King has decided to leave Duke, University officials announced in a statement Monday.King, a 6-foot-6 forward from Huntington Beach, Calif., logged minutes in each of Duke's 34 games this season and ranks eighth in the Blue Devil freshman record book for 3-pointers made with 43. He finished the season having averaged 5.9 points and two rebounds per contest.
"Taylor is a solid young man and has the ability to be a good player," head coach Mike Krzyzewski said.
Ouch..."the ability to be a good player." Nice parting shot! (Oops, that'll get us blacklisted...again.)
A source close to the team confirmed that King did not show up to team workouts Monday, and that the scout.com five-star recruit intends to explore the option of transferring to either Villanova or Gonzaga-two programs that had offered King scholarships when he originally was recruited in 2006.
Although King posted six double-figure efforts in games before Jan. 9-including a 27-point output against Eastern Kentucky and 15-point performances against Temple and Big Ten champion Wisconsin-his minutes and production declined sharply in February and March.
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