King Has Sun Devils in Top Three

2010 wing prospect Keala King is still open to any program wishing to pursue him, but he also has a good idea as to which programs are currently on his short list. Following an unofficial visit to Tempe, King came back very impressed with the Sun Devils and now has ASU as one of the schools he could see himself signing with.

"It was a great visit," said the 6-4 170 Keala King. "They showed me a lot of the campus, the dorms where the freshmen stay, so I got see a lot of things and got to meet with all the coaches. The basketball facility was real good. I didn't know a college could have such a great facility like that. It's great that you can go there whenever you want to work on your game. The locker room was very nice."

King added that he met Demetrius Walker on the trip and that he knows Arizona State freshman from the days they both played on the same AAU club.

The Compton (Calif.) Dominguez High School is a skilled south paw who is very versatile in his game. These attributes naturally draw the comparisons to another lefty who ultimately donned the maroon and gold, James Harden.

"I think I could fit in very nice with Arizona State and do some of the stuff that James did there," King stated. "Obviously he's a great player and I'm trying to get to his level. When I watched film with the coaches I could tell that Arizona State likes to run, rebound the ball and push it and I like to play in that style.

"This is a program that is starting to reach to his highest ability. It used to be an underdog and now it's like a sleeping giant."

King remarked that while he's trying to narrow down his list of schools, he also wouldn't eliminate any suitors that may come along in the near future. "My top three right now are Arizona State, Arizona and Stanford," King said. "I'm probably going to end up in the Pac-10."

The 2010 prospect hasn't taken a college entrance exam yet (plans to take the ACT in October), so he hasn't planned any official visits to any schools in the fall. Consequently, he said that he's unsure whether he will sign in the early period in November or wait to April of next year to sign.

King was at a Stanford camp earlier in the year, but hinted that he really didn't get to visit the Palo Alto campus then. He added that he hasn't visited the University of Arizona yet.

"I'm looking for a school where I can come in and make a great impact right away," Kind said. "I also want to go to a school that is real good in my major (King pans to be a communications major)."


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