Eastern Kentucky’s Tre King (2) takes one to the basket as the Eastern Kentucky Colonels play the Tennessee State Tigers during their quarterfinal game of the Ohio Valley Conference Basketball Championships at Ford Center in Evansville, Ind., Thursday evening, March 5, 2020.
Iowa State has added a transfer to next year’s recruiting class in 6’8 forward Tre King. King played three seasons at Eastern Kentucky averaging 14.9 points and 6.2 rebounds per game in 2020-2021.
A prototypical, college swing-forward, King presents the ability to play from a variety of places on the offensive end of the floor. Defensively, he has a reputation for his intensity and averaged 1.2 blocks and 1.5 steals per game in 2020-2021.
When you turn the film on and watch King play what stands out to me is his versatility at the forward position.
I see a player with good feet who can produce in a plethora of ways. He is a good finisher at the rim and shows the ability to leverage angles on bigger players. The Cyclones can throw him the ball on the low block or in the high post and he will stress defenses with drives, mid-range jump shots, and back-to-the-basket moves.
King’s natural position is the 4, though he does afford the Cyclones the ability to play the 5 if they want to play small ball. He is an above-average rebounder and shot-blocker for his size.
Considering Iowa State’s need for depth at the forward position this is a great addition that looks to be a skilled athlete with all of the intangibles that TJ has built the program around early in his tenure.