Ex-WVU F Jamel King Commits to Kennesaw State
Ex-WVU F Jamel King announced on Wednesday that he will be committing to Kennesaw State. King spent two seasons at West Virginia before entering the transfer portal on March 20.
“Owl Nation stand up!!!! 1000% committed,” King wrote on Twitter.
Owl Nation Stand Up!!!!🦉 1000% committed #HootyHoo pic.twitter.com/N2sqctdatT
— Mel☄️ (@jking_3510) April 12, 2023
King (6-foot-7) appeared in eight games this season, averaging 1.5 points in 3.6 minutes. King arrived at West Virginia in 2021 as a 3-star prospect from Uniontown, Ala.
“Thank you Mountaineer Nation for everything. These last two seasons has really been hard not playing and competing with the guys I call my brothers. I also want to thank WVU for the experience and opportunity that has been provided to me. With that being said I will be entering my name in the transfer portal,” King told On3. “Once a Mountaineer, always a Mountaineer.”
King is the first player from the original class of 2021 to leave West Virginia. Rising juniors Kobe Johnson, James Okonkwo and Seth Wilson are currently with WVU’s basketball program. Out of high school, King de-committed from New Mexico, choosing West Virginia.
The former Mountaineer will be joining first-year head coach Antoine Pettway, who took the job after serving as an assistant at Alabama. The Owls made it to the NCAA Tournament this past season, giving 3-seed Xavier a game in the first round.