New interest for King

One of the top wing prospects in the 2013 class -- Nick King -- has a new school involved and a handful of others making him a priority.

Nick King is one of the more versatile prospects in the 2013 class.

At 6-foot-7, King, a standout at Memphis (Tenn.) East, has the ability to play in the post or on the perimeter.

"I'm doing what the team needs me to do," King said. "I'm playing outside and inside. I'm mostly playing on the inside because nobody can match up with me on the interior. If I get a big man on me I'm going to take them outside. But I'm doing great."

What position does the No. 11 prospect in the 2013 class prefer?

"Right now I can basically the one through the four," he said. "On the next level I'm probably more of a shooting guard or small forward."

"The best part about my game is my versatility," King added. "I can play outside or inside. I can shoot the ball with range because I practice shooting from deep and I can get to the rack with ease."

King, who said he's working to improve his ball handling, has already accumulated scholarship offers from Memphis, Georgetown, Arkansas, Auburn, Tennessee, Texas, Oklahoma State, Florida, Marquette and Texas A&M.

While they haven't offered, North Carolina also recently jumped into his recruitment.

"It's going great," he said of his recruitment. "North Carolina is starting to come in hard."

King said there were talks of UNC entering his recruitment prior to the season. Instead they waited to see him in game action.

"At first I don't think their interest was really high because they told me they were coming to a practice or workout and they didn't show up," King said.

"The last time we played Melrose the day before the game my coach told me that the assistant coach from North Carolina called to say they were going to be at the game. I wasn't expecting Roy Williams to be there and Roy Williams showed up at the game."

King said he thinks the Tar Heels will eventually offer.

"At that point I was like they are really interested in me," he said. "They haven't verbally told me that they've offered me yet, but I believe it's coming."

While Carolina is just now jumping in, Memphis has been recruiting King since day one. In fact, King said Memphis has made it clear where he is on their list.

"They have made me their No. 1 priority," King said. "They are good people."

King said he's been to a Memphis game this year. The only other visit King has been on was to Auburn for their elite camp this past summer.

"I went to a camp at Auburn just to go play basketball and they took me on a visit of the school, but I didn't really think of it as a visit," he said.

"It was nice," King said of the visit. "They showed me their new facilities and everything. It was nice."

With his junior season in full swing, King said he's not planning on taking any visits in the near future.

"I haven't really gotten a visit scheduled yet, but I know I'll have some coming soon this summer."

"Right now I'm just playing and any school that comes into the picture comes into the picture. I really haven't thought about colleges yet. Towards the end of the season I'm going to sit down with my parents and break it down to five schools, see which ones I want to visit and go from there."

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