UNC Interest Rising for King

DALLAS --- After a pair of evaluation weekends, Nick King has seen college coaches increase their interest.

While King, a 6-foot-7, 200-pounder from Memphis (Tenn.) East,, has scored interest from a host of schools, he said North Carolina, Georgetown, Texas, Memphis, Florida, Vanderbilt and Missouri are the key schools involved in his recruitment.

North Carolina began recruiting King, a five-star prospect, during the high school season, and they have kept up with him since.

"Roy Williams came to one of my high schools games and they've been sending me letters in the mail," King said. "I've been talking on the phone with [assistant] coach [Steve] Robinson."

As of late, King said the UNC staff's interest is on the rise.

"They are saying they really want to see me in a Tar Heel uniform," King said. "They've been picking up on the recruiting lately."

While he hasn't taken a trip to UNC, nor holds an offer yet, King said he especially likes the makeup of the Tar Heel program.

"I like their program and how they have such a disciplined program," said the top 15 prospect in the 2013 class. "They have a winning program and I like how they play together and as a family."

Despite the attention, King isn't close to making a decision. While he doesn't have any visits planned, he'd like to take trips to some of the schools involved towards the end of the summer.

"I'm just starting to think about it," King said of his recruitment. "I've been thinking about my high school season."

This past weekend in Dallas, King showed a versatile game. He sees himself as a shooting guard or small forward, but King has the ability to play the power forward spot as well.

King's ball skills are impressive, as is his ability to score from both the perimeter and in the paint.

"When I'm at my best I'm doing everything and being very versatile," King said. "I'm going to the post, stepping outside and knocking down threes and pushing the ball up the floor and getting rebounds."

King, who runs with the Bluff City Legends, will be back in action at the final EYBL Session in Oakland (Calif.) on Memorial Day weekend.

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Weekend Scouting Report
by Brian Snow

"King had another solid, if unspectacular outing. King, who is a very good athlete, finished above the rim and was an absolute terror in transition. Add in that he cleaned the glass and attacked using the dribble, and he made himself someone who was very productive. Surprisingly what he did wasn't loud or flashy, he just found a way to get results and fill up the box score."

Nick King Profile


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