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EKU lands JUCO standout King

Posted on 20 May 2015 by Allen

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Greg King, a 6-foot-7, 225-pound forward, has signed a National Letter of Intent (NLI) to play college basketball at Eastern Kentucky University next season, Head Coach Dan McHale announced today.

King played one season at Chipola College in Marianna, Florida. He has three seasons of eligibility remaining.

“We’re excited to welcome Greg to the EKU family,” McHale said. “He is an outstanding young man, on and off the court, and his skill set fits our system perfectly.”

In 2014-15, King averaged 6.4 points and 5.9 rebounds while shooting 52 percent from the field for the Indians. He also contributed nearly one block and one steal per game.

King scored 10 or more points seven times, including a season-best 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting from the field at Gulf Coast State College on Jan. 7. He also had 10 or more rebounds in a game three times, posting double-doubles against Lawson State (Nov. 20) and Northwest Florida (Jan. 31).

“The combination of his athleticism, strength and size will give us a much needed physical presence down low,” said McHale.

The Ellenwood, Georgia native played with current Colonel Paul Jackson at Martin Luther King Jr. High School in Lithonia. Both graduated in 2014.

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