Memphis does little things to land King 

August, 27, 2012
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When a player commits, it’s a big story for the day and is paramount (as it should be) to the player and the program. The actual commitment day is the high water mark but there’s often so much more that goes into getting to the finish line.

In the case of small forward Nick King (Memphis, Tenn./East), Memphis did a number of little things to stand out to the No. 28 player in the 2013 class, including being the first to offer him a scholarship.

Memphis had the hometown advantage with King, but the Tigers did not take their proximity for granted. As a freshman, King played football (he no longer does) and Memphis dispatched an assistant coach to King’s first high school football game his freshman year.