The Colorado Buffaloes have successfully signed highly prized Texas recruit George King according to many reports. Hill was being pursued by some mid-major schools before blowing away recruiters at the Mile High Classic in Denver, Colo.
At 6-foot-6, King’s potential as a successful wing forward in the Pac-12 isn’t much of stretch. Colorado may have jumped on the opportunity to sign Hill before other major programs had the chance, making his commitment still tentative. ESPN.com college basketball analyst Fran Fraschilla expressed his delight in the moves made by Buffaloes head coach Tad Boyle when he reported the signing via Twitter.
Colorado’s San Antonio’s connection continues with late steal in Brennan HS 6-5 guard, George King. Roberson first, now King!
— Fran Fraschilla (@franfraschilla) May 11, 2013
King averaged 17.1 points, 11.3 rebounds and 1.9 steals per contest for Brennan H.S. (Tex.), leading his team to the state semifinals.
Colorado and Boyle have now closed out their 2013 recruiting class, and even though King was the final addition, he garners the most attention heading into next season. Also in this year’s recruiting class are standout high schoolers Jaron Hopkins, Tre’Shaun Lexing, and Dustin Thomas. It’s obvious Boyle’s recruiting skills have been drastically improved since leading Colorado to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances.
With King’s verbal commitment, Colorado will be replacing another well-known San Antonio, Texas native and Buffalo hoops star. Andre Roberson recently declared himself eligible for the 2014 NBA Draft, taking away Boyle’s most trustworthy scoring option.
John Engel is a Pac-12 basketball writer for Rant Sports. Follow John on Twitter: @engelsportsguy.