George King continues impressive postseason at Portsmouth Invitational

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Former Colorado guard George King earned a spot on the all-tournament team at the Portsmouth Invitational.

After being unable to compete in the NCAA Tournament as a senior, former Colorado basketball standout George King has been on a mission over the past few weeks to remind NBA scouts about his particular skill-set.

That effort continued in impressive fashion over the weekend, as King was one of 12 players named to the all-tournament team at the annual Portsmouth Invitational.

A showcase that gathers 64 college seniors who play three games apiece over four days, King was one of only three players to rank in the top 10 in both scoring (18 points per game) and rebounding (7.7 rebounds per game). He also ranked third in 3-point percentage at .538 (7-for-13) and third in overall field goal percentage at .579 (22-for-38).

King’s team, K&D Round’s Landscaping, reached the title game but suffered a one-point loss despite 17 points and eight rebounds from King. He posted a double-double in the semifinals with 16 points and 10 rebounds.

King also made all three of his free throw attempts and, despite a CU career in which he struggled to produce a positive assist-to-turnover rate, he finished the three games with five assists against only two turnovers.

King previously was named the East team Most Outstanding Player at the NABC all-star game during the Final Four weekend.

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