Nick King: 2018 Draft Prospect
College: Middle Tennessee State
2017-2018 Season Stats
Courtesy of Middle Tennessee State Athletics
Alabama: Played in the first seven games making two starts ... Missed the final 27 games due to a lung infection ... Made his first start at Alabama against Charleston Southern (11/29) ... Registered a season-high nine points in Alabama's victory over Saint Louis (11/23) ... Had seven points and five rebounds vs. Valparaiso (11/21) ... Scored his first points (2) of the season against Ball State (11/18) ... Recorded two blocks in just four minutes in Alabama's season opener against Coastal Carolina (11/11) … Sat out the 2015-16 season due NCAA transfer rules after joining the Crimson Tide from Memphis.
Memphis: Saw action in 62 games (14.6 minutes per game) ... Averaged 5.9 points and 4.0 rebounds ... Shot 44.8 percent from the floor, 27.5 percent from the three-point arc and 57.2 percent from the free throw line ... Had 40 assists, 19 blocked shots and 34 steals ... Tallied 15 double-figure scoring games and 28 games with five or more rebounds ... Earned Tiger Academic 30 distinction for the 2013 fall semester, which honors the top grade-point average from each team for a semester ... Named to the Tiger 3.0 Club for the spring 2014 and fall 2013 semesters ... Helped the Tigers post a two-season combined record of 42-24, which included double-digit wins in the American Athletic Conference both seasons (12-6 in 2013-14; 10-8 in 2014-15) ... Also helped Memphis to an NCAA Tournament at-large berth and advanced to the third round in 2014 ... Played in 28 games (18.9 minutes per game) as a sophomore, making seven starts ... Missed three games from Dec. 31-Jan. 8 as a result of a sprained ankle suffered in a Dec. 30 practice ... Averaged 7.2 points and 4.8 rebounds ... Team's fifth-leading scorer and fourth-leading rebounder ... Shot 40.4 percent from the field, 25.0 from the three-point line and 63.5 percent from the free throw line ... Had 10 double-figure scoring games and 16 contests with five or more boards ... Ranked among American Athletic Conference statistical leaders in rebounding (T20th) ... Played in 34 games as a freshman ... Averaged 4.9 points, 3.3 rebounds and shot 51.8 percent from the field ... Had five double-figure scoring games and 12 contests with five or more boards in his first collegiate season.
Memphis East HS: Ranked among nation's elite players by Scout.com (No. 28), ESPN.com (No. 37) and Rivals.com (No. 46) following his senior season ... Named Tennessee's Class AAA Mr. Basketball in 2012-13 ... Finished his high school career with over 1,900 points and 1,000 rebounds ... Averaged 24.4 points, 15.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 2.3 blocks as a senior ... Also shot 62 percent from the field and 82 percent from the free throw line ... Selected to the prestigious Parade magazine 2013 high school All-America Team ... Named Tennessee Sports Writers (TSWA) Class AAA All-State ... Named to The Commercial Appeal's “Best of the Preps” All-Metro squad ... Consensus top-10 small forward in the nation by Scout.com (No. 7), ESPN.com (No. 8) and Rivals.com (No. 10) ... ESPN.com rated him the region's No. 8 recruit and the state of Tennessee's No. 2 player ... Averaged a double-double with 20.1 points and 10.2 rebounds a game as a junior ... Led District 16AAA in scoring ... Helped lead Memphis East to a 23-9 overall record and the 2012 Tennessee Class AAA state championship ... Selected as MVP of the Tennessee Class AAA state tournament ... Named to the TSWA Class AAA All-State team.
Personal: Born Aug. 5, 1995 in Memphis, Tenn. … Son of Gregory and Lolita King … Has one sister, Darnesha, and one brother, Gregory … Majoring in Health and Human Performance … Best moment of his basketball career is winning a TSSAA State Championship in Murfreesboro … Favorite food is his aunt’s broccoli cornbread … Favorite TV show is Prison Break … Named Drake as his favorite singer … Lists LeBron James as his favorite athlete … Says his biggest role models are his parents and Penny Hardaway.