University of Colorado men's basketball head coach Tad Boyle announced Monday they have signed George King, a 6-foot-5, 205-pound forward from San Antonio, Texas to a National Letter of Intent.

King will be a freshman at CU beginning of the 2013 fall semester.

King will be one of four true freshmen on the Buffs that will also feature a pair of redshirt freshmen. He joins fellow freshmen Tre'Shaun Fletcher, Jaron Hopkins, and Dustin Thomas. The incoming class also features redshirt-freshmen Wesley Gordon and Chris Jenkins who both sat out this past season.

"He can rebound, block shots, shoot and defend," Boyle said of CU's latest addition to the roster.

Boyle also said CU was "kind of late to the party" in recruiting King, who conceded he was a "late bloomer" and didn't start attracting major attention until late in his senior season and went through the April signing period unsigned.

During his senior year, King averaged 16.6 points, 11.5 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game in leading the Brennan Bears to a 39-3 record and an appearance in the 4A state semifinals. He shot 60 percent from the field and was named both TABC All-State and District 28-4A MVP.

As a senior he recorded 25 double-doubles and had two 20-20 games with 23 points and 20 rebounds against Warren on Nov. 12 and 20 points and 20 rebounds against Lanier on Jan. 29



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