Eagan native Joey King to transfer to Gophers

by Charlie Armitz

Minnesota native Joey King will transfer to the Gophers basketball team from Drake University, the forward tweeted Sunday.

"Ive accepted a scholarship to play basketball at the University of Minnesota. Could not be more excited to be a gopher. !" King's tweet read.

The 6-foot-9-inch forward starred at Eastview High School in Eagan, Minn., averaging 23.9 points and six rebounds as a senior in 2011-12.

King averaged 6.9 points and 2.9 rebounds as a freshman at Drake. He's known for his outside shot — he made 33 of 95 three-pointers last season — but lacks the physical presence of most big men in the Big Ten.