LaDonte King returns to the UCSB roster after a one year absence...Will give the Gauchos depth in the backcourt...Whether he significant minutes or not, King is a very good re-addtion to the team.
Sat out the 1999-2000 season.
King played in nine games and a total of 16 minutes as a sophomore...Made 1-of-4 field goals on the season and he hit a free throw to score three points.
Prepped at Banning High School...Averaged 10.5 points, 5.0 assists and 5.0 rebounds as a senior...Also averaged 2.0 steals per game...Made 85.0% of his free throws and nearly 70% of his field goals as a senior...Also hit 40.0% from three-point range...Scored a career-high 22 points against Los Angeles High School...Named All-Pacific League and his team's Most Improved Player...Banning won three Pacific League championships while King was there...Also won the Los Angeles City 3-A championship in 1993-94...coached by Marc Paez at Banning.
LaDonte Eugene King was born July 18, 1978 in Gardena, CA...Majoring in Black Studies...Also played football in high school...His most memorable sports moment came when Banning won the L.A. City championship...Favorite movies include Braveheart and Saving Private Ryan...His favorite sports team is the Chicago Bulls...Michael Jordan is his favorite athlete...The son of Wayne and Wendy King.