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Posted On: 04/9/18 1:54 PM
Cretin-Derham Hall junior shooter Jaeden King helped the Raiders to a 17-18 state championship. In the title game King was the Raider leading scorer, and now he’s ready to look to the future.
“This winter season was one to remember,” King said. “We all had one goal and we worked hard to achieve it.”
King gave CDH a strong 15.6 points a game shooting 47.8 percent from the arc and 49 percent from the floor overall. He has also become a better defender using length from a body that continues to grow.
“My defensive game has gotten so much better and my offense has too after growing two inches over the summer,” King said. “I’m really protecting my jump shot. I finished off the year 48 percent from three.”
This past weekend King kicked off his 17u year playing with the Pulley Panthers who won four of five games in Ames, Iowa. In the season opener King scored 19 points leading the team to a 25 point win over DNH Wolfpack.
“I will be playing with Howard Pulley,” King said. “It looks like we are gonna have a good team if we are all on the same page we can make this a great season.”
Schools are really starting to get in contact with King who is one of the longer and high percentage shooters in the Midwest class of 2019 players.
“There has been a couple colleges that have notified me like UMass, UCF, North Dakota, Drake, Richmond, Iowa, Iowa State, and Augustana,” King said.