Looks like Herb Sendek has officially signed his prize for the 2010-2011 season. Keala King, the #1 overall prospect from California, has signed with ASU to play basketball.
Per the official ASU website:
King, listed at 6-5 and 185 pounds, also is ranked No. 53 by ESPN.com, which has his Mater Dei High School squad ranked 19th nationally. King transferred from Dominguez High School in Compton after last year and will be coached by Gary McKnight, who is on his way to breaking the state record for career wins (843) as he is 828-76.
King has point-guard skills in a wing body, and the southpaw is strong with either hand in the lane. He also earned first-team honors in the annual "Best in the West" recruiting rankings done annually by Frank Burlison.
"Everything makes me excited about Keala,'' says Coach Herb Sendek about King. "He's a tremendous young player. I expect him to hit the floor running and have a tremendous career here at Arizona State. He's strong, he's tough, he's a multidimensional player. He's a winner."
Something about Herb Sendek calling a high school player a "winner" makes me very happy. How often do you hear something like that?
Lets talk King.