Washington earns commitment from local 2023 wing
Washington and coach Mike Hopkins landed their second commitment of the 2023 class Sunday evening.
Seattle (Wash.) Prep wing Christian King announced on Twitter that he intends to stay home and sign with the hometown Huskies. King, a 6-foot-7, 190-pound forward, chose the Huskies over offers from Lehigh, Pepperdine, Rice, and Seattle, among others.
Home. Committed! 💜💛 pic.twitter.com/2x52wIRfb0
— Christian King (@christiianking) October 24, 2022
Washington hosted King for an official visit back in late September. He told 247Sports Dushawn London the effort on the part of the UW staff to build a relationship with him in and around the visit played a key role in his decision.
King doesn’t have a 247 Composite score yet, though that’ll likely change soon now that he’s in a high-major class. The evaluators at 247Sports have him rated as a 3-star prospect and the fifth-best recruit from the state of Washington. He’s the 51st-ranked small forward in the class.
His father, Rich, was the 14th overall pick in the 1991 NBA Draft and spent four seasons with the Seattle Sonics.
You can see some of his highlights from the summer below: