Posted On: 04/10/19 3:25 PM
One of the more under-the-radar type players in Oklahoma comes from Harrah High School. Harrah won the 4A State Championship in 2017 before falling to Fort Gibson the next year. After the 2018 season, Harrah lost four of their starters and junior point guard Katie King had to step into a large leadership role. The 5’5 guard is one of the toughest guards in Oklahoma and she has the ability to change the game on both ends of the floor. While this past season didn’t end up how she wanted, King is working to make others around her better and to get back to the State Finals. She scored 16.9 points a game this past season and scored a career high 34 points on homecoming.
“This past high school season was very different for me,” King said. “Winning a state championship freshman year to getting state runner-ups my sophomore year, expectations were high. It was a frustrating season and we had a lot to overcome. All of our players that suited up varsity this past year, have never had true varsity experience before until this year. At the start, it was tough, but as the season went along we gradually got better and started getting things together.”
King is a really solid prospect for the next level because of her work on both ends. She has the ability to get to the rim on the drive but also shoot it from deep. King doesn’t need much space to get her shot off because of her quick release. She has solid court vision and passing ability allowing her to set up her teammates at a high level. Her defense stands out with her quick hands and ability to play defense at a great ability. Even though King is a solid player already, she is still working on her game a lot this summer.
“I’m working on trying to become a better scorer and increase my three-point range this summer,” King said.
With a big AAU season running with Oklahoma Swarm Bluestar 2020, she will see her recruitment on the rise. So far she has an offer from Bethel College (KS) and has other NAIA interest. King is looking for a school in a good area as well as one that has good academics. Her ability on the court and leadership ability will allow her to find a school that fits her needs. She is a guard who is running a bit under the radar and I think her recruiting is going to pick up very soon.