BEAVERTON — Louis King got invited to the triple crown of All-Star games and had to sit them all out.

The forward tore his meniscus in January, bringing an early end to his senior season at Hudson Catholic High in Jersey City, N.J. He was still selected for the McDonald’s All-American Game and Jordan Brand Classic, as well as the Nike Hoop Summit, which was played Saturday in Portland.

“It’s hard for me to watch,” King said last week while watching Team USA practice for the Hoop Summit. “I just sit here and watch other players go at it. I want to showcase my talents as well.”

King intends to do that when he enrolls at Oregon in June as part of the highest-ranked recruiting class in school history. He expects to recover in time for his freshman season.

“It’s coming along, going great,” he said.

King decided to move across the country for college with no concerns about culture shock or feeling homesick.

“Oregon is like my home back in Jersey,” he said. “It’s wonderful out there. I love the fans and the culture, it’s a great place. My family is in the same boat as me, we all love it.”

King did not play as a sophomore in high school after transferring to Hudson Catholic and averaged 13.3 points and 5.6 rebounds as a junior before missing most of his senior season.

Most of his highlights came in last summer’s Nike EYBL circuit when he averaged 18.0 points and 6.7 rebounds. He teamed with Oregon point guard Payton Pritchard for USA Basketball in last year’s U19 World Cup, averaging 6.0 points and 4.4 rebounds in seven games while helping win the bronze medal.

King, who was measured last week at 6-foot-6 and 188 pounds with a 7-foot wingspan, is No. 11 in ESPN’s ranking of top 100 recruits while 247Sports.com lists him 17th.

“I’m used to the hype,” King said. “Back in New Jersey it’s like New York, a bunch of hype around us.”

That will certainly follow him to Oregon along with fellow five-star Bol Bol as part of a four-man recruiting class ranked third in the nation. The Ducks have returning starters in Pritchard, Kenny Wooten and Paul White, with possible additions to the roster coming in the next month.

“It’s high potential, but big shoes to fill,” King said. “We need to go in there and work every day to get better. They want us to make the Final Four, and we’ll definitely work to do that.”

King could play multiple positions at Oregon, similar to Dillon Brooks and Troy Brown in the past few seasons.

“I’m an all-around player, I can play one through five,” he said. “I’m coming right in to fill the big shoes they have for me.”

Brooks and Brown both left Oregon early, and King is likely to face a similar decision at some point in college.

“Only God can tell that,” King said. “I’m not predicting the future. I just want to play basketball.”

King will get an early homecoming next season when Oregon plays in the 2K Classic at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 15-16. Oregon is expected to open the tournament against Syracuse, although the bracket has not been announced.

“That will be fun, I know I will have a lot of fans there,” he said.