coach Gavin Love – he said the Flyers like to play a fast game and that’s something I wanted to be a part of.

“I’m excited for what’s next and I’m ready to get there and get to work.”

Flyers head coach Andreas Kapoulas added, “VJ adds more depth and dimension to our roster with his length, athleticism and shooting touch.

“He’s a fluid scorer who can make plays, involve others with his passing accuracy and impact the game with his tenacious mindset.

“He comes to us with all sorts of accolades, but it’s clear he’s fully focused on the present, continuing his career in Europe and helping our team achieve a successful season.

“He showed a great work ethic during his time in college and in the G-League and has always been an incredible teammate. You can tell there’s a fire inside of him – a type of tenacity that will go very well with us here in Bristol.

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