George King represents CU Buffs basketball by lighting up NABC All-Star game

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Graduating Colorado basketball senior George King turned in a memorable performance at the NABC All-Star game in San Antonio during the Final Four festivities.

Consider the first tryout a resounding success for George King.

The departing senior from the Colorado men’s basketball team enjoyed a memorable performance Friday night at the NABC All-Star game in San Antonio, winning the Most Outstanding Player award for the East team.

The game, the first in a line of events and showcases King hopes to use as a springboard to a professional career, is an annual exhibition held in conjunction with the Final Four festivities. The game is reserved for college seniors who just completed their careers.

Though the East team lost 98-94, King was the biggest bright spot for the East, going 8-for-11 from the field before finishing with 21 points, nine rebounds, and three blocked shots.

King also will participate in the annual Portsmouth Invitational April 11-14.

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