RECRUITING: Cyclones land EKU/Georgetown transfer Tre King

Nov 30, 2020; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Eastern Kentucky Colonels forward Tre King (2) dunks the ball against the Xavier Musketeers in the first half at the Cintas Center. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

One of the nation’s top available transfers will be a Cyclone.

Former Eastern Kentucky forward Tre King announced his pledge to Iowa State on Wednesday via his Twitter.

The 6-foot-9, 225-pound swingman briefly enrolled at Georgetown this fall before reentering the transfer portal, meaning, as of now, he wouldn’t be eligible to play until next year, but he intends to seek a waiver that could get him on the floor sooner.

King, a two-time All-OVC selection, including a first-team picks in 2020-21, was considered the No. 76 transfer in the country by Stadium‘s Jeff Goodman when he left Eastern Kentucky after last season.

The Lexington, Ky. native averaged 14.9 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.2 blocks per game as a junior at Eastern Kentucky.

For his career, King averages 10.6 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.2 steals and shoots just short of 50 percent from the field.

King is expected to join the Iowa State men’s basketball program at semester and fill one of the program’s three currently open scholarships. The Cyclones also have four scholarships open for the 2022-23 season.

Stay tuned to Cyclone Fanatic for more on this story.

Jared Stansbury


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