King taking care of numerous duties for Bulldogs

Ferris State wing player Noah King (0) is looking for a banner senior season. (Pioneer file photo)

BIG RAPIDS — Noah King is among the key pieces on a Ferris men’s basketball team that has plenty of weapons.

The Bulldogs (5-0) will be at home Sunday against Ohio Valley.

So far this season, King is averaging 10.6 points per game.

King helped lead the Bulldogs to a second-straight GLIAC Tournament Championship and an appearance in the NCAA Division II Sweet Sixteen in 2015-16. He appeared in all 34 games and averaged seven points per contest and knocked down 46 three’s on the year. King played in 31 games during the 2014-15 season, averaging six points a game with a 40 per accuracy during 3-pointers. He’s been shooting 58.1 percent from the floor.

“We can be a lot better,” King said. “We’ve had a couple of quality wins.”

He’s referring to victories over ranked teams at the Hall of Fame Classic in Evansville to open the season.

“We’re trying to build on that,” King said. “We obviously don’t want to peak early. We have some new guys in the system and are starting to get experience. I like where we’re at right now. Right now we have to get everyone comfortable with our system, keep our defense tight and make sure we’re playing our style of basketball.”

As a senior, King said he has more leadership duties this season.

“We lost one senior last year, but I was still a captain and counted upon to keep the team level headed and focused,” King said. “I’m playing more so as a wing player rather than as a four-man. I’ll do whatever it takes to win the game. I have the ability to get in there and rebound as a bigger-sized three man than as an undersized No. 4. Its a matter of knocking down shots when the team needs me.”

King led Detroit Jesuit High School to the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) Class A state semifinals during his high school years.

King averaged nearly 13 points along with six rebounds and two assists per game as a senior and shot better than 52 percent from the floor.

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Posted by John Raffel

John is a sports reporter with the Pioneer as well as the Herald Review and The Lake County Star. He also coordinates the weekly Pioneer sports outdoors page. He can be reached at (231) 592-8356 or by email at jraffel@pioneergroup.com.

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