Former CU basketball star George King receives invite to NBA combine

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George King will continue to attempt to draw the eyes of professional scouts at the NBA scouting combine in Chicago.

George King’s impressive postseason is leading to bigger and better opportunities.

Following standout performances at the NABC All-Star game during Final Four weekend and at the Portsmouth Invitational, the former Colorado men’s basketball standout has received an invitation to the NBA draft combine.

The annual event runs May 16-20 in Chicago, one month ahead of the June 21 NBA draft.

King’s name still isn’t landing on standard mock draft boards, yet he certainly has helped his cause in a big way since the Buffaloes’ season ended on March 8 with a loss against Arizona in the Pac-12 Conference Tournament.

At the NABC All-Star game in San Antonio, King earned the Most Outstanding Player award for the East squad after going 8-for-11 from the floor while finishing with 21 points, nine rebounds, and three blocked shots.

King was equally impressive at the Portsmouth Invitational, earning all-tournament honors after 18 points and 7.7 rebounds over three games. King shot .579 from the floor (22-for-38) while going 7-for-13 on 3-pointers.

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