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D1 Nation's George King Wins Reese's NCAA All Star MVP Honors

03/31/2018, 10:30am CDT
By Max Ivany

One of the many festivities leading up to the NCAA Final Four games is the Reese's All Star Game, an East vs West format. I'm not sure how, but San Antonio Brennan and D1 Nation Alum George King was placed on the East roster.  The Colorado Buffalo and hometown Alamo City hero scored 21 points and added 7 rebounds to take MVP honors for his squad, losing a tightly contested 98-94 encounter to the West.

George finished his 5 year collegiate career in excellent fashion. He played as a freshman at Colorado and then in his second year voluntarily took a red shirt so he could improve as a player and to tighten up his academics.  He used the year wisely and as a sophomore was named the PAC 12's Most Improved Player Award.  He was a three year starter for Coach Tad Boyle.

George started his high school career under Coach Tommy Hines at San Antonio Brennan as an undersized, tenacious post man, and as his skill set improved as a wing player.  Along with Jordan Murphy (Minnesota) and Johnny Azzinaro (Bucknell) King helped lead the Bears to State.

He also played that forward position for the Texas D1 Ambassadors under Coach Chip Ivany/Coach Judy Jones, playing alongside Azzinaro and T J Williams (Northeastern) and then with the New Mexico D1 Ambassadors under Coach Malik Waters with Jamuni McNeace (Oklahoma), Cullen Neal (Saint Mary's) and Bryce Alford (UCLA). 

As his career progressed at Colorado George continued to develop himself and is now  big guard who can knock down shots and rebound his position exceptionally well.  He's going to make some money and with continued hard work may well get his NBA opportunity. It was a pleasure to have George and his family as part of the D1 Nation.  There's much success ahead for him.