Profile - Elias King
Shiloh, GA freshman guard Elias King is already gaining attention for his play on the AAU circuit. The 6’6” recruit and his teammates attended a team camp this past weekend and his performance led to Elias receiving his first offer.
Elias and his teammates had a successful two days at the Georgia Tech camp playing against other Georgia high school teams. King’s games against North Clayton and Liberty County highlighted his weekend. Those performances led to an offer from Georgia Tech. “Having the chance to play at Georgia Tech would be a great opportunity for me. The offer is very special to me because it is my first.”
Following the offer from Tech, King has added an offer from Virginia Commonwealth. “I can’t tell you how excited I am about my recruitment.” Elias knows he has a long way to go before he chooses a school. That is something that is keeping him grounded.
King didn’t get a chance to see much of Tech other than the basketball facilities. “The arena is awesome.” Elias has been invited to return to Tech to get to know the players and coaches better. King talked to some of the players on his visit and saw that they have taken to Coach Josh Pastner. “You can tell he’ll be doing something special at Georgia Tech.”
A visit to Auburn is in the works for Elias as well as a visit to Virginia Commonwealth this weekend. “We start AAU finals in two weeks and I'd like to get back to Tech and Georgia before I go back to school."
Georgia Tech has already started to place an emphasis on the talent loaded 2019 class and King is one of the recruits that they are targeting. “They like my size at the point and that I could also play the two or three.” As he continues to grow, Elias will continue to work on his ability to handle the ball and feels he will keep his ball handling abilities despite him growing. “Coach Pastner likes an up-temp game and that is my style of play.” Elias feels he could be either a scorer or a player that gets his teammates involved in the game. "Coaches have told me I am a Magic Johnson type point guard, big but can handle the ball and get my teammates involved in the game at the same time."
Down the road, when the time comes to make his college choice, Elias will be looking for a school where he has a great relationship with the coaches. “I’m a very good student and academics will play a role.” Elias will also be looking to see how the coaching staffs plan to use him. “I feel I have a lot to offer a school. I want to go to a school that will use my talents."