King Pledges to Sun Devils

2010 prospect Keala King was always high on ASU's recruiting radar and ultimately the feeling was mutual. During an in-home visit tonight with Head Coach Herb Sendek and his assistants the wing player committed to the maroon and gold. Devils Digest caught up with ASU's newest pledge to talk about his decision.

"I've been talking to the Arizona State coaches all summer," said the 6-4 170 King. "The more I talked to them, the more comfortable I was. I also really liked the unofficial visit I had there in the summer.

"I told the coaches that I will gave them an answer tonight, and I committed because that was the best situation for me. I couldn't see myself anywhere else."

The team's state of the art Weatherup Center naturally impressed King on his Tempe visit, but it was actually something much more basic that eventually led him to his pledge.

"They showed me how well the staff takes cares of their athletes and how much they care about you," King explained. "They showed me how they are willing to prepare you for the next level."

Coach Sendek was accompanied by assistants coaches Dedrique Taylor and Lamont Smith during the visit. King mentioned that he announced his decision towards the end of their meeting.

"I knew before they came to visit me that I was going to commit to them," King admitted. "They told me everything I heard on my unofficial visit but it was good for my parents to hear what the coaches had to say.

"My parents like how close the school is to home and that they can come see my games. They saw what an immdiate impact I can make there as a freshman."

When King did announce his decision to the Sun Devil staff, it was an exciting moment for both sides.

"Even though I knew that I was going to commit before the visit, I had chills when I told them that I'm committing," King said, "and they were very happy too."

Keala King is a four-star prospect and is the second member of the ASU's 2010 class following Corey Hawkins. King was also considering Arizona and Stanford during his recruitment.

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