Five-Star Junior Hoopster Camps At Auburn

Rated the nation's number three junior small forward, Nick King talks about attending Auburn's basketball camp, the Tigers, and more.

Memphis, Tenn.—Rated the number three small forward in the nation for the 2013 recruiting class and a five-star prospect, silky smooth Nick King from East High was on the Auburn campus Friday to take part in Tony Barbee's Basketball Camp along with dozens of top prospects from around the Southeast.

Checking in at 6-6 with a 6-11 wingspan and weighing 214 pounds, King was deadly from behind the arc as he drained three-pointer after three-pointer. He also has the ability to take the ball to the basket when he needs to.

He showed that ability last year as a sophomore when he averaged 21 points per game to leap onto the radar for schools across the country. With offers from all over King decided to visit Auburn because he has known Barbee and Auburn assistant Tony Madlock for quite some time because both coached in Memphis. He said while they were one of the reasons he wanted to attend the camp he found out much more about Auburn.

"It was nice," King said. "It was a great experience. I got a chance to see the campus, the gym, and the locker room. It was just a great experience. The arena is amazing and everything is so new. It's just beautiful.

"Coach Barbee is just getting things going so he actually hasn't been coaching his actual players," he added. "I'm going to be watching Auburn very close. I think he's a good coach and a very cool person."

King slashes to the basket

Playing against Auburn commitments Shaquille Johnson and Jordan Price as well as perhaps another two dozen top quality prospects, King was one of the top performers and said it was a great experience for him to get better and show his skills.

"It was great," King said. "There was a lot of competition there. The camp went really nice."

With Auburn among the schools he's considering heading into his junior season, King said he has a plan to get his list down to a workable number and make his decision sometime at the beginning of his senior season.

"I have a bunch of offers," King said. "I can't count them right now. I don't have a top group yet. I'm going to narrow my college choices down following basketball this year."

A left-hander that has unlimited range, King had this to say when asked to describe his game.

"I can do a little bit of everything," King said. "Whatever my coach wants me to do is what I'll do. I'm a great shooter. I can shoot from NBA range so I can knock the three-ball down. If I have a big man I'm going to take him to the basket."

With his game and ability to put the ball in the basket, King will likely be one of the most sought-after players in the country this time next season.

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