Special Visitor for King

Memphis (Tenn.) East coach Sam Bachelor had some interesting news for Nick King this past Wednesday.

When King came to Bachelor's office for a regular meeting, the coach told him that UNC's Roy Williams would be at East's game against Melrose the next night.

"I was surprised and shocked," said King, Scout.com's No. 11 overall player in the class of 2013. "I talked to (UNC assistant) Coach (Steve) Robinson – earlier that week – and they said they were coming, but I didn't know Roy Williams was coming."

King describes himself as a "6-foot-7 guard/forward that can play almost any position on the court." He said his strongest attributes are his ability to get in the paint, guard multiple positions and shoot.

All of those skills were on display in front of Williams, as King scored 28 points and made four 3-pointers in East's 82-73 loss to Melrose.

"I think I played well, but I didn't play my best," he said. "I think I could've done more in the clutch to take over the game."

King already has scholarship offers from schools like Memphis, Georgetown, Texas, Arkansas, Auburn, Oklahoma State, Georgia and Tennessee.

While North Carolina hasn't extended an offer, King said he has interest in the Tar Heels.

"I like North Carolina and I've only talked to them a couple of times," he said. "They haven't been out, visiting me like other schools have. But I like their winning program, their academics and the way everything just moves smoothly there."

King said UNC mentioned possibly setting up an unofficial visit to campus, but that concrete plans on the date for that visit haven't been established.

During AAU season, King will again run with the Memphis team in the Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL). He said he'll gather more information on schools during the summer and likely make his collegiate decision either just before, or just after his senior season.

"I had a list but I'm thinking that I'm about to change it," King said. "The contact that I've been getting and the way other schools have been coming in and showing interest has made me reevaluate things. I've been looking on the internet and researching certain programs, and starting to like them."

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