In January, Jamel King transferred from Paul Bryant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama to well known prep school, Bella Vista Prep in Scottsdale, Arizona. Throughout the process of transferring Jamel King decided to reclassify from the class of 2020 to the class of 2021. This is never a bad thing for any high school prospect, and for Jamel it gives him one more year to develop and gain more and more offers.
King is currently rated as a 3/4star depending on the site you look at and will continue to rise in the rankings as a very talented small forward. At 6-foot-7 he can shoot it from outside and has the athleticism to finish extremely well around the rim.
I spoke to him about his recruitment and says the schools recruiting him the hardest are, “Western Kentucky, Tulsa, Tennessee state, USF, Charlotte and Murray State.” Some very notable names on this list which will continue to grow. He just started to gain high major interest and says, “Iowa state, St. John, Iona, VCU and Arizona state” are amongst new schools showing interest.
Once again as coronavirus has prevented in-person recruiting, King has been able to complete virtual visits with Tulsa and Murray State. Eventually as he continues to gain interest and offers, more meetings will be completed and if his decision takes a little while, he will be able to eventually visit schools.
What is King looking for in his decision? He says, “I’m looking for a place I can call home. I want to pick a college that’s fun, caring, and all about business.”
Keep an eye on Jamel’s recruitment as he continues gaining offers and interest from bigger and bigger schools. King’s goal is to become a top 50 player and can definitely achieve that.