After three seasons at Louisville, V.J. King entered his name in the 2019 NBA Draft and went undrafted. He signed with the New York Knicks and competed with the team in Summer League. He stated, “All I needed was a chance” and he received that opportunity in the organization. He was waived on October 19, 2019 and joined Westchester as an affiliate player.
He made his debut against the Lakeland Magic where he recorded five points and he totaled his first double digit game of his career two games later against the Oklahoma City Blue where he finished with 13 points. King suited up in 13 of the team’s first 15 games then missed about a month of action due to a hamstring strain and knee soreness.
The rookie forward returned to action on January 18 and put together back-to-back double digit scoring games and shot 58.3 percent from the field in those games. When he returned to the court, King said he was trying to come out and help the team win games.
Notable 2019-20 Season Stats (Stats Courtesy From Real GM)
11.8 MPG, 4.7 PPG, 2.3 RPG, 40.5 FG% in 26 games
Notable Season Highs (Stats Courtesy From Real GM)
Jan. 31 vs Maine Red Claws: 17 points on 7 field goals made
Jan. 18 vs Salt Lake City Stars and Jan. 31 vs Maine Red Claws: 6 rebounds
Dec. 14 vs Greensboro Swarm and Jan. 31 vs Maine Red Claws: 2 assists
Jan. 18 vs Salt Lake City Stars: 2 three-pointers made
V.J. King buzzer beater vs Capital City Go-Go (via Westchester Knicks/Twitter)