Wednesday, September 11, 2013

UPIKE Signs All-Big West Performer Keala King for 2013-14

The University of Pikeville has signed 6-foot-5 guard Keala King for the 2013-14 men's basketball season.

King started his college career at Arizona State University, where he averaged 6.8 points and 1.9 assists per game in 42 games. He then transferred to Long Beach State and averaged 9.8 points, 4.8 boards and 2.9 assists per game. He earned honorable mention All-Big West Conference honors.

Rivals.com rated King No. 26 overall in the Class of 2010.

Name: Keala King
Height/Position: 6’5 Guard
Class: Senior
Hometown: Compton, CA
Previous School: Arizona St./Long Beach

LONG BEACH STATE • In his first season with LBSU, earned honorable mention All-Big West
Conference honors... Started 19 of the 22 games he played in, averaging 28.1 minutes per
game ... Averaged 9.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 0.9 steals and 2.9 assists per game, while making
43.5 percent of field goal attempts ... Scored in double figures 11 times ... Tallied a season-high
22 points, shooting 9-of-16, in a home win vs. UC Davis ... Led the team in scoring on three
occasions - 18 points at UC Riverside, 22 points vs. UC Davis and 15 points against UC Irvine
in the Big West Tournament ... Led the team in rebounds four times ... Had two double-doubles
on the season - 16 points and 10 rebounds at Cal Poly and 12 points and 11 rebounds at Cal

ARIZONA STATE • Spent a season and a half at Arizona State and averaged 6.8 points, 1.8
rebounds and 1.9 assists in 42 games, while making 44.5 percent (98-of-220) of field goal
attempts ... Played 13 games as a sophomore before leaving the team at the semester ...
Averaged a team-high 13.7 points and pulled down 4.9 rebounds during time with team ...
Converted on 51.7 percent (60-of-116) of field goal attempts, while making 38.7 percent (12-
of-31) 3-pointers ... Also led team with 43 assists and 19 steals in 13 games ... Scored careerhigh 25 points, on 8-of-10 shooting, and grabbed eight rebounds against Wake Forest ... Scored
22 points twice, the first time vs. DePaul (6-of-12 shooting) and the second time against Fresno
State ... Had one double-double with 16 points and a career-high 10 boards against Southern
Miss ... Scored 18 points on 7-of-9 shooting at Tulsa ... Scored 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting
against Northern Arizona and had 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting vs. Montana State ... Finished
with 14 points vs. Nevada and 13 points against New Mexico ... Averaged 3.7 points and 2.6
rebounds while playing in 29 games as a true freshman ... Scored in double digits three times ...
Had a season-high 14 points at USC, 13 points vs. Houston Baptist and 10 points against
Washington State ... Grabbed eight boards twice.

MATER DEI HS: Ranked #26 player in the nation in the Class of 2010 by Rivals.com


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