King of the court

The Ferris State basketball team has been having a great season so far this year, which can partially be attributed to freshman guard Noah King’s efficiency off the bench.
With a starting five consisting of juniors and seniors, the freshman King has gotten some solid playing time coming off the bench for the Dawgs, and he is making the best of it. Averaging 12.7 minutes on the court a game, King is averaging 6 points a game. What is so impressive is that he has a 52.2 field goal percentage, and is shooting 44.4 percent from behind the arc. King is shooting even better in GLIAC play, shooting 59.2 percent and 54.3 from three.
When asked what his expectations for the season were, King said, “My expectations coming into this season was to make some noise in the GLIAC and hopefully make a huge run in the postseason.”
The team has definitely made some noise in the GLIAC. After finishing 9-13 in conference play last year, the Bulldogs have already demolished that total this year with their 14-3 record in the conference.
The 6-foot-4 freshman attended Detroit Jesuit High School where he was awarded all-catholic league honors both his junior and senior years. He was also an all-state honorable mention his senior year at Jesuit which helped to create some hype around King.
“The recruiting process came late for me. I didn’t start getting notice from any schools until my senior season. I got a couple offers from other Division II schools and some interest from some Division I places. In the end I picked Ferris because it felt like a place where I can grow and improve over my four years here.” said King.
King knew that his growth as a player wouldn’t just spontaneously happen, but that he would have to work for it, while also working for every opportunity to help his team.
“While recruiting me, Coach Bronks made it clear that I could come and make an immediate impact, but that all my minutes would have to be earned in practice and in the offseason.” King said.
The freshman has definitely made an impact on the court for the Bulldogs, but doesn’t really partake in any pregame rituals off the court besides listening to music and focusing in on the game.
Despite dropping two close games this past week to Michigan Tech and Northern Michigan, the Bulldogs are still 18-5. The Dawgs currently sit in third place in the North Division of the GLIAC behind Saginaw Valley and Lake Superior State.
King and the rest of the Bulldogs will travel to Northwood for their game on Thursday and follow that up with another away game at Lake Superior State on Saturday. The Dawgs are not scheduled to play at home in Wink Arena again until February 21.