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Two-Way Tracker: Meet New Pistons Forward Louis King

By Jake Winderman | July 25, 2019

Player: Louis King

College: Oregon (2018-2019)

Height/Weight: 6-foot-8, 195 pounds

NBA Team/NBA G League Affiliate: Detroit Pistons/Grand Rapids Drive

College Breakdown: Before declaring for the 2019 NBA Draft, Louis King spent one season at Oregon, earning Pac-12 All-Freshman Team honors. Coming into college, King was a McDonald’s High School All-American and participated in the Jordan Brand Classic (2018) and Nike Hoop Summit (2018). During his lone season in Eugene, King averaged 13.5 PPG and 5.5 RPG on 38.6% shooting from beyond the arc. He finished in the Top 20 in the Pac-12 Conference in field goals made, 3-point field goals made, points per game, rebounds per game, true shooting percentage and defensive rating. King notched at least 17 points for the Ducks on 10 occasions throughout the 2018-19 NCAA season.

Scouting Report: King projects to be a prime 3-and-D in today’s game with the Detroit Pistons, bringing to the table a 7+ foot wingspan, the ability to switch on positions 2-4 defensively and a crisp outside shot. The Oregon product has an extremely high motor and is a physical defender, creating issues for offensive players on the perimeter and in the low post. An added bonus in King’s game is his above-average ability to drive and penetrate from the wing, creating offense for himself and his teammates.

Organizational Fit: King will join Markieff Morris, Sekou Doumbouya and Bruce Brown as the Pistons’ primary wings for the 2019-2020 NBA season. His soft touch from the perimeter and defensive reliability/versatility should help him find early playing time with Detroit, while giving him the chance to really develop when in the NBA G League with the Grand Rapids Drive.

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