K ing commit ts to St. Eds

Saturday was the official opening of basketball season in some parts so Aubrie King took the opportunity to secure his basketball future.

The reigning Class A Player of the Year committed to St. Edward’s University over the weekend, ending speculation where he might end up. King

Saturday was the official opening of basketball season in some parts so Aubrie King took the opportunity to secure his basketball future.

The reigning Class A Player of the Year committed to St. Edward’s University over the weekend, ending speculation where he might end up.

The 6-foot-6 King, who plays for Mumford and resides in Milano, chose St. Edward’s over a dozen or more schools including several Ivy League institutions.

“He spent the weekend there and hung out with some of the players and really hit it off with them,” said King’s father Alvie, also an assistant at Mumford. “He loved the school, he loved the campus and he felt like that was the place he wanted to be.

“The great thing is that we will be able to watch him play a lot because it is so close to home.”

St. Edward’s is a private catholic school located in south Austin with connections to Notre Dame and has an enrollment of 5,500 students.

In athletics, St. Edward’s is a Division II school and is a member of the Heartland Conference, which consists of 10 schools along with St. Mary’s, Dallas Baptist, McMurry, two from Oklahoma, one from Arkansas and one from Kansas.

The Hilltoppers are led by fifthyear coch Andre Cook and were 18-14 last season.

King is an excellent student and will actually receive a large portion of his scholarship for academics.

An education at the private school is worth $225,000.

King has led Mumford to two straight state championship finales and the Mustangs are expected to be ranked pre-season No. 1 in Class A with four returners.


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