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Tre King is Eastern Kentucky's most improved player

Sophomore forward will be looked at to lead in 2019
Courtesy: EKU Athletics
Posted at 6:06 PM, Jul 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-10 19:08:54-04

RICHMOND, Ky- (LEX18) — Tre King is a familiar face to basketball fans in Kentucky. But the former LCA standouts game will look different this season.

"I'd say he's our most improved player," said EKU head coach A.W. Hamilton.

If you're a Colonels fan you have to like the sound of that, because King brought value as a Freshman. He saw the floor in all 31 games and started 18. He reached double-figures nine times while pulling down the second most rebounds on the team. But like most Freshman the growing pains were there.

"He had games where he was incredible and then he had those games when you'd be scratching your head, saying what in the world is he doing."

But Tre is determined to fix those Freshman year inconsistencies, and has become a mainstay in the gym to do so.

"Honestly I've done a lot," said King. "From changing my eating habits, getting extra lifts in and spending extra time in the gym. It's a bunch of extra stuff and a little bit every day goes a long way.

Hamilton has raved about the physical growth of King, but it doesn't end there. He believes mentally the Sophomore is ready to lead like a veteran.

"You can see a difference in how he carries himself," said Hamilton. "There's a sense of confidence in Tre and pride that he walks around with