Elias King is an elite student-athlete currently attending Shiloh High School in Snellville, Georgia. King is an emerging high major guard for the 2019 class, currently ranked the #81 player in the class of 2019 per 247Sports. The 6’7 guard enjoyed an excellent Spring/Summer campaign on the prestigious EYBL Circuit and gained national attention with a stellar performance at The Best of the Best Camp. Versatility is the name of the game with Elias where his ability to shoot the deep-ball, to see and make passes over defenses, and also handle in a pitch makes him a priority for every coach in the Southeast.
I. AAU & SELF ANALYSIS
EM: Congrats on the great Spring/Summer, you turned some heads with your ability. Can you tell us how things went for AOT as a team and for you individually?
EK: My summer individually went well. I got my name bigger, got ranked in the state, and the country. I played well with and without the ball in my hands and I became a aggressive scorer this spring and summer.
EM: Can you describe your game for those that are not familiar?
EK: I’m a 6″7 guard that can play any position on the floor and I can score from all three levels. I play good defense, I get my teammates involved, and I rebound. I can dribble and play point guard because I have a high IQ for the game.
EM: How often do you work on your game?
EK: I’m in the gym everyday and I run track everyday. I work on every aspect of my game, especially my handles because I am still growing. I am still working on my shot because I heard the lanes close up quick at the next level because everyone is long and tall.
The Shiloh Raiders win over Trickum MS. Final Score 53-42. With 22pts, Elias King is the Player of the Game! pic.twitter.com/O1I7O6GJ8b
— Born to Compete™ (@borntocompete) January 23, 2015
Yet another long rangy wing that has shown off some lead guard skills is 6'5 Elias King. Solid handle, sees over the defense #BestOfTheBest
— CourtCred (@courtcred) June 19, 2016
II. ACADEMICS AND OFF-COURT INTERESTS
EM: Can we talk a bit about your interests as a student, what is your favorite subject?
EK: Geometry and world history are my favorite subjects. Math is fun because I can solve the right answers and it’s only one answer to that problem it’s not 2 or 3 answers to a problem like other subjects. World history is fun because I can learn about the world outside of America.
EM: What do you plan to major in when attending college?
EK: Business because me and my family are big on life after basketball. I want to own a lot of businesses like Magic Johnson.
EM: What are your interests off the court?
EK: I like to play checkers and I enjoy hanging around my family and friends.
Elias King, a 6'6 2019 guard from Shiloh HS, is a talent. Very smooth scorer. Making a big impression here.
— Dan McDonald (@DMcDonaldRivals) June 18, 2016
EM: Shifting a bit to recruiting, can you tell us which schools have offered?
EK: Florida State, VCU, Georgia Tech
EM: Which schools show interest that haven’t yet offered?
EK: Auburn, Louisville,Rutgers, Tennesse, and Georgia
EM: Any college campuses you want to get out to and visit?
EK: Auburn this Thursday, Florida state next month, and Rutgers on September 3rd.
EM: What factors are important to you and your family when making your college decision?
EK: Education, the relationship with the coach, and how I would fit with the system they play.
Elias King has lots of length & versatility. At 6'5 can play the wing & create his own midrange jumper or get in the lane @AOTBasketball
— Willie Evans Jr. (@Jr_OTRH) July 15, 2016
Name to remember: Elias King (Shiloh). Long 6-foot-5 combo guard put in work today. Very interesting prospect. pic.twitter.com/w1Uq27QQHk
— HoopSeen Georgia (@HoopSeenGA) May 7, 2016
IV. PERSONAL GOALS & ADVICE
EM: Any personal goals on or off the court?
EK: To be the best student I can be, to have straight A’s, a high school diploma, and a college masters degree. On the court, I want to be the best on offense and defense, I want to be a great team player, and a leader on and off the court.
EM: Last, if you could give the youth some advice on how to succeed either on or off the court, what would you say?
EK: On the court, be coachable, listen to all your coaches, and do whatever the coach needs to be done. Off the court, listen to your parents and build a good relationship with your teachers.
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