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Posted On: 07/2/18 9:35 AM
As a junior Jaeden King stretched the floor for the state champion Cretin-Derham Hall Raiders with his 14 points per game (third on the team). Now King is preparing for a huge senior year.
At 6-foot-5 and experienced the Raiders will rely on Jaeden for a lot this year. The Raiders will have three key transfers expected in Trejuan Holloman, Karsten Broadley, and Curtis Jones, but King is the experienced player returning with a first place medal. His expectations will be high.
“Coming back is junior Amari Carter and me and there is a lot other pieces that have decided to come to CDH,” King said. “You should expect our best. People are going to sleep on us because we lost so many people but we will wake them up.”
The Raiders lost four guys to division one athletics (Daniel Oturu, Ryan Larson, Jacob Prince, and Sy Chatman) but they will still be a top ten team and a state tournament contender with their expected rotation. Jaeden will have a lot on his shoulders which is something he understands so he’s working hard to prepare for the year.
“There has been a lot of things I have been working on so that I can have a successful senior year like ball handling and defense.”
King is playing with Howard Pulley this 17u season and this past weekend he played well in the Roundball Remix event with highs of 42 points and 24 points.
“So far in my 17u season the top moments in my season or collecting more offers and getting to play some of the best players in the country getting me better,” King explained. “Our 17u team wants every player on the team a free education and to get our players to the next level.”
Jaeden has earned himself four scholarship offers at the NSIC level and several other programs are watching himself close as the summer has hit July.
“Well with recruiting I have four scholarships Augustana, Minnesota-Crooksten, MSU, and Saint Cloud State University,” King explained. “I have been talking to a lot of D1 schools as well such as UMass, North Dakota, Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Iowa, Northern Iowa, and Drake.
“With the official visits I am going to wait until after the AAU season so I won’t have to miss things or my CDH workouts.”