Position: SG
Height/Weight: 6'6 " / 220 lbs
School/Club: Colorado
Status: Senior
Birthday: January 15, 1994

About George King

George King is a strong and long wing prospect who can make a set shot and has the tools to hold his own defensively.  King took a unique route to the NBA Draft.  An unheralded prospect in the high school class of 2013, King played sparingly at Colorado as a true freshman and opted to redshirt his second year to work on his game.  Coming on very strong as a third-year sophomore, King averaged 13.8 points per game while shooting a spectacular 46% from beyond the arc.  A regular starter over his final three years at Colorado under Tad Boyle, King finished his career averaging 12.9 points and 7.8 rebounds per game as a senior to earn All-Pac-12 Second Team Honors and an invitational to the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament. 

  • Measured 6’6 in shoes with a 6’11.5 wingspan and strong 219-pound frame at the 2018 NBA Draft Combine.  A solid all-around athlete, King plays above the rim in space and competes with significant energy.
  • Played a significant role for Colorado spending much of his time at the power forward position.  Did much of his damage as a set shooter in the half court, but also contributed hustling up the floor in transition and mixing it up on the offensive glass.  Was not asked to create his own offense prolifically, but finished as the Colorado’s second leading scorer. 

Defensive Analysis

  • Active defender both on and off the ball with nice tools.  Held his own inside when Colorado went small.  Allowed only 0.650 points per Post Up possession [81st percentile] overcoming his lack of height with his length and intensity.  Gets in a stance and competes guarding the ball.  Showed intriguing versatility at times as a senior extending to guard away from the rim while also stepping up as a rebounder.  Tries to do too much defending off the ball in spots, but brings great urgency to the defensive end.

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