Random Athlete Of The Day- Frankie King
Point guard Frankie King was born in Baxley, Goergia, the same city that number one MLB prospect Byron Buxton is from. King played at Appling County High School before he attended Brunswick College where he earned Georgia Junior College Player of the Year honors. After establishing himself as dangerous scoring threat he went on to star at Western Carolina University.
At WCU, King led the conference in scoring with 26.9 PPG his junior year and 26.5 PPG his senior year. King was named a two-time first team All-Southern Conference, and also won SoCon Player of the Year, twice. King recorded 22 games of 30 points or more and finished with 1,495 career points over his two seasons.
Although he didn’t expect to get drafted, King was selected 37th overall in the 1995 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. A post-draft Los Angeles Times article mentioned that King garnered comparisons to Sedale Threatt, but in retrospect, that was not the case.
King played six games with the Lakers and averaged 1.2 PPG. In April of 1997 he signed a 10-day contract with the Philadelphia 76ers and averaged 2.9 PPG in his 8.4 MPG over a seven-game span. Unfortunately that was the last we saw of Franke King in the league.
King then played in Greece, Germany, France, the CBA, Turkey, Venezuela, Cyprus, and Israel.
This past July King was inducted into the Western Carolina Hall of Fame.